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
Yellow isn’t for everyone, but if you’re willing to try one…BCBG has the best one around! Not only did I love the color of my Cain dress, but check out the amazing cut (2 high slits, cut out back, perfect neckline) and the applique was so well done. The nude color lining is what you see behind all the lace and sequin applique. If you want to be on trend, go for lace. It is so hot and the BCBG dress lines are using lace in fresh ways.
ssshhhh… my comes in black and a shorter version as well!
BCBG Cain Sequin Applique
More BCBG yellow dresses
Last May, I attended the 10th annual “Benefit by the Sea” for Crossroads House in Portsmouth, NH. Crossroads House provides a safe, transitional shelter and program that helps its residents move with confidence to stable and worthy housing. It was an impressive event of beautifully dressed people and pretty touches all around. As I looked around, some were dressed in formal black tie and others in slacks and the ladies were mostly in cocktail attire with some being more or less formal.
It was my first time attending, so when looking for my dress I went for a long classic style, but the fit was close and the color was nude. I feel that if I attend an event, then why not go for it….have fun with it, be different and be on trend with a twist.
Paired the dress with a vintage 3/4 length velvet coat with fur collar
Shoes were black, gray and purple. Large ring had beads of pink and purple.
Nails were in a gray putty.
The outfit was a big hit. I felt a little ‘dressed up’, but that was what I was going for. Next month we’ll be attending this wonderful event once again. I’m thinking of going with a short dress or long and lace!