Posts Tagged ‘Dresses



06
Apr
09

Invite Me To The Opening Ceremony

Everything is just so amazing (ly expensive). No, but seriously, so amazing it’s like you need to catch your breath. I mean that Alexander Wang leather fringe sweatshirt and mesh mid-wedge are right up my alley.  If only I had the cash flow to blow.

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Images via OpeningCeremony.us

06
Apr
09

Floral Double-Take

Love Fashionista.com and the ‘Adventures in Copyright’, so when I saw this Wet Seal dress, I had to do a double-take because the print and style looked vaguely familiar. Crap, I mean I just learned my beloved Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Booties are Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall ’08 knock-offs.  Not that I care because they are still my favorite thing next to pasta and sleep.

Anyway, here is the Erin Wasson x RVCA Side Show Dress, which we all know and love.  Also available in the blue/purple color at Opening Ceremony.

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Here is the Wet Seal dress ($23.50), offered in similar color patterns.

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Yes, there are distinct differences in the silouettes.  But I figure, what the hell, I’ll call it out, if anything because they’re offered in similar color palettes.  Sure, the Wet Seal dress has a bubble hem, a ruched waist and is not 100% silk like the RVCA dress, but the similarities warrant a raised eyebrow.

27
Mar
09

Updated Material Girl

lady-gaga-09-british-awards Images via StyleCritics.com

Lady Gaga rocked this dress back in February at the 2009 British Awards. Ok, so minus the extreme origami/bubble shape of the skirt and deep plunging sweetheart(ish) neckline , both of which I love, the hot pink strapless number I just bought below is a wayyy scaled down version.  Maybe when I learn how to finally sew, I could tack down a simple side stitch to create some side poofing?  At only $49, how could I resist?

vogue-dress Image via Lulus.com

25
Mar
09

Luxury Jones: Good For The Style Soul

Just had an O.M.G. moment, filled with a flutter of the heart.  Why have I not jumped on the Luxury Jones bandwagon?  Will be stalking her Etsy store.  Every piece she designs is handmade and amazingly one-of-a-kind.  Seeing her collection makes me want to get rid of my entire closet and start fresh.  Must win lottery. Or gamble in Vegas. Or sign up for Millionaire Matchmaker. (LOVE that show.)

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All images via LuxuryJones.com

24
Mar
09

Tastefully Scandalous

SHEER goodness that goes the distance.  The sheer effect lets you show off just the right amount of skin, without straddling the hoochie line.  Did I just really say ‘hoochie’?  Think of it as being tastefully scandalous.

sheer-side-dressesImages via Tobi.com

Business in the front; party on the side.  Digging the single cut-out shoulder on the Coming Soon Change Flared Dress ($477), with the surprise side sheer panels.  The Opening Ceremony Slip Dress ($396) adds a modern twist with sheer mesh patches at the top, bottom and sides.  Better make sure you’re wearing your best black briefs since they’ll be out on public display.

sheer-dressesImages via ShopBop.com, BasicBoutique.com, RevolveClothing.com, FashionChateau.com

Other choice sheerness includes this Mason by Michelle Mason Tank Dress ($209) with lace cut-outs at the waist and bottom.  I’ve had my eye on this Loeffler Randall Overlay Dress ($312) for some time now, but that sale price (down from $625) hasn’t budged in months.   Although more on the classically sophisticated end, it’s also available in black at Goldyn.  I heart Karen Zambos Vintage Couture, and this Harlow Dress in Polka Dot ($215) is no exception.  It’s totally girly with the ruffle trim along the sweetheart neckline, and the emerald color is a bonus.  Finally, for a more simple sheer effect, the LaROK Blue Bon Voyage Dress ($277) is a carefree throw-on.

Currently overplaying Rachael Yamagata.

21
Mar
09

String Me Along

With the draped string panels, this Ideeën black knit vest dress ($488) takes the slashed effect to a new level.

ideeen-black-knit-vest-dressImages via oaknyc.com

19
Mar
09

Pink Perfection

glamour_uk__april_2009_2Image via richiefan.net

strapless-pink-mermaid-evening-gown_edressme2Image via edressme.com

Like MK, Nicole Richie is at the top of my celebrity style favs. In the Glamour UK April 2009 issue, she looks stunning in this too ‘pretty in pink’ dress from the Luisa Beccaria Spring 2009 collection. If you have the $1,590 to drop and a Cinderella-like ball to attend, this Strapless Pink Mermaid Evening Gown by Tony Bowls Collection is a viable look-alike.

Currently overplaying Wes Hutchinson.




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