I’ve lead you through my sad stories of falling in love with an ASOS dress, only to have it not be available in my size. Examples: here and here.
This morning when I fell in love with one of their dresses, I was preparing myself to be let down – for them not to have my size. Sadly, this time, the story didn’t change. The smallest size they had was a six, whereas I need their smallest offering, a size two.
That back! Swoon!!
Though knowing I was not going to get the dress, I decided to search the name of the dress…see if I could find any bloggers rocking it so that I could tell myself even if I couldn’t wear the dress, someone was still doing it great justice. I did not find any bloggers wearing it, though my search was cut short when I clicked on a link to ShopStyle. Interestingly enough, they had two pictures of the dress. When I hovered my mouse over the top one, it listed size two as one of the sizes. Confused, I thought that ShopStyle must just list all the sizes ASOS normally carries or all the sizes an item comes in before it is sold out in those sizes. Curiously though, I decided to click the link to ASOS website.
And you know what?
The dress was magically available in every size, including a size two!!! I went back to the tab where I had originally pulled up the dress on my own, and no, it was still showing the dress only available in a size six and up! What was with this?
Honestly, I didn’t care. I quickly added the size two dress to my cart, still a bit weary that suddenly it might say the dress really wasn’t available.
But to my greater surprise and immense relief, I am now the proud owner of the dress! That is, I’ve ordered it, and I’m crossing my fingers it’ll fit and be to my liking when it arrives!
Finally! A dress from ASOS that I lust for is mine!
I have another exciting styling request to share with you today! Venessa emailed me with a predicament of sorts: she purchased the Bent Stripes Assymetric Skirt (on sale now!), but wants some ideas for styling it, other than with a tucked in loose white top, nude wedges, and a gold statement necklace. Oh, and this outfit is not for just any old day – it will be worn to a wedding in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo!
I’ll start by saying I think Venessa picked theperfect starting point for this type of occassion…the skirt is festive, yet not completely in-your-face-look-at-me, and the assymetric cut of it really is stunning. I imagine walking in it looks magnificent!
Although Venessa called her styling ideas “kind of boooring,” I don’t think she had a bad idea at all! Yes, it may seem simple, but that may just be the beauty of it! Understated simplicity is definitely sometimes for the best – maybe even more so at a wedding. In fact, I will not be going as “out-there” with these stylings of the skirt, say, as I might if I was styling the skirt purely for everyday wear.
Shall we get started?
Let’s talk color first. The skirt is primarily yellow and navy blue, with a white background of sorts behind the print. On the color wheel, yellow and blue are almost complementary, meaning they really do intensify each other. That is most certainly why the skirt feels bright and vivid, not to mention fresh, with the addition of the white.
Pairing the skirt with whites will maintain the freshness and will really put the focus on the skirt. The same goes for dark blues. Brighter blues would be a great option; they add some pizzazz yet don’t feel too out there (in the context of wedding, remember), considering that they’re just a shade of the blue on the skirt. Some light-medium purples could also work, as could some tones of orange. Honestly, most colors could work; it is just a matter of picking the right shade and what you feel comfortable with.
In terms of the silhouette of a potential top, I recommend generally picking something a little more tailored, something a little closer to the body. This type of silhouette will definitely create the most pleasing proportions. If you want something with more volume, generally going sleeveless will be key. I’m also going to recommend that you tuck the top in.
I’m loving the pattern play in this look; even though I cautioned to stick with more simplicity for a wedding, this print is subtle enough, but most importantly, the top being a tank means there is not an overwhelming visual sensory between the skirt and tucked in top. I kept the rest of the accessories pretty minimal too – these strappy sandals are delicate enough yet still graphic, and the bracelet is just that as well. Throw on a jean jacket, and this is a great look for day-to-day too! Bonus! 🙂
No, your eyes did not deceive you – this look uses the same top as the previous styling! Note, however, that by using more of statement necklace with the surprising addition of pink, the look has a different feel.
That wraps up this request! I hope Venessa has gotten some helpful ideas. I’m sure she’ll have a blast in whatever she ends up wearing with the skirt to the wedding!
Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming. The worst of winter is (hopefully, fingers-crossed) over. With spring time, comes fresh wardrobe options.
When Preetha contacted me in search of ideas for styling some beautiful lilac pants she got from Madewell, I naturally became quite excited. You see, these pants just might be the piece that can make your look the epitome of spring, and eventually, summer, chic.
The soft color really is just gorgeous. Even though colored pants seem compltely the antithesis of a neutral in many people’s minds, I think these pants really are nearly a neutral.
Let’s take a look at the trusty color wheel to examine this thought more closely. Before we look at a typical one though, let’s look at this special “pastel” color wheel:
Preetha’s pants appear to be a shade right in between those purples or pinks, though I do think they have more white in them. Naturally, it is always a good idea to look at the color complementary (directly across on the wheel) to the color of an item you are styling. Yellow is opposite purple. Now, immediately this pairing, as shown on the above wheel, might freak you out…Easter anyone? Pairing a pastel with these pastel lilac pants, thus, is not your best bet (or, not really my personal style, although it can work).
Instead, think of pairing bolder, richer colors with the pants. Here’s a typical color wheel:
The color of the pants on this wheel appears to be somewhere around the very outer edge of where the label “15” appears. Coincidentally, this color wheel also shifts the apparent complementary color to be green.
Do you notice how using these deeper colors really makes the overall color scheme more modern, and less Easter? Let’s keep that in mind.
Besides pastels, the other color to be a bit wary of would be pink. Pink and purple are classically colors associated with love, and they often, thus, take up a bit juvenile an appearance. Since the pants are lilac, this color pairing can especially take on this persona, in my opinion. Some people love that, but I personally am not a huge fan. *Red, too, can have this same “issue.”
And before I officially start with the stylings, I should probably touch on black and brown. Both, obviously, as true neutrals, will work with the pants. The difference is the feeling they have. Black is going to give more contrast, and thus a sharper look. Browns, on the other hand, are going to feel a bit more spring- and summer-like with the lilac. Both colors are great options; their differences are just important to keep in mind when putting together a look.
To me, this looks is effortless in putting together, yet packs much visual punch. The pattern play between the top and the oversized clutch is to-die-for, and the overall feel is modern, quirky, and fun, yet completely polished.
This look is a great going-out look. It feels very sculptural with the neckline of the top and the pointed shoes. Wearing the two types of metals together feels plain cool. Throw on a simple cardigan (black, perhaps), and this look is completely ready for work.
Pairing this great industrial silhouette yellow top definitely adds a great, unexpected edge to the lilac pants. Keep it simple with the rest of the look in order to let the intensity of the colors and pairing of the colors shine. Note too that by pairing brown shoes, as opposed to black, you keep the contrast focused just between the top and pants.
It goes without saying that there are countless more ways to style these pants. Don’t forget the always-loved basic tee, dressed up with a great statement necklace!
On today’s agenda? The casual Thanksgiving stylings, as promised yesterday two days ago! Yes, I meant to post these yesterday, but I had a few finishing touches to do and then my half day of travel to get to family turned into more of a full day (no complaining though!!), and then once I got to my family…you know…everything else just kind of goes out the window! So, Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy these casual looks!
This sweet as can be retro top is roughed up a bit with these awesome pants with leather-trimmed pockets and the stone cut ring. The bit of shine in the collar of the top is further emphasized with the flats (and ring). Beautiful!
Do any of you watch My Fair Wedding with David Tutera? Yes? No? In a nutshell, David comes to the rescue to brides and gives them a dream wedding through the generosity of sponsors. Expensive weddings? What could be more exciting for the senses?!
Anyway, I believe a new season premiered this past Sunday, as I was pleasantly surprised to see an episode being recorded on by DVR! During the episode, when David takes the bride to look at three possible wedding favors, the shop owner is wearing Anthro’s Sunny Soiree Dress!
as the bride and David enter the shop, you get your first glimpse of the dress, which the woman has styled with a navy cardigan
see?! it really is the Sunny Soiree Dress!
a closer peak at the dress
Intrigued? You can watch the full episode online on We’s website – that’s how I took the screenshots shown above. Here’s the exact link to watch the episode (it was an unusual episode in that the bride’s son, only 17, is in remission from cancer and for his wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, he wished for David Tutera to give his mom her dream wedding….amazing!!!).
So…anyone else watch My Fair Wedding? Do tell!
P.S. (!) Amanda was kind enough to let me know of an Anthro spotting she had…apparently, Chelsea Handler wore the Two Harbors Pullover on her show Monday. Yay for spottings! Thanks again, Amanda!
As many of you may have already seen, Mr. Scott Schuman ran a great post today on The Sartorialist featuring some “transitional dressing,” as he called it. Before I even saw Scott’s title of the post, let alone his description of the photos, I was intrigued by this first photo:
photo property of The Sartorialist
There’s something just so unconventional and captivating about wearing an oversized sweater the “wrong” way. Immediately, I couldn’t help but think if I own anything in my closet that would work for recreating this aspect of the look. The more I thought about it though, the real question became, “What would people think?!” I’m all for taking risks with what you wear and wearing what you love with confidence, but when you live in a pretty non fashion-forward place, you can’t help but ask yourselves these types of questions. Anyone have thoughts? I just thought this was an interesting question in this case, and I’d love to hear your answers!
But back to the post from The Sartorialist…
Scott pointed out perfectly the seeming contradictions in the two photos he posted, saying, “I love the idea of mixing the lightness of your favorite summer dress with a chunky cardigan sweater…or with your boyfriend’s tweedy jacket.” I have to admit – there really is something so compelling about this juxtaposition of an outfit. When I read this line, I also promptly thought of a chunky sweater used in the styling request I recently did, and how wonderfully that sweater would work for this outfit idea proposed by Scott.
I love the proportions of a look like this…the flowy dress just barely exceeding the chunky, oversized sweater in length…it all feels just a touch naughty, but it’s totally chic, not to mention gorgeous. To add to the unlikely pairing of the sweater and dress, I pushed the envelope a bit further by adding a sparkly clutch. And yes, I completely and fully envision this outfit being a wearable day look – the no-sparkles-allowed-in-the-day rule is a rule meant to be broken!
What do you think of outfits such as this styling and the ones featured on The Sartorialist today? A fan? Not a fan! Spill! 🙂
Isn’t it exquisite?! The detailing is beautiful and the silhouette is classic; surely this will be a dress which can be worn year after year after year.
Although Alli bought the dress for the purpose of wearing it to a rehearsal dinner, naturally, she’d love to get more mileage out of it. She fears it may be a one trick pony, so it is my mission with this request to prove it can be “casualized” (yay for made up words! :)! Therefore, I will be focused on the more dressed-down ways to wear this dress, as opposed to the dressed-up ways. If by chance there is anyone out there who would like some ideas for dressing it up, let me know, and I’ll do a post!
Anyway, in regards to the general “casualizing” of this dress or any garment in general, let me say one thing first: Wear your looks with confidence (obviously this advice transcends the said pretense, but hear me out…). What I mean to say is, oftentimes when people have an item that appears more dressy, they disregard it as having the potential to be worn casually. Many fear they will look overdressed and out of place. Let me tell you something…in my opinion, being “overdressed”, if that’s what you want to call it, is perfectly fine! As Oscar Wilde once said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Audrey Hepburn once even also said, “I believe in overdressing.” Moral of the story? Be confident! Don’t worry about overdressing! (Bonus points: I know I’ve heard other great quotes before like the two aforementioned…can anyone think of any?!)
And onto the styling…
Right off the bat, I immediately thought of pairing a pullover with the dress. This technique allows the dress to function as a skirt, and let’s also be honest…it makes for a super comfy yet totally stylish ensemble! Following are a few examples using this technique:
*please note: throughout any of these stylings, adding tights would be great…dress for the weather!
I like how this pullover has an unexpected pattern on the back…it makes the piece interesting and unique! The booties add a bit more edge and balance out the femininity of the lace of the “skirt” with the floral pattern on the back of the pullover. Of course, you could also add a belt to cinch in the waist if you wanted.
Notice, too, how pairing this cream colored pullover brings out more of the ivory tones of the dress.
This time, notice how pairing the dress with this pink pullover brings out the blush tones of the dress. Interesting, how color works, right?!
I love pairing this look with the vibrant blue shoes, as I think the blue and pink make for a very interesting pairing – not one you see repeatedly daily. The complete look has a nice ladylike yet young and slightly funky feel to it.
Yes, this look is a combination of the previous two looks! Just thought I’d give you an idea of how some of these items could be remixed! 🙂 In this case, I like how the girly pink top and “skirt” are juxtaposed with the rougher belt and booties.
This is a great effortless look that is very high on style. The pairing of the stripes of the sweater with the detailing of the skirt is probably unexpected for most, which is exactly what makes the look so interesting and intriguing.
My next tip for styling the dress is to pair it with a great cardigan/sweater/jacket. While this might seem predictable, it’s a tried-and-true method because it almost always looks great. To evoke a more casual feeling, look for cardigans/sweaters/jackets that have a large knit or an unexpected print. Going oversized is always a great option too!
This chunky sweater automatically adds a cozy feeling. Add the patterned tights and the boots, and this is the perfect outfit for a cold day. The textures of the pattern of the dress, the knit of the sweater, the pattern of the tights, and the leather material of the boots make for a dynamic outfit.
As always, you could add a belt over the sweater if you so choose!
The pairing of this leopard print belt over the sharp purple cardigan adds a fun feel, while the wedge boots help keep the look more casual. You could easily transition out the wedges for pumps if you needed to make this more dressy for work in a flash.
Here is another great jacket – the color would look fabulous with the dress and I think it would do a great job to “casualize” the look!
Finally, don’t discount blouses either. They are similar to the technique of wearing a pullover over the dress. The one thing to be cautious of is that the top is not too clingy, because if it is, it won’t lend for a very attractive appearance overall.
Belt this blouse to give it a little shape, and then layer on the jean jacket. The simple flats complete the look! Please note that the jacket certainly is not necessary, although it certainly brings a more casual vibe to the look. You could also leave the top unbelted if you so choose.
Clearly, I strongly believe the Veiled Alder Dress to be far from a one trick pony! Remember…be creative and have confidence!
Hopefully Alli has gotten some great ideas! Does anyone else own this dress? If so, have you worn it more casually before?! Do tell!
The trip truly went by too, too fast. Sadly, I didn’t get to do nearly as much as I would have loved to do. Hopefully, in the future sometime I’ll be blessed enough to go back, and for a much longer visit! That way, I can do some of the many things I missed: MOMA, Alcatraz, more eating (more on that later), more exploring, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park, walking the Golden Gate, and SHOPPING(!), among other things (like meeting bloggers like Shermineh!). Yes, it’s true…I didn’t get to shop! But really…there simply was NO time, and I’m always one to try my hardest to fit in some good shopping.
Now, on to further recaping of the trip:
I ate a lot. I really did. And it was so worth it. (Hey, to my credit, I did do a lot of walking too!). Here are some of the places I tried:
Dynamo Donuts. I was excited to go here, as it was featured on the TV show Unique Sweets. On that show, one of the doughnuts they talked about was a filled lemon doughnut. It sounded divine, and I was sure I would order it. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it! Instead, I tried a rhubarb doughnut. While good, I wasn’t wowed. However, I should mention that I’m not a big doughnut-lover, and tend to like cakier doughnuts (as opposed to yeast). In my mind, Dynamo does not even come close to comparing to my beloved Doughnut Plant in NYC. Sorry. Tip: They have a maple bacon doughnut that is supposed to be fantastic. I didn’t try it because I don’t like bacon (I know, gasp!)
Goody Goodie Cream and Sugar. I went here expecting to grab a cookie (this show was also featured on Unique Sweets), but ended up also trying an egg salad sandwich. Now the cookie was very good (I had the one with cocoa nibs), but the sandwich is really what blew me away. The bread…oh, that bread! It was a freshly made foccacia with an undertone of olive oil and sea salt. Seriously…the texture and taste were absolutely spot-on, and perfect with the egg salad. I’m dreaming about this sandwich still. They also had some free flavored water which was quite good. Tip: Have a sandwich here (preferably the egg salad, if you’re like me!)! Try a cookie too. The cocoa nib one I had was good, but I’d be intrigued to try the one with kettle corn (I think it was called “the circus”).
that sandwich…you know, the egg salad one with heavenly bread
from Goody Goodie Cream and Sugar
(photo belongs to me)
Frascati: Man, oh man was this a thoroughly divine meal. I started with the stone fruit bruschetta, which was a great take on a classic bruschetta, and then had the perfectly cooked sweet corn risotto. Even though I was stuffed, I tried the blueberry peach cobbler for dessert. Every thing about this meal was perfect…the food, obviously, but also the restaurant’s ambience. I sat at a table nestled in a quaint corner at the very front of the restaurant…perfect for people watching and trolley watching. Tip: Try.this.restaurant. You won’t regret it. (Reservations are accepted).
Tartine: I went for breakfast to this famous little bakery in the Mission, and even though I was prepared for a long, long line, the line wasn’t half bad (I actually saw it longer later on in the day while passing through the area). I had one of their famous morning buns and some hot chocolate. The center of the morning bun was delicious…soft and delectable with a hint of orange. The outside of it was not quite as good, but the inside made up for it. The croque monsieur was definitely a popular item, and I had a taste of it…quite good. I really would love to go back for a dessert item here, as everything in the display case looked great. Tip: If crowds aren’t you’re thing, skip this, but do try to make it for either breakfast or dessert (or a snack!).
(photo belongs to me)
Pizzeria Delfina: Upon Shermineh’s suggestion, I started out with the roasted corn with chili butter. Although you might be tempted to skip this and save room for pizza, don’t! It was really good! (Thanks Shermineh!). I tried two pizzas – the Panna and the 4 Formaggi. Both were quite good, but I would have to say the Panna won out as my favorite, although, to be perfectly honest, I kept going back and forth between which one I liked better. Tip: They don’t take reservations, but the wait is worth it. You could always walk to Dolores Park while you wait. And please, try the corn and pizza!
Bi-Rite Creamery: After a satisfying meal at Pizzeria Delfina, I headed down the street to this ice cream shop. I was excited to see that with the smallest size, you could still try two flavors. I opted for the Salted Caramel and Creme Fraiche, but next time I would go for the Salted Caramel and Honey Lavender (yes, together those two are heaven). Next time, I would also size up as the smallest size was…well, small (because it was good!). Tip: Try this place! The line may seem intimidating, but it moves along nicely. Walk to Dolores Park as you devour your treat!
Blue Bottle Coffee (Ferry Building): The hot chocolate was rich and the coffee good. The freshly made waffles made a nice breakfast, as did the fruit buckle. This is definitely a better-than-average coffee shop, especially for its food. Tip: For a relatively quick breakfast (maybe even an on-the-go breakfast), this is a great place to go.
Miette (Ferry Building): My original plan was to grab breakfast at Blue Bottle and then grab some treats from Miette for later in the day, but when I arrived, Miette was closed! I had checked the hours prior to leaving for my trip, so I was confused and upset, as it was far after the 8:00 they had listed! Luckily, I stuck around a bit longer and at 10 they opened their “doors” (stand). (I just checked their hours again and found that they have hours for Sunday listed twice…once says 8 and the other says 10????). I got a rose geranium macaron, a vanilla macaron, a raspberry macaron, and a chocolate macaron, as well as some packaged lavender shortbread. Among the macarons, my two favorite would have to probably be the vanilla and raspberry, with the rose a close third. And the lavender shortbread? I love it! The lavender flavor is subtle enough that it’s far from soapy tasting, but just strong enough to give a little kick! Love! Tip: Go! Sample the macarons and try the lavender shortbread! Oh…and maybe one of their adorable little cakes.
What I wished I could have tried: Even though touristy, I was enticed by the offerings at the Ghirardelli store at Ghirardelli Square. All those ice cream treats looked divine! Also, there was a little shop serving tea at Ghirardelli Square…I would have loved to try that too. Obviously, there are many more places I’d love to try, but those are my top.
Things I Did:
Powell Street Cable Car Ride: Yes, I did it. I stood in the infamous long line to ride the Trolley. Even though the wait was long (I’m guessing around an hour), I enjoyed ever minute of the ride as I stood on the outside. Views were abundant, especially as we neared the water and got great views of Alcatraz. Tip: While not for everyone (standing in line), I recommend this ride anyway.
The Powell/Hyde Street cable car: worth the wait!
(photo belongs to me)
Ghiardelli Square: Go here to try some food, as I wish I could have done. I just walked around for the most part, but I did get a free sample of a yummy caramel filled chocolate square from one of the Ghirardelli shops. Tip: Try the ice cream for me!
Lombard Street: This windy road is an iconic San Francisco site, and one I highly recommend. The houses on the street (and in the general surrounding area) are beautiful, but I certainly could not imagine living there, with all of those tourists taking pictures. Really though, you must go for a fantastic photo opportunity. Tip: Make sure you walk to the bottom of the hill/road. Take photos!
I told you Lombard Street was a great photo opportunity!
(photo belongs to me)
Angel Island: Upon arriving (off the ferry), I made the wrong decision of getting a bite to eat before renting a bicycle, as I had hoped to do. By the time I finished eating, all of the bikes were gone! Darn! I took a tram ride instead, which allowed me to still see the whole island. There are some beautiful views, now that’s for sure! Tip: If you’re renting a bicycle, do so before you eat!
Fisherman’s Wharf: I really didn’t spend much time here, and I’m glad too. It’s tourist-y overload. Tip: Perhaps walk through once, but you’d be fine skipping it altogether.
Muir Woods: On my last day, I rented a car and took the reasonable 30 minute trip up to Muir Woods. I parked in a designated parking lot and then took the shuttle, which took you on a winding road (some people may feel the need to close their eyes, though the views are good!). Obviously, the woods were beautiful and a nature lover’s paradise. For the less adventurous, you can stick on flat ground and make the trip rather short. On the other hand, you can take a more rigorous hike, if you feel up for it. I did the hike which promised beach views, but I was underwhelmed with the view. Tip: Gorgeous setting. Make it here if you can. The farther into the trails you go, the less people there will be.
the stunning natural beauty that is Muir Woods
(photo belongs to me)
Another piece of advice: When looking to go to San Francisco, you’ll be advised to wear layers and pack warm clothes, but looking at the temperatures you might be tempted not to (“60/70 degrees? that’s not too bad!”). Trust me though, that is good advice to follow! With the fog, it really is cooler than you’d think. Also, by the water you feel a significant temperature drop. Keep warm!
Well, that’s about it! I told you my trip was short! Final advice: San Francisco is such a gorgeous city filled with beauty…perfect especially for those who love design – the architecture, the landscape, the clothes, the food, etc! If you’ve never been, start saving now for a trip! 🙂
Thanks again to everyone you gave me such fantastic ideas…your help made my trip so much better! Thank you!
If you have any questions about my trip, places I ate, or things I did, don’t hesitate to ask!
Remember that open-back, peter pan collar dress from ASOS that I so desperately wanted a while back, but couldn’t get it due to my size being sold out in every version of the dress? Well, I certainly remember. In fact, it’s still for sale. And in fact, it still is not available in my size. Oh, how the lust has lived on though.
Well, today, while browsing, my heart nearly skipped a beat. I spotted a gorgeous dress…and not only did it have scalloping details (remember I’m loving those too?!), but it also reminded me of the above dresses. I took a closer peek, and it really does remind me of the above dresses. But, dare I say I love this new version more?! Oh, and did I mention it was a petite-cut dress, perfect for me? *swoon*
And even though I love the yellow color, I know it wouldn’t be best for my skintone. However, that’s no crisis, considering the dress comes in a cream color, as well as a navy, which is so me (EDIT: As of now, the navy color has been eliminated!). Perfect, right? This could be a fairytale ending…I buy the dress and wear it all the time and the dress and I live happily ever after. (After all, we’re soulmates!)
But no. Yet again, ASOS is sold out of the dress in my size in not only the navy color, but in the other two color options as well! I did some searching and found out that the dress also comes in a regular, non-petite version, so I thought my problem would be solved…sure petite would be better, but I could live with the regular size. Yay!
But no. This dress is sold out in all three colors in this version too! Seriously…how does this happen? Am I just late in finding this dress, or do dresses sell like the speed of light at ASOS? It just doesn’t seem fair! I know, I’m whining, but what can I say? I WANT.WANT.WANT. it! No, scratch that, I NEED it! Dramatic much, maybe? But seriously…I really would love to own this beautiful dress.
I thought today we’d take a look at one dress, styled three different ways – a work appropriate version, a fun errand-running version, and a night-on-the-town version. What dress are we using, you ask? This gorgeous one:
Wearing this, you’ll be sure to stick out of the ho-hum boring work outfits you’re probably surrounded with! All of the pieces have a conservative look, but the way they’re paired together really spices them up!
The thing that really makes this look work is its balance of new and old, modern and traditional. The style of the dress is classic, but the color pumps it up. The shoes play up on its refined feel. The fun clutch and sleek ring, on the other hand, further enhance the modern feel. The complete look is a winner!
And, just for fun, one more bonus night-on-the-town look (using the same shoes as the previous look)! 🙂
I love the rich colors in this outfit – the deep green of the clutch and the dark navy blue of the heels – mixed with the more vibrant green dress. All of this makes for a more classic look, but it definitely still feels modern and fresh.
Which look is your favorite? Would you wear this dress?