Swing Into Fall

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It has finally started to feel like fall is in full swing here in Michigan! With temperatures falling into the 40s at night, we finally (much to Aaron’s dismay) caved and turned the heat on. Along with the changes in the weather, I feel like life is changing too. We have been busier than usual, I’m still adjusting to a fuller schedule and trying to come up with a routine to keep my blog posting days on track. I must admit that I haven’t been doing very well, but it’s a new week and hopefully with a little better planning I can keep on task. One exciting thing that has happened, is that we finally got our garage re-sided! This may sound very mundane to you, but it has been a long time coming for us so we are pretty excited about it. You can see how much it need to be done in the pictures above! I always used to joke about it and say that it was my shabby chic backdrop for pictures ;). A small part of me was sad to see it go, so we decided to do one last photo shoot in front of it. From now on you will be seeing a freshly re-sided garage behind me in some of my photos :).

This swing dress is another one from Dear Creatures fall 2013 line (I went a little crazy last year). I absolutely love the vintage inspired 1960s vibe! I love all mid-century styles and flip flop between the 50s and 60s being my favorite era, but I think the 60s might have a little more of my heart. One of my favorite ways to layer in the fall/winter is to wear a pair of bright colored tights, I love the way it adds some life and interest to any outfit. Do you think these are bright enough? ;) I bought these shoes from Target YEARS ago and had finally cleaned out my closet and put them in a bag to give to Goodwill. I just could not get them out of my head, so I dug them (and a few other pairs) back out. It is so hard for me to get rid of clothes and shoes, I am such a hoarder! If you could only see my closet (it’s actually a bedroom turned into a closet) you would understand, it’s a little crazy and I think I might have a problem. Admitting it is the first step, right? ;)



Outfit details….Dress/from Dear Creatures (last year), Shoes/from Target (old), Tights/from Target, Headband/from Target, Earrings/made by my niece

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

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  • ADA

    You are doing a great job swinging into Fall with that Trapeze Dress. Love the booties and the fuchsia tights look fantastic here. And OMG those puppies are so plush and beautiful. =))

    Happy Monday Tamara!!!

    <3 Ada.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Ada! I hope you had a happy Monday too :).

  • I love this dress and the pop of color with the tights! I totally get why you are so excited about your garage. :) I’m getting a backsplash in my kitchen and will jump for joy when it’s done.


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Kathrine! I knew someone would understand ;).

  • I adore this look! I am a fan of this era, so the dress is so adorable, love how you styled it with bright tights and those super cute booties. I am a sucker for tights, so you will see them on me too. Your pups are sooooo cute!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Jess! :)

  • Lea

    Love this dress and colorful tights combo! I’ve tried to pull off the colorful tights and just never like how it ends up. Perhaps I steal this kind of look!


    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Lea! Colorful tights would look great on you! You should definitely give it another try :).

  • Marta

    Such a cute swing dress, looks stylish yet very comfy!! Love the fun pink tights too.
    Marta, xo

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Marta! It really is super comfortable ;).

  • Ok first of all I can’t not mention your adorable puppies first!! They are so cute!! :) Your swing dress is so darling as well, and I really like how you paired it with fuschia tights!! XOXO, Elif

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thanks, Elif! These puppies are my babies ;).

  • Darcy

    Love your colored tights!!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Darcy!

  • So pretty! I love your headband and those bright tights!!
    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Daisy! :)

  • I’m such a fan of bright tights with a monochrome dress. I do like this look on you, your dress is stunning and I just adore those shoes!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Lorna Mai!

  • what a great dress.. and your dogs are too stinking cute!
    xo Jessica

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you, Jessica! :)

  • I love the bright tights! Adds so much to the look! :) Found you on the linkup!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Stephanie! I’m so glad you stopped by :).

  • This look is so fall! Cute!! I have tights in that color. I should totally pair them with a dress like this.

    Thanks for linking up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday too!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Vicky! You definitely should, I love bright colored tights. Thanks so much for visiting too ;).