Fall Outfit Ideas: How to Style a Simple Sheath

Welcome back to 26 Days of Fall Outfits! Today is Day 13, and I actually have a DRESS for you today. I know, SHOCKER!!

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I picked up this Halogen Seamed V-Neck Sheath at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last month, and I’ve been waiting for a chance to wear it. It’s my favorite color — Port. They’re actually calling this Burgundy, but whatever you want to call it, I love this color for fall.

Unfortunately, I think it is too small. Womp. Womp. Look at the back.

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I tried to order it in the next size up, but it’s already out of stock, so I just returned it. I was bummed because I love everything about this dress — the color, the seaming, the silhouette, but alas. It was not meant to be. I am posting it anyway because I got gussied up and took these pictures and I am tired of pants outfits. Ha!

Also, I think it’s important to see how much fit really matters, AND how important it is to look at your rear view. From the front, I thought it was okay. But when I look at these pictures, I hear Stacy London and Clinton Kelly saying: “You can do better.”

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The shoes were another miss. I fell in love with the ShoeMint Peep-Toe Mules when Jenna posted about them, so I ordered them from Kohl’s. They are gorgeous, but they are super high, and I’m still recovering from a foot injury, so they’re going back.

I went back upstairs and put on these Naturalizer booties, and they are much more comfortable, but I’m not sure I like the way they look with the dress.

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I think I might like them better with black tights. If I were going to wear this dress right now with bare legs, I think I’d wear my black suede pumps. I wish I’d thought to photograph this with them.

All that to say, this outfit was a bust, but I decided to go ahead and post it anyway because this is real life and you can’t win ’em all.

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Outfit Details: Halogen Seamed V-Neck Sheath | ShoeMint Peep-Toe Mules | option: Naturalizer Booties (similar) | black clutch (similar) | Pave Chevron Necklace | Artisan Stretch Bracelet 

For more fall outfit ideas, see the Fall Fashion section of my blog. You can also visit my shop for some of my top fall fashion finds.

And don’t forget to visit Cyndi to see the cute fall outfit she’s styling today!