I am not wishing my summer away. This year we bought pool passes for the first time and as the summer goes on, more and more of our friends have joined in. After a summer by the pool, I finally caved in to so many cute vintage and retro-style bikinis. I have never worn a bikini in my life, but the vintage cuts that many clothing lines have out this summer are so much more flattering! I picked up this high-waisted skirt style bottom and it covers all of the right (or I guess, wrong, in my eyes) parts. I feel curvy and those few inches of my torso that stick out have never seen the sun before. It feels so good.
Of course, the minute that I found the perfect bikini, the blazing hot weather went away. We’re back down into the 70′s with cool evenings that call for a jacket. It’s like the weather wants me to start shopping for fall clothes. While summer may be my favorite season for lounging, fall is definitely the best clothing season- boots, tights, dresses, cardigans, jackets. It’s “back to school” every year and you can try out new looks and new costumes, decide who you want to be all over again.
After my success with a vintage look bikini, I was excited when Shabby Apple contacted me and offered to let me try out their vintage clothing. The retro styles don’t show too much skin and with a fall wedding on my agenda for Labor Day weekend, I couldn’t turn down the At Last dress.
As a redhead, I’m a sucker for a green dress. The wedding’s in upstate New York, so I should look great in front of the fall leaves. And this vintage look is just right for being covered up at the ceremony and has a swingy skirt for dancing the night away.
After the wedding, I can wear it to the office with a cardigan and heels. Or, because I’m thrilled that 90′s styles are also on the radar for fall, I can pair it with my brown combat boots for a weekend look and dress it down with some chunky leather bracelets and a military style canvas bag.
Once it arrives, I’ll post some photos of a few different looks. I think this will quickly become a new staple in my wardrobe!
(Note- Shabby Apple is giving me a free dress in exchange for this post. No money was exchanged, nor was content reviewed before posting.)