Wardrobe pieces that can be worn year round are the holy grail.  Pilgrimages are made each season to such Meccas as Barneys, Saks and Bergdorfs in hopes of finding pieces to add to your wardrobe that can withstand the test of season changes.  I know what you are thinking – Maree, come on, this is a tank dress – ala summer staple.  But my young grasshoppers, I see something much more far reaching than that.  I see blazers and booties, tights and turtlenecks, large sweaters and flat riding boots – this piece can be mixed and matched with all the aforementioned items to glide through season after season.  Jersey is one of those materials that fits all climates and doesn’t seem out of place in any weather condition.  It’s the jack of all fabrics.  And we all know my propensity for wearing neutral colors, so it should come as no surprise that I chose this dress in a navy shade and paired it with my trusty nude pumps.  But what inevitably makes this not a total snoozefest – is the interesting fit of the frock.  A blousy top with a ruched, fitted bottom gives an interesting play on proportion which I find quite amusing.  The neon belt is just because I was feeling frisky and wild.  Imagine what my Friday nights look like.  Regardless of my social activities’ place on the wild-o-meter, outfits like this make me feel good in my own skin.  And frankly with all the messages out there dictating otherwise, isn’t that the riskiest move of all?
Dress – Kain | Belt – Ann Taylor | Pumps – Manolo Blahnik