Garden Party

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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!) 

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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!)

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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. 

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And if you're interested in learning more about the gardens or staying up-to-date on its happenings, you can read up on its history here, and don't forget to follow them on Instagram. Hope to see you at next year's End of Summer bash! xo

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