Japanese Floral

For having been the warmest October on record, I don't think I took too much advantage of it. I will say this happened to be a particularly gorgeous afternoon though. The kind which requires a dress for no other reason than it's too nice out not to.

Big plans for the day were dropping off donations and coffee with my mom. Not a scenario which requires a dress, heels, or the world's most impractical handbag. But I wanted to feel good, and I really wanted to wear this dress, which is actually my mom's. She wore it only once and it's been languishing in her closet ever since. Recently I was contemplating getting a kimono when I thought of this dress. It's a shirt dress so it can be worn open, and the japanese inspired print easily makes the jump to kimono. I simply had to borrow it!

 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-8 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-2 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-6 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-10 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-4 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-12 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-11 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit-9 Tucker Japanese Floral Dress, Bamboo Bag, Fall Outfit
The Rundown
Classic Knee Length Dress Tucker via Coco's
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar vintage, only $60!
Earrings Susan Roberts
Cloudy Agate Bracelet J.Crew
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx




and

31 comments

  1. That's a gorgeous dress - I'm really glad you were able to give it a second life. Being mostly at home with Eleanor except for little bursts when I have appointments, etc, I take full advantage of my brief times out without her (if she's with me I had to ask myself when I dress "what will happen if she spits up on me" so a lot of things don't get worn) to dress to the nines...just because I can!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    ReplyDelete
  2. That dress is such a gorgeous piece! I love the print!

    District of Chic

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ooh I love the print of that dress! Your mom has good taste. ;) Sometimes you just have to get dressed up for no reason
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the print of the dress and the bamboo bag so cute

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  5. This floral is really pretty, lady- and I'm digging how the clutch works with the look.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the colors in this dress, such a great look!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really like your style, it's inspiring for me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It was the same way in North Carolina. It was very warm and the first week in November has been the same. I wished I took advantage of it too! I love your dark floral dress which is perfect for fall.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love this look! You can never be overdressed you know! That dress looks great on you.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. What an incredible dress, Lydia!! And how fabulous that you can share with your mom!! You should include her on the blog one of these days!! Or have you already?? (I have a soft spot for the mother/daughter thing, you know...ha ha)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just love this dress on you. The print is so perfect for fall and that bag was the perfect accessory for it too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

    ReplyDelete
  13. Borrow it? If I were you I wouldn't be giving it back! That dress is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Whenever it gets cold out I always wonder if I made the most out of my warm weather time. I do like this Japanese inspired dress. Very lovely!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I know it is crazy the never ending summer, not a fan and now it is dropping down to 23 tonight. Hmm. But wow what a nice dress so glad you raided your moms closet and stepped out in this love it!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the print of this dress ! Looks great on you!

    Nina
    xox
    www.thecrispylipstick.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh that is a pretty dress! I love that you and your mom can share clothes too, that is great. I hope you had a nice coffee date with your mama, that sounds nice!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow that dress is gorgeous! And how amazing is it that you are able to share clothes with you mom!?!? You look gorgeous!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your bag is amazing! It's so unique. I love your dress too, you look so fresh.
    Joy to the World

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutely love how you styled this look! Adore your bag!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CORDUROY OVERALLS | PETO DE PANA

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh that is a beautiful dress! So nice you could wear it and give it some love - I'm sure seeing how good you look in it made your mum want to wear it again! :)

    And yes, some days just call for getting dressed up in a dress! It's a nice confidence booster and it's good to wear something that makes you feel great :)

    Hope you are having a nice week so far! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    ReplyDelete
  22. If this outfit makes you feel good, there's no reason not to wear it, not matter what activity you may have on your agenda for the day. I love that this dress is actually your mom's and you managed to turn your desire for a kimono on its head by borrowing a dress instead - that is the definition of smart shopping, in my book! Plus, this dress is absolutely gorgeous and deserves to be worn rather than languishing in a closet, so I feel like you did it a good service :)
    xox,
    Cee

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such a cool dress! I am loving the unique print.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  24. Such a unique dress! Looks great on you!
    xox-Cynthia L. http://www.cynthialoewenblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. We don't need a reason to dress up ! and I think your mom just lost a dress, it's beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Adore this dress! And agreed, sometimes you need to dress up to feel amazing. Good thing you did before the cold front came!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

    ReplyDelete
  27. Babe!! This dress is sooo gorgeous!! I loveee the print! Such a classic print!

    xxx

    Ashley

    www.missgunner.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is such a lovely outfit on you.
    @rachelvogttrends
    http://rachelvogttrends.com/2017/11/09/american-tourister-spinner-luggage/

    ReplyDelete
  29. beautiful dress! it looks super elegant on you!
    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love the floral dress dear. Like the fact that it comes with 3/4 sleeve. The colors are lovely too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    ReplyDelete