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:

Sylvia said...

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

Eden said...

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

Nature Grafitti said...

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

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thesydneygirl said...

you have so many wonderful clothes!!! x

Clare said...

Totally amazing. Love the spinal shape!!

freeteyme said...

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

Leproust Vintage said...

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

Dylana said...

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

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Leproust Vintage said...

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! :)

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

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

Diane said...

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

Delectable Swank said...

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

Ela said...

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 ;)

katie d said...

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

Savvy Gal said...

Perfect!

The Voguette said...

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

<3 The Voguette

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

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

J-Diggety said...

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 :)

Dream Sequins said...

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 :)

marb said...

oh!u look extremely fantastic!

janettaylor said...

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

XoXo

Amelia said...

I want mesh cut-outs! This is perfect.

Nadia Kamballa said...

that's a great dress!! ^_^

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Sher said...

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

FabBlab said...

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

Midtown Girl said...

Excellent investment for sure.

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

Elizabeth Marie said...

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

Eva Internazionale said...

This is fantastic. You truly understand your clothes.

stylorectic under medical treatment said...

WOW
good investion indeed
xxo
eszter

Suzanne said...

two stunning items is a stunning outfit of course :)

Eva Internazionale said...

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

Laura Taylor said...

This dress is gorgeous! Great style! x

daisychain said...

wow this is incredible

Mila said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!

6roove said...

wow, very chic and feminine
sexy girl :)

Sher said...

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

mom & son said...

i absolutely love the mesh dress!

M said...

Uau!! Gorgeous dress!
Xoxo
M

chicfaced said...

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

Tori said...

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

SCISI said...

cool idea love the dress:)xx

The Biche said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Big Daddy said...

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

UnoCosa said...

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

Susan said...

you look stunning, as always!
xoxo

alicat said...

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

Etrapar said...

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

Couture Carrie said...

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

xoxox,
CC

Fashion Cappuccino said...

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

WendyB said...

You're so leggy!

Damsels said...

you look AH mazing ! always so chic .

the top is perfection .. you shouldnt have doubts

Blicious said...

beautiful dress!! xoxo

*** said...

This is a pretty perfect look!

Kim said...

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

Kim said...

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

clarewbrown said...

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

MAGDArling said...

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;)

Elaine said...

That dress is amazing! I love that shredded top you're wearing. It adds a nice edge to your outfit!
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Ruta said...

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

Michelle said...

lovely combination of shirt and dress!!!

Meg said...

You looks absolutely gorgeous! A very sexy look!

Melissa~ said...

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

Anna said...

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

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yiqin; said...

OMG the sheer area is utterly gorgeous.

la petite fashionista said...

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.

Little Bow Prep said...

Darling outfit!

You look so chic!

june said...

i absolutley looove this dress!!


xx
june




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Erika said...

LOVE the sheer bits. I want! :)

Wicked Halo said...

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

Amanda K said...

Fabulous outfit!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Monica said...

Such a gorgeous, chic black dress and mesh top.

Grace said...

I adore this look.

Love Grace.

drollgirl said...

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

Samantha said...

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

Jess said...

so perfect i love the back panel detailing

princesspolitico said...

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

xo.
princesspolitico

bisou-joue said...

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

it's not her, it's me. said...

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Lizzy Webb said...

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

jessica wu said...

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

Helen said...

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

x
helen

jessicaleighlalou said...

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

Adri said...

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

maggie said...

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

Ash Fox said...

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


x

www.tittees.blogspot.com

Marian said...

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

The Haute-Shopper said...

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!

leila grace said...

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

LUCAS said...

so so so incredibly chic.

Caroline said...

Divine. Absolutely divine.

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Hanako66 said...

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

monica said...

such a classy dress!!!

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callitcrap said...

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

grace said...

oh goodness.. those shoes. day dream material