Oh Soft Surroundings, you hit this one out of the park for me. Flowy fabric, button down detail, dark florals in gorgeous rich fall colors. Yes, Yes and Yes! I have been wanting to add some dark florals in a maxi or midi style for Fall, so when I saw this on the front cover of the pre-Fall catalogue and on the website, I fell head over heels! This dress, the Anais Maxi dress can be styled in more ways that one, and you will see me style it again in colder weather. This dress was gifted to me by Soft Surroundings.
On another note, I was very glad I took this week’s pictures ahead of time, since we have been in the house since Thursday due to high winds and rain from the Hurricane. My prayers were with everyone in its path. We ended up taking the pups for a longer walk on Friday before the wind and rains hit. My girl Truffles was going to have a long weekend ahead of her.
I spent some time doing some binge Netflix watching of Season 2 of Osarks. It’s a good show, but the chemistry between Wendy and Marty isn’t quite believable. I do watch it for the “Ruth” character, she is quite colorful and certainly more dimensional of a character than Marty Byrde ( played by Justin Bateman).
I was at least productive with all the time in the house, I did get alot accomplished. I worked on the blog, cleaned and organized my closet for Fall ( that’s quite a task!), and played my guitar for the first time in 10 years. I love the tune, “Man Who Sold the World” by Bowie and later done by Nirvana. I need to work on getting my calluses back!
WAYS TO WEAR THIS DRESS
This dress, has a beautiful light and soft feeling, and I love that it is a shirt dress in style, and has a beautiful lace trimmed slip underneath. I thought, when I tried this on, I could wear this several ways.
- I have a black slip from one of my sheer dresses I could wear under this slip- making it a slip dress. Adding a long cardigan or duster over top, in one of the rich Fall shades would keep the modesty and give this a whole other look.
- Wear the dress open over dark denim .
- Wear the button down dress over another colored slip dress- say, a rich burgundy velvet.
- Add the buttoned layer over a solid colored jumpsuit.
- Add a pair of block heeled booties ( I have black and some red velvet) and a moto jacket for layering.
These are just various ways I could style this. My nephews are now Eagle Scouts, and we will be traveling to PA this month to celebrate their achievments. I am going to bring this outfit to wear for the event.
Other Soft Surroundings Posts
I’ll be sharing another Fall look from Soft Surroundings, and in case you missed some of my former posts on the company, read these to learn more
This had kind of a Penny Dreadful feel to me, the dark flowers in romantic rich colors and flow of the dress. One of the staff at Soft Surroundings asked if i ever wore my hair up. I could see that with this dress.. and perhaps next time a vintage necklace that would add some additional charm to this look. This dress is an XS which is my size at Soft Surroundings. One of the things I like about the fashion, is that sizing is consistant. I wear an XS in everything they have sent- from tops, to jacket and dresses.
I wore my lace fillagree necklace, a bold piece, after not wearing many necklaces in summer. This was the perfect piece to play against the lace trim of the dress.
I also love this Tranquil Garden Shirt that caught my eye in the middle of the store. You could wear it with leather leggings or skinny jeans and booties for a stylish look. It was funny, as i tried on this top at the store, when I went for my makeup session in Charlotte, and a woman in the dressing room bought it after trying it on and seeing it on me. 🙂
I love the lace trim at the hem of the slip. Just gorgeous!
Have a great day and see you tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP!
c/o this dress was gifted to me by Soft Surroundings. all opinions are mine and truthful
Maxi Dress c/o Soft Surroundings
Clutch – JJ winters- Ebay
Shoes- Marc Fisher DSW
Earrings c/o Sylca Designs