Thursday, September 27, 2012

Taking My Own Advice

Can you believe September is almost over??  Time is flying by, and pretty soon we'll all be complaining that it gets dark early.  I should be outside enjoying the daylight but I decided to write this instead.

Last week I was super inspired by Vivienne of Thrifted Shift, particularly this outfit.  So I decided to recreate the look with pieces from my closet!  I'm also following my own advice and making use of my maxi dresses for the fall.

dress: Target // sweater: Target // belt: LC Lauren Conrad // 
jacket: LC Lauren Conrad // necklace: borrowed // ring: Miner's Den

I don't know if you've noticed yet or not, but I haven't done a Tea Time post for September.  I decided to take a vacation from it this month to avoid getting overwhelmed.  I was also feeling uninspired with theme ideas.  However, I would like to do a Halloween themed post next month.  So I'll need your help!  Do you have a Halloween costume worth sharing?  Email it over and I would love to feature you!  Please submit your photos by Friday, October 19th to be included!


  1. I love the layers! Maxis and leather jackets are my favorites!

  2. Great look. I need to wear my maxi dresses for fall too. Before it gets too rainy to bike in them.

  3. You look great! I really like the leather jacket with the girly cardigan- and your bow belt is just so cute!

  4. Whoa, I loooove this edgy take on your maxi dress Julia! The leather jacket on top of the ruffly cardigan is just perfect. Don't you love being able to recreate a look with things from your closet? :)
    I think the Halloween tea time is a fantastic idea for next month!

    Trendy Teal

  5. This is such a cute idea to layer the belted cardi over the maxi dress! I have to try this out. :) Happy Friday!

    The Tiny Heart
    Win a chain link necklace + Chanel print!

  6. Love it! And, it seems you have been bitten by the turquoise bug! ;) YAY!!!


  7. You look so pretty. I am loving all the layers and that jacket is just swoon-worthy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. Oh, I really adore this. I always struggle on styling my maxi dresses and skirts for colder weather, but I love what you did here. Definitely keeping it in mind for the future!


  9. Ooooh this maxi fits you sublimely! So chic and flattering the way it just falls to the ground...I envy you those little hips! And great way to style it for cooler weather...I always forget that I can belt cardis OVER my skirts/dresses.

    <3 Cambria

  10. This is such an adorable look! I love your bow belt and the maxi skirt looks beautiful on you.

  11. You look so gorgeous there! :) Keep it up sis! :)

  12. Love these layers lady! Currently emailing you my Halloween costume! Sounds like a fun feature

  13. Loving this outfit love. So cute!
    If you get a sec, it'd mean the world to me if you would come check out my latest post!

  14. You did a great job re-creating that outfit! So pretty (; Also, I have a pretty awesome halloween costume in mind but we'll have to see if I have it all done in time for your post!

    Dearest Lou

  15. I love this layered outfit for fall, especially the leather jacket over the cardigan! and that necklace adds a nice color to this outfit :) eep I can't believe that is September is over already too. But I am super excited for October/November/December :D

  16. such a classy outfit <3 You look great!!!

    Nice blog!

  17. The maxi and motorcycle jacket together is brilliant!


  18. Love the layers, and that bow belt is too cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  19. i love her blog! she's so incredibly smart and savvy - i tend to show her blog to a lot of people because of how ethical she is and how she saves money.

    anyhow - i LOVE the neutrals in this - the maxi is great on you!!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails