I tend to go for patterns, colors and prints while shopping for day dresses, so I love the change to a clean grey palette. This grey turtleneck dress is stretchy, comfy and perfect for daytime with flats or boots. At night I’ll dress it up with heels and a clutch. I love shopping on Fashion Bunker for unique and hard to find Australian labels. I always find something I like for under $150 and the shipping is surprisingly fast for carrying overseas lines (not sponsored, I really just love this site!). I found tons of grey sweater dresses and turleneck dresses – see my favorites below.
I’ve been wanting to explore some of my favorite LA restaurants, streets and spots on the blog, and take you to a few of the places I’ve been frequenting (if you’d like recommendations, please email me!). Ox & Son just opened in Santa Monica on Montana Avenue and I’d driven by it a dozen times before stopping in. I love anywhere with patio seating where you can people watch and enjoy the afternoon. I ordered the avocado heirloom tomato toast with an egg and it was better than I imagined! Pecorino cheese, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of olive oil and salt topped it off.
The tie neck blouse seems to return every autumn, and I can see why. A casual bow at the collarbone is feminine, easygoing and if tied loosely, not too “sweet.” This L’Academie blouse is almost sold out on Revolve (it also comes in white), but this red bow tie blouse is equally as fitting and flattering. I tend to see white tie neck blouses with a black bow, so I was drawn to this black tie blouse and pretty sheer lace blouse, which I’d wear to a holiday party tucked into a pencil skirt. Below are more options! x
I love do-it-all pieces. This Rag & Bone Midi Dress has been equally easy to wear to dressy meetings under a jacket as it has for dinner and drinks with a heel. The colors remind me of autumn and feel seasonal, but I can see this dress working year-round. It’s definitely more of an investment piece price, but I love the versatility and feminine shape (This tank dress has the same effect for a friendlier price). Midi dresses can be overlooked (I always thought you had to be super tall for them) but I’m converted!
This bell-sleeved sequin romper is one part bohemian, one part glamorous. It’s ideal for afternoon under a leather jacket with booties or dressed up with heels. Plus it’s super comfortable in all cotton (I have a size small and it’s pretty stretchy and roomy, so order your true size).
I’m not one to stick to trends, but I love that rompers for nighttime are a “thing” now (especially sequin rompers). Just take this gorgeous open-back, tied-up-with-a-bow black satin number as evidence. As long as wherever you’re going isn’t black tie, consider rompers a dress alternative! Plus they’re easier to move around in and you don’t have to be careful about crossing your legs all night (perk). I was surprised how many beautifully embellished rompers I found while writing this post – I have my eye on this gold embellished shoulder romper, which is perfect for a night out under a coat. Also loving the unique sheer detail on this one, and the rose gold shimmer going on here has NYE on my mind. Which is your favorite?