Knits and Denim

While I am in no way ready for summer to be over, this week has cooled down significantly. Rather than fear for the worst (I'm sure there will still be quite a few hot days before fall officially arrives) I'm embracing the cooler temps with a new knit dress, in the perfect summer into fall shade.

Curve hugging is not my usual silhouette, but I've been embracing it with these knit dresses, as they are so comfortable and easy to wear, and make me feel put together with the least amount of effort.

Today I have a special guest in my photos, Ollie, a mini Australian Shepard I was sitting over the weekend. He is a wonderful dog, definitely a handful though! Being with such a high energy dog for 48 hours made me realize just how easy and laid-back Chloe was.

I'm also collaborating with several other bloggers to show seven ways of styling a denim jacket. You can see everyone's looks on Instagram!

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The Rundown
Rust Knit Dress H&M
Denim Jacket Gap similar
Wedge Sandals Loft similar
Round Rattan Bag Etsy similar
Palma Wide Fedora Lack of Color
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's
Gold Rectangle Chain Necklace Etsy
 Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Dog Ollie (borrowed)


  1. Such a cute puppy! And I love that dress, it looks so comfortable and is a perfect Pre-Fall/Fall color!

  2. This is so adorable! I love the way you styled this and the ambiance is perfect for the scene. I am definitely ready for cooler temps, I'm counting the days until fall is here!

  3. You look SMOKIN' in this knit number- and I agree, it's a great piece for early fall! I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer, but a few cool days here and there are lovely!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. You look sooo cool! Have a great week ♥ Thank you!

    Nahid |

  5. what a gorgeous dress! You look amazing in it! And your dog is soooo cute! I just adore these photos!


  6. That dress looks gorgeous on you - and it looks so perfect for fall. Hope you got some rest after sitting for that energetic pup!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. What a spectacular location Lydia ! The sunflowers are divine.
    You look great in this dress, even if you are not used to the silhouette ;)

  8. I am welcoming the cooler temps (for now!) with open arms after the heat we've had in New England lately! Love your dress, it's perfect for fall!


  9. That knit dress is so cute on you, especially with the denim jacket! I really like that adorable little puppy too! :)

    We are dogsitting at the moment and it's made me realise how mellow and easy our little Shih Tzu was! Sure he was a bit of a handful when we first adopted him, but he settled in quickly! our new dog is taking a little longer to get used to things

    Hope that your week is going well so far :)

    Away From Blue

  10. Giiiirl look at you with them curves! Majorly jealous right now, to be honest. Looove this dress so much on you! How fun that you had such a beautiful place to take photos AND the most adorable sidekick for the pics!

  11. Ollie is adorable and so are you! Love this hat! And agree, bring back summer pleaseeee.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  12. Stunning Lydia! That dress is made for you and I love it paired with the hat and denim jacket!

  13. What a great transitional dress. I can totally see it with a leather jacket and boots in a few months!

  14. what a beautiful picture!
    (づ ̄3 ̄) づ╭❤~ Love your blog, thank you for sharing.

  15. Like you, I wouldn't normally go for this type of bodyhugging silhouette. But somehow, in a knit dress, it just works! I love the colour of this one, and the cut, too. While I haven't even really felt like I've had enough chances to wear our white Mango knit dress, seeing you in this one makes me feel like my summer knit dress collection may not be complete just yet ;)
    PS: Your photoshoots with a dog remain my favourites - Ollie is adorable!

  16. Such a gorgeous look! I've always loved how versatile denim jackets are! Perfect transitional piece.

  17. That dress looks amazing!Wonderful pictures:-)

  18. It's cooled down a bit here too (70's some days!) so I'm all fall mode now!! Embracing those cooler temps!

    How 2 Wear It []

  19. Love this dress and color on you, so cute! I love wearing my denim jackets all year long ans styling them so many different ways. Also, what a cute little pup!

    xoxo sarah

  20. What a cute and flattering dress on you dear! Also, lovely snaps!

    Jessica |

  21. Girl, you look amazing! I love this dress on you :)

    -xo, Azanique |

  22. It works in a knit dress form only ... else I always feel too body conscious. You look great and of what a joy to be in a sunflower field.