From Summer to Fall Maxi Dress // Banner Elk, NC

Turning my favorite summer maxi dress into my go to fall maxi dress! 

Fall Maxi Dress | Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

location: banner elk, nc

jacket | similar dress {last seen here} | boots | lipstick: crosswires 

You may remember this dress from mid-summer when I wore it here. You also may remember it if you follow me via Instagram stories as I wore the dress a TON over the summer. Well it’s fall now but I’m just not ready to saw goodbye to my favorite maxi dress. Therefore, I’m making it my go to fall maxi dress thanks to a couple of other go to fall items. Rather than wearing it with sandals and a silk scarf as I did over the summer, I’m pairing the maxi dress with my trusty denim jacket and Hunter rain boots

I have ALWAYS loved the look of Hunter rain boots with dresses but never felt it was a look I could pull off!! Well late in the summer, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and start wearing my rain boots with more than just jeans. I tried a skirt {here and here} and shorts {here and here}. After those went okay, I dove right in and tried the boots with a couple of dresses. My favorite, this maxi dress + rain boot combination. The boots {plus denim jacket} completely transform the look of the dress and give it this fun Joanna Gaines vibe. Anyone else want to be her and live on a beautiful in Waco, TX? 

Fall Maxi Dress | How to Style a Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Fall Maxi Dress | How to Style a Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Fall Maxi Dress | Denim Jacket for Fall | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Fall Maxi Dress | How to Style a Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Fall Maxi Dress | Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Fall Maxi Dress | How to Style a Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Fall Maxi Dress | Maxi Dress with Rain Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

jacket | similar dress {last seen here} | boots | lipstick: crosswires 

I wore this look while we did a little exploring around Banner Elk in late August. There were so many beautiful pieces of properties and farms. I was truly in heaven! We stopped by a couple of them to shoot and I was dreaming that they could be my playground every photoshoot. 

Fun Fact: Growing up, I always wanted a big ole mansion. You know, those mega-mansions with endless rooms and crazy oversized decor. If that didn’t work out the next choice was to live in a major city. Like New York City or Chicago in a penthouse suite. The high life is what I had in mind. Well dreams have completely changed. Now, I want a simple house, ideally a farm house with several acres. No more city life for this gal, take me down some backroads and add a cow or two {specifically a Beltie, like these cows}. Isn’t it crazy how dreams change? What is your dream house look like? 

 

26 Comments

  1. October 5, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Love how you paired the boots with the maxi! I’m all about stretching that summer wardrobe into fall!

  2. October 5, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    TOtally feeling the Joanna Gaines vibes!! You already got you a chip, now you just need a cute farm house and littles!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • October 6, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Woohoo! So happy you feel the Joanna Gaines vibes too. Definitely have my Chip haha. YES, YES, YES!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. October 5, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    This is such a cute dress, I love the pinstripes and how you paired it with these hunter boots!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  4. October 5, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    How cute! I love the green hunters. I have yellow and sometimes i feel like i need to tone it down Haha this is a really great way of transitionIng your maxis.

    • October 6, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      Aw thanks Jo! Whatever, yellow is SO fun!! You should definitely be rocking those lots. Thank you so much lady!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. October 5, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! And I totally remembered you wearing it over the summer. I love how you styled it for fall. so cute!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  6. Ruth Ridley
    October 6, 2017 / 8:55 am

    SO perfect!! Love that dress!

  7. Stephanie
    October 6, 2017 / 9:14 am

    I absolutely love this style on you. Such a fun, casual, laid-back approach to a maxi dress for early autumn. It was also fun to read about how your dream home has changed. When I was little, I wanted a mansion as well – I think that’s a little girl thing – and now I’d be happy with a cute apartment *near* the city but not *in* it. I love city life!

    • October 6, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Yay!!! Thrilled that you love it gal! You’re so right, that probably is a little girl thing. I love that your dream as changed as well!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. October 6, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    how cute! love your pretty maxi dress!

  9. October 9, 2017 / 10:18 am

    This look is so cute! such a perfect maxi dress for now and later. and those boots are so fun too!

    • October 9, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thank you so much! Yes definitely agree, it’s a great dress for multiple seasons.

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. October 9, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Oh I love how you transitioned this dress! too cute!

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