Friday, September 16, 2016

Perfect Fall Dress

donna morgan print a line dress with valentino couture bow heels and chanel bag and lisi lerch tassel earrings

If you've made it down this far to actually read the post, welcome! I posted almost double the amount of photos that I usually do because 1) I just love love love this dress and 2) the sun was setting in the most beautiful way so the light was on point (check it out on Snapchat: SummerWind41490). 

I wore this outfit last night to dinner with my family and friends to celebrate my parent's 32nd wedding anniversary! We went to the club for dinner and it was such a gorgeous evening (that's where they were married!!). The sun was setting and we got a little hint of the fall weather that is on its way. I can't believe my parents have been married for 32 years. I'm so lucky to have them in my life and had fun celebrating with them. It's also fun/funny to look back at their wedding photos and see some of the things that were popular back then. A lot about their wedding was classic and very tasteful, but there are a few things here and there that are definitely very 80's and crack me up!

I always enjoy having dinner at the club- it's so familiar and a place where I've grown up going. It's so nice to see familiar faces and catch up with people we don't see on a week-to-week basis. I almost always order the same thing, and that's just fine by me.... although this time, my sister and I split a massive piece of chocolate cake ;) Although you don't have to be super dressed up, I always use it as an excuse to get dressier than I typically would for a weeknight dinner out.

 I got this dress in the mail earlier this week and as soon as I put it on, I knew it was going to become a favorite during the fall. It fits so perfectly, I could barely wait to wear it and knew last night would be a great night for its debut! 

I love the understated, neutral print, the asymmetrical flounced hem, and the 3/4 sleeves. While it makes for a great party/cocktail dress, I definitely think you could wear it to work, too. The material is soft and luxurious but has a slight texture to it, making it look and feel a lot pricier than the actual tag! 

As far as sizing goes, I am wearing a size two, so I would say the brand runs slightly big. If you are in between sizes, definitely size down! It comes in navy and red, too, if you're more into something with a little punch of color! All in all, I'm extremely impressed with this new-to-me brand-- the quality for the price is amazing not to mention their new arrivals are perfect for this transitional time period!


Ashley said...

This dress is so cute!! I'm so obsessed!

Ashley //

Christina/ timelesslystyled said...

So cute! That dress is beautiful. I love that you took photos at the club. The greens are always so peaceful and relaxing to be around. Have a fabulous weekend!

Helen said...

Love a good golf course shoot! And truthfully Donna Morgan isn't usually a top of mind brand for me, but this is causing me to reconsider. Enjoy your weekend!

Katie M said...

This dress is so cute on you, Sydney! I love how you paired it with those gorgeous Valentino pumps!


Lauren said...

Love the bow pumps!!


Anonymous said...

You are just the cutest!!!! Anything you wear looks amazing- but that dress- wow - its a standout!
-Linda, NY

Rachael Alexis said...

Your hair is absolutely stunning and the light for these photos could not be more perfect. great summer to fall transition find!

Kathryn Byers said...

What an adorable dress! I love it!!

xx Kathryn


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