Fall girl

Updated on Sep 08, 2010
white necklace - silver shoes - beige dress - black belt
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I let fall and the piles of fallen leaves in our backyard inspire me today and went for this sort of wood nymph in fall look. Who says that romantic whimsy goes out the window once the colder weather arrives? Ok yes, this would not look as good with boots and tights. I guess boots are just too heavy for nymphs to wear while dilly-dallying through the woods. Stomping around in chunky footwear doesn’t feel nymphy, does it? More like something a troll would do.

Ok enough with the fairytale references!

I actually put on this outfit because I wanted to wear a seethrough dress without a slip and with shortshorts. I’d seen the look on several other bloggers and loved it to death, but I don’t really have the right dress for the job. I ended up using this one, but it isn’t right for the effect I’m after. It works better with dresses that aren’t as billowy as this one. So I ended up being inspired by the wind that was blowing while I was taking my pictures and went with the fall vibe. This is a look that girls in warmer climates can wear too when they decide they want to dress more fall-appropriate: just choose light dresses in fall hues and pair them with darker colored accessories. Sure, you’re still wearing a floaty little dress with sandals, but you won’t look so summery anymore.

If you’ve read my updated last post, you know that I went to River Island (the first River Island in Belgium!), bought some ankle length dresses and met TAVI GEVINSON GAAAAAAAH

If you haven’t read it: read it now and be up to speed! My day was so awesome. I loved River Island, I LOVE Tavi and I’m so incredibly happy that suddenly, the longer dress thing just clicked in my head! I never really liked longer dresses for the colder months. Summer maxis won me over without much trouble (while I still find them sort of hard to wear for simple things like going to class), but the grungy winter maxi you’ve probably seen on models and fashionistas all around just were totally not my style. Too grungy, too “fashiony” (where fashion becomes too artsy and not really wearer-friendly) and too weird? I liked it enough on other girls but it did not inspire me. But yesterday I was wearing a pair of rugged boots and I took some longer, ankle/mid calf length dresses with me to the dressing room. I put on one of the dresses without taking off my boots (I’m lazy like that when trying on stuff) and suddenly it clicked in my head: this looks AWESOME

So fresh, so different, elegant yet casual and sort of… like something a slightly bohemien, delicate but fierce alternative chick would wear? I can live with that description! :D
I do prefer this slightly shorter length for the look to the real maxi dresses that (almost) hit the floor. It looks nicer, less over the top fashiony and is just more practical for rainy days. Who wants wet hems flapping around their legs while walking? I know I don’t.

Enjoy your day, darlings!

THE STYLING DUTCHMAN

PS: I’ve been having trouble with chictopia: I can’t see half of the images on the site. People’s outfit posts, their profile pictures, even pictures of advertisers: they all leave a blank space from time to time. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem?

Comments (90)

sahkz
sahkz on March 06
pretty dress!
beckysvilla
beckysvilla on February 28
LOVE
Carolangi
Carolangi on February 04
Beautiful
ragsandfeathers
ragsandfeathers on January 07
i love the jumping pictures!
rhemel
rhemel on December 17
Very nice photos! Beautiful dress too!
aminta
aminta on November 16
It seems that you had fun !! Yei....
heathermichele
heathermichele on October 01
Beautiful!
killjoylove
killjoylove on September 15
love the breezy feel to these!! whimsical!!
blueheart
blueheart on September 14
pretty dress <3
springfiry
springfiry on September 11
I love the floaty airy look of the outfit!! I also can't wait to see the maxis you bought!! Hurry wear them and show us!!
honey72
honey72 on September 10
what a gorgeous dress! Nymph-like!
christina_p
christina_p on September 10
lovely dress!
AbigailNichole
AbigailNichole on September 09
pretty photo!
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on September 09
beautiful pictures!! you loo kso gorgeous... I'm not experiencing those problems yet but my fave button wont work :(
ingeluciana
ingeluciana on September 09
u look so cool!! :) pretty dress
RocknMode
RocknMode on September 09
love this dress!!!
dressedfordaybreak
dressedfordaybreak on September 09
I adore the dress, the colour is really calm and pretty. And yes, I've been having the same problem with Chictopia at home and at work, but then I moved to a different apartment a few days ago and suddenly there was nothing wrong! I suspect my old internet connection...
mizmay
mizmay on September 09
Annebeth, dear you look as always brethtaking! Love your outfit..and your photos as well! Stay chic!!! fav!!!
ShanieSoriano
ShanieSoriano on September 09
gee! cute photo..and ow i love this too!voted
amyy_c
amyy_c on September 09
gorgeous!! you look elegant and beautiful
naomayyy
naomayyy on September 08
love the colors and all the poses (:
kevinverzosa
kevinverzosa on September 08
Ooh. I love everything! from the dress to the pic. Chic!
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on September 08
cute cute!!! :) <3
cynthiafransisca
cynthiafransisca on September 08
u look so natural in this shot!! love the fabric!!
deekaywang
deekaywang on September 08
so pretty & love ur pics:)
IvyFab
IvyFab on September 08
your dress is pretty!
xovicks
xovicks on September 08
Pretty!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on September 08
love the flow of the dress!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on September 08
This is aboslutely fairy like! I luv it! Gorgeous gorgeous dress and pictures!
crayola4kids
crayola4kids on September 08
Beautiful dress.
UnForGettable323
UnForGettable323 on September 08
so cute :D
cherry8888
cherry8888 on September 08
Love your dress!
sabesabrina
sabesabrina on September 08
love it, how you get the pose
opfiend
opfiend on September 08
Beautiful dress!
maliamazing
maliamazing on September 08
love it!
headbandit
headbandit on September 08
Love the dress! And you met Tavi? wow!
ttniux
ttniux on September 08
Gosh, love your third shot with those pointy toes!! :D Congratz on making it to the front page!!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on September 08
pretty flowy dress! i love the subdued grey color. did you study ballet?
Annebeth
Annebeth on September 09
like three weeks when I was 4 :D so no, thanks :D
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on September 08
very pretty dress!!! the photos are AMAZING, btw.
Lazycatstyle
Lazycatstyle on September 08
I love the movement in the pictures.
MickeyVin
MickeyVin on September 08
lovely photos
angiekje
angiekje on September 08
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW THIS BEFORE I TOLD YOU BUT: YOU'RE ON THE FIRST PAGE!!!!!!! :) congrats! maybe I should just take a print screen just in case they change before you see it?
angiekje
angiekje on September 09
I made a backup :) just in case :p
Annebeth
Annebeth on September 08
I JUST saw it and immediately made a printscreen :D :D
AuroraNights
AuroraNights on September 08
pretty!
keogan42
keogan42 on September 08
oooh, i like tavi too, so exciting that you got to meet her. cute!
keogan42
keogan42 on September 08
grey is my favorite color, this looks so nice on you! gorgeous
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on September 08
This is a gorgeous see through dress - love the detail on it and the pictures are fabulous!! Def an Autumn nymph ;)
tumblenc
tumblenc on September 08
pretty :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on September 08
love the dress! the movement and how it flows is absolutely awesome!
LA_Chica
LA_Chica on September 08
Stunning dress and shoes (:
GlossyCheshireCat
GlossyCheshireCat on September 08
stunning! photos + the dress are so stylish! and the necklace matches everything perfectly too! :-)
ingeluciana
ingeluciana on September 08
really love ur outfit
iamappleorchard
iamappleorchard on September 08
this dress is so pretty, you look great!
allicinwonderland
allicinwonderland on September 08
love the floating pix
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on September 08
pretty :)
bignosehope
bignosehope on September 08
love the photos, and the dress~
dramax3
dramax3 on September 08
cute photo! love your dress!
ldenmark
ldenmark on September 08
love these pictures
Betzabeth
Betzabeth on September 08
Nice pictures!
Laura86
Laura86 on September 08
your dress is so beautiful!
SonjaG
SonjaG on September 08
very pretty dress! love that it's see-through!
Annachiara
Annachiara on September 08
wowwww honey *_*
Night_Owl
Night_Owl on September 08
those pictures should be in a fashion magazine! this is just amazing! :)
fauxfur
fauxfur on September 08
Nice photos! You look absolutely lovely!
fernandflower
fernandflower on September 08
so beautiful!
Mademoiselle_Coco
Mademoiselle_Coco on September 08
Fall ballerina in action! ... you look like a little fairy almost, so airy, so feminine! I love this type of neutral color, I think I like colors that people put in the "fall" category in general, like earth tones, neutrals ... I like the contrast in your accessories, the rough looking leather wide belt versus the delicate silver shoes... it looks just perfect!
danielle_deathbyshoe
danielle_deathbyshoe on September 08
Beautiful dress! So whimsical :)
KeeganMitchell
KeeganMitchell on September 08
love
efrilrissa
efrilrissa on September 08
This is such an amazing photo! Love the flow of the skirt in this photo! And you paired it with the cutest shoes!
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on September 08
You look soo pretty dear and you soo look like you belong to a part of a fairytale story, soo innocent, sweet and styilish and alwyas graceful....your such an inspiration and this dress is so fabulous, love it!!!!!
sazzychiq
sazzychiq on September 08
so chic!! love the dress and your shots
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on September 08
that dress ish so pretty!
amoebaeinwedges
amoebaeinwedges on September 08
drooling at the shoes. CHIC voted!
maryiangge
maryiangge on September 08
awesome dress!!!
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on September 08
so pretty & nymph-y indeed, this sheer dress is perfect!!! & i could never jump that high & look that good while doing it either--you get extra points for that :D
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on September 08
lol, that's all part of the fun! ^^
Annebeth
Annebeth on September 08
thank you and thank you :D Believe me, most of the pictures looked more like a humping troll than a flying nymph :D
vevevea
vevevea on September 08
very lovely!!
freedomwings
freedomwings on September 08
Love the dress, belt & shoes!! Faving!
Abysmn
Abysmn on September 08
Your outfit reminds me of greek-goddes.. :D
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on September 08
this is absolutely gorgeous! you work that wind, girl! fave!
miaamos
miaamos on September 08
what a cosmic fairy tale photos also that dress-so gorgeous!!!!!!!!
goldencor
goldencor on September 08
I love your shoes and your photos!!
Fotz
Fotz on September 08
wow... great shots =)
vernenciso
vernenciso on September 08
cute dress dear!!! I love the color!!
angiekje
angiekje on September 08
this is amaazing!! I am in love with your dress and that first picture!! amazing and YES first river island :) I was just as exciting, but it was too crowded last saturday, so I will go back, next saturday :) (I have to :p I mean I didn't even buy anything, how's that possible) okay I'll read it now... I can live with that description too :) LOVE IT:) YES experiencing the same problem + in same
angiekje
angiekje on September 08
ja ik weet het :) (vorig jaar in londen gewoond :) Warehouse en Jane Norman zijn ook toppers en natuurlijk topshop, abercrombie & fitch) ja idd, want écht irritant, deze morgen moest ik er zelfs af gaan omdat als ik terug ging naar de vorige pagina: weer die foutmelding kreeg :s
Annebeth
Annebeth on September 08
river island is echt SUPER!! je moet zeker de accessoires bekijken, de schoenen en tassen en ringen, amazing :D en ik hoop dat het snel opgelost wordt, dit suckt!
angiekje
angiekje on September 08
country, so this is very relevant :)
ilovekrissy
ilovekrissy on September 08
wow congrats on being style icon dear!!! gorgeous dress!!!1 hot hot hot!!!!
notthe
notthe on September 08
I love the dress and the pics too!!
beelicious
beelicious on September 08
Love it !!
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on September 08
lovely! nice shots
KaylaMeow
KaylaMeow on September 08
beautiful, like an angel
londondude
londondude on September 08
A very pretty look for fall! I do love the chunky belt, adds a really nice definition, and the shoes are awesome. Love the straps!! Dont be jealous now, but I have several River Islands near me...! Oh, and chictopia is working fine for me, haven't had the problems that you mentioned - is it just this site? try clearing the cookies
Annebeth
Annebeth on September 08
yes, jus this site! I deleted my cookies and I still have the same problem :( thanks!
MGNSPR
MGNSPR on September 08
AMAZING photos!!!! so jealous you have a River Island...i love their stuff but they don't have one anywhere near me and don't deliver to me either :( anywho reallly lovely look!!!
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