Turtleneck Elegance

Dress Up, Chow Down | Turtleneck Elegance in the West Village

(There is a secret about my turtleneck at the bottom.)

I’ll never forget this funny exchange I had with my photographer, Niki. She iMessage’d me a picture of this gorgeous engagement photo shot in front of a floral mural and told me, “I’m obsessed with this wall but I have no idea where it is!”

Easy I thought, I can figure this out. So – using my super creepy sleuthy skills – I did. Niki got a new location for her repertoire and I saved everyone from missing out on the chance to see this wall and this post.

It was a damn good day.



I love this dress. There’s something about the turtleneck that gives any look an up-scale vibe. I also love that it’s sleeveless. Personally, I feel less constricted by clothing when my arms are free. If I’m wearing sleeves, I prefer my forearms to show or for the sleeves to be tailored to fit so I don’t feel like I’m hiding in my clothes.

This dress is currently sold out but I linked a similar alternative below.

To make this neutral outfit a little more interesting, I added this lavender blazer to make a soft statement with its light pink hues. I like that the oversized fit gives it a more relaxed, yet structured feel. Sometimes I feel too uptight in a tailored blazer.




You know, I actually sat down and tried to think about why I like wearing grey so much – as I’m sure you’ve noticed. I think it’s because it’s such a versatile neutral that’s not as harsh as black or white. I feel like grey fits perfectly with so many other colours than B & W. While versatile, black and white are very strong colours while grey is soft and adaptable.


Dress Up, Chow Down | West Village, Detroit Wall Art

Finally, I’ll let you guys in on a little secret. When we were shooting this outfit, my dress was actually on backwards. I didn’t feel like it was on backwards when I was wearing it so I hope it doesn’t look like it! I just totally didn’t notice when I was changing hurriedly in my car for this location.

PS: Changing in a car is awkward.

The Outfit

Turtleneck Dress / Banana Republic | Lavender Blazer / Six Crisp Days via DailyLook | Skinny Belt (Similar) / Dynamite | Tote Bag  (Similar) (Similar) / ALDO | Ankle Booties / ZARA | Sunglasses / Ralph Lauren

Photography by Niki Marie Photography

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