My favorite pre-fall dress

Fall in Florida. Is there even such a thing?!
If the progression of my hair from the first photo in this post to the last is any indication… there’s enough humidity in the air here to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool. And that is NO exaggeration!
My new home has also brought me a new challenge as we enter into the very first few months of autumn. How on earth to transition to fall when cold temperatures are still a ways away! Today, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Forever21 to share a few amazing pieces to do just that… keep you cool while still looking seasonally-appropriate!
DRESS pleated mini dress // BOOTIES faux suede booties // JACKET denim jacket // PURSE pearl bag // BELT faux leather belt
My favorite way to transition out of summer is to stock up on lightweight, long-sleeved dresses in pretty, muted hues. This pleated mini dress is a perfect example. The uper soft, lightweight material in a beautiful, rich navy makes for an autumn look that still fits summer temperatures! And can we just talk about the fit?! So, so fun. It also comes in a muted khaki color too, and I’m thinking I need it as well!
My favorite "hack" for turning any summer look into something autumn-appropriate is to throw on a denim jacket over it. This one, in particular, has a great cut to it. Not too loose and baggy, not too short or tight. Plus, it comes in this light wash and a deeper one as well!
Finally, I’ve always felt like adding a few tan accessories gives a timeless, true "fall" feel to any ensemble. This belt (which sits at the hips, I just rigged it to tighten at my waist) and these heeled booties (which are still in stock but are selling out quickly!) add a perfect touch of warmth that I’ll be throwing into outfits all season long.
The best part about this entire outfit, in my opinion, is that each piece is under $50! That’s one of my favorite things about Forever21. So many adorable, on-trend pieces at an affordable price point!