Tuesday, September 17

Weekly Wears: Carry It With You

Dress: c/o Choies;  Backpack: ELF;  Boots: c/o ModCloth;  Glasses: c/o BonLook (these are Eva in Sepia Kiss);  Necklace: Olivia Mew

I knew I'd get a lot of questions about how I wear a dress so short, so I thought I'd just share right here. Whenever I wear something that is even a little questionable, I just stick shorts underneath.  You never know when the wind is going to kick up all crazy or Poesy is going to play a hilarious game of peek-a-boo.  ;)

This week has officially cooled down and has me making plans for fire pit nights and shopping for knee socks.  I don't know if this weather will stick around, but just like the beginning of any new season, I'm all excited and pumped for the change.  I looooove sitting on the porch swing in the evening, curled up under a blanket.  It's the little things.


  1. I'm really excited by this weather also! Love the crisp cool air! and LOVE your boots!

  2. I do the same! usually I take an old, ripped pair of pantyhose or leggings and cut them to be thin bicycle short length.
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Great idea! And I'm with ya on the whole porch-swing, blanket, and book idea. Maybe throw in a warm cup of apple cider too. :)


  4. I had made the mistake of not wearing shorts with a short (and really lightweight) dress while wandering around downtown San Diego for the first time. My arrival was definitely more of a peep show than I would have ever wanted.

    ps love the sleeves on that dress!


  5. Beautiful pics!
    And good tip about shorts. My daughter loves to hide underneath my skirts! I've had some embarrassing moments LOL.

  6. Cute dress it looks great with the ankle booties.

  7. I do the shorts thing too. I've had my share of brisk wind mishaps and I know I have mooned passer by's by mistake. The shorts keep me from getting mistaken for a mooner.


  8. you just stole my go-to colours!! katie, i love this outfit!!! huzzah! :-)


  9. I know exactly what you mean. Babydoll anything = definitely gonna wear shorts underneath! Some things we should just keep to ourselves, y'know? ;)

    Anyways, you look lovely as usual. I have to scroll past your closeups quickly, though, because I'm so jealous of your eyebrows, haha!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  10. haha cute. and good trick! I just wear long skirts. more my thing...

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  11. Love this outfit! You're making me miss my long red locks darn it. Looking gorrrg Katie :)

  12. Love this dress. Went to purchase it and it was gone! You look so adorable! Love it!

    <3 Paperstarz

  13. Haha I always wear shorts under my short dresses. My friends and I call them "safety shorts" :]

  14. Your backpack is adorable, and I love that you're wearing a t-shirt under your dress, you look lovely :) xx


  15. Total short envy happening right now. I do the same thing! Usually spandex shorts are my go-to for under dresses; just a little more comfortable for me. :)

  16. Ahaha! I love that picture of you showing the shorts underneath your dress. I wear shorts under my dresses pretty much all summer.

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  17. I love wearing patterned cotton cycling shorts under my dresses! No need to worry about a breeze as you kinda want to show them off anyway haha
    Lovely outfit, the bag is cute
    Kerry x

  18. great outfit!!!! <3


  19. The dress looks so fab. I can't wait to light our log burner.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  20. Total cuteness as always!!!!


  21. I just picked up a few cute tops at my favorite thrift shop yesterday and they are both alllll most long enough to wear as dresses. I have a cute pair of solid black yoga shorts that I wear underneath tops like these and their perfect! Also I love knee socks for the fall too, I always adore the one's from Free People (even though they can be a little pricey), and Target has some cute ones too around this time of the year too. Thanks for the post Katie, you are as cute as a button! <3
    xoxo Annejelina

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  22. I love these murals in your photo!! It should be legally mandatory to have a pretty painting on every building.
    Thank you SO MUCH for mentioning knee socks. I need to get mine out of seasonal storage boxes immediately! This is perfect weather for them!

    <3 dani

  23. Love your outfit. I do the same thing I almost always where shorts with my outfits. I can't wait to buy some knee socks.


  24. You look so pretty! Perfect porcelain skin *envy*