Fall Feels

I didn't need my jacket for these photos, and rather than put it on, or tote it around or do any of those things I might normally feel compelled to do, because I planned this outfit and so help me it's going to be photographed! I left it in the car instead. I reveled in the warm fall air, I got an iced coffee (which was perhaps a tad over ambitious, but I suspect it will be the last one I have this year) and I took my photos sans jacket.

The foliage by the Milford duck pond was looking brilliant, orange to my right, yellow to my left, and just enough cloud cover for that perfect even light. Even though I was only out enjoying the weather for a couple hours, I can admit it was my idea of a perfect fall day.

I wore this outfit to the opening of the new Dave and Buster's, the sneakers were a calculated move in case there was Dance Dance Revolution, sadly there was not. I debated sharing the photos I took there and writing a post, but I don't think I will. Mostly because I was a bit underwhelmed by the games. Everything was too big and too bright - how can you play a game if your eyes can't even take in the whole landscape? Also the titles were underwhelming, tell me again why I'd want to play Fruit Ninja with my finger on a 36" screen? But really the lack of DDR was the biggest fault in my eyes. Even though I'm sure I would have failed in five seconds because I'm ten years out of practice, I still would have loved to play.

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The Rundown
Leopard Dress c/o Wallis similar
 White Sneakers "Dainty" Converse
Crystal Chevron Earrings Express similar
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

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  1. No Dance Dance Revolution at an arade just seems like blasphemy to me. I was never great at it but it was the only game that I ever came close to being good at, a pattern that has held through to adulthood - I tried playing a single VLT in Vegas last year, just to say I'd done it, and the whole experience was beyond confusing. I suppose it's a skill I'll just ever develop, and I can live with that. What I cannot live with is the fact that we got about one day of beautiful fall weather this year. I did get to go out and enjoy it, and while it was wonderfully sunny, it was also already cold, so a heavy sweater, scarf and gloves were involved. This day looks absolutely idyllic.

  2. Uh no Dance Dance Revolution? HOW DO YOU EVEN STAY IN BUSINESS! I will admit that I cracked up AND also admired your planning when you said why you were wearing your tennis shoes. They look chic!

    The Adored Life

  3. I love that you went there prepared for Dance Dance Revolution! And that you were able to get in an iced coffee this late in the year.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. I love that you wore the converse! Makes for a much more comfortable for a fun night of games!

  5. Such a cute dress! Smart move with the sneakers too but it's too bad they didn't have DDR! I'm not a huge game person anyway but I'm sure I'll make my way over to the new D&B soon enough.

  6. I have that bag too! SO cute!! Love your dress, and Dave and Buster's sounds like a blast!!


  7. Love love this dress and how you made it casual with the tennis shoes.

  8. I love this look! The sneakers make it so fun I think, although too bad you weren't able to do any DDR. It's been a while since I've been to a Dave and Busters, but I got my arcade fill from a recent Chuckee Cheese birthday party. Oh boy.

  9. LOL your post is killing me!!! I totally get the feeling "this is going to happen, dang it, i want photos of this outfit!"

  10. That is such a cute dress and I love the Converse with it! I need to wear dresses and Converse more often before our weather heats up too much for closed in shoes! :)

    It's a shame the event wasn't as good as you expected and you didn't get to play the game you wanted.

    Hope that you are having a good week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog | Baby Hamper Giveaway

  11. Ok, first - I LOVE Dave & Busters and second - that dress is so cute for Fall!! It would be perfect to layer with a cute jacket when the weather gets cooler!!

  12. Dance Dance revolution? I know that's still a huge draw for people. It's not fun when you go somewhere and it's blah. At least you look super cute and I love the tennis with the dress!


  13. This is such a cute dress and the leopard print is so perfect for the Fall season! Love it paired with sneakers!

    cute & little

  14. I love the print against the pretty tree! And those zipper pockets are amazing.

  15. We don't have a Dave and Busyers sadly! And I can't believe there was no DDR - that's my fave!

  16. This is such a cute casual look! I love the leopard with the chucks!

    District of Chic

  17. I feel like I'm the only person that has never been to Dave & Busters! That sounds awesome. I'm loving your dress, too :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

  18. That dress looks really lovely on you dear! And cool classic sneakers to pair it with too.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  19. I love the dress and tennis shoes together! That is such a cute dress too! I haven't been to Dave and Busters in years! I wouldn't even know how to play half of the games!

  20. Yay for a perfect fall day and great pictures :)
    Such a pretty dress, I bought white sneakers months ago and have yet to style them with a dress... or anything as i had originally planned to.