School Girl Red.
As I mentioned a week ago, this Fall I want to take some of my Summery Dresses and style them for the current season, especially since our Fall has been pretty warm and mild. Today I am showing you another Fit+Flare Dress, which is this Nautical-Inspired, Striped, Ponte Dress by H+M.
So, I played off the Red+White of the Dress and layered with a White Button-Down Blouse underneath (the billowy sleeves make it a little retro-looking), a Silky Scarf which I tied into a Bow and my Cranberry Oxford Shoes. I even added Red Lipstick and Red Ear Studs. For a little Pattern-Mixing I have on some Argyle Black Tights which match the Black Beaded Bracelet and Black Rosette Headband. Clearly, I am a huge fan of Black+Red+White as I showed you last week when I styled the Snow Leopard Dress for Fall. This Outfit totally reminds me of a School Girl Uniform. It is Chic yet a little Edgy because of the styling. I felt Feminine and European in it which I think it's a good thing.
Have you tried something on that reminds you of a School Girl Look? I love to see your thoughts and takes on this look.
Red+White Striped, Fit+Flare, Sleeveless Ponte Dress: H&M (New) (very similar, love this), (similar sheath), (similar fit+flare w/ crochet detail, great deal, love this).
White, Long-Sleeve, Button-down Shirt w/ Bell Sleeves & Ruffled Collar: Bebe (similar by Chloe, on sale), (similar by WHBM, love this), (gorgeous option w/ bow & black piping, love this), (cute option w/ black Peter Pan collar, best deal, love this).
Deep Red, Silk+Organza Narrow Scarf w/ Fringe: Borrowed from my Mother in Law (purchased in France) (similar silk scarf by Echo, best deal, love this), (gorgeous option by Brooks Brothers), (red+pink gorgeous option by Kate Spade, love this), (similar, warm scarf w/ fringe, best deal).
Red+Silver, Wreath, Stud Earrings: A Local Boutique (very similar by Kate Spade, love these), (similar by Ralph Lauren, great deal, love these), (similar, best deal, love these).
Black+Silver Beaded Bracelet w/ some Charms: White House Black Market (similar by Swarovski, great deal, love this), (black stretchy option w/ teardrop stones, best deal, love this), (similar w/ domo beads & crosses, on sale).
Black Silk Headband w/ 3 tiny Rosettes: The Limited (similar in plastic, love this), (similar w/ silver rhinestone rose, love this), (similar w/ large black silk rose, best deal).
Black, Argyle-Print Tights: The Limited (very similar, great deal, love these), (similar in black+gray, best deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Burgundy/Wine Leather Suede Oxford Booties w/ Chunky Heels: Caterina Firenze (New) (very similar by Steve Madden, great deal, love these), (similar wedges in burgundy suede, great deal, love these), (similar in patent leather by Clarks), (dressy option w/ high heels & gold cap toes, best deal, love these).
P.S. Linking up with Carylee, Elena, Kristin, Jen, Laura, Lauren, Leeann, Mix it Monday, Molly, Rachelle, Rhea and Whitney.
Also, once again Marissa and Heidi are doing their bi-yearly Pantone Challenge. Below are the Colors for Fall 2014 (that they selected). My booties and scarf today totally fit Sangria. I will try to link up an outfit this week, every day, for each color. We shall see.