I can’t believe I didn’t think to pair these two pieces — dress and necklace — before. They’re truly perfect together. I feel like most of the credit needs to go to my MaxMara necklace, which has proven to be a statement accessory superstar. So much for all the doubters (ahem, my husband) who questioned the wisdom of my decision to buy it. Almost every time I am in need of a special piece to elevate a simple outfit, this necklace does the trick. It’s a compliment magnet too. There is something surprisingly elegant about all those big pieces of resin.
My outfit was not the only good thing going for me. Behold, a Good Make-Up Day:
Don’t ask me what I did differently that day, because I have no idea. I just, somehow, magically, looked far more rested and fresh and glowy than usual. Like lightning in a bottle, this whole effect has proven rather difficult to replicate. If you’ve got some new must-have beauty items to recommend, I’m all ears.
Back to the outfit, with one more word on the dress. I am starting to be less enamoured of the bell sleeves. I know they’re currently trendy, and they’re not flappy enough to actively bother me, but I feel like they make the dress look a bit “fancier” than I’d like. Plus, they’re hard to fit into blazers without wrinkling them. I’m debating taking the dress to the tailor to consider a partial sleeve-ectomy. Thoughts?
The “neutral column + pop of colour” formula returns with a vengeance, eh? This time, I chose navy, instead of black, to pair with my bright mustard yellow jacket — largely because I’m pretty sure I’ve already done black before. As you might surmise, I really enjoy this type of outfit. I’ve never been a huge fan of trousers/pants, but I’ve been finding myself wearing them more and more. I think it’s because of outfit formulas like this one; tried and tested, comfortable, and easy to constantly remix. It puts my extensive blazer collection to good use, in any case.
I’m always looking for opportunities to wear my funky Ferragamo block heels, so I pull them out for consideration every time I wear anything navy. As I was pondering whether they “went” with this outfit, and simultaneously thinking about what accessory to add, I had a stroke of inspiration. My MaxMara chunky necklace! It has a very similar mod-ish vibe as the shoes — frankly, I can’t believe I didn’t realize it before. They’re a match made in heaven! This won’t be the last time you see this combo … or let’s face it, some very similar version of this entire outfit. Here’s hoping your memories are short, or your fondness for repetition great 😉
My husband and I had the worst luck this Valentine’s Day. I got the stomach flu *literally* that evening which, as you may imagine, put a damper on any romantic festivities. It. Was. Awful. Enuf said. I was still feeling under the weather a few days later when our 9-year (dating) anniversary came around, which is what we usually celebrate every year so, again, no exciting plans for us. However, I was determined to do *something* to celebrate, so the next day we headed out to the movie theatre to catch a movie. (I was not contagious anymore, I promise!) Which movie, you ask? John Wick 2. I don’t know which one of us was more excited. And they say that romance is dead. Pshaw!
I ended up wearing this 80s goth prom outfit (credit: my darling Instagram husband) purely by coincidence because I couldn’t wait for another occasion to pull out my sparkly Betsey Johnson dress. The weather was warm, so the leather jacket was perfect. After we watched the movie, I realized that my outfit — being all black and everything — was very on-point. So was my hair, which is a pretty good homage to Ruby Rose if you ask me. The twirling on the other hand? No excuse, really. But, c’mon on, how could I not in a dress like this?
Here’s an outtake:
You’re welcome for the laugh. But seriously, can I wear this outfit everyday? Kthxbai