Gray & Green

Gap Tee | Alexandra Grecco Skirt | Silver Pumps | Capwell + Co Necklace | Buxom Lip Gloss | Capwell + Co Earrings | Milly Clutch | Capwell + Co Bracelet Set

Looking back at these photos makes me kind of sad that summer is officially over. My summer glow is fading fast, I’m having to start thinking about holiday travel (wtf), and lazy days spent by the pool seem so long ago. There’s so much to look forward to this fall, but it’s always so bittersweet.

However, I kind of figured out a way to work on the whole tan thing. A few days before these photos were taken, I got my (FIRST EVER) spray tan! I have always been so hesitant because I didn’t want to look orange or fake or anything like that, but my friend Kim convinced me. I went to St. Tropez and got a spray tan with their celebrity tanner, Sophie. The entire experience was unbelievable! Especially now that I’m looking back at these pictures a month later, I think I’m going to be hooked! I didn’t have as many pool/beach weekends as I would have liked this summer, but I had a pretty amazing end-of-summer tan. It was perfect for my birthday weekend in Texas and the start of NYFW.

I wore this outfit to a party right before fashion week and definitely felt like I was channeling my inner Carrie Bradshaw. (See my last tulle skirt outfit here.) To keep it more on the casual side, I paired the ballerina skirt with a simple gray tee shirt and a statement necklace. When I think of tulle ballerina skirts, I typically think of the basic blush version so I kind of love how the gray color is a bit more unexpected!

Lydia Hudgens Photography

*On a side note: If you’re looking for the ‘Sophie experience’ from St. Tropez, they recommend any of the Nordstrom Spas! Or, of course, using any of their at-home products. 🙂

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  1. 9.29.14
    Natali said:

    There’s just something about tulle skirts that always, always makes me wanna wear them no matter what the occasion is 😀
    You look beautiful in this outfit, it’s perfectly styled!

  2. 9.29.14
    Jeanne said:

    So chic!

  3. 9.29.14

    What an adorable look! I love how you kept the colors monochromatic! Loving the textures ! Your tulle skirt is absolutely gorgeous!
    Red Reticule

  4. 9.29.14
    IRENE said:

    so beautiful! love this outfit!


  5. 9.29.14

    How adorable is that skirt…such a great look!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  6. 9.29.14
    Ella said:

    Oh my gosh I LOVE that skirt. You’re right, it’s so cool to have a ballerina style while breaking out of the box a little in terms of color! Gorgeous+pinned 🙂

  7. 9.29.14
    Jen said:

    You look so great! I love this look.

  8. 9.29.14
    Meghan said:

    Love this, Jess!

  9. 9.29.14
    Becky said:

    You know how I love tulle, and this green and gray combo is so pretty!! Not to mention your necklace is gorgeous too! You look so great! Happy Monday!

  10. 9.29.14
    cassie said:

    LOVE this outfit!

  11. 9.29.14
    Heidi D. said:

    This might be your best look ever! Love this skirt!

    Heidi D.

  12. 9.29.14
    Dana said:

    Such a great balance of super dressy and casual!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  13. 9.29.14
    Andrea said:

    Love this outfit and how you styled this tulle dress so it’s not costumey at all! It’s perfect!


  14. 9.29.14

    I got my first ever airbrush tan this year and it was amazing! People couldn’t get over the natural glow I had. You look amazing!! 🙂

  15. 9.29.14
    Jen said:

    Your tan looks amazing! Carrie Bradshaw would be SO proud of this look 😉

    xo, Jen

  16. 9.29.14

    Beautiful skirt and color!

    Liz @

  17. 9.29.14
    Shira said:

    I’ve been dying for this tulle skirt! I want to borrow asap 🙂

  18. 9.30.14
    pati said:

    In love with this look, total perfection!

  19. 9.30.14
    Stacey said:

    The skirt is beautiful, very Carrie!!

    Five Minute Style 

  20. 9.30.14
    Meagan said:

    Obsessed with that skirt!

  21. 10.1.14

    I need this skirt. Wow just perfect.