My taupe corduroy button-front dress is a 2013 thrift store find, and the "shootie" is from Payless Shoes.
The Dooney & Bourke purse is authentic - but I didn't buy it - I earned it! It was my award pick for 15 years of service at my place of employment (and that was three years ago).
The illusion part of this outfit is the turtle neck under the dress...it's actually a dickie (something you don't hear people wearing often). Wearing a dickie provides a layered look without the bulk. I own another one that resembles a white button-down shirt. It works well with V-neck sweaters (again without the bulk).
|A turtle neck (real or fake) paired with the black tights under this dress is a chic fall look.|