Formal Fall

"I know that I am good enough to have the life I want."

Today may be the first day of fall, but the forecast for the weekend says we are going to have just a little bit more summer, and I'm perfectly okay with that. Still, I know that I've got weddings and showers coming up this season, so when I was at Clinton Crossing on Sunday and came across this navy lace sheath dress, I decided I just could not leave without it! Plus when it's 40% off, and then an additional 40% off, how do you pass up that deal?

Because this dress is navy lace over a black lining, it easily solves the black/navy dilemma, and looks quite lovely with other prints and textures as well. If you caught my previous post you might have spied this dress with the tweed blazer, and that simple addition would make this dress work for the office as well. This dress also comes in an equally lovely and fall appropriate bordeaux shade, and has a really pretty back keyhole detail. Naturally I forgot to get a photo of it, but next time! Hopefully this dress will serve me very well this fall.

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The Rundown
Two Tone Lace Sheath Dress Banana Republic Factory
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Leopard Clutch Clare Vc/o Shopbop
Grey Tassel Earrings Pearls and Plaid
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye similar
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Pearl and Pave Ring Forever 21 similar

Linking up with Jeans and a Teacup's Flasback Friday (One Year Ago Today)


  1. What a gorgeous dress, Lydia!! And those earrings are quite covetable!!
    You look so ready for date night---I think dinner sounds like a perfect activity!!

  2. Forty percent off, plus an extra forty percent off? I'm not much of a sale shopper, but I think even I would have had trouble passing on a deal like that! Especially for a beautiful dress like this one. The cut is absolutely perfect on you - it really does seem to fit like a glove. And although when you describe that it was navy over black, I admit I was skeptical, I actually love the effect that it gives. (Though I'm also a big fan of black with navy. And black with brown. I guess I just don't care about fashion rules.) Fingers crossed that there is more warm weather coming your way so you have more chances to wear this without a sweater or jacket over top!

  3. That's a stunning dress (and I love that you paired it with that leopard print bag - I'm a big fan of a navy/leopard combo!).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. That was such a great discount for such a pretty dress! I agree with you, perfect as a wedding guest outfit, it looks beautiful on you. Your leopard print clutch is a fun addition with it too.

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. It's such a pretty dress! And I love it with the clutch too, a perfect pop!

  6. I LOVE this on you SO much! This is SUCH a great wedding guest dress too!

    The Adored Life

  7. Love navy and black paired together! This dress is absolutely beautiful on you!

  8. Nice that you didn't resist the offer, I liked your dress very much! I loved the earrings and clutch, too! You look very beautiful!

  9. Love your style! So beautiful, and the dress is so stunning!

    N, xoxo./

  10. That lace dress is so pretty, and who could say no when it was on sale?

  11. That is such a gorgeous lace dress! In love with the style and length, and love that you kept your styling simple.

    Jessica |

  12. Happy fall.
    Cute dress.

  13. Oooh, that dress is absolutely perfect! I love classic & timeless dresses like this and pretty sure I NEED that dress in my life. Happiest weekend love! xo

  14. Now that's my kind of discount ! I love the dress and it looks really good.
    It reminds me of one I own that i have not worn, well... in years.

  15. So cute, love the dress! You look so happy!
    Elise |

  16. Very nice dress for a great outfit!