I discovered the new designer Avery by Wang through EcoSalon. She's only shipped her first collection in late September. But her earnestness and class--just read her email updates--shows through in her pieces. They are simple, pretty without being saccharine, and possess a soft utility. I preordered this washable silk dress, nervously crossing my fingers that this untested designer would deliver. It arrived neatly rolled and tied up in its sash in a biodegradable shipping bag, which is so refreshing compared to the overdone packaging of most brands and stores! I slipped the soft silk on for a day at work. And I can say I'm so pleased with it that I'm going to order some of her simple silk tops next ... when I build my shopping budget back up. oct11a oct11b I chose this track because it's soft, pretty and feminine and yet still cool--like this dress. Dress, Avery by Wang; tights, Uniqlo (they ripped quickly, so I would recommend investing in Wolford tights that will last a whole season), oxford pumps, Steve Maddenvegan purse by Cornelia Guest, available at Compassion Couture; sunglasses, Eco Optics; wrap bracelet/necklace, Snash Jewelry, available at Artist & Fleas in Williamsburg or on Etsy; lipstick, Jane Iredale