I scored this dress at an Elizabeth and James sample sale recently. There's no better feeling than finding a basic piece that you can wear over and over-- and on sale. From the front, it's a simple black dress, but in the back there's a sneaky little cutout that is just low enough to give this slinky piece an extra bit of sexy.
As for the neckpiece: I've discovered that Haute Hippie has an amazing collection of them- who knew? I fell in love with this gorgeous jeweled accessory, which adorns the chest and shoulders in a draping pattern that somehow turns layers of metal chains into a shape that is delicate and feminine. And with my new sample sale find, I knew they would be perfectly coupled. Love at first wear.
I think neckpieces are a great way to change up your wardrobe and try out a new trend. Haute Hippie also has simpler pieces like this one, which you can layer over a classic button-down or any basic outfit that's already in your closet. It will add an automatic wow-factor, and make any outfit look completely different without having to go out and buy several new pieces.
Photos by Greg Routt