Slowly Transitioning to Fall

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Even though we’re headed into late September here in DC, it’s still Indian summer. It was 88 degrees last Saturday!

While I’m so eager for fall, I’m taking advantage of the warm weather to keep wearing a few summer pieces, but also give them a different spin.

Like this lemon yellow lace sundress…

Earlier in the summer, I wore it more casually with sandals, but for dinner out last weekend, I topped it with a blouse tied at the waist and swapped the sandals for two-tone pumps.    transitioning-a-summer-dress-to-fall

I’ve got even more plans for this dress as it gets cooler. I’m thinking a fitted black leather jacket or even a black turtleneck with black leather booties.

I’ve recently pared down my closet, donating a bunch of items and focusing on a “less is more” mindset. It’s amazing how much peace of mind a simple closet can bring.

In fact, I’ve felt much more appreciative of what I’ve got and I’m much more creative with my existing pieces. I can also more easily see the “gaps” in my wardrobe and what I should invest in next.

black-and-white-stilettos yellow-lace-dress

I actually love when other fashion bloggers “rework” their favorite clothing items and show how they wear them in different ways.

How do you feel about transitioning items into different seasons? Do you like seasonless pieces you can wear much of the wear, or do you tend to want more variety in your clothing?

Ray Ban Wayfarer ClubMaster sunglasses

Ann Taylor shirt/Yellow Dress (similar here)

Pumps (similar here)

Tail Up Goat in DC

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Recently, Bon Appetite magazine named Washington DC as the Restaurant City of Year in the US. One of the finalists for their list of 10 best new restaurants in the states is the cozy neighborhood restaurant, Tail Up Goat.

The name is strange, right?

But let me tell me, my husband and I finally made it there last weekend, and nearly a week later, we’re still talking about our meal. shoshanna-dress

We started with a few interesting drinks including pureed watermelon and chili pepper, an Old Fashioned for my husband, and a “shrub” for me.

(Have you ever heard of shrubs? They actually go back to 17th century… these historic old timey drinks are made from rum or brandy and fruit.)

My version was rum infused with fresh green tomato and herbs. So refreshing!

We ordered a few appetizers such as the frittata below and rabbit sausage bites. My personal favorite, though, was the zucchini bread. A thick slice of toasted brown rice bread, topped with yogurt, marinated zucchini, and balsamic glaze. appetisers bread

The next course was a kale, anchovy, and goat lasagna with salsa verde. (there’s the goat you may have been wondering about…)

The slice of lasagna was massive and we shared it. it was certainly one of the most unique things I’ve eaten lately. Isn’t it beautiful (and kind of strange looking too?)

lasagnaThere was still room in our stomachs for dessert, so we ordered the almond apricot cake and the cannoli. Both so good and so pretty!dessert

We loved this meal and can’t wait to go back and try some new dishes. Everything that came out of the kitchen and was served to nearby tables looked so good!

As mentioned in my Eastern Market post, the DC weather is still like summer.

On this night, I wore a LWD (as seen here in Santorini this summer). Trying to give it a more urban and fall feel (if that’s even possible right now?), I wore this denim trench vest (which is actually a dress from White House Black Market!)

I’m so ready for fall guys! How about you???