loeffler randall fall dress

The Nightgown Dress, But Make It Fall.

*Image above via Loeffler Randall.

So many of us lived in SZ Blockprint caftans and Amazon’s famous $30 “nightgown dress” this past summer (Mr. Magpie referred to it as “muumuu season” and he’s not wrong), and several of you asked: “How do I transition the look into fall?” I hear you — those dresses were so easy to wear, breathable, and comfortable! Lucky for us, there are a bunch of fall-ready dresses in a similar vein just waiting to be paired with your favorite pair of suede boots or booties…

THIS STUNNING LIMITED EDITION NUMBER FROM DONDOLO (WOULD WORK WITH BUMP IF WORN SANS BELT)

THIS IN THE “TANGERINE” COLOR

THIS GORGEOUS CLEOBELLA (OR THIS ONE, ON SALE!)

THIS LR DRESS — CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, BUT I ADDED MY NAME TO THE WAITLIST WITH OPTIMISM

THIS DOEN

THIS MORE TAILORED ULLA

THIS SPENDY BUT AMAZING LA DOUBLE J

THIS SPLASHY MARIGOLD-HUED ZARA SCORE

I like the idea of any of these dresses with these boots and a chunky knit cardigan like this, this, or this.

And this vibe would be a great option for Thanksgiving — you could dress up by swapping out the boots for suede heels or add additional interest with a textured headband. (More Thanksgiving outfit ideas here and more holiday card family portrait outfit ideas here.)

Finally, I know the retailer is unexpected here, but this top is serving up major Ulla Johnson vibes for $28, and I had to buy it. So chic tucked into black skinnies with my No 6 boots (look for less with these)!

P.S. Many incredible and insightful comments on grief coming in on this post.

P.P.S. Who doesn’t love Liberty London florals? My favorite score of the lot was this set of hair clips for mini! Love the way they add a little pop of pattern if she’s wearing solids.

P.P.P.S. Musings on turning 36.

4 Comments

  1. Oh that 36 dollar amazon tangerine delight is perfect! I might want to snag that for thanksgiving to pair with clogs and a chunky cardigan!! Looks like it could be nursing friendly!

  2. Oh YES — love this vibe! My style tends to run more masculine in the fall/winter (think shirting, tailored pants, denim, loafers, etc.) but I have been hankering for some cool-weather dresses. Thank you for these ideas — particularly love the ones from Dondolo and LR! The La Double J is also gorgeous but I struggle with the idea of paying $1660+ for polyester 🙁

    xx

    1. Yay!! Hoping they restock the LR. I will definitely buy. So chic with suede boots!

      xx

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