Fin de L'ete: End of Summer


The summer is coming to a close and it's bitter sweet for me.  While I enjoy the summer months for the purposes of vacationing and tourism (which I didn't get to do any of this summer), I look to fall with eager anticipation.


Today's look features a beautiful lemon mikado dress by Isaac Mizrahi, one of my favorite designers, in particular, this silhouette.  I initially discovered this dress last year during a sale event at a local department store in the color navy (blogged HERE and HERE).  Needless to say, I loved the dress so much, that when the designer held a clearance sale, I purchased this color as well.  The style puts me in the mind of a Kate Spade design, who is my favorite designer by far!

Fast forward to me planning this blog shoot.  I originally visualized pairing this dress with a flirty peach Badgley Mischka shoe, but didn't like the aesthetic once I tried it on.  Frantic and nervous, because I'd paired the look in my head and really didn't have a backup, I began brainstorming, which shoe I could wear to compliment this beauty.  To add an element of color and pop I went with these Guess floral heels with a fuchsia color blocked heel, statement necklace, and fuchsia clutch gifted by a friend from Charming Charlie (HERE).  It actually worked better than my original look, in the words of my BFF, Rashon Carraway, "it be like that sometimes", lol.

My photographer, Glen Graham, scouted and chose the location, The Green in Uptown, for us to shoot and I couldn't be happier.  The greenery is beautiful and provided for a picturesque local.  I hope you enjoy this post and have enjoyed your summer!

Fin de L'ete!






photos: GBurkeImages

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21 comments

  1. Wow! You look so stunning and the dress looks good on you. I love your shoes and purse.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  2. That dress is perfect for you! The shoes and purse complete the outfit perfectly!

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  3. Great photos - love your shoes! I live in Charlotte and I have a similar photo beside the CLT signs. :)

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  4. That yellow dress is FABULOUS. I never would have thought to pair it with the floral shoes, but it just makes the outfit so perfect and put-together. I want to copy this style!

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  5. I love this dress and it looks beautiful on you! The dress has a gorgeous retro sort of look. - Trish

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  6. Absolutely perfect pairing of the dress, pumps and bag....lovely! And the location of the shoot is perfect!

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  7. The shoes are so lovely and they go perfectly well with the dress!

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  8. I love this look! The dress is fabulous! Perfect look to squeeze in before we transition to fall.

    Best Wishes,
    Allison Jones
    www.livelifewellblog.com

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  9. Awesome, elegant and chic....Love the shoes compliment the dress

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  10. Beautiful! That dress is just gorgeous and I love how you styled it. Great to see another NC blogger! :-)

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  11. I love this throwback silhouette. The styling is superb!

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  12. I love this look! The clutch really makes the shoes stand out. It's the perfect little pop of color that makes the outfit complete.

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  13. You look amazing. I love it.. I really like shoes... Great post. I am looking forward to fall too... I like boots, tights, etc...

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  14. You did a great job of styling. And that dress compliments your so well.

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  15. The dress is beautiful... I'm sad to see summer go.

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  16. Yellow is my favorite color so of course the dress was a hit with me. I like the print shoes and the bag also. The pops of color and print all worked together well and nothing was overwhelming, but was all complimentary.

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  17. This is such a cute look! I've got a fundraiser this weekend and these colors are inspiring me to be fun and bright! Love this ! Thanks for sharing!!

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  18. Love the way the entire look came together and both the dress and shoes are gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more!

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  19. The blue dress is nice but this color really looks good on you. Maybe the pop of color in the purse and shoes added to it but I really like this look. The accessories work, good choice!

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  20. Oh my goodness! You are absolutely stunning in this dress. LOVE the entire look <3

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