Posts tagged dresses
It’s almost that time of the year again: my birthday. As a Leo and a lover of fashion, I tend to gravitate towards the luxe; though, not necessarily always the high priced. Here are some pretty baubles, dresses, and other keepsakes that I’m thinking of treating myself to this year. However, I’ll only be treating myself to one of these goodies!
In a little over ten days, I’m going to travel to Costa Rica to visit my best friend and soak up some sun. While I adore exploring new places and jetting around, I abhor packing. If anything, I like to pack as light as possible with luggage as small as possible (carry-ons anyone?). Here are some light and breezy pieces perfect for a tropical atmosphere.
With sunny weather looming around the corner (please! soon!), I’ve been eyeing petal pinks, nudes, brassy golds, and ivory whites. Blushy neutrals are sneaking up on my wardrobe lusts lately. When have I ever said no to skull motifs? Here are six pieces for pastel candy color coated dreams.
There’s a Barneys Co-Op near me that is closing - c’est triste! However, the misfortune of me not being able to troll racks of pretty dresses have given way to glorious mark down sales. I’m now the proud owner of three lovely frocks: Helmut Lang, Geren Ford, and Parker.*
Now, which one should I rock at the Evolving Influence conference? (I’m leaning towards Helmut, that brand just dazzles me).
* I could not find the product links on Barneys, so I looked at other retailers. Prices vary.
The weather may be dreary, but that doesn’t mean I can’t brighten it all up by experimenting with color. Shocking, loud-mouthed pink may remind some of Barbie. It still calls to me a Betsey Johnson street-chic-tough vibe to me. Mix with black, quilted leather, and combat boots - there’s something perfect about the sweet n’ sugary with a rocking reveler.
Did I mention I’m also obsessed with skulls lately? That with tons of layered roses is all sorts of rockabilly. Put a flower in your hair - spring will come soon.
Metallics really put me in a bright mood and I just feel ready to rock n’ roll. Honestly, who doesn’t want to feel fabulous? Or at least pretend to be a glam-rock dancer-singer? Perhaps part of the Ziggy Stardust variety!
1. Mauve Silk Dress, $920
2. Brown/Gold Sheer Double Layer Tank, $190
3. Leather Skirt, $1,068
4. Sweet Jamz Dress in DJ, $104.99
Okay, I’m still on a dress hunt like mad. It’s summer, so I spend most of my days lingering in dresses and skirts. And let me tell you, it’s pretty fabulous.
I figure I’ll stop posting about dresses when my obsession ends! (P.S. All of theses dresses, except for one, are under $75)
1. 80’s Floral Summer Dress, $68 (I think this is a steal! Want!)
2. Bow and Stripes Chambray Dress, $36.99 (Perfect for garden parties & summer cocktails)
3. Off the Shoulder Ivory Dress, $35
4. Calvary Print Dress, $250
5. Black Strapless Jewel Dress, $36
I’m still on my dress hunt like mad! Here’s some of the latest items on my list. Yeah, I’ve totally got a thing for ruffles and neutral hues (besides the va-va-voom red) as of late.
P.S. Sorry this image is a little wonky!
1. Army Shirtdress, $45
2. Frankly, I Don’t Give A Dress, $84.99
3. Laurie Tie-Dye Dress, $368
4. Ruched Side Ruffle Dress, $27.80
5. Powermesh Tuck Dress, $80
I’m on a total dress mission lately. Dresses are fantastic because they suit my mood most of the time. They’re swingy, sleek, saucy, and easy. One piece and you’re good to go. I want something fun and versatile for spring and summer, but I’m not sure what to look for exactly. Oh, who am I kidding?
Here are some styles I’m digging. Please materialize at my door step.
1. Stroke of Midnight Dress, $53.99
2. Backstage Lace Dita Dress, $112
3. Pinstripe Denim Dress, $27.80
4. Firewalk Dress, $145
5. Ray Silver Foil, $81
Dresses are fantastic: they’re slinky, long, short, sassy, whimsical - you name it. Sometimes, styling a dress can be a little daunting because it’s just one piece. Then what? Here’s some playful ideas for Spring and more. After all, half the fun is coming up with ideas.
Some brainstorming tips:
- Think accessories. They take any look to the next level. From casual to night, to work to cocktails to date night. Necklaces and shoes make your statements.
- Color in concentrated amounts. Afraid of being bold? Look at shoes, belts, nail varnish, lipstick to jazz things up.
- Texture play. Various fabrics drape differently.
- Use neutrals as a canvas, not an end result.
- Smile! Yes, it sounds nerdy and silly, but it does make a change.