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Old Hollywood reminds me of hair pinned up, bright lips, gold shoes and fur. When I dress for a special occasion, just putting on a pretty dress is not enough. I enjoy having a vision and this time my vision started with wearing a fur. I didn’t own a fur, or any of my look but I get jazzed by the challenge of finding my outfit. The fundraiser was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston for Jaden’s Ladder. When I’m at a classy hotel, I like to dress the part.
The skinny on my look~
I found this simple brown DVF dress at a friend’s shop for $50! The next thing I found were these gold and black sequence shoes from J. Crew. Over time I found the fur vest on Ebay but with the shipping time, it would arrive with only 10 days to spare. I really wasn’t sure if it would be perfect, but to my surprise it’s gorgeous.
I picked up the clutch on winter clearance at Lord & Taylor. I chose it to tie the black and gold together with a bit of hard to play off the soft fur. The last item I picked, which didn’t really end up showing is my gold and Swarovski crystal necklace. But, I love it and am glad I bought it. The symbol means, “double luck” in Chinese.’
Dress $50, J.Crew Shoes $32 (clearance), Fur $75, Swarovski necklace $60 (outlet), clutch $28
Total cost $245
Spring ‘Wardrobe Essentials’
Sweater vest in oatmeal or tan, Navy or black blazer, Basic light weight sweaters in black & pop of color, Short sleeve shirts in black, white or gray & 1 pop of color, Skinny ankle cotton pants-printed & solid navy, Skinny jeans & white Jeans, Printed shorts, Skinny metallic belt, Printed colorful scarf, Ankle booties in gray or tan, Tan trench coat, Jean jacket, White button down, Denim button down, Ballerina flats in black, Loafer or Toms canvas slip-on in color or stripe, Tan wedges, Undergarments (thongs & push ups).
Black & white large stripe flowy skirt, Florals, Pastel everything, Cream or white blazer, Cutout clothing, Crop tops, Nude colored evening dress, Open toed or cutout chunky heels, Silk sleeveless blouses, Asymmetrical wrap short skirt, Boyfriend jeans, Aquamarine anything & nail color, Metallic accessories, Chunky knit cropped sweater in a pastel color, Tall or shorter gladiator leather flats, Lady- like jewelry- flower & pearls, Bright orange or pink lips- keep other makeup soft.
How to add Trends to Basics:
Dress yourself mostly with your basics and add a trendy item or two. Layering is the key to stylish dressing. Edit, look, edit again!
Skinny jeans, tucked in sleeveless silk blouse, chunky heels, trench coat, metallic belt and statement necklace
Date night casual
Asymmetrical wrap short skirt, tank, jean jacket, heels and scarf & statement necklace
Date night dressy
Nude colored dress, ladylike jewelry, trench, heels
White skinny jeans, tank tucked in, metallic belt and denim shirt over with Toms
White skinny jeans, silk sleeveless top tucked in, belt, ladylike jewelry, chunky sweater, ballerina flats.
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