Pumpkin Spice

It seems that as soon as we say goodbye to Labor Day, everyone is breaking out the pumpkin spice. I like pumpkin and I like spice, just not in my coffee. Or donut. Or candle. Or shower gel. I prefer to indulge my taste for this fall-ready flavor in something that’s calorie free. Like this versatile, belt-able, wearable dress!

The NYFW “street style” reports are in and “organic colors” were everywhere — in a big way. From chocolatey browns to avocado to mustard and orange, the show-going fashionistas were sporting them all. Making this Fall the perfect time to try adding a tasty new shade or two to your outfit rotation.

With temps still hovering in the 80s some days, I am not about to jump head first into sweater weather. No anti-perspirant or waterproof foundation is strong enough for that! So, for the next several weeks I’ll be wearing transitional pieces that look like Fall but feel like Summer, layering as I need to. I shopped my closet for this embroidered, bell-sleeved dress that ticks all those transitional boxes — color, fabric, details.

As autumnal in color as this pumpkin spice dress is, it will also be perfect for Spring and Summer 2020’s continued focus on bold, vibrant brights. Not to mention Boho details like embroidery. But how about a beachy vacay this winter? This versatile, embroidered dress could do double duty as a beach cover-up without the belt, then cinched at the waist (or maybe not!) for dinner afterwards. Just a quick change from flipflops to statement sandals like these espadrille wedges, and you’re all set. I’m also seeing a chocolate brown turtleneck layered underneath, wide leather belt and OTK boots as the cooler days set in.

As you know, I’ve never met a PomPom I didn’t want to hot glue to something, and this straw crossbody bag was no exception. I literally DIY’d it minutes before we headed out to shoot this post, and I love the colorful, whimsical touch. My stack of mismatched bracelets kept the fun going.

How about you? Are you a pumpkin spice sipper? Or shopper?? Or both???

Dress: (Goodnight Macaroon, also in red.) Super similar vibe here, here (only $30!), here (mustard!) and here (love them all!).

Bag: (Amazon x Life’s a Spritz!) Crafty, colorful alternatives here, here and here (on sale!).

Sandals: (Jack Rogers, also in white and silver) Similar here and here. (All on sale!)

Bracelets: (old, J Crew & Madewell) Love this, this and this (30% off with code SHOPNOW) set, too.

Photos by Spencer Allegaert, Photo Editing by Kristin Moore-Gantz.

Street Art by Pawn Price.

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4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice

  1. These photos, and films Spencer took for this post are stunning. How special is that!? Hard to edit it down as every shot of mom was a keeper! 🌞 Keep it up Spencer, quite an eye. 🎬

  2. Thanks for continuing to make me think bigger about my wardrobe. I feel the need to purge some things from the closet and re-think combinations! Oh, and I love the pompoms! What a fun touch.

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