Friday, May 27th marked one month since I moved to New York City. While I’m still searching for a permanent residence, (the NYC real estate market is major pains), my temporary lodgings in Tribeca are none too shabby (in fact, they’re anything but). Coupled with the onslaught that is the summer heat, I thought it an opportune time to explore the neighbourhood as well as to show off my stems in a little navy dress.
You may recall this little navy dress from a touristy Instagram post I made a couple of weeks ago. (Fun fact: The photo was snapped prior to my move. It was actually taken within the hour after my initial interview with BaubleBar. Yes, I flew in from Toronto to interview with BaubleBar!)
But for realsies, I absolutely love the potato sack likeness of this dress (it’s from Zara’s spring 2016 collection, btw). In all seriousness though, the perforated detailing of the collar is what really compelled my purchase. And, of course, so too is the fact that it’s navy (navy is so underrated, but so very much yes).
I know, I know – it’s all about the little black dress (and, admittedly, LBD has a certain ring to it that LND lacks). But consider this: navy is just as versatile as black or any other neutral. And there’s arguably no other colour that pairs quite as well with navy as does brown. Take these flatform sandals from ALDO’s spring/summer 2015 collection, for example. The tones are truly complementary to one another.
Also well-suited to navy is floral. Case in point, this floral envelope clutch from ALDO (I’m an ALDO fan, ICYDK). As you can see, the mixed hues of this clutch really pop when set against navy.
(And S/O to Jes of Brash & Brilliant for showing me this stellar clutch pose!)
Floral aside, when it comes to selecting jewellery to pair with a little navy dress (or anything navy) any tone goes – be it gold, rose gold or silver.
That being said, can we take a moment to appreciate the asymmetrical goodness that are these BaubleBar earrings? (And in case you’re wondering – yes, I am beefing up my jewellery collection hard with BaubleBar prod because #fashun [duh] and #employeediscount [double duh]). I love the classy take on the trend, so you can bet these babies will be on repeat for some time.