Today's outfit is meant for the transition between summer and fall. We have combined one of our favourite fall "must haves", the blazer, with one of our favourite summer "must haves", the easy breezy dress. We were also inspired by the fairly recent D&G and Roberto Cavalli RTW shows, and wanted to pair together different and similar patterns together (think plaid on plaid, or florals with stripes). The blazer can transition seamlessly into your fall wardrobe while the dress can be put away until your next trip to the beach, because it can be used as a cover-up as well! We try show some multi-purpose garments so you can all get more bang for your buck, so to speak. So the next time you piece together your fall ensembles, remember that mixing and matching patterns are definitely in this season.
Our Thought: 1.) The ring is a good accessory option, but will put you over your budget. 2) You can mix and match the two dress options and the two shoe options. The polka-dot shoe is more summery, while the plaid show is more fall-like. 3.) If you want a true-to-the-D&G style, pair the jacket with the plaid dress and the plaid shoes for a plaid overload!
1.) Sonja Plaid Blazer (in Multi) - $59.50; store.delias.com
2.) Cocktail Ring (in Topaz) - $4; store.alloy.com
3.) & 4.) Strapless Smocked Dress (in Blue Multicolor or Blue Plaid) - $29; victoriassecret.com
5.) Polka Dot Mini Wedge (in Red) - $10; store.alloy.com
6.) Kensington Flat (in Red Multi) - $10; store.delias.com
Grand Total = $98.50
(with ring = $102.50)