Pretty Pleats

Jesse L. Brooks


We love fall fashion and any excuse to dress up these days. Our new Outfit of The Week perfectly marries the two. With the temperature continually going up and down here in Kentucky, one minute, you may be covered in layers and the next, peeling them off. We wanted the star of this look to be something you can easily add or take away a coat or jacket with. This Oscar de la Renta midi dress, with its sleeveless silhouette and Op Art pattern, is an indulgent return to '60s era opulence. Expertly crafted from double-knit jacquard, it has a slim fit that flares at the hips into an A-line skirt with structural pleats. 

We love fall fashion and any excuse to dress up these days.

Keeping shoes sassy and seasonal, we added a pair of Gianvito Rossi pumps inspired by classic corsetry. These sensual lace-up heels are secured with self-tie straps from vamp to ankle. Tying in the pretty shades of taupe on our dress is a chic and roomy tote by Proenza Schouler. This spacious carryall made in Italy features supple leather and a distinctive ruched top. 

The rest of our accessories lean on the polished and sophisticated side, with the addition of vintage drop earrings by Kendra Scott and Dolce & Gabbana butterfly framed sunglasses. The finishing touch comes courtesy of Laura Mercier and is perfect for a subtle smoky eye: this multitasking eyeshadow stick delivers both easy application and high definition, long-lasting color. Whether you're social distancing at work or safely attending a family event, everyone is sure to love your pretty pleats of autumn. 


OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pleated jacquard midi dress


GIANVITO ROSSI Lace-up leather pumps


Proenza Schouler Extra Large Ruched Leather Tote


Kendra Scott Anna Vintage Gold Small Drop Earrings In Black Pyrite


Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, DG4348 54


Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow (in 'Moonlight')