Summer into fall

The calendar may officially state that it is fall now, but it's that sort of in between kind of weather, where out in the bright sun, it feels hot enough to take this cute splatter print dress to the beach, but as soon as the sun disappears, the chill in the air becomes all too evident.

Never one to let a little cold stop me, I decided it would be just the right time to take out my quilted leather vest and layer it, transforming this decidedly summer tunic dress by Vila that Surfdome sent over, into something perfectly appropriate for this almost fall weather.

Hopefully I can pair this tunic with tights and even more layers, because I love the print, the soft fabric and the color pallet. It's also reasonably priced at $40, and Surdome offers free shipping.

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The Rundown
Splatter Print Dress Vila c/o Surfdome
Quilted Leather Vest thrifted similar
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Pave Hexagon Earrings Thrifted similar
Chain Bracelet c/o Ily Couture
Katniss Cuff Furbish Studio
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Emma
Nail Color Essie Big Spender

Surfdome provided me with this dress for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.


  1. The jacket is so stylish, I love it. :)

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  2. I love how you layered the dress with that edgy leather vest!

    I seriously need to change my outfit multiple times throughout the day since the temperature keeps changing!

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  3. this vest! and thrifted? way to score big, lady! love how this adds such a fall element to this dress.

  4. I love that tunic! You can definitely sport it with some tights and other layers for Winter! :D Woo

  5. Great look, the vest adds a fun edge to the outfit!

  6. That vest is fabulous!! Love it styled over the girlie dress!!

  7. I think you can absolutely make that fall wearable - pairing it with the vest works perfectly!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. This would definitely be a great dress to take into fall. I love that vest!

  9. I love the dress with the vest - great transitional look!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  10. I love that dress. It would look great with tights.

  11. That vest is amazing! Love the outfit, nice way to transition from summer to fall!!

  12. This look is so cool. I am loving the vest and the print on the dress. To be honest, I'd love to wear this myself! :) You always continue to inspire me!


  13. It's so rare to see you wearing so little colour but I must say - and of course I am biased towards neutrals, but I would say it regardless - it's a great look for you :) The splatter print dress is such a unique and lovely piece, and you styled it perfectly for transitional weather.

  14. Your dress is fabulous but the vest and shoes add something spcial to it. I love your look!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  15. This is such a cute dress Lydia and I LOVE it with the vest!

  16. ok that jacket is out of this world AMAZING! fab look dear!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  17. I love the quilted leather vest! You look so pretty in this outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. The vest is the perfect transition it with the dress!

  19. Lovely dress.
    The vest is perfect for the transition.

  20. Loving the leather vest!

    Rachel Ashley

  21. That vest looks great with your dress. It will definitely translate nicely to colder weather with more layers. After seeing your dress, I want to get some black RIT dye and try my hand at tie dying a white dress...

  22. what an adorable look
    they say leather is year round these days anyway

  23. Oooh the print on that dress is great and I love how you made it a bit edgier with that vest!

  24. I think tights and layers will definitely take this dress into fall!

  25. The print on this dress is beyond amazing!! I love it...the black and white looks perfect!


  26. Great dress and love it paired with the quilted vest - so much fun!


  27. Great look, love the leather vest!!!

  28. Fabulous, dear Lydia.

  29. What a beautiful outfit! I love your new splatter dress. Vila always has pretty things! xo

  30. This is a great transition look! It looks Fall-appropriate but cool enough for higher temps!

  31. Love the print of this dress very much - so beautiful! x

  32. Great dress and vest - for some reason i stay away from quilty things because i think the will make me look bulkier. But i think you rock this.

  33. Quilted leather or faux leather is on my Fall wish list, but I've not been able to find the perfect piece - because you found it first :)
    The Fashionable ESQ

  34. I love how rich and beautiful this B+W outfit looks. You made this ready for fall with your quilted vest & peep-toe booties.

    Check out my quilted skirt today. Thanks.