As we begin to transition into fall, I've been looking out for pieces that will work well in the still-sweltering heat as well as the chilly temps come October. I found this fabulous sky-blue dress that I knew I would reach for again and again this year. It works well for now, while it's still hot out for most of the day, but once it cools down, a pair of tights or a little blazer will revamp this dress.

It comes as no surprise that I don't like dark colors, even in the fall or winter. I love that this dress isn't my usual predictable white or pastel shade, rather a vibrant blue that'll only be a ray of light in a sea of dark colors in the colder months.

This dress has a boxier fit than the fit-and-flare silhouettes that I typically prefer, but the drop-waist, which initially was a deal-breaker, adds some flounce. If I worked in a traditional office, I think I would wear this piece frequently. I like to have more options like this dress for occasions where sleeveless or floral dresses won't cut it.

Like all RED Valentino dresses, the fabric is ultra luxe, so I tend to err on the dressier side when styling them. My Ferragmo pumps are my go-to heels when I need something classic but feminine. The bows add a touch of whimsy to this otherwise understated dress.

I topped off the look with a simple envelope clutch from Senreve. You all know how hesitant I am when it comes to investing a lot of money in a new handbag from a new-to-me company. I had actually heard plenty of wonderful things about Senreve, so I decided that that many people couldn't be wrong, and I purchased this Maestra bag in blush. Not much longer after my bag arrived, I received this fabulous clutch in the mail. Senreve's pieces are made for working women and women on-the-go, so not only is the leather quality top-notch, it's extremely durable. Everything is made of pebbled leather, which means that the products are pretty much resistant to many factors that would cause damage to most bags.

My clutch is unique because it can hold an uncanny amount of things. I can easily fit my phone, keys, card holder, mini charger, some makeup, tissues, and a mini first-aid kit into it without it bulging the slightest bit. And when I don't need it for a night out, it doubles as a laptop sleeve.

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RED Valentino dress c/o

Salvatore Ferragamo pumps

Senreve clutch c/o