Had the pleasure of attending the first annual End of Summer Garden Party at Untermyer Gardens a few weeks ago, and had such an amazing time. If you're not familiar with Untermyer Gardens, its a lovingly restored public garden tucked away in Yonkers, and it's seriously one of the most gorgeous places I've ever been in metro NY area. Such a hidden gem! (For proof, just check out these photos. It's an Instagrammer's dream!)
The weather was perfect, and so was the golden hour lighting, so I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of my garden party look, featuring this amazingly cute and comfortable maxi dress (with pockets!) from Forever 21 scored for just $17. (It's out of stock, but there are some perfect-for-early fall maxis for under $30 available on the site, like this one, this one and this one!)
I dressed up the maxi with some dainty jewelry and a gifted blush clutch, as well as a black watch, which came c/o Daniel Wellington. (P.S.: I'm a big fan of the Daniel Wellington brand, and their minimal style watches are so versatile, so was super excited to partner with them on a recent promo. For 15% off sitewide, use the code "TALESTHRIFT"!) I finished off the look with a pair of $35 gold sandals from Topshop, and with my $10 street vendor sunnies, the head-to-toe look came out to $62.