Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Issue: LWD Styled for Fall


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 Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood blogs from Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, USA (originally from Albania, Europe).
Cristina from Memories of the Pacific blogs from Spain, Europe.
Roxanne from Glass of Glam blogs from Washington, DC, USA.
Chrissy from Granola and Grace blogs from Georgia, USA.
Michelle from Michelle's Pa(i)ge blogs from Long Island, New York, USA.
Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots blogs from South Carolina, USA.
Laura from I Do deClaire blogs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Linda from A Labour of Life blogs from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Shelbee from Shebee on the Edge blogs from Watertown, New York, USA.



Hello, hello! Today I'm thrilled to be one of the 8 bloggers joining the sweet Ada, from Elegance and Mommyhood in her featured post, The September Issue: 9 Ways to Style a Little White Dress for Fall!  Ada has this gift at making everyone feel valued and special, as well as getting women together via cyberspace. I'm thankful she has taken me under her blogger wing. ;) Anyway, when I received the graphic with all our pics side-by-side, the first thing I noticed was how we each did something different. How fun is that! 
At Ada's inspiration, I pulled this adorable, off the shoulder white ombre dress with bell sleeves from my closet. It was a gift for my birthday and I'd only worn it once. I asked where it came from and I was told: a local boutique. Anyway, I knew immediately that I'd try it with my fall booties from last year, which led me right to this kimono, sweater vest. 


The vest ended up being the perfect weight for the slight chill this night afforded. And what a beautiful, delightful night it turned out to be.  The small downtown of Duluth, Georgia was teeming with people. After all, it was a Friday night and the last night for the food trucks (I didn't check beforehand). Yes! I posed for these pictures all over that town, with passerby on constant. It just added to the adventure of the evening! 

Another aspect of this adventure was the fact that one of "my" girls, Rachael, from my days in high school ministry, who is now a college grad and engaged to be married, met up with me to take these pictures! It honestly felt surreal. Our calendars lined up and the night that we've messaged about for a couple of years actually happened! 


Now let's get back to this outfit and talk gold! Once I had decided on gold accessories, the jewelry came together quickly!

"Glam Girl" hangs on a necklace post across from my bed and each day it beckons to be chosen. The trending aurora borealis, colored stones combined with the edgy outer details draws the eyes to my impact zone and most days that's what I'm going for! So I was feeling it and the opportunity came. 



These bangles are a mix of two sets I have from Premier and I love them. Though I often just wear one because the jingle that goes along with any movement can be distracting at times. But what are bracelets without the existence of bangles somewhere?

Outfit Breakdown: LWD: Local Boutique (birthday gift)/Kimono Vest: LOFT (last year)/Booties: (Similar)/Clutch: OLD!/Bangles: Premier(Exact, BandsofGold)/Watch: Premier (Exact)/Necklace: Premier (Glam Girl)/ Earrings: Premier (Zoey)
Linking up with Shelbee on the EdgeMichelle's PaigeNot Dressed As LambClassy Yet TrendyLiving On Cloud NineHigh Latitude StyleA Pocketful of PolkadotsFashion Should be Fun

Well, look at the time. This post must go live, as my fellow September issue bloggers must be live by now! I hope you have a wonderful week and will have time to visit each fabulous lady featured today. :)

Much love,

Chrissy





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28 comments:

  1. This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the ombre detail and how you styled it! Beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elise. I won't lie. I struggled with my strapless bra a bit with it. When we looked at my first pics, the "ladies" appeared to be hanging way too low! Lesson learned. Invest in a better bra. :)

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  2. I love your take on the LWD with the neutral shawl and booties! So glad you could get more wear out of this dress!

    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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    1. Thank you Roxanne. Me too! Especially, considering I've only worn it once! This was a fun post, wasn't it?

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  3. Chrissy, I love that your dress is ombre with a bit of blue! Great interpretation of the LWD for Fall. Of course, the booties work so well with it and that crochet vest is right up my alley! You look fabulous, my friend! This has been a super fun collaboration and I look forward to the next one in a few weeks. And how fun that you glammed yourself all up and took photos all around town...like a movie star! You rock.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Shelbee! You know what made getting pics done all around town better? Recalling your post when you went through the same predicament! People are truly what make blogging so fun!

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  4. So pretty, love a good LWD, and that shawl looks great with it too!

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  5. Just found your blog via Shelbee. And I have to say, it's such a nice blog. I just love everything on it. I really like how people put a spin on the simple white dress. As for your dress, I really love the belt and the ombre on the front. I also a fan of the cardigan. It really gives me the feeling an autumn transitional outfit.

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    1. Thank you Gigi! You are so kind. I wish I could take credit for picking out this dress, but a sweet friend gifted it to me. Aren't those the best kind though?! Thank you for visiting the blog and I hope to hear from you again soon.

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  6. What a cool dress! I love it! And its perfect with the booties.
    :) gwingal

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    1. Thank you! I think the vest will have me spoiled. I'd miss that extra layer when it's not needed. :)

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  7. lovely look and what a fun collaboration.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you Rena! I did have working with this group of ladies. This is my favorite part of blogging.

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  8. What a great idea, you all look wonderful and styled your dresses so differently. You look gorgeous!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you Kellyann! I always enjoy hearing from you. :J)

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  9. I just love the ombre color of that dress! It's perfect with booties for fall! You look amazing!

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    1. Thank you Laura. :) This was a gift from a friend, which makes it even more fun to wear. :)

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  10. I love seeing how everyone styled their white dresses this week! The ombre is so pretty

    michellespaige.com

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    1. I did as well. This was a fun post to collaborate on. :)

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  11. Dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this outfit and the necklace is so cool, not to mention it is perfect with this look!

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  13. This is a beautiful look, Chrissy! Love your bangles and the phrases on them. It was fun to see how each of us styled our white dresses so differently!

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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    1. I agree! And thank you. I need all the inspiring quotes around me as I can get! ;)

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  14. I read this post two weeks ago but never commented due to time. The last few months - getting to know - you have been awesome. Thank you for your kind words and for being part of these September collaborations and enjoying them. From our LWD post, yours was my most favorite look of all. I also loved Laura's take on the LWD.

    Your ombre dress is fun and with the nude accents perfect both for Fall and for an easy monochromatic look. I love those bracelets and need a link to them, please. Also, these photos about town turned out great and you were beaming!

    Love ya.

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    1. Sweet Ada. Thank you! I feel like you've taken me under your blogging wing and it is such a blessing! Participating in the September collaborations is an honor and a privilege. Thank for the opportunity. I look forward to getting to know you world through this fabulous world of all things girl, fashion and blogging. :)

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