Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm Bringing Autumn Back

Whenever I think about this dress, I refer to it as my birthday dress. I specifically planned to wear it on my last birthday in October because burnt orange is probably my favorite color to wear in the fall. And why not wear your favorite autumn color on your autumn birthday? I love this dress so much because it's super comfy and really well-made. It's also pretty perfect for layering since it fits more loosely on me and has no sleeves.

Dress: Dear Creatures//Shirt: Old Navy, thrifted//Tights: Apt. 9//Shoes: Mudd//Belt: Forever 21
Chris and I have been getting out a lot more than we were at the beginning of the winter to take pictures, despite the cold. My fingers were practically numb after we finished with this photoshoot! You don't even really notice or mind until you're done with everything and you find it difficult to get your coat zippered because you can't feel your fingers. Sometimes I forget that we can use the timer and get pictures of both of us together. I really need to get myself one of those wireless remotes!

[My down coat that I absolutely need in the winter.]
My mission to apply to grad school is becoming rather intimidating, lately. The deadline for applications is February 1st, and I have to get all my recommendations, transcripts, etc., plus write personal statements and even interview a library professional and write a report on it. It's a little daunting when I think about it all, but I try to remind myself to take it each small step at a time. I find that I work better under a little bit of pressure sometimes, anyway.

Well...the winter is pretty much halfway over. March is less than two months away, which means mine and Chris's anniversary, warmer weather, and another trip to Florida! When my parents and I leave for Florida, I always hope that I'll come back to full-on spring weather and skip out on the end of winter. It never really happens, though. But it never stops me from hoping!


  1. since winter is sort of just starting in Austin, two months sounds really far away to be taking outfit photos in the cold! and we don't even have any snow to show for it. I love your dress and I think it would be so fun to style for spring and summer too! good luck with all of your grad apps. you're a strong writer and that gives you such a leg up on your competition.

  2. Love your pretty dear creatures dress- how I WISH it was still calm autumn weather, its 5 degrees here in Colorado today! Good luck with your grad school applications!
    xo Hannah

  3. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

  4. I love the dress. It really looks comfortableand I like the interesting collar shape.
    I'm in Britain and I think we are just beginning our cold weather. Got the first snow of the winter last night which made everything pretty.

    P.S. I just found your blog and am following now.

  5. I can see why you love this dress, it looks amazing on you! I love the burnt orange color, and I agree that its a great layering piece since its sleeveless. I love how you worked it with the patterned top AND patterned tights!!! Good luck with your grad school applications btw ;)

  6. The color of the dress is great.

  7. I saw this on Chictopia and wondered why I hadn't seen it on your blog! I LOVE the idea of wearing this dress with a long sleeved blouse underneath - it's awesome. I wanna try it with mine! I'm going to Florida again in 2 weeks :D

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  8. This is so incredible! I love the outfit. You go ahead and bring Autumn back all you'd like!!

  9. This dress is so cute and just the perfect color. I love Dear Creatures, so much.

  10. No, don't talk about Grad School apps!!! AHH. Just kidding. I'm just not ready to deal with the *real* world yet. Coming to terms with the fact that I will be a SENIOR in just a semester and I have been blogging my entire college career is just too much for me to comprehend. THAT DRESS. You own that dress completely and it should be named after you. And your tights are adorable. Give me this whole outfit. Or wait, can I just be you for a day?

    1. Tell me about it... I've been out of college for almost two years now, and I've finally come to face reality! haha. To grad school I go! Well...if they'll have me!
      Thank you for the outfit compliments! I'd be down to switch places! haha. :)

  11. Stunning! I love how you've styled this dress. x

    <3 Melissa

  12. Cute pics of the two of you! I absolutely love this dress, its gorgeous!! It is perfect for layering and I love that you used all black but kept it interesting with the patterns. So pretty!