Of course, to kick off the week I have to start out with the "dressiest" of the three looks, as a figurative first day of school (or back to school week).
DRESS: Available here in navy. Raspberry no longer available online but in some stores.
WHY IT WORKS: The heavy lace gives it a casual vibe due to the simple design and cotton weight, but keeps it dressy. As an added bonus, the jewel-toned raspberry is the perfect fall color!
|SHOES: Jack Rogers Regina Flat in Platinum|
WHY IT WORKS: I'm not going to lie, I love pairing this dress with my favorite pair of black stilettos, BUT it also looks fantastic with these flats! The flats are obviously way more appropriate for climbing stairs and getting from class to class, but the bow detail and metallic gold make them better than your average plain flat.
Yup, all my jewelry is Rose Gold. I'm a firm believer that if you're wearing a metal, all your accessories must be that metal. I broke that ever-important rule for the flats, and I continue to break it for my favorite pair of silver diamond earrings.
|EARRINGS: Ted Baker Stormm Crystal Chain Drop Earrings (or check your local Nordstrom Rack ;))|
|NECKLACE: Marley Lilly Monogrammed Simply Sweet Pearl Necklace|
WHY IT WORKS: This necklace is deceptively small, making it the perfect necklace to wear as an everyday piece, and also a necklace that's easy to pair with everything!
This outfit is not only a little dressy and cute for school, but it's also simple to put together and add your own twist to! Toss in a statement necklace, belt, or cute pair of wedges, and wear the same dress again!
Love and Stay Preppy,