Is it fall yet? Everywhere I look, there are signs of fall- from decor in the stores to sweaters, boots and scarves out on the racks in clothing stores. I am wanting to make that big season switch of apparel in my closet, but there's one little thing holding me back... it's still hot as blazes here in NC! September is always the hottest month of the year, which is too bad for those of us who are tired of the hot temperatures, and just plain ready for fall to arrive. I know it won't be long, however, before the mornings and evenings are cool, the days become shorter, and no one will know how to dress comfortably because we'll be in a transition period in between seasons.
If there's one thing that I have learned from living in the south all of these years, it's that light, flowy fabrics and thin layers are your friends! Having a few 'go-to' pieces for the summer to fall transition is a must- especially pieces that are versatile and comfortable. As I looked for some fabulous pieces to feature in our Fall Fashion and Beauty Guide this year, I happened upon Lindsay's Secret Closet, owned and operated by Lindsay Heyneman. Lindsay's Secret Closet is a trendy online boutique, offering up stylish apparel and accessories at affordable prices, which is perfect for fashionistas who are looking to add a bit of color and fun to their fall wardrobes.
I enjoyed connecting with Lindsay, who offered to send me a piece of clothing of my choice from her collection. I had so much fun looking through all of the styles that were perfect for fall, from cardigans and scarves to tunics and t-shirts. It didn't take me long to fall head over heels in love with a particular piece, and within just a few days, Lindsay had it sent right to me.
I chose the lovely Solid Tunic Dress from Lindsay's Secret Closet.
I couldn't wait to play dress up in this adorable solid tunic dress. Tunic dresses are a great choice for fall, because depending on how comfortable you feel in a shorter length dress, you can wear these in more than one way. Tunic dresses happen to look great with sandals, or if you're living in the south (like I am), the trend is to wear a tunic dress with cowgirl boots. I wanted to have a bit of fun while taking some photos, so I wore this tunic dress with boots and a belt, strictly for the purpose of the photos.
I dressed the tunic up a bit with cowgirl boots (Rampage) and a belt at the waist.
The tunic is so super comfortable, and airy. I love wearing fabrics that I can breathe in. It was hot, hot, hot when we took photos for this feature, and even though I had sleeves on, I was comfortable. The length of the tunic is great, and makes this piece very versatile. If you're comfortable enough to wear the tunic as a dress, without anything underneath, go for it! I thought it was a cute and sassy fall look with the boots and belt.
Play it up- adding different accessories can quickly change the look of this lovely tunic!
Along with the style of the tunic, I love the color!
Truth be told, I cannot wait for the weather to cool off a bit, so I can wear this adorable tunic even more comfortably. Though I love the look of wearing this tunic as a dress, with the boots, to be honest, I'm a pretty modest gal, and will probably not style the tunic like this when I wear it out in public, but I will pair it with leggings this fall, or skinny jeans/jeggings for a dressed up casual look. This is the perfect thing for me to wear on a Sunday, as I lead worship at my church. The flowy, comfortable style will give me the freedom to move around as I sing and interact with the congregation. This is also a great style for moms (like me) who have little ones to look after- you still get that trendy look you want, while being able to keep it classy and modest, and doing your most important job.
If you want to wear this style with leggings or jeggings, I would pair it with tall boots or ankle boots, and a long draping necklace. You could even add a longer length open cardigan if you wanted to add an extra layer for more texture.
Deets of the Solid Tunic Dress
Scoop neck solid woven tunic is perfect! We love this tunic with leggings or a lace slip extender for a chic look. This fabric is slightly stretchy which means super comfy!
The best thing about the Solid Tunic Dress? The price! This particular piece is available at Lindsay's Secret closet for just $18.00! Seriously- this piece should be a staple in your fall wardrobe. It's a wonderful transition piece, and can easily be worn many different ways, in all four seasons of the year!
Check out some of these other must-have wardrobe staples for fall from Lindsay's Secret Closet...
Striped Pockets Dress (Love!)
Aztec Dolman Top
Geometric Long Open Cardigan
Black Ruched Maxi Dress
Solid Infinity Scarf
I can't wait to get my shop on at Lindsay's Secret Closet this fall! I am still in need of a few more basics to style up some of the fall pieces I already own, and of course- I just showcased my favorite pieces (see above). Plus, there are a few young ladies in my family who are going to flip when they get Christmas gifts from Lindsay's Secret Closet! It's all too cute not to share!
Want It? Buy It!
You can purchase the beautiful solid tunic dress for yourself from Lindsay's Secret Closet! MBP readers can save 20% off their entire order from Lindsay's Secret Closet now through October 1st by using the code PARTY at checkout! Thanks, Lindsay! Be sure to connect with Lindsay's Secret Closet on Facebook and Instagram, so you never miss out on new arrivals or special discounts!
Special thanks to Lindsay of Lindsay's Secret Closet for sharing her finds with me, and for sharing this special discount with our readers!
Happy shopping & styling!