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Summer's Last Hurrah

dress: Gal Meets Glam // shoes: Tory Burch (old, similar) // bracelet: Nautical Notions // watch: Fossil // bag: Cambridge Satchel Company

I don't believe I've spoken about the GMG collection on the blog yet, but it's one of my favorite new lines. Every dress is unique, classic, and ultra-feminine (and honestly, you can't go wrong with any of them). However, my favorite has always been the Darla. It has three things I love: a chinoiserie print, a fit-and-flare cut, and a bow! At full price, the GMG dresses are a little out of my range, but when I saw the Darla dress on Poshmark for a fraction of the original cost (and new with tags, I might add) I knew it was too good of a deal to pass up. I'm so happy that I added this dress to my collection as I know it will be something I wear for years to come!

One downside of shopping second hand, however, is that this dress won't necessarily be in season for much longer. The print definitely makes it more of a spring/summer style, but I've been trying to get as much wear out of it as possible as we slowly transition to autumn. I've been wearing darker nail polish colors, especially deep wines and reds, to help make my summer color palette more autumnal. I think reds, in particular, can pair really well with lighter summer colors and update them for the new season.

These photos were shot on a semi-warm Saturday morning before my friends and I headed out to brunch at Co-Op (a fab brunch spot in University City if you're ever in Philly!). I would definitely reccomend their acai bowl and monkey bread. So delicious! The dress is a statement on its own, so I paired it with an understated pair of nude ballet flats, my fossil watch, and my favorite Nautical Notions pearl bracelet. My flats have been a major favorite of mine in college; they're a simple style from Tory Burch (I think they're called their driving flats?) and they have really amazing padding on the bottom which makes them uber comfortable. I've been consistently walking more steps per day at school than I've ever walked before, and it gives new importance to having cute and comfortable shoes. I also love the square toe; it's a detail that I would often shy away from for fear of the shoe looking too dated, but when done right (like on these), it really envokes true ballet slippers and makes the foot look so elegant.

Hope you all had a wonderful September, and I can't wait to write more fall content to come! Keep an eye out for a Friday roundup this week, I have a bunch of life updates I'm excited to share.

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