If I didn’t like white//cream lace dresses so much, I can’t even begin to tell you how much money I would have saved in my lifetime. I wear them all year long, saving the pure whites for the spring and summer months. My newest love comes in the form of this Staring at Stars pretty from Urban Outfitters– so romantic and whimsy!
Alas, there’s still a bit too much snow on the ground, so I’m guessing my birthday dress will cover a little more and be a little more closed-toe, but rest assured I’ll still be sticking to the Lilly mantra life’s a party // dress like it :)
Last week we talked LBDs, but this week it’s Little White Dresses I have on my mind.
When the weather is warm, I just love slipping into easy breezy little white dresses [see here and here for past instances!]. Until summer hits, many choose to avoid white, though I fully believe LWDs can certainly still work in chillier months. I’ve seen a ton about winter white lately, and I’m a huge advocate for it, especially in dress form. A higher neckline, purer shade of crisp snow white, and wintery details all help with winter LWD’s case. French Connection has an overwhelming supply of women’s dresses, and I’ve pulled a few of my favorites.
Last night marked the 70th annual Golden Globes, and you better believe I was live streaming coverage as the evening went on! While some snuff at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards ceremony, as it isn’t quite the Oscars, I’m always almost more curious to see what will grace the Red Carpet on this night. Some play it safe and boring, some use it as an outlet to take bigger risks, but there is always the fair share of questionable hairstyles, more-karats-than-I’ll-ever-know 77 Diamonds, and James Bond-esque dress slits.
One dress that stood out to me, between all of the Chanel and Dior, was that of Quentin Tarentino’s date, who supposedly wore Free People (UPDATE: It was in fact a Mara Hoffman gown for Free People!). At this point, she’s still being reported as “guest,” and when you’re a no-namer, Karl may not be knocking on your door with countless offers to wear one of his creations. I thought an FP gown was a smart and stylish move on her part, and brings up the idea of making a statement in less-than-couture…
Audrey Hepburn has taught me a lot of things over the years, but one thing that always stands out is the fact that you can never go wrong with a little black dress. eShakti is an online retailer that offers clothes customized to your body, and when they offered to send me a dress of my choice, I couldn’t resist snagging a classic LBD that I knew would be versatile and I could customize to perfectly suit my body. Give them your measurements, adjust the neck, sleeves, and hemline to fit your shape and your taste. How can you go wrong with that?? Bonus: As a limited time offer, eShakti is offering a $25 gift certificate and free customization to new customers on their first order!
Dress, c/o eShakti [sold out; similar favorites 1; 2; 3; 4] Patent flats, Kimchi Blue for Urban Outfitters [similar]
Disclosure: I was provided a dress for review by eShakti; all opinions expressed are my own.
I’ve been too into the red + green this holiday season [evidence here and here], so I thought I’d mix it up for today’s Holiday Best Friday’s Fancies. I just love this raspberry, navy, and white number from Anthropologie where the festiveness shows through in the darling little reindeer printed on it. Considering snagging it when it hits sale for next year’s holiday soirees…!
If there’s one brand that succeeds at keeping the summer vibe alive all through autumn, it is definitely Lilly Pulitzer. Every year, I think I’m in the clear once I get through the epic End of Summer Sale, and then the Fall Lookbook comes out and taunts me even more. Here are some of my current fall favorites from the line:
The thought of summer ending actually sickens me, though I have to admit, there really is nothing like a late summer sunset. When the sky is so warm that you don’t even need an Instagram filter? Now there’s something to be said for that in this day and age :)
Yesterday I introduced you all to eco-boutique Nancy’s Gone Green at SoWa and Greenway Open Market, and today I’m showing off one of my pretty purchases!
I was so drawn to these Silly Yeti dresses, each handmade in Nepal from recycled sari silks. Each dress is one of a kind, so you can imagine how hard it was to pick out just one to purchase (I think I tried on three or four!). The straps are adjustable, and many come with sashes, so they can easily fit many different body types.
Can we also talk about this skirt? Hello pom pom ties! Pretty sure my hippie side would be content living in these fabric for the remainder of the summer.
Remember that even if you aren’t in Boston, you can still order these beauties + others online from Nancy’s Gone Green!
Oh, I’m sorry, have we not discussed my love for all things related to Kate Middleton’s style lately? You’re in luck today then.
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Ever since the Duchess donned this sky blue Stella McCartney during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery last week, I’ve had the color on my mind. You can still find the actual dress here for a pretty penny, but below are a few more affordable options in this glowing hue…