Monday, April 14, 2014

uptown




Dress: Dior (similar style here); Bag: Chanel; Shoes: J.Crew; Sunglasses: Celine; Lips: Stila "Beso"

While this is somewhat of a departure from my typical style (too demure just doesn't work on me), I have to admit, this dress stopped me in my tracks when I spotted it at Saks. In the sale section. Yes. In the sale section. My first assumption was that it was misplaced and that I should keep walking. Until I saw the redline price (with an additional 30% off on top of that for just the weekend). And before I knew it, I was trying it on and telling my life story to the sales associate.

It's my first (and likely only for now) Dior piece, and if you read my thoughts on the classics here, you know I've been looking to streamline my wardrobe as of late, only buying pieces that truly excite me and have staying power. What drew me initially to this dress was the color (perfect for spring weddings and Easter gatherings coming up), but what hooked me was the subtle architecture of it -- essentially classic, turned slightly on its head. It's a staple spring dress that still makes a statement.

As far as it being too demure? Well that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, it's fun to channel your inner ladies who brunch but I can also picture this working well with a leather jacket and strappy heels. Uptown meets downtown.

What pieces in your wardrobe really excite you? Would love to hear!

33 comments:

  1. Wow loooove your marvelous Dior dress :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  2. Gorgeous dress!! I don't think it's too demure at all, it's the perfect dress for wedding season :)

    xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM



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  3. Gorgeous dress!! Looks amazing on you!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. amazing dress!!!
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  5. so amazing pics!! ; ]

    xoxo

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  6. This is definitely uptown glam...gorgeous piece love!
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  7. That dress is beautiful on you! really nice with the girly bow heels, and great that it was on sale! :)

    Away From Blue

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  8. wow, what a glamorous look! the dress is absolutely divine!!! <3

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  9. Such a great find! That silk looks like butter and you look as lovely as ever! Love the girly vibe going on!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
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  10. gorgeous!
    xo,
    Yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/2014/04/stripes-tease.html

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  11. Gorgeous dress! You look so pretty :)

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  12. holy crap this dress is gorgeous and how lucky that it was a sale on sale!! And it was in your size?! talk about good karma. I have a Joie leather jacket I swiped for just under $200 - regular price at almost $1000!

    from – The Lion's Den

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  13. gorgeous dress!!

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  14. This fabric is gorgeous! Perfect sheen and structure. And the color is too. The kinda yellow which is pretty any time of year! You look so pretty in this look.

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  15. This dress looks gorgeous on you, I wouldn't be able to walk away from the deal like this either:)
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  16. Love this two piece, it's so much classier then the other ones that we've been seeing on celebrities (I mean you Kim!)

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  17. What a beautiful set of pictures. I love the golden dress with a chocolate brown framed windows. It looks so vintage.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  18. Classic Dior - I mean what else do you need in life! SWOON.

    Cyn from popofcyn.com

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  19. Thank you so much for shopping with me last week. Since then, I can't stop wearing that orange box clutch I got!!!

    xx Alyson
    www.beauty-vanity.com

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    1. Of course! I had so much fun with you! And that orange clutch is a beauty!! :)

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  20. you look so elegant!!
    xo,
    maddie

    http://feelingmagenta.blogspot.com/

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  21. Beautiful, just beautiful! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

    Auf Wolke 3

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  22. You look fabulous.

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  23. That dress is gorgeous! I can see why it stopped you in your tracks and you had to buy it!

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  24. This dress is SO perfect with your hair length.
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  25. What a fun piece to find in the SALE section! Looks divine on you!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  26. My Juliette Hogan black silk collarless blouse. Pricey at NZD$400 but worth it. The quality of the silk is superb. Also, a new purchase from my few days in Melbourne last week, a new Sass & Bide navy cashmere jumper. The perfect piece to go with pencil skirts or jeans.

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  27. Pretty good outfit. You are looking gorgeous in this outfit. Thank you for sharing with us. Myrtle Beach SC homes for sale

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  28. you have great taste in fashion! i really love your looks :)
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