#OOTD: Pretty, Proper, Quaint (Feat. Make Me Chic + Rocksbox)

Unfortunately, once again it has gotten a little chilly here in the 'Burgh. Now, don't get me wrong, it is at least in the 50's and feels a lot like fall weather (which I love) so I can't really complain, but mother nature has really been teasing us with those random 70 degree days. However, I was a quite happy not only because we were having weather comparable to my favorite season, but also because I finally got the chance to style my latest dress from Make Me Chic for cooler weather!

Complementary Contrast

As I hinted in my last outfit of the day featuring this dress, I really love this garment's versatility, and as we all know, one thing my wardrobe is full of is versatile clothing. But, the reason this dress is such a great option to have in your closet is because as you can see in my last post, this piece works great not only on its own, but also works wonderfully as a layering piece. 

So to style this dress for colder weather, I decided to take some style advice from my fellow Style Guru at CollegeFashionista, as well as fellow blogger Natalie, of Fractured Aesthetic. Her advise? Simply throw a black turtleneck under it! Which I have to say made for quite the chic look paired with jeans and my gold Princetown slippers. (Which I shamelessly wear as shoes because they're so comfy--and adorable!) The reason this look worked so well for me, is because I love the simple contrast as well as the depth the turtleneck gives this dress due to its split sleeves. I also liked the look the dress had when paired with my light wash skinnies, giving it a tinge of the Olsen twin's style, which I am absolutely crazy about.

To add the finishing touches to this casual, layered look, I chose to pair it with some gorgeous jewelry which I received in my latest set from my sponsor Rocksbox. The first item in the set are these adorable ear climbers by, SHASHI. Though this style of earring isn't something I would normally wear, I really liked these ear climbers because of their modern look. And even though these gems are not your typical statement earrings, they definitely have gotten me many compliments and I am totally considering giving them a permanent home in my jewelry box.

The next item in my set is this gorgeous Palm Cili Collar by Jenny Bird. I actually styled a necklace late last year similar to this one, however ended up returning it because it was much to heavy to wear for more than an hour or so. However, this collar is basically that last necklace's little sibling and looks just as gorgeous on and isn't heavy at all! This Palm Cili Collar is honestly great for everyday wear and has actually become one of my most styled pieces since I received it. 

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Love my ring set as much as I do and want to know more about them? Feel free to check out my post about my affiliate Ritani to get all the details.

The last piece in my set is actually this gorgeous Talitha Bracelet also by, Jenny Bird. This bracelet has been on my wish list forever due to the fact I love its chic and pretty, bohemian charm. The reason I chose to style this bracelet with this laid back look, is because I liked the slight edge that it brought to the outfit, but also because I felt it matched the SHASHI ear climbers and Palm Cili Collar perfectly, giving my accessories a completely cohesive look.

One Last Look

What are some of your favorite ways to dress up a spring/summer outfit for colder weather? Let's chat about it in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic! Have a great layering combo that you just need to show off? Feel free to tag me in a post or on your Instagram story at @StarkRavingChic. Later, babes!

Xx, Bree

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