I’ve been kind of dreading wearing fall clothes, dreading black tights and layers as much as I used to look forward to them a few years ago. The idea of wearing clothes that are too structured or too buttoned-up makes me squirm, and I’ve never been any good at layering. And as much as I’ve always loved black tights, sometimes I worry about them looking too little girl, too Zooey Deschanel in her Alice in Wonderland dresses. No offense to Zooey; she’s adorable, but I’m in my 30s and don’t want to look adorable anymore.
So when I find a good fall collection that I can really see myself wearing I have to post about it. I posted about Morgan Carper’s spring collection and then fell in love with it even more when I saw a few of her pieces in person at Frances May. I think I would love these dresses just as much. They were inspired by Carper’s travels to Laos and Vietnam and feature custom prints based on traditional Hmong textiles, in colors that are perfectly fall without being dreary. And even those tights are looking pretty good.