What I wore today: 03/03/2012 (Schoolgirl Surprise)

Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan

I adore this dress, and wore it for my birthday dinner last year. It has everything I love: navy, pleats, Peter-Pan collar, open back, but I have trouble transitioning it to cold weather because adding a cardigan covers up my favorite part.

Oh well. I do love the way it looks a bit schoolgirl-ish layered over navy wool tights with a brown leather belt and matching boots. It's so demure that the open back comes as a bit of a surprise, don't you think?

Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan
Chevron and open-back outfit: leather boots, wool tights, open-back navy dress, vintage leather link belt, Kelly bag, Missoni for Target cardigan

Open-back dress - Asos

Navy wool tights - online tights shop

Leather boots - Journeys (last seen

Vintage leather-link belt - thrifted

Chevron cardigan - Missoni for Target

Kelly bag