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Take A Dress From Summer To Fall

Oh my! Thank you all so much for the sweet birthday messages yesterday. You made turning 48 a little easier! 🙂 I had a wonderful day!

One of the dresses I’ve loved wearing this summer is my chambray dress but with fall right around the corner, I thought I would show you how to take a dress from summer to fall.

Take A Dress From Summer To Fall

Summer is the perfect time for a sleeveless chambray dress. Paired with a cute sandal and you’re ready to go.

Take A Dress From Summer To Fall
I usually get cold when I’m inside in the air condition so I always have a denim jacket handy. I get emails asking whether you can wear denim on denim and the answer is YES!

Take A Dress From Summer To Fall

Chambray dress-Macy’s, similar here//Sandals-JCPenney//Denim jacket-Golden Tote

When September rolls around the temperatures are still warm, but I like to transition to a fall look. It’s easy to do by adding a scarf and a pair of ankle boots.

Take A Dress From Summer To Fall

Take A Dress From Summer To Fall
Chambray dress-Macy’s, similar here//Leopard print scarf-Target//Ankle boot-Shoe Sensation, similar here

One of the trends for fall is definitely the ankle boot. Have you tried styling the ankle boot?

Beauty For the Heart~~Yesterday as I kept getting Happy Birthday wishes, I kept thinking of what my Mom always said, “my cup runneth over.”  But I missed hearing my Mom’s voice yesterday. I wanted a call from my Mom. The pain of losing her will never go away but the memories I have with her are so so sweet.

In honor of Mom, I’ll share this poem that I’ve shared before:

I’ve never made a fortune
and it’s probably too late now.
But I don’t worry about that much,
I’m happy anyhow.

And as I go along life’s way,
I’m reaping better than I sowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

I haven’t got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going’s tough.
But I’ve got loved ones around me,
and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings,
and the mercies He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
’cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.

So God, help me not to gripe about
the tough rows that I’ve hoed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,
when the way grows steep and rough.
I’ll not ask for other blessings,
I’m already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads.
Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed. -Author unknown

Have a blessed day!

Linking To The Pleated Poppy

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  1. Love this idea of taking summer pieces and transitioning them to fall. I think I might have to have this scarf. Happy belated Birthday!

  2. Cyndi I am so thrilled to see you posting about transitioning summer pieces to fall. Love the chambray dress, scarf, and ankle boots. You have inspired me to start wearing scarfs!

    You words were touching about missing your sweet Mom’s voice on your birthday. The poem helped me alot today. Thank for sharing.

  3. I don’t know how I feel about ankle boots for myself, I never feel like they look right on me. Maybe I will have to try them again. Are you letting your hair grow out? It looks like it is getting a bit longer.

  4. I wish someone would do a blog for over 60. I love yours but some things are too young for me. Happy Birthday!

  5. LOVE the poem, a be-lated Birthday wish is being sent your way and I love the dress with your jeans jacket! Blessing on you!

  6. Mary, I’ll be 60 this month, too, but I think we can still use many of Cyndi’s fashion tips, maybe just adapt a bit. I’m trying to embrace 60! 🙂

  7. Happy Belated Birthday precious girl!!! I too like the chambray dress and the added jacket and scarve…… You could wear a burlap bag and look lovely. God Bless you today….

  8. I will be 53 in November and my mother still calls me first thing on the morning of my birthday and sings the entire Happy Birthday song to me. I can’t imagine what will happen the first year she won’t be here to do that! I’ll probably call a choir friend and beg them to carry on the tradition. Such sweet thoughts about your mother. Happy belated birthday!

  9. Love the scarf and jean jacket with the dress. I like the boots “on you” but I’m afraid being over 55 I would look like I’m trying to dress young so do you have another suggestion in place of the ankle boots? And..happy belated birthday!

  10. Cyndi,

    My mom has a terminal illness and her prognosis isn’t good. This post really caught my attention because this is one of my mom’s favorite quotes as well. I’m going through such a difficult time trying to be strong for my mom, but knowing that I will literally crumble once things turn. Life is so sweet, but also very difficult.

    I have read your’s and your sister’s blog and marvel at what a wonderful mom you had and what great daughters your mom was blessed with. I strongly believe that your mom is looking down on you and sending her warmest birthday wishes. Reading both of your blogs has been enlightening to me.

    I sometimes feel a little bitter that I’m losing my mom at such a young age, but then I feel guilty, because God has blessed me with the best mom in the world and for this, I’m eternally grateful. Sorry for rambling & thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Cyndi.

    Love the way you transitioned the dress. Love, love, love ankle boots! 🙂

    My mom is sick with emphysema, but she is in denial. In 2013, she was diagnosed with COPD. This year, emphysema. I know her time is limited, and it will most likely turn into lung cancer. She has already told me she will refuse any treatment. I don’t agree, but it is her wish. She is a chain smoker, and she refuses to stop smoking. Most days, she smokes a minimum of 2-3 packs, and some days 4+. She’s lost several siblings to this disease, and they were between 70-73. My mom is 69. Please keep her in your prayers. I would greatly appreciate it.

    I always love the kind words you write about your mom. I love the poem you shared. Beautiful, as are you.

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hopefully by next Summer my wardrobe will consists of a sleeveless chambray shirt-dress style of a dress. I love yours: style, wash; it is perfect. Great job taking it from Summer to Fall. Furthermore the Denim Jacket looks lovely over it. I love denim jackets over dresses and in my current post, that is how I am wearing it.

    Have a great week Cindy!

  13. The link to the similar ankle boot takes me to the dress instead. Love this look, I actually bought ankle boots on clearance that I haven’t gotten a chance to wear yet. I’m gonna go see what I can put together out of my closet 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration each day; my dad has been on chemotherapy for over a year for pancreatic cancer. He’s outlived all the doctors expectations so every new day is a precious gift from God.

  14. You’ve done it again ! Wonderful , beautiful fashion that is modest .
    I got a pair of ankle boots last year in the Spring and look forward to them again this Autumn . I like to wear them with jeggins or leggings and a long top /short knee length dress all together .
    Keep up the good work ! LOVE your blog .
    Leticia @ King maker blog

  15. cyndi you do a lot for us ladies…this is a great site…your work and dressing sense helps us a lot in keeping our selves up to the mark with these modern outfits…and to mention you just look stunning in these dresses.