Saturday, April 16, 2011

Perfect Day Dress + + +

isn't a little dress called for

tis the season
for ladies fashion shows and luncheons,

these 2 frocks represent the perfect "day dress"
for the ritualistic events,
both Valentino,
both so simple,
one could find this idea from many labels

4 rows of soft ruffles, little cap sleeve
or this one, little rib-knitted delight


& the perfect shoe & bag to go with
the perfect dress...


not really

add some bright turquoise jewelry, not necklaces, but earrings
and bracelets, shoes, handbag...

coral pieces.

i just love those striped shoes with the coral trim!

Changes the look & the mood instantly, doesn't it?

then when you're wearing the same outfit
to church, pearls.

to a wedding, black

to parent's in law for dinner, natural open-toe wedges, straw accessories

to the children's school play, bright red flats, red handbag, pearl studs

to a gallery opening, very very high platforms, lots of lucite going on

to the corporate party, mahogany accessories, very sleek

add a huge silk scarf to any of these and you can go all the way into Fall.
I could go on & on, but the mileage you can achieve from one good dress
and tons of different awesome accessorries is investment dressing to the
(I would find a pair of white high-top rhinestoned tennis shoes, white lace socks
 + a huge tan leather hobo
+ all natural or sterling silver earrings & bracelets

& walk around NYC or LA & be comfortable &, perhaps, chic).
What do you think?

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  1. I'm seeing a lot of white in the catalogs this year for summer -- always cool -- I've been a huge white blouse, shirt fan for years. Glad to see them more available this year.

  2. You remind me of my grandaughter .She also love fashion in school for it. She is alway shopping for me Have a great week Laura

  3. Since I live on the Gulf Coast of Fl, white has been a staple in dressing year round, almost. White is definitely cooler in the summer no matter where you are.

  4. Really a winner and so many combinations for every ocassion from two exquisite dresses!

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  5. I think we should go shopping! HAve a great Sunday....xv

  6. Love the first dress for a chic but semi-casual city catch-up with the girls. And no 2 teamed with coral or turquoise accessories for a seaside lunch.


    xx Charlotta

  7. Some beautiful clothes and shoes, ones we don't see here. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Love this post..all the details of the second dress. Very into coral and turquoise for the summer and wear lots of it and white and tan are my year round go to staples..beautiful post.

  9. gorgeous pretty dresses and accessories...though I wont be wearing anything like that today, we just got snowed on here in Traverse City.... :(

  10. You are always in my mind:-)))*
    You creativity,dear Marsha admired me really so very much!
    All these choices and opportunities are so different,but also very useful!

    I think,this summer I would like to were white with many different color accessories: belts,bijouteries and so...

    wish you fantastic PRE Easter week,my wonderful friend:-)))*

    Much Love,

  11. I think you are adorable for how you broke down the categories for accessories!! Love it all XO, Kelly

  12. I am soooo into ruffles right now and white is my color of choice. Love your accessory options!!

  13. ADORE Valentino. That first dress is just my cup of tea. Also loving the new rock stud collection - fabulous combination of tradition and modern. Your different color scenarios are brilliant!!


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