polyvore by dthoskins
I am a fall girl. Perhaps it is a zodiac thing (my birthday is in October), but I absolutely love the autumn months. I love all cliché fall things from pumpkin-flavored treats to equestrian boots.
Here’s the rub – by this point in the summer, I am completely done with my summer wardrobe! By the first of August I am eager to transition away from my nautical inspired looks and bright Lily Pulitzer frocks. Instead, I am ready for new color palettes that evoke fall, but are cool and breezy enough for hot late summer days. My absolute favorite colors for this time of year are navy, pumpkin and cream.
How do you transition from your summer wardrobe?
I absolutely love attending charity functions, and am lucky to be able to do so several times a year. I got to attend two functions in the last month and I loved getting to dress up. I’m sharing some photos below. Can you tell that I love all things black?
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In the bluegrass, spring style means being ready for Keeneland. The April meet (which runs April 8-29) is the perfect opportunity to break out your sundresses, if the weather allows. I’m not a huge fan of strapless dresses, especially this early in the season. I am crazy over cute, sweet shirt dresses like the one above, as a more modest alternative. The navy stripes on this Kate Spade design are simply adorable.
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Bluegrass THREADS is thrilled to be celebrating 5 years! Five years feels momentous—we’ve made it!
This blog has been a source of personal inspiration and growth during the first five years of my son’s life, the loss of my father, job transitions, big moves and many of the other changes (good and bad) over this half decade.
image by Desarae Anderson Photography
To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, I want to highlight these top 5s—the most read and shared stories of the past 5 years:
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These mild and sunny bluegrass days are giving me a taste of spring. Here are a few of my favorite spring things:
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Since I adore the holiday season, the fact that Christmas is over can send my mood plummeting. Gray days seem to loom ahead during January and February, so it is very necessary for my to actively work against the gloom. These are a few of the ways that I try to beat my January blues:
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Polyvore by dthoskins
As I head to the beach for Labor Day (YAY!), I am busily packing in preparation. Sometimes it is hard to decide what to pack during these transitional times. I’m so over my summer clothes, but it is still too warm for fall. Late summer vacation means that my travel clothes aren’t newly purchased, they are 3 months old! I’m planning to putting a nautical twist on the clothes that I take to give my summer clothes a boost. It’s a look that is timeless, ageless and perfectly beachy. Plus, a new manicure and pedicure in a light and airy color will make me feel extra polished and fresh.
What are your favorite ways to give your summer clothes new life in the final few weeks of summer?
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I absolutely adore maxi dresses! Could there be a more easy, breezy clothing option for summer?
These hot, humid (thunderstormy) summer days have been perfect maxi dress wearing days. Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear maxi dresses:
- As a striking swim suit coverup
- With a denim jacket and low profile tennis shoes to run errands
- Decked out with jewelry and wedges for a date night
- With a linen blazer for that transitional season look
Things that I look for in a maxi dress:
1. Fun prints in flattering colors
2. A waist detail to show off body shape
3. Enough length (I’m 5’10” and don’t want it to look too short)
Here is one of my current maxi dress favorites that I sported for the Derby (Lily for Target!):
Do you love maxi dresses?