DSC_0964denim jacket, LOFT (similar) | dress, LOFT | scarf, gift | nude wedges, Banana Republic (similar) | handbag, Marc by Marc Jacobs | makeup by Oliver Villafuerte

Happy fall, friends! September came and went in a blur and now that it’s October it’s now officially fall in my world. I can finally settle in to cozy evenings in my apartment, my favorite fall sweaters and scarves, and enjoy the beauty of this time of year. I’m back in my routine and am feeling better than ever. The days have been sunny and beautiful and the crisp bouquet of fall has filled the air. School has certainly kept me busy, but I must say my new crop of second graders is pretty wonderful. We’re quickly becoming a family and I know we’re going to share a very special year together.

I’m transitioning as many of my spring and summer pieces into fall as I can during this transition. Topping sleeveless dresses like this one with comfy denim and a statement scarf really does the trick. I think this dress will also pair well with black tights or boots and a cropped sweater later this season. Just because it’s a summer weight fabric, doesn’t relegate this dress to exclusively summer wear. That said, I’m hoping I can keep going without tights for at least another month. (Haha, pipe dreams…) Today I served as a model for a makeup class my friend Oliver was teaching, and had so much fun seeing him in his element and sharing his amazing skills. It was also fun to experiment with a pink smokey eye, contouring, and a filled in brow.

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