This week has been a little less stressful/busy than usual and I’ve really embraced it. It’s been nice having time to get caught up on the to-do list. I had a few events (an art opening on Tuesday, dessert-making with Martha Stewart last night) but I got to spend a lot of time at home just working + playing catch-up, which was such a treat… annnd so necessary as next week I am off to Charlottesville, VA (my first time – continuing my love affair with the South!)
Anyway, I really love today’s outfit. I’d been wanting to try something bell-sleeved, but everything I tried on just felt so silly! Enter this dress. In thick silk, it feels more seventies chic than circus performer. It’s one of those great little dresses that you could wear to the office but also to happy hour or on a date… a really, really great workhorse. And these shoes… I just can’t. I don’t think I’ve ever loved a pair of shoes more (that’s probably a lie – my shoes are like children to me!) as they are just the most fun. You’ll recognize them from my birthday post and can probably expect to see more of them… I can’t wait to try a more casual look… they’ll be so cute with jeans and a tee!
PS – The dress is now on sale at Saks – in olive green! Might need to get that one too… as you may have noticed from this Instagram, I’m really into olive right now for Fall.
Outfit Details: Tibi Belle Dress (also here, here, here, + here — I recommend sizing up… I usually wear a 6 in Tibi but took an 8 as it was cut a bit narrow through the hips!) // Clare V Leopard Clutch // Candy Shop Vintage Necklace // Loeffler Randall Nicolette Sandals (also here, here, + here) // Krewe Julia Cateye Sunglases
Look for Less: Dress // Clutch // Sunglasses // Heels
This necklace is my obsession. Deirdre (the owner of Candy Shop Vintage) has become a really great friend over the past few years (we threw the joint birthday party together in Charleston, and she’s coming with me to Virginia next week!) and she gave it to me for my birthday. I love it so much… mostly because it just looks like a really classic, beautiful collar at first and then you look a little closer and realize it’s actually a CROISSANT! Positively genius!!
photography by Lydia Hudgens.
These shoes are so fun! I can’t get enough!
Thanks, Elizabeth! Clearly I can’t get enough either, haha!
That outfit is everything!!!
Loving green lately as well!
Thank you Tracy!! xx
Those. Shoes. Are. Everything! Obsessed!
Have a great time in Charlottesville, lady! My husband went there for work a couple years ago, and he loved it!
Thanks, Jenn! I’m really looking forward to the trip!
Those shoes are absolutely amazing! And I love the dress as well, it’s so pretty. And the necklace is so cute!
Thank you so much, Marta! I love them!! xx
i love the croissant necklace! and i just don’t know if i can pull off bell sleeves, but you are rocking them.
i’ve got a four fall sweater types for every price point on my blog today-
I felt the same way! This dress is MUCh more manageable!!!
Cannot get enough of these shoes! I love how you paired it with a simple dress, this look doesn’t need much else!
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Aw, thanks Dana! I agree – best to keep the look as simple as possible when wearing crazy shoes like these!!!
Oh my, such an edgy and chic pair of shoes!! You’re looking elegant and gorgeous as always, but your shoes totally stole the show. 😀
Thank you Natali!! xox
need those sandals!
They are the best!! Hope you spring for a pair!
The definition of party shoes!!! So cute.
They really are! Thank you Carrie! Have a great day 🙂
You look beautiful Grace! xx
Aw thank you Amy! xx
Grace – that dress is so killer on you!! Love a unique and versatile black dress! Also I’m with you on having a night off to unwind – it is pure HEAVEN – definitely something to be grateful for 😉
Omg, those shoes are amazing!!!
Your legs look impeccable. The shoes aren’t my style but you look great. Nice necklace.