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Joules rose sweater dress, Hotter.com Donna heels (2)

Dress: Joules c/o | Shoes: Hotter.com c/o | Necklace: Target | Bag: Stitch Fix (exact here) | Lip Color: Makeup for Ever in Pink Brick

Photos by Em Grey Photography

I go back and forth on what my “favorite” season is. I typically like to think spring is my favorite season, but then when fall begins to peek through the door, I get SO excited for fall and I say that fall is my favorite season.

Between the arrival of football, the crisp weather, pumpkins, leaves falling, annnnnd the September issues of fashion magazines – it’s pretty much a recipe for awesomeness. The September issues are always my favorite issues because they are HUGE, they’re chock full of gorgeous editorials, trend updates, style ideas, and more. It’s every fashion magazine lover’s dream.

I picked up the September issues of Vogue and InStyle from Target this week! (Which, by the way, if you pick up two copies of either Vogue, InStyle or Elle between now and September 13th, you get a free $5 Target gift card! Winning.) I love unwinding on the weekend by taking a bath and reading a magazine… pretty much my favorite. target-fall-fashion-magazine-2014_0119

Anyway, as I was reading getting inspired for the fall, I was noticing that a lot of florals and earthy tones were gracing the pages of Vogue. Once thing I try to do when I look at trends, especially in fashion magazines, is figure out how I can make them my own – rather than trying to replicate something that a model is wearing.

The earthy tones and romantic floral patterns immediately made me think of this dress from Joules. I LOVE it. For so many reasons. 1) It’s comfortable. 2) It’s feminine and I just feel dang pretty in it. 3) IT HAS POCKETS.

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I also love it because it really is the perfect dress to wear during that awkward time between summer and fall. It’s still blazing hot here in North Carolina, BUT, we have these strangely cool mornings and evenings – so it can often make getting dressed a bit of a challenge. Do I wear pants? Shorts? A scarf? A sweater? A parka? I CAN’T DECIDE!

This is one of those dresses that’s perfect for wearing on it’s own with the sleeves rolled up or great for throwing on with some tights and boots and a denim jacket.

Plus, the earthy tones and adorable floral print mean it’s totally trendy, too. Right? Right!

What about you? How are you transitioning to fall weather and fashion? Any trends you’ve seen in the September issues of fashion magazines lately that have inspired you?

730x100letitshineWelcome to Let it Shine!   Welcome to the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years, we decided to rename our link up to something we felt was a better fit.  Welcome to Let it Shine! Why the name? Because, we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine! We will be sharing our favorites each week here, and on social media! The biggest change? Monthly Inspirations!  Each month we will share some fun post ideas, one for each week.    Do you HAVE to follow the inspirations to link up? Absolutely not!  If you’d like to be considered for a feature, those will be picked from the inspirations…..check out the September lineup!

september inspirations
  Last week, we talked about DIY and now have a million new projects on the TO DO list!

a few of our favsDIY
/ Heart Wreath Topiary / DIY Cocktail Napkins /

Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board! We will also be posting ideas for the weekly themes….so be sure you’re following!     let it shine hashtag_edited-1   Linking up to Let it Shine? Don’t forget to link back to our blogs or share our button, thanks y’all!   still being molly

Now…..talk amongst yourselves……….


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