taylor swift vibes

mata traders lace dress7mata traders lace dress5mata traders lace dress6mata traders lace dress8mata traders lace dress1mata traders lace dress2mata traders lace dress3mata traders lace dress4mata traders lace dress10mata traders lace dress9dress: c/o Mata Traders // shoes: Old Navy // hat: Francesca’s Collections (similar) // necklace: The Land of Salt // purse: vintage Coach via Prototype Vintage

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

Has Taylor Swift worn this exact outfit? No. (Though once she got close.) Can you picture her wearing it and did I absolutely channel her while wearing it? Hell to the yes. When this pretty lace dress arrived at my doorstep I fell in love with the gorgeous teal color, the reversible neckline, the pockets, and the sweet 3/4 length sleeves, but as soon as I put it on, I couldn’t get enough of how great the dress made me feel when I was wearing it. Isn’t that how all dresses should be?
I was so excited to style this dress because it’s a perfect transition between summer and fall, but also because my bestie and mentor Indiana has the same dress in burgundy and I couldn’t wait to see the outfit she put together too! Be sure to check out how she wore the dress (and then listen to her hilarious podcast too)!
Indi and I agreed to wear this dress out for a date night, but I sort of broke the rules and wore it for a girls night out at the ATX West Elm Blogger Dinner with 12 total babes. While my date nights with Dago tend to be a little more on the casual side, I’m definitely using this dress as an excuse to visit somewhere a little fancier!
I love how the teal color looks with this dusty shade of cognac I’ve been digging this season, so of course I paired it with my new Old Navy clogs and my floppy felt hat. A couple of sizing notes: these clogs are gorgeous, but not very comfortable (for me, anyway!). I wouldn’t recommend wearing them to an event where you’ll do much standing. Also, the sleeves on the Mata Traders dress are a little snug. I was worried they wouldn’t fit, but they were just right on me, so if your arms are any bigger than mine I would size up (I’m wearing a small here).
Also, you’re probably wondering “where the heck is your Marfa recap!?” It’s coming, it’s coming!
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