September 4, 2013 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

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Even though it’s been a lot of fun looking forward to fall fashion, I’m just not quite ready to let go of my favorite summer outfits yet.  This chambray/maxi dress combo is one of them.  I’ve worn it to church, sightseeing in New Orleans, to doctor’s appointments, even to run errands.  It’s been my all-purpose summer look.  I’ll be retiring it soon but here’s one last tribute to one of my summer favorites.

Chambray Black Dress Scarf Full

Chambray Black Dress Scarf

Chambray Black Dress Scarf Close

Chambray Black Dress Scarf Full 2 I’ve worn several variations of this outfit – with and without the fedora, with a head scarf, with statement jewelry – but this one with this gorgeous yellow and blue scarf from my friend Avril at School Gate Style is one of my favorites.  Stop by and check out her beautiful scarves and accessories, like these.

leopard print scarf [The Perfect Scarf]

Butterfly scarf [Grey Butterfly Scarf]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you have a summer favorite that will be hard to retire?  Tell me in the comments!

I Feel Pretty

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty Link up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it! Let the fun begin.

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  • Oh my goodness! Those scarves are gorgeous! I’m heading to check them out right now!!

  • I’m dying over the butterfly scarf!

  • Those scarves are gorgeous Alison! I especially love the navy polka dot floral one! Wow! I think I have worn my glittery Target sandals every day this summer so those have been my go-to accessory. I am always sad to see summer go. Happy day to you! Susan

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  • I know it! I’m not that ready for fall either! I usually just transition with the weather.

  • love this summer look, I have never tied a shirt over a maxi dress. Need to try this soon, and love the scarf.

  • This is a great summer look. I really like your short sleeved chambray top. What beautiful scarves too! I will be sad to retire a lot of my easy breezy summer dresses.

  • You make a scarf look so so casually chic! You’re making me wish summer was staying around for a while too. Love that maxi!

  • Love these scarves. I’m going to have a hard time putting away my wedge sandals, love all of them!

  • I love that maxi and chambray combo and the scarf is gorgeous too! I’m with you – I’m not quite ready to retire my maxis!

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  • I will be sad saying goodbye to my maxis!!! You are totally making me smile with your head to toe look here Alison….everything is so right on point!


  • Lovely combo! And that scarf is great, too, especially with the soft colors. As a fellow fedora-wearing lady, I must say you always rock the accessories! 🙂

  • Lovely as usual 🙂 I love that dress, simple but very pretty. You look great!

  • Love your outfit. I need to invest in some new scarves.

    p.s. wearing an almost identical hat in my post today 🙂

  • Love the scarves! I always find it hard to put away my Sam Edelman Gigis!

  • I will be wearing my summer clothes for the next 2 months – it has finally arrived in Southern CA 🙂 Love this with the scarf.


  • The pattern of that scarf is so pretty, and the extra-long length makes it look really dramatic! Very cool!

  • Ada

    I love it everytime you wear the Straw Fedora. It’s an Alison piece for sure. I love the Scarf. You have made this Maxi Fall-ready. I love the entire look.

  • Love this outfit – can’t believe summer is about to be over but I am REALLY excited for fall! And I have zero plans to retire my love for neon.. it will definitely be making it’s way into my winter wardrobe!
    Nikki at

  • Gorgeous outfit and i love your scarf! You look amazing!

  • You look gorgeous!! LOVE the fedora hat and this whole outfit is so pretty..

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  • That’s such an awesome combo!! I love the chambray shirt and maxi together! Just adds more fuel to my search to find a good maxi!

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  • You look fab, as always!!

    Stilettos & Sequins

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  • I love the pairing of chambray with a maxi! It’s looks polished and perfect to transition into fall. 🙂

  • Very cute! You are rocking some of my favorite pieces. Scarves, maxis and chambray…yay!

  • I’ll be sad to say bye-bye to all my sandals & my white jeans until next spring! 🙁 Avril has some amazing accessories in her store & you look gorgeous in her scarf! Thanx for hosting Alison! Ax

  • Love this look Alison. I’m wearing my favorite maxi dress in this weeks post too and it seriously got a workout this summer. I’ll be retiring it, not because I can’t wear it anymore in our weather but more that I want it to last until next summer. That’s the problem with not having that seasonal weather change..

  • totally stealing this outfit look!

  • Oh I love this chambray / maxi combo! It’s such a fabulous summer look, but perfect for mid-season… I’ll have to give this a try! Thank you for the wonderful outfit inspiration as always 🙂

    Lauren xx

  • I absolutely adore this look! You are flawless. I love your scarf!!

  • Pretty scarves! I love summer sandals, and I’m trying to wear them as much as possible before the fall rain starts. (Although fortunately, I love boots too!) 😀

  • I love those scarves, and I especially love your maxi dress! I’m so excited because I have one just like it now! And I got it on super clearance from Gap! It just came last week, so I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, but it’s definitely not getting retired anytime soon!!

  • ani

    Alison, for me scarfes are such Accessoire essentials, they totally give your look a Special Flair. Love those coloured ones :-9


  • Perfect combo! Don’t you just love maxis?
    Debbie 🙂

  • I totally agree, Alison – summer and temperatures in the 80ies returned to Germany and we are currently enjoying gorgeous weather. I certainly don’t want to store away my summer clothes yet and you inspired me to wear my black long dress with a blouse and a nice scarf.
    Lovely look!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • What a pretty look! I love printed scarves for summer AND fall–I have a few I’ve been waiting to break out!

  • It’s a great look, I totally get why you don’t want to let go! But hey, there’s always next summer (and this one’s a classic!) 🙂

  • This is the perfect end of Summer look. I’m having a hard time putting away some of my maxi dresses as well!

  • This is gorgeous!! The chambray, the scarf and the hat?! So pretty together. I’m not quite ready for the summer weather to leave but bring on the fall fashion! The good news is you can totally translate all these pieces to fall!

  • My flip flops, sandals, any shoe that doesn’t require a sock. 🙂 You always look so great in a fedora!!

  • Such pretty scarves! Especially love the one you are wearing!! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  • DYING over these scarves and your hair, as always. 😉 You are gorgeous my friend!

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  • I can see why it’s a fave – super comfy and so very cute. Maxi dresses are wonderful!

  • Love the whole look and the scarf is the icing on the cake.

  • Super cute outfit, simple and chic.

  • Annie

    What a gorgeous scarf, and this is such a cute look!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Always gorgeous!! Excited to link up tomorrow. Thanks for linking up to Trend Spin and come back next week for Monochromatic fashion 🙂

    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

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