Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Altogether

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!

95 comments:

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

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  2. 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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  3. This outfit is absolutely amazing...
    So, so chic - I love it!

    http://naturegraffiti.com

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  4. you have so many wonderful clothes!!! x

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  5. Totally amazing. Love the spinal shape!!

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

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

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  8. This is the perfect little black dress! It looks amazing on you! :)

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  9. 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! :)

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  10. 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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  11. I thought it was a whole dress as well! You styled it so well, though - you look incredible!

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

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  13. 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 ;)

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  14. 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 ;)

    x.katie

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

    <3 The Voguette

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  16. Ooooh you are rockin this look chica! I loveeeeeee :)

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  17. 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 :)

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  18. 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 :)

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  19. oh!u look extremely fantastic!

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

    XoXo

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  21. I want mesh cut-outs! This is perfect.

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  22. that's a great dress!! ^_^

    http://nadiakamballa.blogspot.com

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

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  24. 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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  25. Excellent investment for sure.

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

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

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  27. This is fantastic. You truly understand your clothes.

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  28. two stunning items is a stunning outfit of course :)

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  29. P.S. Would you like to exchange links? I've added you to my blogroll. :)

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  30. This dress is gorgeous! Great style! x

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  31. wow, very chic and feminine
    sexy girl :)

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  32. Fashion creative and fashion thrifty. I'm hooked on reading you :)

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  33. i absolutely love the mesh dress!

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  34. Uau!! Gorgeous dress!
    Xoxo
    M

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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 ... :-) xoxo

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  41. you look stunning, as always!
    xoxo

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

    Love your blog and your style.

    www.notyourmomsstyle.blogspot.com

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

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

    xoxox,
    CC

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

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  46. you look AH mazing ! always so chic .

    the top is perfection .. you shouldnt have doubts

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  47. This is a pretty perfect look!

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

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

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

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  51. 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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  52. That dress is amazing! I love that shredded top you're wearing. It adds a nice edge to your outfit!
    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  53. you look gorgeous. this is such a beautiful dress. sooo pretty.

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  54. lovely combination of shirt and dress!!!

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  55. You looks absolutely gorgeous! A very sexy look!

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

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

    annamudrenko.onsugar.com

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  58. OMG the sheer area is utterly gorgeous.

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  59. 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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  60. i absolutley looove this dress!!


    xx
    june




    codyjune.blogspot.com

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  61. LOVE the sheer bits. I want! :)

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  62. you look like you came out of mag, totally fab :)

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  63. Fabulous outfit!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  64. Such a gorgeous, chic black dress and mesh top.

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  65. I adore this look.

    Love Grace.

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

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

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  68. so perfect i love the back panel detailing

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  69. stunning outfit! your legs look so long - as a girl who is 5'4" i'm obviously jealous :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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

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

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

    x
    helen

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  75. Beautiful dress! Isn't H&M just the best? :)

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  76. 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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  77. this look is sooooooooo gorgeous. and i love your little clutch :D

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


    x

    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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

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  80. Wow! You sure now how to style your investment pieces ;-) 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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  81. 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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  82. Divine. Absolutely divine.

    LuckyUmbrella.blogspot.com

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

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  84. such a classy dress!!!

    monicaywang.blogspot.com

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

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  86. oh goodness.. those shoes. day dream material

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