Back Down South

Back Down South


Last weekend Jason and I had the opportunity to break out of NYC for a long weekend and head back to our old stomping grounds of Atlanta, GA. I hadn’t been back since we moved years ago, and it was a surreal experience to see the city from different eyes and at a different stage in life.


Some sights and sounds brought back instant nostalgia, while other new developments made us feel foreign in our past home. It was a strange and humbling experience to reflect upon where we’ve been, how we’ve evolved and where we hope to go in the future.


One thing that hadn’t changed about the city was the unique Southern charm and style of the people! Atlanta has such an energy that is truly its own. And the people don’t mess around when it comes to fashion y’all! I knew that going back down South for this trip, I had to come correct with my outfits!


For my first day out on the town, we spent time exploring our old neighborhood of Buckhead- doing some shopping, dining and afternoon champagne sipping. I love the weather there, because despite the crisp fall air, it was still as bright as can be! The sunshine lets you get away with transitional mini-dresses, and I thought this was the perfect time to wear a new favorite from Maje. I love a good fit-and-flare dress, and this one has a Parisian feel with its classic black and white combo, combined with a short and flirty length. This dress was just the inspiration I needed to break out a brand new pair of Stuart Weitzman boots! You may have seen me in the Highland, but this year I sprung for the AllLegs which go even higher on the thigh (ooh la la) with a slightly pointier toe. I think they’re so sexy, and I love them!


To go with my little French dress, I paired Chanel accessories (but of course!) and a red oversized blazer that I found at my local thrift store. You never know what treasures you can find!


I had such amazing trip and I hope to be back soon! But in the meantime, I can’t wait to wear this again back in New York… just maybe with some tights.


P.S. Maje is currently having their Friends & Family Sale. So if you like my dress, you can head there to find other goodies on sale!




Dress: Maje. Red Blazer: Sold Out. Boots: Stuart Weitzman. Handbag: Chanel.  Sunglasses: Chanel #5182.


  • Atsuna Matsui
    October 13, 2016 12:27 am

    You look so glam and classy here babe 🙂


    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 12:32 am

      Thanks for the kind words Atsuna! I appreciate the love! Xo

  • Kyla
    October 13, 2016 12:43 am

    Sounds like you had an amazing time and I love the whole look for fall! What a great find that red coat was!

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 2:10 am

      I absolutely did! I needed a weekend getaway. Thanks for reading Kyla! Xo

  • Chelsea
    October 13, 2016 12:52 am

    That dress is so classic and gorgeous! It’s great to retrace our footsteps sometimes!

    Chow Down USA

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 2:07 am

      You’re totally right about that. It was definitely a blast from the past! Thanks for your sweet words Chelsea! Xo

  • Sharon Wu
    October 13, 2016 2:10 am

    Omg I am in love with your red coat and your boots girl! Perfect styling xo, sharon

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 2:11 am

      Thanks Sharon! You never know what great gems you’ll find when thrifting! Thanks for reading Sharon! Xo

  • Leopard Couture
    October 13, 2016 3:02 am

    You look amazing doll! Love how chic that outfit is, plus those boots are FAB!:D xx- Mitra

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 3:29 am

      You’re the sweetest Mitra! Thank you for reading! Xo

  • Jacquelyn
    October 13, 2016 11:05 am

    I love your featured photos – they really make the post 🙂

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 2:47 pm

      Thanks Jacquelyn! This was a really fun shoot, so I’m glad you like the photos! Xo

  • Jenn Hanft
    October 13, 2016 2:40 pm

    That dress looks stunning and I adore the pop of red!!

    XO Jenn

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 13, 2016 2:49 pm

      Thanks Jenn! You’re so sweet! And yes, I’m obsessed with that jacket, especially since it was a thrifty find! Thanks for reading! Xo

  • Bailey
    October 13, 2016 9:24 pm

    Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed your travels 🙂

    Bailey |

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 14, 2016 3:23 am

      Appreciate the love! Thanks for reading Bailey!

  • Abby
    October 13, 2016 9:50 pm

    First of all, that dress is SO darling!! Love how you paired it with those OTK boots! and that red coat? Perfection!!

    xo Abby

    • brownpaperdoll
      October 14, 2016 3:44 am

      Aw, thanks so much Abby! I’m pretty obsessed with the dress myself! Can’t wait to wear it again. Thanks for reading. Xo

  • Helen Chik
    October 14, 2016 12:05 am

    That red coat just finishes the outfit so perfectly!! Elegant and chic are the words that come to mind!


    • brownpaperdoll
      October 14, 2016 3:48 am

      Thanks Helen! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. Thanks for reading! Xo

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