Hello everyone and welcome back from the weekend.  I hope you all enjoy a lovely two days off and are ready to begin the week now with a smile.  So I suppose right now, it's all about the dress.  And, of course,  I don't mean the dress in a fussy way as none of us are ever likely to revisit that sort of dressing ever again.  Rather, the dress meaning the easiest, chicest piece that captures all of the classic and timeless elements that all wardrobe staples should really embody.

I went with the black for today's look as I feel it is a welcome change from the barrage of white and cream that we are all about to be seeing from this minute onward.  I do love a lot of white in my spring and summer wardrobe, however, this unexpected diversion is really quite nice.  

There's so much to enjoy about this particular dress that I'm not quite sure where to begin.  The flattering tiered skirting and gorgeous neckline look so very nice together with just the slightest bit of feminine detailing.  It has a very easy fit and could easily be something you style casually or in a more elevated style depending upon where you are going.

I went for a more relaxed look here today by pairing these iconic Herm├Ęs sandals with it while lightening the look with a bit of white which I love in the warmer weather.  A straw tote is another item I find myself wearing a lot in spring/summer as it is such a versatile piece that works really well with so many looks right now.

I love my gold jewelry and think that these hoops would pair perfectly with this outfit.  A dark pair of sunglasses keep everything looking a bit mysterious and a delicate hair tie gets your hair to behave on the warmest of days.

Don't forget the indispensable need for a smart blazer to keep you comfortable on those nights when the air may carry a bit of a slight chill.  And there you have it...a perfect way to enjoy the warmer days (and nights) ahead.

I hope you, as always, found something to love here.  In case you have, I've linked all the pieces mentioned in the thumbnails below.  Happy dressing up!