Best Dressed Guest: Part III - Summer hues for fall events

Dress: no longer available online, but you can shop AQUA dresses here ; Coat: Soia & Kyo, no longer available ; Pumps: old but similar here; Sunglasses: Old but similar here; Lip gloss: Manna Kadar in Lucky; Earrings: old but similar here.

This is the third and final post in my "Best Dressed Guest" series and I had so much fun developing these posts! I created this series to provide some fall and winter inspiration for events you may have coming up including: a wedding, a holiday party at work, a fun event with your significant other and more! See my first two posts in the series here, and here. I played around with classic black, a fun navy jumper, and now this outfit below. 

I stumbled across this dress while looking for a dress to wear to my girlfriend's wedding in Carmel earlier this summer. I ended up buying this one, and this gorgeous one (last seen in this post here on my Adventures page) at Bloomingdale's. It was on sale so I decided that I could buy two for the price of one really nice dress :) I love the flirty skirt that flips outward to give this a fun, comfortable feel. The colors of this dress piqued my interest right away, because I think it looks like a watercolor painting of the sky. I have always been drawn to bright colors, both in accessories and in fashion, and this one is right up my alley! I think it's great with a toned down neutral shoe, to keep the simplicity of accessorizing against the dress. 

What you can't see in this dress that we didn't photograph, is the eye lit opening at the back of the dress where it buttons together on each side. The dress is made of the most comfortable material, and isn't too tight or form-fitting to make you feel like you constantly need to be sucking in or aware of your figure. I had never brought anything from this brand before, and now I look for it every time I'm shopping at Nordstrom or Bloomingdale's. 

I wanted to showcase how you could turn this summer inspired dress into an outfit you could transition to fall by pairing it with this nude coat I just recently got from Nordstrom Rack. This was a big purchase for me because the brand is pretty expensive, but I'd been looking for a camel coat that I could wear season after season that wouldn't go out of style, and I was willing to spend a little bit of extra money on it. I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it on the rack. It hasn't been cold enough in San Francisco yet to require a jacket like this, but I cannot wait until the weather cools and I have a reason to drape this beauty over my shoulders! Because the dress is a bit busy itself, I didn't pair it with much jewelry at all, just some simple drop earrings, to not take away from the intricacy of the design of the dress. 

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