Thursday, November 10, 2011

Outfit Of The Day: A Dress For Fall

Dress: Calvin Klein {similar here} {and here}
Shoes: Talbots 
Purse: Paloma Picasso, vintage
Necklace: Vintage, altered {DIY here}
Bracelets: Vintage
Cuff Bracelet: Asos {here}
Earrings: Kendra Scott "Danielle" {here} {and here}
Sunglasses: ChloĆ© "Ammi"

I found this dress at Nordstrom Rack and thought, "Hmmmm, I own nothing like this and certainly nothing in this brick red-orange color."  I tried it on not expecting to like it, but I surprised myself! It came home with me and I decided the shoulder seams needed to be taken up one inch, as the bust darts hit too low (checked off the list of sewing projects).  I was also confused by the belt - it's attached in the back so I cannot move it around. Is it supposed to be tied like so? I used my square knot I learned while in Girl Scouts in the 1980s, lol!

Alas, our pleasant weather is holding out in Georgia, but I bet I won't be doing many more bare arms/legs posts!  And lastly, I found this vintage suede bag by Paloma Picasso (Pablo Picasso's daughter!) at the same thrift shop, Agora, I found the Ann Taylor silk skirt and suede jacket.  If you live in and around the Athens/Atlanta area, I high recommend checking it out. They've also got lots of Vuitton and Chanel bags behind the counter.

Also, I'll be traveling soon and I'm seeking a few guest bloggers/posters.  See this post for details!

12 comments:

thenauticalwheeler said...

LOVE your dress! Such a great color for Fall ~jen

SassyUptownChic said...

Mary Ann, this dress is purr-fect on you! The color and style is impeccable girl. Love the breast pockets and you did a fabulous job with the belt. You look great! Hope you're having a fabulous day my friend.
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Christine said...

This is a really great dress... the color, the gold hardware, I just love it. I'm very jealous of your weather!

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Rachel said...

Love this! It's so different and it looks great on you!

jess said...

The dress is a great color.

Andi said...

LOVELY!

Katherine said...

Beautiful dress - it fits you so wonderfully - and that thrift shop sounds amazing!

Corinne said...

love the dress! that color is so amazing & it compliments you so well! & i'm so jealous of your sewing skills :D

xx Corinne
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Bravoe Runway said...

I am sorry...LV and Chanel at thrift store? I may need to fly to Atlanta just to see this! I love the dress and you've been sewing since 8? This is so bad, I cannot sew..nor cook...I am so not handy.

Andrea said...

That's such a great tailored dress looks amazing on you! Great choice of accessories you look so ladylike.

Stephanie Ayu said...

i have always loved CK for work clothing! this dress is fab.

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