From the crisp red apples growing in the orchards to the chili my mom always ceremoniously made on the first cool weekend of the new school year that said “fall is coming.” The leaves that drifted softly to the ground as the wind picked up while the temperatures dropped, and the color that coursed through my veins from birth because well… football season + Aggies.
There is no color that encompasses all of my favorite things about fall quite like a deep red or burgundy hue. I just feel right, as though I am a part of the season and setting when I am in a pretty burgundy in the fall. Naturally, when I saw this amazing dress from the brand new Rachel Parcell fall collection, I knew it was a must for my brother in law’s wedding and other upcoming fall fancies. (It’s totally dressable with booties and a denim jacket, too, for a slightly more casual look!) I love the delicate pleats and the chiffon sleeves that feel elegant and almost Elizabethan. Plus, come on, it fit my bump perfectly without having to buy something “maternity.” Unfortunately, this dress literally sold out in a week and my plan to post about it today has all but failed.
BUT, fear not- I found dresses incredibly similar that are also gorgeous fall options for dressing up or down!
Shop them below.
Now, if fall would like to ACTUALLY show up here in Texas, that’d be just wonderful. Tomorrow might be the first day of fall, but it is certainly still 90+ degrees here and slightly depressing… I believe in you cooler temps! I know you will prevail!
As for this whole pregnancy thing, let’s just say I am feeling… pregnant finally. 😉 I may or may not have yelled at the man working the Taco Cabana Drive-Thru at 11 PM when I was so hungry I didn’t even know what I was doing…. haha. Maybe… it’s all hypothetical… The countdown is on, though, and we are tackling the nursery this weekend.
Shop my heel and make-up:
All photos by Cottonwood Road Photography for The Cake by Hannah in partnership with Rachel Parcell