Sometimes all it takes to turn a classic silhouette into something decidedly more modern is the detail. Case in point: this Good American dress. While ribbed dresses have been around for aeons this style feels decidedly more edgy with the in-built corset detail. I like the fact it helps give the dress an added element of interest but it doesn’t overwhelm. I think a dress like this is something that you can have in your closet to wear for various occasions. It can be dressed up for an event, or worn back with sneakers for an elevated off duty look. Plus the neutral hue makes it really versatile, and easy to dress up or down. In this instance I styled it in a dressy way, making for the ideal understated dress option for an occasion.
Working with neutral hues when it comes to your outfit opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to accessorising. For this look, I went with the latest addition to my bag collection, this tiny structured Apede Mod bag. The chunky chain handle dresses it up, but also makes it the bag ultra practical as it can then be worn crossbody style. To pick up the gold in the handle, I went for chunky gold statement earrings, and a pair of fun cat-eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to finish off the look.
The one trend I’ve been really loving of late is a cut-out dress. This Staud number, is called the ‘Calypso’ and it’s a new addition to my wardrobe and it has to be one of the comfiest dresses I own. The silhouette on its own would be quite simple but with the addition of the metal ring and the cut-out panels, it instantly feels modern and elevated. The colour is also not something I wear all that often (the brand calls is ‘caper’), but I have been slowly gravitating towards slightly earthier tones more. It’s a surprisingly versatile hue to wear, almost as easy to mix and match as traditional neutrals. The ankle length hem also means that I could wear it as daywear or easily pair it with heels for night—or just do both like what I did for this shoot! Plus the best bit? It’s made from recycled tissue-weight nylon fabric which is a huge tick for me.
As for accessorising, I thought it was the perfect time for this adorable Apede Mod bag to make an appearance. I wrote about it a few weeks ago and mentioned it was on my radar, and it was been such a fun accessory to add to my collection. It’s quite cute as it’s so small and I can wear it during the day but it’s also quite diminutive enough that I can easily wear it at an event or out to dinner. My black Bottega heels have been such a worthy purchase because I wear them non-stop, I think the cost per wear on them at the moment has made them a great investment piece.
I’m lucky to come across a lot of beautiful things in my job, and as a result I’m always finding new additions for my wish list. This month I’ve been in equal parts house and wardrobe shopping mode. I’ve been looking for new decorative pieces for our home post-reno, just small things that can really help transform our space. While on the fashion front, I’ve been searching for new updates to add to my autumn wardrobe. And in my travels, I’m lucky to have managed to find a few pieces that fit the bill. Here’s what’s currently on my radar.
This cute structured bag is just the thing to add a fresh touch to the more moodier tones I’ll no doubt be wearing throughout autumn and winter. The size is perfect as I’ll be able to carry all my essentials without it being too cumbersome, and I love the chain strap which adds a layer of elevated elegance to the overall design.
This is currently sold out but I’m waiting patiently for new stock to arrive. This ceramic fruit stand is made in Puglia in Italy, and the colours and design remind me of many of my favourite holidays in Italy. I’m planning for it to be a stylish reminder of more Italian soujourns that will hopefully be on the horizon in the not so distant future.
I’ve been looking for a trench to get me through the next few months and I immediately fell in love with the design of this Camilla and Marc number. It’s the perfect length/shape to work back with my winter wardrobe and the colour is just right. I can’t wait to snap this one up as it’s definitely going to fill a gap in my wardrobe.