If you’re following along on Instagram, you know I recently treated myself to a DVF dress as an early birthday present. I loved the dress when it debuted with DVF’s spring collection, but it was out of price range at $545. So, you can imagine how excited I was to spot it on sale—in my size!—at Bergdorf Goodman last week for $190, barely more than I’d spend on a J.Crew dress. Serendipity! (Here’s the link I used in case a return happens to pop back online.) I still need to take it to a tailor to have the bodice brought in, but other than that, it’s pretty much perfect.
After nearly three years of searching, I finally found my perfect LWD at Banana Republic (ordered before my shopping hiatus, of course). And, what do you know, it looks fab with the Gerard Yosca necklace I’ve been wearing all week (looks one and two). Proof that just one great statement piece is enough to get you through the season.
The best sartorial dollar you can spend is on a statement piece that goes with everything. I’ve been wearing this Gerard Yosca necklace almost exclusively since I received it, so three outfits featuring the bauble this week wasn’t much of a challenge! Today, I strayed away from Monday’s mod attire in favor of something classic and feminine. A full skirt can become saccharine awfully quickly, but the necklace’s graphic flowers and a bright crossbody bag keep the look from being too prim.
I’m such a proponent of investing in quality accessories that you’ll wear over and over again—and I have no doubt that, in time, the cost per wear of that statement splurge will be lower than a cheaper alternative. Gerard Yosca’s latest collection is full of these versatile statement pieces, so when the team challenged me to style one necklace three ways this week, I jumped at the chance. First up, a mod shift dress that matches the mood of the black and white necklace. I’ve been wearing this to work quite a bit over the last few weeks (sadly, with tights), but it’s just as fun for weekend wear with pointy black flats.
As much as I love the nipped-in silhouettes of the 1950s, the ’60s are by far my favorite fashion decade—and my new shoes only fuel the obsession. It didn’t take me long to pair them with a ’60s-inspired ensemble that I intend to wear repeatedly this season.
As you’d expect, the accessories are my favorite part of the outfit. The block-heeled shoe is the perfect complement to a short hemline and this Emma McKinstry necklace lends a carefree touch to an outfit that otherwise risks being too prim. (The quality of the necklace is great. Make sure to you enter to win a pair of Emma’s best-selling double rectangle earrings here.)