Pursuit of Fashion

Everlasting Pursuits got a little make over! One of my great friends, Alexander Fountain, created an adorable banner for this site. He is incredibly talented, and such a genuinely wonderful person. He’s finally got his portfolio website up and running, you can check it out here. His most recent work on his very own wedding is insanely beautiful! It’s an absolute must see.

Part Three of Bringing Summer Pieces to Fall:

B__L0067Quick and easy: take simple dresses, and put them with a pair of tights. This pairing makes for an awesome look. I love wearing dresses, and I refuse to put them away because of the season. The solution is tights! For this example, I chose a solid colored dress, which gave me a little more freedom to add pattern. These floral tights can be paired with many many colored dresses.  With a patterned dress, you can add a solid colored pair of tights. Colored opaque tights can add the perfect pop to an outfit, and will make your spring dresses look appropriate for fall.

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B__L0114 B__L0134To transform from a spring look to a fall look, I exchanged brown sandals for grey booties (to protect my little toes as the weather gets cooler. ) If I wanted to, I could add a jacket over the dress to add some warmth, or even layer it with a pull over sweater like in last week’s post.

B__L0052The perfect handbag: I think my most favorite vintage find ever is my The Dooney & Bourke black and saddle tan purse. It is really great because of its two neutral colors. I can pretty much get away with wearing it with anything because of its coloring. I decided this bag would be perfect for this outfit.

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Accessories really make this outfit special, without them, the look would be a bit bare. I added a glitzy gold belt to give the outfit a little bit of sparkle. By adding a belt like this, it can really elevate a dress. Also, by adding a belt, it accentuates my waistline. The eye is drawn there, opposed to other parts of the dress and my body. This dress is just a basic from H&M, but it becomes really special with the added accessories. I had to add my favorite necklace, of course, because the colors played in so well.  The rest of the accessories are just simple gold go-to pieces.

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The idea of adding tights to a dress is a quick and easy way to transform an outfit to suit the season. These floral tights were just too fun to pass up. This idea can be taken in many different directions, and can be applied to many different looks.

All photography taken by Catherine Coons

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