The Altogether

The Altogether

For quite a while now, I’ve been searching for the perfect mesh insert dress. Initially, I was Hell-bent on a white one, but I was looking at my Helmut Lang tunic the other day, imagining its infinite possibilities, when the light bulb went off that a black one was already within my grasp. And I love how wearing a strapless dress underneath shows off the spinal shape of the tunic. If I had any doubts about my investment in this piece, they have since disappeared.

Helmut Lang top
H&M dress
Maison Martin Margiela shoes
Hermes bangle
Lauren Merkin clutch

PS Yes! Yes! Yes!

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Gorgeous! This is so perfect on you and I like the clutch with it.

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wow e, thought it was a whole dress! love love loves it. it was a worthy investment! oh, and those margiela shoes never fail to catch my attention!

love always

eden

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This outfit is absolutely amazing…
So, so chic – I love it!

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you have so many wonderful clothes!!! x

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Totally amazing. Love the spinal shape!!

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hot outfit! and i can't stop looking at your pumps!

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LOVE it! I love those adorable booties with the dress too!

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This is the perfect little black dress! It looks amazing on you! πŸ™‚

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Oh, I almost forgot to mention how much I appreciated you letting me know that one of your friends had the hip dysplasia surgery done! I am getting more nervous by the day, so that makes me a bit more comforted! Glad to hear that she is more comfortable! πŸ™‚

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YES this piece was definitely a good fashion investment. i'm really in love with the helmut lang top, and i love how you've layered it here. perfect. ~joelle

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I thought it was a whole dress as well! You styled it so well, though – you look incredible!

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Are you going to a black tie dinner? 'Cause that's how hot you look!

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I love the racer-type back of this tunic, the strapless does works perfectly and doesn't take away from it at all. Fabulous idea πŸ˜‰

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Gasping for air… I love. Love. the back of that tunic. I'm sort of trying to figure out how the tunic looks without the dress, but I hardly care. UHMazing. I would wear that combo in a second.

And I can't wait to see what your new investment isss (pretend I'm saying that in a singsongy voice, bc I would be if I weren't typing it, lol). Shopbop really is evil. I would consider Barneys the place where Satan resides in my life πŸ˜‰

x.katie

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Perfect!

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that mesh top is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the back of it

<3 The Voguette

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Ooooh you are rockin this look chica! I loveeeeeee πŸ™‚

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Oooh… LUV this. I don't have boobs to speak of, which means no cleavage-baring sexiness for this gal… but an interesting back to any dress or top is just as good, in my book! So pretty πŸ™‚

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You're a styling genius. I want to cop this. Damn. Can you please put your BEST OF styling tips together into a book for me? I'll buy it. Thank you. Good bye πŸ™‚

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oh!u look extremely fantastic!

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WOW! Helmut Lang top is reallly perfect on U. So stylish…

XoXo

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I want mesh cut-outs! This is perfect.

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that's a great dress!! ^_^

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oh wow you look so elegant and lovely in mesh! Love your bob too:)

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You, E, are a vision.
Stunning. It looks so elegant, makes me want to compulsively buy one immediatement! (marvel at my use of french!)

Again: Uber Fab.
XO

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Excellent investment for sure.

And the shoes are as well – perfect for the transition into fall!

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Reason #833444 Why you would be my muse. Holy shit woman.

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This is fantastic. You truly understand your clothes.

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WOW
good investion indeed
xxo
eszter

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two stunning items is a stunning outfit of course πŸ™‚

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P.S. Would you like to exchange links? I've added you to my blogroll. πŸ™‚

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This dress is gorgeous! Great style! x

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wow this is incredible

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AMAZING!!!!!!!

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wow, very chic and feminine
sexy girl πŸ™‚

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Fashion creative and fashion thrifty. I'm hooked on reading you πŸ™‚

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i absolutely love the mesh dress!

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Uau!! Gorgeous dress!
Xoxo
M

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don't you love it when you re-discover something in your own closet in a new way? super classy!

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This dress looks great on you!
Love your blog. =)

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cool idea love the dress:)xx

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I've been looking for the perfect black dress for a while now and I still haven't found it! Yours is simply gorgeous.

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Yep, worth every penny. That is one hot date night look!

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the best interpretation i have seen, love how there is a small print on the mesh!

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gorgeous gorgeous girl you are …. and the transparency of mesh is indeed magic!!! i always loved to play with optical-illusion when mixing and matching different textures and you did really really well on that … btw: thank you for your lovely comment – i am really glad you mentioned about "the trend" part … πŸ™‚ xoxo

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you look stunning, as always!
xoxo

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I actually snagged that top from TJMaxx several weeks ago! Glad to see it has such versatility.

Love your blog and your style.

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I wonder if it would look better with a belt? ^.^
kisses

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Love this combo, darling!
That top is amazing!
You look gorgeous!!

xoxox,
CC

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Genius idea!! It looks like a million dollar dress! Looks so sexy on you!! xxoxoxo

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You're so leggy!

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you look AH mazing ! always so chic .

the top is perfection .. you shouldnt have doubts

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beautiful dress!! xoxo

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This is a pretty perfect look!

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AH! There's those shoes I like!! Gorg!

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AH! There's those shoes I like!! Gorg!

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That look is made for you dahlin! You look perfect!

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this dress is pure perfection;D
i wear my bandage dress with lace long-sleeve top underneath and it looks similar to ur dress;))) i love long-sleeves mini dresses;D they're so hot;))) haha;)

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That dress is amazing! I love that shredded top you're wearing. It adds a nice edge to your outfit!
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you look gorgeous. this is such a beautiful dress. sooo pretty.

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lovely combination of shirt and dress!!!

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You looks absolutely gorgeous! A very sexy look!

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looks so good!
very sexy and elegant, love it!

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I definitely thought that this was a dress at first! You look great, and I love your shoes!:)

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OMG the sheer area is utterly gorgeous.

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wow you would never even know that they are two seperate pieces! i just bought a mesh insert dess that i LOVE it's demure but sexy at the same time.

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Darling outfit!

You look so chic!

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i absolutley looove this dress!!

xx
june

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LOVE the sheer bits. I want! πŸ™‚

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you look like you came out of mag, totally fab πŸ™‚

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Fabulous outfit!!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Such a gorgeous, chic black dress and mesh top.

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I adore this look.

Love Grace.

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it is gorgeous, and i especially love the back of it!

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completely perfect, the mesh top is amazing in black. you look stunning lady!
peace&love

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so perfect i love the back panel detailing

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stunning outfit! your legs look so long – as a girl who is 5'4" i'm obviously jealous πŸ™‚

xo.
princesspolitico

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wow you look amazing wearing this beautiful dress ! Your dress are so great to !

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hey i love your blog! i just started my own fashion blog not too long ago – it's not her, it's me. check it out! xoxo

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love love love love the dress. looks great on you. and the clutch is perf.

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the dress is a BEAUTY.
i recognized the margiela's as soon as i saw them, and i love the cut of them on the top!
the clutch tops it perfectly!

xx

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you look so elegant in all your photos! and you have such great style girl! love it

x
helen

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Beautiful dress! Isn't H&M just the best? πŸ™‚

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You wear the dress amazingly well…and i love the Helmut Lang top with it….it totally brings the dress to another level.

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this look is sooooooooo gorgeous. and i love your little clutch πŸ˜€

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you did an amazing job putting this look together! the mesh top is just stunning.

x

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darling i love this combination. the strapless dress looks wonderful beneath the sheer Helmut Lang tunic.
gorge!
XX
Marian

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Wow! You sure now how to style your investment pieces πŸ˜‰ It looks like one dress to me (I actually don't know where the tunic starts and the dress ends). I definitely think going strapless was a smart choice to show off the structure of the HL. Gorgeous!

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that outfit….. in the words of rachel zoe (whom i hate but this phrase is like seriously enviable) I DIE

the top, the dress, the mmm shoes….. bah….

i hope i can get a job after grad school (bc i am so honest with myself i know grad school is in my future) and thus afford great shoes. because only shoes can make a women really feel better.

yeah my fantasy outfits make me cry too :'(

leila grace
the vain and the bored

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so so so incredibly chic.

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Divine. Absolutely divine.

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it looks so beautiful with this dress….what a great idea!

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such a classy dress!!!

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i want the dress :S.. such a cute 90's look

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oh goodness.. those shoes. day dream material

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