This morning I woke up wanting to wear my floral pants again that I posted yesterday...but it is so dang flip'n hot here that I wanted something cooler...which is how I ended up with this little dress. I had ordered it online from limited and was excited that this dress was very versatile. I could wear it to church, brunch, work, derby, weddings,etc... depending on what I pair it with. Today, I am working at fine gentleman's clothing store...Stuart Mercer's (come check it out if you have not) and after I am doing a presentation on image and wardrobe. I needed something that was cool enough for the blazing hot weather, professional enough for work, and fun enough to show my personality for my presentation. What do you think of this combo?
When I woke up this morning...I was not in the mood to fuss with an outfit. Dresses are so easy because it's no fuss! I threw on this Old Navy dress and knew instantly that I wanted to put a fun color with it. I added the coral necklace from Premier Designs and the sandals from Dillard's. It still seemed a little drab for me, so I thought I would introduce a complimentary color. As soon as I added the broach to the necklace and added the teal bracelet from Stella and Dot...it felt complete to me. Do you prefer the outfit with or without the teal accent?
Tip: use your broaches and add the to necklaces, headbands, purses, and coats.
Tailored for you!
Often times when I am shopping I always look at the sale rack to see what treasure I can find. I was shopping at AJ's Boutique in Chevy Chase (check it out if you never have...the girls and the clothes are great there). I found this Nanette Lepore dress on the sale rack for 80% off. I loved the dress but it was too short for me. Because the dress was so affordable...It was the perfect opportunity to tailor the dress just the way I needed it. My tailor added 2 inches of black fabric to the bottom of the dress to make it more appropriate. It cost me $20 to tailor it. Have you thought about buying something that wasn't quite right and making it exactly the way you want?
To maxi or not to maxi?
There is always a big debate in my head about maxi dresses. Sometimes the look great...and sometimes the don't. I would say more often than not they are not that flattering on most. They tend to be overwhelming, ill fitted, and lets be honest...they creep up the derriere if you do not have the proper undergarments on. A friend of mine was giving some clothes away and she graciously gave me two of her maxi's. Here is one of them...I will post the other soon. What do you think? It will not hurt my feelings if you do not like it. What is your frustrations with the maxi? (Dress $free, Jewelry Stella and Dot, Shoes White House Black Market)
I had the pleasure of styling the gentleman from Stuart Mercer Gentleman's Shoppe for the Lexington Philharmonic fundraiser fashion show. It was held at the Lexington Country Club on Tuesday May 13th. Carl Meyer and Bella Rose were also fashion presenters. If you missed it, I hope you will try to go next year it was a beautiful event. Here are some photos from the event. Sorry guys...I was busy styling the men that I didn't get pics of them.
Ladies attending the event
Dr Wes Coffman in Stuart Mercer. Allison in Bella Rose.
Amber Philpott of WKYT and Betty Spain of Bella Rose Carl Meyer
Lady attending the event. Bella Rose.