Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Brown Instincts

White dress with brown accents

I wore this Chicwish white flower cut out dress here earlier in the summer. When I got it, my first instinct was that it needed to be styled with heels and feminine touches. I guess it was the flowers and delicate detailing that steered me in one style direction. 

Since my days of having to get "dressed" up are few and far between, I wanted to figure out an appropriate way to remix this dress and give it a more casual flair. By adding brown hues, basic leather accents, simple jewelry and a fun hat, I was able to give it new life with a more laid back vibe. I really love this dress and am so glad that I took a little time playing around in my closet with accessories that I already owned to put together a look that can be worn regardless of the time of day.

White flower cut out chicwish dress
Brown felt floppy hat
White flower lace dress from chic wish
fall transition outfit idea
Chicwish White Flower Cut Out Dress c/o (only a few left, love this and this too) // Lulu's Suede Cut Out Heels (old: option here and here) // Mossimo Floppy Hat (option here and here) // Belt from another dress (option) // Brown Faux Snakeskin Clutch (old: option here and here) // Forever 21 Bracelet (option) // Miriam Mernfeld Mini Token Necklace c/o // La Mer Leather Wrap Watch c/o (option here

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P.S. Happy birthday, Mom!! I love you!! So happy we got to celebrate this past weekend. Thank you for everything you do and for being my rock.

Shanna

49 comments:

Lauren Rutherford said...

Hi Shanna
I really love this dress on you, I loved it with the heels and leopard clutch but also love it with the brown details... Normally I am not a fan of brown but you have worked it so well and is now a great fall piece for you!!!
www.lovelaurenxx.com
Love Lauren xx

Rebecca said...

You are indeed a whiz at transitioning a white Summer-y dress into Fall.....the hat IMHO nailed it all together!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Alice Warren said...

I love how you transition this outfit to fall with your gorgeous hat! I have a very similar dress and have dressed it down with my secret weapon for dressing down: denim jacket & converse or leopard slip ons. It works all the time.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlfie.com

110142693793485377328 said...

I'm still loving this dress - it's gorgeous. And the brown accessories are perfect. Love those shoes.

Jeanne said...

Lovely lace dress!
XO
Jeanne
http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

Katie Did What said...

Adorable, as always, Shanna!! :) Loving the lace!

xo

Joanne M said...

This dress looks insanely gorgeous with those brown accessories! It looks like it was made to be part of this outfit. It was a great choice to go through your wardrobe looking for other items to pair this with, it's definitely paid off!!

Joanne | www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Totally love this! You did a great job of dressing it down, love it with the hat!

Whitney and Blaire said...

Love this crisp white dress with the brown accessories. Thanks for hosting the link up Shanna!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

In love with that dess, perfect way to transition for fall.

xo
​PinkSole​

Victoria Mason said...

A great translation of a delicate dress from SS to FW.

L,
Vicky
TheMummyChronicles.com

Kimberly said...

This is such a great way to transition a summery dress into fall - love the hat!!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Ashley said...

Oooh yes....great choice with the brown touches. Beautiful dress! Beautiful lady!

Shannon Jenkins said...

How adorable is that dress?! Love the lace paired with the brown! So pretty!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Setarra said...

No but like seriously, wearing white makes you look uber tan in these photos which also probably the point. Gotta make the most of your tan before it fades.. So sad. If only summer could last forever.. Love how you revamped your dress :)

The Real Arnolds said...

This dress is amazing! I love the detail and how you paired it with browns.

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Lindsay @ Lovely Life Styling said...

Love that white dress with the belt! Perfect transition look from Summer to Fall.

MorganizewithMe said...

Such a beautiful dress and I love how you accessorized!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

During the summer I had so many cute outfit u wanted to wear, but no place to wear them. Love how you've styled this dress more casually today. You look great!

Charnele Michel said...

Love how you mixed your white dress with brown accessories for fall. Great combo

Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

Lewis Lane said...

Love how you accented with the brown.

Sasa Zoe said...

Such a cute look! Love the bow<3

www.shallwesasa.com

CaseyGirlHeard said...

This dress is FANTASTIC.

CaseyGirlHeard said...

This dress is FANTASTIC.

Cynthia Yang said...

Love this dress! I remember when you styled it with black accessories for a black and white look. I liked it so much I had to feature it in my favorite summer colors post. Love the way you styled it here as well for a more casual look. ~Cynthia | www.myrosecoloredshades.com

Rachel said...

Lovee the white with the accents of brown!

Helene in Between said...

that hat is so so great! i'm not sure I could pull it off but i really want to try!

Crystelle Boutique said...

The fabric of your dress is simply stunning! Wow.... :)
xox, Crystelle
CrystelleBoutique

Always Maylee said...

LOVE this beautiful white dress on you. And the brown accents are on point! Look at you getting fall-ready! And that hat is just perfect. You look gorgeous as always my friend!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Nikki said...

LOVE THIS DRESS!! So so cute. And I love it with the brown accessories! You look gorgeous!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Adri Lately said...

This is a combination I wouldn't think of but it works so well! It's a nice way to transition white for fall!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

Gorgeous look, Shanna! Love all the brown accessories!
www.amemoryofus.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

can never go wrong w/ a white dress and brown hat!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Becky M said...

I love this lacy look! And just in time for Labor Day! The hat is the perfect touch!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Tori said...

How cute! I always struggle with not wanting a white dress to look to wedding like--but pairing it with the brown accents is just perfect! And its the perfect look to transition into fall :)

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Sarah said...

OH I love this dress! Love the hem the most!

Ginnie said...

That is the prettiest dress! Love you styled it with brown accents:)

Nicole Layne said...

I love how you restyled this dress! This outfit looks so good on you!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Rachel Lynne said...

Love how you transitioned this dress! So cute girl!

Shira said...

You look gorgeoussss in this lace dress! Love it on you!

http://asequinloveaffair.com

understatedclassics.com said...

I really love how the hat makes the outfit look so chic. Definitely fell in love with the dress- the detailing of the floral looks fantastic!

Clare
Understated Classics

Jeans and a Teacup said...

That dress is sooo pretty! The brown accessories look great with it too!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Susan Liberatore said...

Love the hat!!

Miss Hot Couture said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Love the white dress and the accessories, especially the shoes!

Thanks for hosting!

www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

I am now adding a brown floppy hat to my must-haves list... such a cute outfit!!

Robyn said...

Love all the patterns and textures in this outfit! Neutrals are definitely making a big statement this year and you have nailed this look:)

Robyn
http://feelgreatfashion.com/

Caroline said...

so very ladylike & southern!!

Megan B said...

Love this look and the shoes are totally fabulous!! xo ~ The Fashionista Momma

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love every single thing about this look! The dress is so gorgeous and I can see how versatile it can be! I love the way you styled it!

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