California Dreamin

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all having a fantastic week!  I am so sorry that I have not posted in so long, I had the best of intentions but my trip to NYC was a bit nuts and time slipped away from me.  And now I am officially back at work so I am just adjusting to a more regular schedule.  The one thing I did learn on my sabbatical is that I am a better blogger when I am working – keeping busy makes me more efficient!

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

I don’t know how the weather is where you live but we are definitely experiencing a September heat wave here in Southern Ontario.  So while my motivation to wear fall clothes is already usually low, it is even worse when it is 29C.  Luckily I shot some cute looks while I was in LA that are full of great transitional pieces that you can wear now and later.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

First up is this grey ribbed knit skater dress from Torrid.  This was part of my last haute cash haul.  I have find myself being drawn to neutrals more lately and also knits.  So when I spotted this cutie I knew it would be the perfect casual look.  And the great thing about a dress like this is it is really a blank canvas, it can be styled so many different ways.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

The fabric on this dress is super soft.  Knits are a huge trend this fall and Torrid has really embraced it by not only providing more options then I have ever seen before from them but also stepping it up in the quality department.  A quality knit wears well and looks great after many washes.  And they don’t wrinkle!  I personally despise fabrics like challis because I feel like I always look like a wrinkled hot mess lol.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

The style of the dress is somewhat oversized and relaxed.  It is very stretchy but has a defined elastic waist and the volume of the skater skirt is offset by the kimono style sleeve.  It has a surplice neckline which I love because it isn’t too deep, it doesn’t require something underneath but still shows the girls.  And surprisingly enough I quite like the shorter length on this, I found the relaxed fit provided ample coverage.  Now that is progress for me!

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

I am wearing the 4x in this dress which is my typical Torrid size for this type of style.  To wear this in warmer temperatures I decided to add a metallic sandal with my favourite flat forms from Full Beauty.  I cannot count the number of times I have been asked about these shoes which have been in heavy rotation this summer.  I also have them in gold.  Unfortunately since it is the end of season they are now sold out but I have asked them to bring them back next spring so I will keep you posted.  In the meantime, I gave you a link to a really cute velvet pewter mule that I think would work perfectly with this dress when the weather cools down.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

Now can we talk about this amazing straw tote bag?  I saw this on the Eloquii website by accident when I was placing an order and it was on sale for 60% off so I thought what the heck.  I was so surprised when I opened the box to see how awesome this bag was.  First off it is huge, I mean the perfect size for taking to the beach.  Secondly it is has a great silver thread weaved through it and is made of a heavy well constructed straw.  But finally this huge pink yarn tassel with silver trim is to die for.  If you are looking for a great end of season deal then I would totally pick this up, its currently on sale for $29.99 and if you watch you can probably get an extra sale % off too.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

I then added this cute fringe earrings from Lane Bryant and some mixed metallic bangles from Penningtons.  The sunnies I borrowed from my photographer.  I loved mimicking the pink tassel on the bag with the earrings.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

To transform this look for fall I would definitely have some fun by adding some added textures through a velvet burnout kimono, some tights, a bootie and a rich burgundy coloured bag.  You could also totally layer this with a long sleeved tee underneath, a knee high boot and a moto jacket.

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

For now though I am going to continue to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather while I can.  And I am definitely dreaming of that fantastic California weather, I need to go back soon!

Mustangsallytwo x Torrid

Special thanks to Liz of Liz Estrada Photography for capturing this look.

Dress by TORRID | Sandals by FULL BEAUTY (alternative here) | Tote Bag by ELOQUII | Earrings by LANE BRYANT (alternative here) | Bracelets by PENNINGTONS (alternative here) |

  1. ali fara 2 years ago


  2. Cellier 2 years ago

    there is not such a beautiful weather here in France. only 24 ° C but fortunately the sun is shining! thanks for the blog I was looking forward to read 😉

  3. Mark beggs 2 years ago

    ❤️❤️❤️ What a beautiful and amazing outfit Lisa. You really are a beautiful and stunning looking lady 💋💋💋

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