This not-quite-summer, not-quite-fall weather is really throwing me for a curve. Every time I'm tempted to leave the house in a cozy pair of jeans I'm reminded of Nashville's enduring heat the minute I step outside. My brain is receiving mixed signals, people. Maybe I should neglect my Instagram feed until this is resolved...and Pinterest...and anything that induces my frenzied fall fever. HAAALLLPPPPP
So here I am, standing before my mishmashed closet and seriously considering wearing my poor grey maxi dress for the fifth day in a row—which can no longer be filed under "harmless outfit repeater" because it is now an offense against humanity.
That's when my eye catches the perfect combination: a short mini dress with long sleeves that I stole from my mom's closet. She bought it 15 years ago to wear to a 60's themed party and kept it in case she ever gets invited to one again—which gave Chloe and I a good laugh because how often do you get invited to a 60's themed party?
She also had an awesome pair of hammer pants that she claims I instructed her to "get rid of" (in my defense, I was an ignorant teengager with no concept of the value of 'vintage'). Still kicking myself to this day. Suffice to say, I have come to my senses.
*Interesting factoid: I found out my mom actually hemmed this into a mini dress. It used to go down to the knees! I never would have guessed. My momma is so talented.
This dress is perfect for the summer-to-fall transition because the sleeves are long but sheer, giving them a light, breezy feel so you aren't weighed down. It also allows me to indulge in my love of fall hats, whilst protecting me from the hot Nashville sun.
For kicks and giggles we snapped the last three photos the way my mom wore it: with funky platforms, a chocker necklace and mood ring. Add some white frost lipstick and blue eyeshadow and you're ready for a 60's themed party! Ha!
What I'm listening to: Basement Jaxx featuring Lisa Kekaula – Good Luck
Photos shot by Kat with an Olympus PEN camera