Fashion Friday – Gray Dress for Fall

///Fashion Friday – Gray Dress for Fall

Fashion Friday – Gray Dress for Fall

Happy Fashion Friday!

First a little blog business!  Bloggers, mark your calender’s for the Best of Blogs linkup NEXT Friday.  Remember it’s the last weekday of each month. And everyone, please enter the $100 Visa gift card giveaway HERE.

How are you guys?  Did you have a good week?

I hunkered down and tried to get a bunch of blog work done this week.  We had this crazy gas crisis in the mountains.  Almost the entire city ran out of gas due to the pipeline situation, so I decided to do my part and drive as little as possible.  Since Asheville is a little harder to get to and more remote, we always seem to get hit first and hardest by anything like that.  I work from home and had a stocked fridge, so this wasn’t hard at all.  The good news is I got some much needed work done!  The two non-work highlights were getting sushi on Tuesday (We normally don’t go out to eat during the week) AND putting up my fall decor.

As you read this, I’m heading to Chattanooga with my Brother to get a few things out of my Grandmother Bea’s house and hopefully get to see at her at the assisted living facility.  She hasn’t been doing well at all and the situation is very fluid, so I hope it all works out.  I feel like no matter how it goes, it will be a tough few days.  It’s so sad.

I’m hoping to make it back home late Saturday in time to recoup and enjoy some time at home this weekend too.

On a more positive note, I’m loving this outfit for Fashion Friday.  I wanted to share one way I’m transitioning summer dresses into early Fall.  It’s a great way to get more bang out of your wardrobe bucks.

This gray dress is actually a tank dress from summer.  I ordered it on clearance for less than $20!


Since the bottom of the dress has lace, I paired it with a simpler black open front cardigan.  A cardigan like this is a must for any wardrobe.


I updated the look by adding a very 2016 tassel necklace and fringe ankle boots!


I suspect most of you already have some pieces like this in your closet, so this would be an easy outfit for you to throw together!  I’d recommend adding some new accessories, like a tassel necklace, to update it for this season.


Happy shopping!  Have a wunderful weekend everyone!

Shop the Look:

Gray Dress: White Plum, same dress available HERE.  Similar HERE or HERE.

Long Black Sweater: Ann Taylor Outlet. This year’s version HERE.  Also styled HERE.

Fringe Booties: Sam Edelman, HERE.

Tassel Necklace: Similar HERE or HERE.


So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for a personal story about the bold move that made me overcome my fear of flying in small planes!


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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies


Your turn!

What are you looking forward to the most about fall?

What are you doing this weekend?


By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 September 23rd, 2016|Fall, Fashion|21 Comments


  1. Barbara J. Silverman October 31, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

    That dress looks cool. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m very sorry to hear that your grandma doesn’t feel good. Hope she’ll get well soon.

  2. Michael October 11, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Hope your grandma gets better soon. I’m so in love with the dress !!!

  3. Jack October 9, 2016 at 5:24 am - Reply

    That dress fit you perfectly. Besides, that boots are fashionable.
    I feel sorry for your grandma. Hope she doing well.

  4. Jess October 1, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    I am sorry to hear about your Grandma, my hubby’s Grandpap was in assisted living, it is sad. I hope she is doing better!! Seems like you were prepared with the pipeline issue, my nephew lives in Asheville, wonder how he fared. On to your outfit, I am loving grey! a very pretty dress love the addition of black with your cardi and those booties are so cute with the tassle, love em!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  5. Edye September 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    This outfit is so classy looking! Your style is very fashionable, but still very lady like. I love it <3

  6. Emily September 24, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Praying for your precious grandma; I know how difficult it is to see people grow older. <3 Praying for peace and comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ for her. <3

  7. Ada September 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Ohh hope your grandma gets better soon. Love this little early Fall look. The dress looks very nice styled like this.

    Congrats on your first linkup. Don’t forget to join mine. It is live every Thursday. Would love for you to share your lovely style and this outfit with my readers. =) Ada.

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Hi Ada! Thanks so much and for the info on your linkup!

  8. Kristy from Southern In Law September 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I love love love those boots! What a cute fall outfit!

  9. [email protected] September 23, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Cute dress! Sorry to hear about that gas situation. Hope your grandma is doing well. I will say a prayer for her.

  10. Very cute dress I like the lace bottom. So looking forward to fall clothes and yoga pants 🙂

  11. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 23, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Isn’t it crazy that we can live in such modern times and have such crazy issues? That is crazy! Love to you and your family in dealing with your grandmother’s situation. That cannot be easy. Love a gray dress for fall!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

      I know!!! And how much we depend on something like gas! Crazy. Thanks so much for the support.

  12. heather @Lunging Through Life September 23, 2016 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Aww good luck this weekend. That is hard to do. Wahoo for blog work! I think your question meant to be what are you looking forward to most in fall, so I’ll say the scarves, boots, warm beverages and being able to be outside 😉 I’m not looking forward to summer yet !haha This weekend we are hoping to go on the boat and maybe apple picking!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Haha! Yes, I think I always have summer on the mind. I am looking forward to boots and scarfs too 🙂

  13. Blane Sherer September 23, 2016 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Situations like that with your Grandmother can be tough.
    I’m sure you have plenty of readers who can empathize
    with you. I certainly can.

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