Dress: Proenza Schouler (last seen here and here); Shirt: J.Crew; Shoes: Celine; Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff; Sunglasses: Karen Walker; Watch: Michael Kors
I often get asked how I decide which pieces to invest in and which ones to pass on -- something that I'm, in all honesty, still trying to figure out myself as I get older. I am, however, a firm believer in finding and ponying up for statement work dresses -- ones that can easily transition from a day full of meetings to cocktail hour afterward with just a few simple accessory changes. This dress in particular, a Proenza Schouler beauty I stalked for weeks before it went on major sale, is a great example of how just a few simple layers (under or over the dress) can make a huge difference in the overall aesthetic of the outfit. I felt polished at work but could easily ditch the button up shirt for dinner for two later on.
Photos by Klassy Goldberg