Floral dress with accordion pleat skirt and lace collar (altered): thrifted
Coral and oatmeal striped socks: Target
Leather lace up boots: thrifted
When I spotted this dress on the rack it was a size XL, had heinous shoulder pads, 3/4 length sleeves, and was about 4 inches too long. Frump city, if you ask me. BUT it had many redeeming qualities such as a sweet mustard-y floral print, lace peter pan collar (!!!), and really crisp accordion pleats so I knew it had potential. A few easy snips and some simple stitching courtesy of my grandma is all that this dress needed to get it into wearable shape. A perfect Fall dress, no?
And can we talk about these socks?! They have these at Target right now and the color combination is so nice. They're also really warm and great quality (not the cheapo thin socks by xhileration or whatever) anyway, I recommend them.
And for kicks, a photo of a bowl of vegan butternut squash soup I had the other day at Freesoulcaffe in Tustin. Deeelicious!