A Versatile Dress for Fall

Luxe lace, scalloped edges, a dark ruby color, and a classic shift silhouette? I’ve been swooning over this Ann Taylor lace dress for a minute. So, when it went on sale recently, I decided to try it on. No surprise, I liked it.

Dress—Ann Taylor | Skirt option (both on sale)

Shoes—J.Crew (on sale)

Necklace—Kate Spade  | option

Earrings—Kate Spade

Rings—℅ Kendra Scott

Watch—Movado | Skagen option

Lip—Mac “Media” lipstickMac “Currant” lip pencil

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

Lately, I’ve been having to attend more events that require dressing up more than I usually do. I’m slowly accumulating dresses like the featured lace dress, then, that can easily be made suitable for all kinds of occasions.

I’ve been eying this Kate Spade necklace since it first appeared in Nordstrom Rack. I’ve tried it on around ten times. I kept deciding not to purchase it because of a particular detail—5 enormous beads that looked out of place. When the Nordstrom Rack price got marked down even further recently, I bought it and removed those beads. Now, it’s perfect.



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  1. motherlovin3
    August 29, 2015 / 1:19 am

    I took a break from fashion blogs for a few months thinking I would be able to stop shopping, save money, and not be influenced by all the beautiful items featured on the blogs. I am back at my old ways. The first blog that I came back to was yours. I love your style. It's trendy, but sophisticated. I am a 34 y/o mother of an 18 y/o. I want to feel youthful, but also present myself as a classy, professional woman. I love your posts! Do you have a post with your hair care regime and skincare ( both are gorgeous)? Is your hair 4C type? Mine is super dry and course, yours appears to be fine in texture.

  2. August 29, 2015 / 1:54 am

    Love this look so much-the ruby color, the hair, makeup, everything. Gorgeous!

    • August 31, 2015 / 1:59 am

      Thank you so much, Stephanie! I appreciate the sweet words.

  3. September 1, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Absolutely loving the color combo! I think I may have to start mixing my jewel tones this fall. Thanks for the inspo!