an autumn LBD

dress: Forever 21 (similar) // shirt: American Eagle // tights & shoes: Target // pearls: Nordy Rack

Last week I wrote about my layering woes. In a late night attempt to make my closet work for fall, I came up with this outfit and loved it. At first I thought I should wait for some special occasion to wear it, but every day is a special occasion! Plus, if I want outfit photos, I pretty much have to wear it to work. So I wore it the day of our mandatory all-staff meeting. That's kind of a special occasion, right?

Honestly, without the pearls, this outfit isn't as dressy as it felt, though the pearls really do tie it all together. I found this dress over the summer when I was personal shopping with a gal pal. It was on sale and we both bought it. It's literally the most perfect LBD I've ever put on. I've already styled it a billion ways in my closet, so I'm excited to finally have some fun events to get dressed up for. Or, ya know, work meetings. 

ps. happy 11/11! don't forget to make a wish!

13 comments

  1. LOVE those red tights with this look! I have some cobalt tights that just need to see sunlight and this is a great idea. <3

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  2. LOVE those red tights with this look! I have some cobalt tights that just need to see sunlight and this is a great idea. <3

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  3. This is such a scholarly outfit. I feel like you're going to school me on something really important and then throw your cute hair innocently to the side like "nbd!" haha

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  4. If someone described this outfit to me I'd go nah but somehow this really works! You look lovely, I love the idea of a denim shirt under a smock dress and the red tights and leopard print shoes! I just love this whole look :D inspiring post

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  5. I love everything about this outfit!! I am definitely going to have to find a LBD that fits the way yours does, and I like the idea of layering the button-up underneath it.
    -Becca
    whyshesings.blogspot.com

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  6. You are so cute, I love it! Perfect for fall and everyday wear.

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  7. don't mean to echo every one else here but I love how you pulled off the red tights, i find it a difficult look to pull off! (with any kind of coloured tights!)

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  8. hawt dayummmm.

    this outfit is perf. I need to copy this asap!

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  9. I LOOOOVE how you styled this outfit! Too cute!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm so proud of your layering! What were you complaining about? You're a natural! Actually, I might try this look out someday, I have an LBD that always feels a little too dressy and I think pairing it with my chambray will make it more accessible!

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  11. Nicole, this outfit is too dang cute! I love the chambray shirt under the dress, the red tights, the leopard flats, the necklace, ALL OF IT! It just works! :)

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