Tuesday, November 29, 2016

{ PERSONAL STYLE } SLIP DRESS STYLIN'


{ Mango slip dress (sold out, similar) / Cuyana turtleneck (c/o) / Schott jacket / Lulu Frost pin (c/o) / Vince ankle boots (sold out, similar) }


So here's a picture of me wearing an outfit—but would you look at that scenery? This is my new street, West 10th. Tully and I moved back in August, and even after a few months, I still can't really get over how much I love walking down our charming street. We have a delicious and tiny Italian restaurant across the street, Rosemary's just nearby and when I'm feeling really fancy, I pick up a few groceries at Citarella.

Anyway, it's been sort of a rollercoaster of temperatures out East lately, there have been quite a few days lately that have been warm enough for bare legs, followed immediately by rain and then days so cold and windy we got a few stray flakes of snow! I sort of love the unpredictability to be honest, it has allowed me to get a few more wears out of some of my fall staples, like the ankle-boots-and-bare-legs combo and my favorite Schott leather jacket.


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When slip dresses came back into fashion I was all for it, but mostly in theory. Going outside in a dress that actually looks like a nightgown honestly isn't as easy as magazines make it look. I felt self conscious about literally everything—so when I bought this darling little Mango slip on sale this summer, it hung in my closet sort of despondently for quite a few weeks. In time I found that with a tight little slip skirt underneath and a drape-y kimono over it, I was good to go. By that time it was August and summer was basically over. Alas, the little slip barely got a taste of life before back in the closet it went for most of the fall season.

Flash forward to a few weeks ago and the arrival of this tissue-thin Cuyana turtleneck. (There's also similar and very affordable version from J. Crew.) I'd seen tons of girls rocking this look recently and was dying to try it for myself. Not surprisingly, I'm so into it. This is actually the exact look I ended up wearing to Thanksgiving dinner, which allowed me to be cute, covered and ready to have that second helping of mashed potatoes.


Last winter I wrote a rather prolific post about how much I was loving broaches. I'm back there again now, and have been enjoying mixing a couple of new, glittery Lulu Frost pins with the gaggle of vintage broaches I inherited from my mom. They add just the right amount of unexpected sparkle to monochromatic looks like this.

On another note, my most beloved Vince ankle boots have long since sold out, but I have fantastic news. One of my favorite slightly-under-the-radar shoe brands, M. Gemi, makes a fabulous and very similar pair of boots and their a fraction of the cost. Meet 'The Avanti.' A taller heel and an even more pointed toe makes these ankle boots perfect for work and parties and everything in between.

One last sassy extra—glitter socks! I know we're almost (almost) to the time when bare legs are retired until basically March, but I can't recommend a pair of glitter socks enough—you could even be one of those very cool girls who wears hers with pumps or sandal heels...

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Photos by Bekka Palmer

2 comments:

  1. Love how you styled the socks with the booties! TRES TRES CHIC MON AMI

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