Friend of Mine dress | Rag & Bone cardi | Acne boots | Forever 21 hat | best friend's Mimco necklace | Samantha Wills ring
Taken by Aprilia Love

The best piece of advice I would give is buy a little black dress - no not one of those strapless minis you wear to parties and events. I'm talking a practical LBD, one you can wear on a day to day basis. I found my LBD soulmate at David Jones and I wasn't even looking! One of the best investments you could make - it's like a blank canvas that you can do absolutely anything with. I'm already thinking up new ways to wear it so expect it to make appearances here more often (perhaps I should start a 101 ways to wear a LBD blog?). Not to mention it's a saviour for those days where you just can't seem find anything to wear (despite having an overflowing wardrobe).

The Rag & Bone cardi was one of my big purchases from Japan and I've been resisting the urge not to wear it everyday. I have to say it does come in handy when the afternoon chill kicks in but not at the expensive of having to carry it around all day. The Rag & Bone store in Omotesando was absolute bliss - I would have bought everything there if I could. Consider them officially added to my favourite labels list (joining the ranks of Alexander Wang and Acne). 

Funny side story about this outfit - well not exactly funny but I did receive some compliments (one about the necklace, the other about the hat) from random strangers. Don't you just love when people stop you on the street to ask where you bought something? It means you must be doing something right :)


  1. You look amazing Mel!

  2. i LOVE that hat! so gorgeous.
    chloe. xx

  3. what a simple yet , lovely outfit!
    love your use of black/grey colours & that hat looks pretty on you (:
    mantenso xx

  4. I love your LBD and you styled it perfectly with that bold statement jewelry! Your blog is lovely, if you want to take a look at mine it’s at http://www.grassettagillie.com , if you’d like we should follow each other! :)

    xo Gillie

  5. Love this outfit, an every-day LBD with a chunky knit is one of my favourite autumn outfits. Love the necklace too, amazing <3

  6. Ah those boots, I want them! Looking so cute here Mel, I wish I could pull off a hat.

  7. Love your necklace!! Great look xoxo


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  9. Haha, aw well you're accessories definitely deserved praise! That necklace and rings...wow, they're just stunning. And you can never go wrong with an LBD! Love how you styled yours. Lovely photos and background too <3


  10. i love this outfit!
    the plain black dress looks super cute paired with the rag&bone cardigan, which looks super comfy by the way!
    i'm still looking for the perfect lbd....haven't given up hope yet though!

    that ring is soooo cool! accessories definitely elevate a outfit to another level (like yours do in these pictures!!)


  11. Look at all your comments, missy! Everybody loves youu!
    So glad we got some photos in just before the sun set!

    x Aprilia

  12. i love this. i really wish i could pull off a look like this.
    i guess that's what you mean by wishing that you could pull off a white shirt and denim cut-offs like elle ferguson from 'theyallhateus'.
    boo! dressing is so hard sometimes! haha. x.

  13. that black dress does look very versatile! I actually think you starting a 101 ways to wear an lbd blog is a great idea lol. It would totally inspire me to grab a high-quality lbd for myself and save a lot of money in the long run! xD I actually have lots of black dresses but they're all tight, short and more like party wear. The Mimco necklace is so gorgeous btw!!


  14. lovin your rag n bone cardi, cute outfit and thanks for sharing girl xoxo

  15. Love this! So cozy and chic and perfect for autumn :) xx