This is by far, my dress of the summer. I purchased it at Victoire, an Ottawa boutique, a few months early knowing that it would come in handy. I have worn it to two different weddings this summer, and hope to get some more mileage on it at work. It’s just so… Darling! Well, it is after all a Darling dress. It was from the same collection as this little number.
The floral details are crisp and bright. They hit the nail on this one. The bright colours and the cut of the dress are absolutely flattering on any skin tone. The pleated front of the skirt, including shallow pockets, offers a nice distraction and helps to hide my “post-pregnancy” pooch. The caps on the sleeves add a lovey structured but feminine touch. The skirt hits me just above the knee, which is the optimal spot on my legs, and helps to make me look tall and slender.
I paired the dress with some navy heels from Winners and my favourite silver Ela clutch, purchased on consignment in a Vancouver shop called Mine and Yours. I did my own up-do and had a really good makeup day. My Laura Mercier Paint Wash lipstick in ‘Fuchsia Mauve’ really tied it all together! My last accessory was my handsome date/husband/arm candy of the evening.
I have my 4th wedding of the summer in September, but I have another trick up my sleeve for this one, so stay tuned! Wholly weddings, Batman!!
There is nothing more comfy than wearing tights, let’s all agree. But what I have noticed on my body type is that when I dress down, I look way dressed down, like a bum. Same goes for when I wear a dress, I look and feel really dressed up.
My friends, I think I may have found a middle ground… pleather tights! They have a nice way of upping the glam ante while keeping it casual and cozy. Warning- they can expose more nooks and crannies than your heart desires. Sometimes I feel like it amplifies the look of cellulite. As a member of the XLusive club, I make sure that my bottom and V are always covered by a long shirt or sweater. It’s just common courtesy folks!
Here is a quick shot of today’s proutfit! Pleather tights from the Bay (last year), black Franco Sarto pumps (old) and a cozy knit sweater from H&M (last year). There is nothing new about this outfit, it was just something I pulled together this morning.
Now, if all goes according to my calculations, I should be expecting this gorgeous long Gold fill Wishbone Necklace from Katye Landry Designs. It would look killer with this outfit! Katye is a local Ottawa designer. You must check out her fabulous work! Oh ya… #supportlocal.
Have fun in the next few days and make sure to take advantage of the holidays! Rest. Laugh. Eat. Love.