The draping on this Lida Baday dress is amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I didn’t mind wearing a strapless bra all day to do justice to that beautiful neckline. You guys know how much I love my comfort, so that should speak to my dedication. I love the demure check material, which balances what could be a very va va voom silhouette. And this belt was made for this dress, even though it didn’t come with it.
Speaking of serendipitous pieces, this cropped Tristan jacket is a surprising match for the dress too. Because of the floral embroidery — with sequins, no less — it’s not the easiest thing to mix, but it worked well in this combination. Add some red pumps, and bam. Done.
As the days turn dark, so does my style, it seems. Welcome to the season of black, black, and more black. Though, to be fair, I did throw some olive into the mix, thanks to these impulse-thrifted Seychelles boots. The key to wearing a lot of black, I’ve found, is texture. Throw together some silk, knits and (faux) leather, and you’ve got yourself a somewhat interesting, mostly monochrome look.
Remember this skirt … well, dress actually? It’s been in and out of my “purge” pile for what feels like years, but it’s currently on reprieve once more. The elasticized waist drives me crazy — both for the elastic part, and for sitting way too far above my natural waist — but I’ve decided to put up with it a little longer because I love the fabric and pattern so darn much. Plus, it’s perfect for those dark winter days.
Note: Chapter 7 of A Temporary Engagement is live — run, don’t walk, and read it over here.