Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Farewell Summer

Made in USA: Maxi Dress: Trina Turk (similar) // Bag: J.W. Hulme 
Made in Italy: Shades: old Ray Ban // Shoes:  old Tod's (similar)

I know summer doesn't technically end until later in September, but in my mind summer is over now. I'm sure there will be a few more days of 80+ degree running (I'm looking at you Thursday forecast), but this weekend when I head back up to the lake and mountains I'm breaking out the plaid and boots. Fine, perhaps leather shorts will be a bit of a compromise.

My husband laments my sartorial choices because it's usually an endless supply of black, black, and shades of white thrown in with more black. He never once complained this summer when I slipped on this black maxi dress - I guess the low slit, exposed sides, and open back proved to be too deadly of a combination for him. I can't believe I didn't post photos of this dress earlier this summer. You know, before I drank my weight in booze over the course of the summer and somehow managed to gain 10lbs! No, seriously, that happened and I about fell off the scale the other morning.

This was a great summer. Lots of weddings, plenty of date nights, good cheers with even better friends and family. We have a beer release party for one of our favorite fall seasonal brews later this week. I'm looking forward to fall - buckling down and getting serious with running, football games, October baseball in Birdland, hot lattes, apple picking, crisp air, and baking pumpkin rolls. I jokingly told the hubs that I was going to give up booze for a month before my next marathon :)

Just because fall is rolling into town doesn't mean it's time to pack away your favorite black maxi dress. I'll be adding a jacket over mine to get me through fall. Here's a few more amazing made in USA black maxi dresses


  1. Love the little details in this post :)

  2. Cute dress. The sunset is gorgeous.


  3. Plaid and boots! I'm so, so ready. Beautiful dress!

  4. This dress is gorgeous on you! I think it's totally okay to wear a lot of black when it has details like the best of this dress.


  5. your hair looks so pretty!!