A nice tweed dress like this one from Gal Meets Glam makes me feel very collegiate. As I wandered around the beautiful campus of Colorado State University for the first time I pictured what it would be like attending an ivy league university in the 1950’s. With this dress I think I would have fit right in, this style was completely normal back then. Nowadays this style really sticks out. It is hardly normal to wear a dress especially one that is modest with a classic vintage style. I feel like I get some sidelong glances, especially from the younger generation when I dress in a proper midi dress. They probably think I am fresh from church or something. But the truth is this older golden age style is the style I feel happiest in and that is all that really matters.
I have noticed more and more how my style has become more refined and mature. I am no longer a college girl, that was a long time ago. I can dress without caring what people think which has given me more freedom to individualize my taste. I find myself wearing things that my younger self would have frowned at. But as I enter into this new era of discovering myself I am even more excited to invite new things into my life. Including sophisticated tweeds.
I have never owned anything tweed. This dress is my first, and I gotta say I am hooked. I especially loved this tweed dress because of its perfect autumn red hue and simple design. The fabric is heavy, too heavy for a strenuous hot day. But since it is sleeveless I can still wear it when it is a little warm outside and as it gets cold I can easily add an assortment of layers. Starting with a crisp blazer in a warm autumn hue, a long jacket, or even a sophisticated white oxford shirt underneath for an easy layer. As always with a Gal Meets Glam dress the details are always what put the design over the top. My favorite details on this dress are the retro-styled v-neck collar, it is unlike any other neckline I have ever worn and it really adds to the vintage style of the dress. I also love the full skirt, it is fun to twirl around in and makes for an extremely comfortable all day wear.
I will be adding a few more tweed dresses to my closet now that the addiction has set in. And I will be looking for more tweed everything to add to my closet like jackets, blazers, skirts. Here is what I have my eye on right now. And I know the September Gal Meets Glam collection is supposed to release more tweed styles that will be perfect for any girl in the autumn mood. Make sure you catch the release next Wednesday!
During the preparation for Autumn, I am buying outfits that are good for the warm days and cold days. Because fall is all about layers, I am looking for pieces that I can layer with the items I already have in my closet. When I buy a new piece of clothing I am always picturing multiple ways that I am going to wear it. I hardly ever buy anything for just one occasion. I shop for an intended purpose. I even have a list of items that I feel are lacking in my wardrobe and I slowly pick up new items when I come across the perfect piece. I will be working on my fall wardrobe essentials list soon where I dive into the must-haves for fall. I am off to the mountains in a week and it will be the perfect setting for all things autumn the leaves are changing already and I am ready for a very needed getaway!
Thanks for reading on this lovely day! Let me know if you’re going tweed crazy in the comments! I would love to know what your buying for your autumn wardrobe!