End-of-Summer Deal: Safari Midi Dress

End-of-the-season sales can be so tempting. Many of the items that were popular for the summer are now at prices so low. The good thing is that lots of summer items can easily transition to fall, so some of the bargains might be great deals after all.

Dress—Loft (on sale)

Shoes—J.Crew | option

Bag—℅ Urbhan Limited & Co

Earrings—J.Crew (old) | option


Rings—℅ Kendra Scott, ℅ Berry Brand

Watch—Movado | Skagen option

Lip—Mac Vamplify “How Chic is This”Mac “Heroine” lip pencil

Blush—NYX “Intuition

Nails—OPI “stay in the night”

I purchased this safari midi dress, on sale for about $40 (orig. $98), because it’s a classic summer style I could wear next summer. Its earthy olive green color (quite popular for fall) and longer midi length make the dress wearable for fall as well.

Sizing? Loft is notorious for vanity sizing. This style, however, has a tiny waist,

so I needed a size small instead of the usual extra small I wear at this store.

I’m wearing the dress with one of my favorite pairs of pumps, the J.Crew Elsie fabric pump. Have you seen the Elsie circle lace pumps? I can’t wait for that pair to go on sale. By the way, as it gets cooler, I can replace the pumps with a pair of oxfords or ankle boots to create a hip look for fall.

Is it wrong that I’m considering getting the new J.Crew Fireburst bracelet? I’m telling myself that it might make sense to get a backup to the one I already own since this style is one of my favorites ever from J.Crew.

Also wearing: Berry Brand cocktail ring (only $32), Urbhan Limited & CO bag

Today’s ghost sign, an amazing find right in my South City neighborhood, has a such a fascinating story. I met the owner of the building who was thrilled to share some of its history. The building apparently dates back to 1895, and Pattison’s Whiskey was in business between 1896 and 1898. An adjoining building went up around 1899 and had been completely covering this ghost sign until that building crumbled in 2011. The current owner has converted this former saloon and cafe into a residence. He was kind enough to let me shoot at his home.

Ghost sign on Folsom Ave, St. Louis

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  1. September 18, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Great dress. Really like the color and cut