Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beneath the Willow, Beside the Lake












This was one of those impulse dress purchases where I saw it, saw the designer, saw the sale tag, and had to have it. At the time (sometime in summer of 2011), I knew that I had no place to wear it, was unemployed and short on cash, but purchased it anyway. I haven't ever regretted the purchase. The dress fits like a glove, attracts compliments, and can be accented by a black blazer or cardigan, heels or flats, or worn on a warm summer day with nothing but a glass of wine to accompany it. For work, in order to look less like a wedding guest or a party attendee, I paired it with a blazer. It toned down the look a bit and having full coverage on the top half of my body allowed for the length to look a bit shorter than I usually wear. I also used the dress occasion to hop on the arm party trend and stacked up sterling silver chains, flat bracelets, bangles, and pearls.
Blazer, flats: H&M (similar blazer, flats); Dress: Matthew Williamson for Macy's (2011); Assorted jewelry: sterling silver, pearls

17 comments

  1. cute lady! did you get my email?

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    1. goodness! whoops! email coming promptly - time just got away from us over here. clearly too busy having arm parties to kindly respond. (; thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Pretty dress! I just got a pair of shorts at Old Navy with a similar color and pattern.

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  3. love love this dress! it's totally something you can wear year round!

    xo,

    wardrobe girls

    www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

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    1. thanks! i'm definitely taking advantage

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  4. The print on that dress is great, as is the fit. It's perfect with the blazer for work but I can see how versatile it would be styled other ways.

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    1. it definitely is - making it a great wardrobe staple. thanks!

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  5. Such a great dress! I love the print :)

    ~CC
    www.thattallgirl2.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute dress - love the print!

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    1. thanks! it's funny that it's so versatile.

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    1. thank you (: that's a lovely compliment coming from you.

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  8. Cute!
    Xoxo

    Estilosierra.blogspot.com

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  9. lovely and classy!!
    x
    http://iwantedtobeblonde.com/

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