Monday, October 5, 2009

Back to School Again!

I picked up this dress about a little over a week ago and I've really been looking forward to wearing it. I was at one of my favorite stores - Francesca's Collections - looking for some plain black dresses to replace the ones I've had for a few years (they're all starting to get stretched out and faded) and these colors really caught my eye, plus the leaf pattern is a really unusual take on the "Fall Florals" that are all over the place right now. The material is really interesting as well - it sort of feels like a mixture between jersey and velvet - a strange combination, but it's perfect for this fall weather.

The jacket I actually found last night on sale at Target. My original plan for this dress was to pair it with my black leather jacket, but I was so excited about this jacket (especially because I was eyeing it a few weeks ago and had decided against it - when I saw it on sale, I had to buy it...) The color is one of my favorites - a really rich peacock green/turquoise - and the satiny material makes it look a lot more expensive than it really was. I'm thinking it will pair nicely with a faux-fur stole I found in my closet once the weather starts getting a little colder

One of my favorite things is bold gold jewelry, and until recently, it was really hard to find! I'm SO thrilled that the 80's are making a serious comeback, because it's so much easier for me to find inexpensive gold accessories to pile on, and I've amassed a much bigger collection so I don't have to keep wearing the same pieces over and over again!

Dress: Myan (purchased at Francesca's Collections)
Jacket: Mossimo for Target
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bracelets: H&M
Earrings: Summerfair Cincinnati purchase

1 comment:

  1. That dress is gorgeous! Love the print oh-so-much :)