I wore an outfit almost identical to this one on our recent visit to the Biltmore Estate. This light wool-blend shift dress is perfect for March. I usually wear it with turtlenecks and today I'm paring it with a lace mock turtleneck I bought at Modcloth ages ago. This top has been a great layering piece over the years, but I hadn't worn it for a long time. Even though it's been visible, sitting in my small closet, I only recently "rediscovered" it and worked it into a couple of outfits. It's equally matched with torn denim or preppy gray shift dresses - any outfit that needs a touch of lace.
My thrifted backpack is probably the most practical bag I own, despite the dated side pockets that were made for flip phones - or cell phones with buttons? Or pagers? (I'm not sure. I usually just load up the side pockets with chap sticks). The bag is practical because it fits my camera and lens, phone, wallet, and I can wear it and forget about fiddling with purse straps when I'm out and about. Also - unlike some backpack bags - the straps are comfortable and don't dig into my shoulders.
Incidentally, I've been enjoying my favorite tea - Darjeeling - which was a special Christmas present. I've almost finished it and I'll be so sad when it's gone. Do you have a favorite tea, or is coffee more of your thing?
dress // backpack bag // boots: thrifted
lace top: modcloth (old)
tassel necklace: vintage
mod teacup and saucer: thrifted-vintage johnson bros. "posy"