Monday, April 12, 2010

it's all been lost before so there's nothing to lose

it's all been lost before so there's nothing to lose

it's all been lost before so there's nothing to lose

it's all been lost before so there's nothing to lose

This was for a magical night at Blue Ridge, a place that I absolutely despise, partly because the service is awful and partly because my friends seem to make me go there so damn much (probably just for the special thrill of seeing me seethe).  I can go into more reasons why I hate this place, but then this post would become a rant and that would open a whole Pandora's box of rants just waiting to be explored.  Anyway, despite being so blatantly ignored by the bartender (1, 2, 3 people standing at the bar, I kid you not), I had a fine time catching up with friends.  So thrilled it was finally warm enough to wear a slinky dress.  Sometimes I look at this dress and think the green panel on the shoulder gives it a gladiator-like quality.  Thoughts?

it's all been lost before so there's nothing to lose

Alexander Wang dress
Young, Fabulous and Broke cardigan
KMRii bag
necklace from a boutique in Hoboken
Hermes bangles
H&M knee socks
Finsk heels


PS B thinks Blue Ridge makes a "damn fine Manhattan," but I don't drink old man drinks so I wouldn't know.

90 comments:

  1. Love the heels and the dress looks cute on you. I love the shoulder detailing. x

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  2. The dress and suits are a perfect combo!
    Love the designs on them!

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  3. Oh my, that dress is amazing. I don't know if I could pull it off, but you look great! I love the color of the panel.

    And those socks! Why don't I have socks like that yet?!

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  4. Loving that dress!

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  5. Possibly gladiator but fabulous whatever the description. How could anyone ignore you in that dress? The bartenders are insanely inept and fashion senseless.
    I have never tried a Manhattan but am open to old people drinks. :)
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  6. Oh, the asymmetry of the dress is beautiful! It looks like it belongs on the wall of a gallery. And those Finsk heels are gorgeous! They remind me of a more architectural version of the Proenza Schouler shoes.

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  7. I absolutely adore that dress. So pretty on you!

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  9. I've never heard of blue ridge, the menu looks okay, but it is the total DC local farms/organic trend lately. Which reminds me, have you been to 8407 Kitchen Bar in Silver Spring? Same locavore theme, but I had some good food there on Saturday (although service wasn't wonderful I will admit)?

    love the dress, so funky!

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  10. Not gladiator at all, very unique and unexpected, I love the architecture of it. Never been to Blue Ridge and now no reason to because I don't drink Manhattans either and I hate rude bartenders :) Your shoes are amazing and love them with the socks!!

    ~ megan
    transmission me

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  11. thats such a wonderful dress! I love the little color block

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow I'm in love with your heels!! So original. They stand out. I like manhattans from time to time and think of them more as an old lady drink. Either way, probably not a fact I should advertise! ;)

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  13. Knee socks. I die. And you're a badass gladiator.

    I've never had a "manhattan"...wtf is in those? I feel I should know this, as alcohol and I are bff.

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  14. i love the side panel on the dress! it almost looks like you started putting on a jacket and only got 1 sleeve on. it definitely adds some interest. i love it with the black socks. ~joelle

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  15. Love the unexpected green panel!

    I don't do old man drinks either. Hello bubbly!

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  16. Yeah, this is one of my favorites! So chic and lovely. The panel gives it extra dimension, and you look *so* pretty in these photos! PS The Finsk shoes will be mine someday when I'm not in the poorhouse! They're my dream shoe.

    xx

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  17. Why must you have such great shoes? I love those! I don't see that dress as gladiator but it is fierce.

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  18. that is a wonderful dress! i love the detailing too - almost like a shoulder guard...

    cute with the knee socks too. xx

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  19. Seriously blown away! that dress is stunning on you and I love the heels.

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  20. that dress, so simple, so amazing!

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  21. You look great in knee socks and I love the dress as well! You should definitely enter the competition I'm hosting on my blog!

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  22. you look amazing, i love your dress! although i can't believe you keep going back to that place, it sounds awful.

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  23. I had never seen somebody wearing socks quite as good as you!

    I'd like to go to that awful place, seems fun! (just kidding :P)

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  24. I love the dress and I love how you styled it with those socks. You are truly fabulous! xoxo

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  25. Love the Alexander Wang dress- you can't go wrong with him- he's my idol :) Boo to poor service!! Hope you can come to my slumber party! xo, mel

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  26. Amazing dress!! Alexander Wang is amazing with his designs. I loved the way you styled it with the knee high socks and the cardigan. Super cute. As for the bartender, it happens to me all the time. I guess we just need to be more assertive and start throwing bar napkins at the back of their head or something. I'll let you know how it works for me;)

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  27. Lovely dress <3 Very nice combination! :)
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  28. You´re looking gorgeous in that dress!!! ;-D

    Hugs from
    A Shopaholic is loose...

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  29. You´re looking gorgeous in that dress!!! ;-D

    Hugs from
    A Shopaholic is loose...

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  30. I absolutely love this. That Alexander Wang dress is to die for and damnit you torture me with those shoes. I want them *sob*.

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  31. nice dress and those heels are really cool!

    Unravelled Threads

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  32. Your KM Rii Bag is to die for - I juts got one, cant wait to use it! (-:

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  33. Wow, lady. Those heels were MEANT to be worn with that amazing frock. The little white accent at the top of the heel ties everything together beautifully.

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  34. Gorgeous dress! I love the green paneling.. I don't find it gladiator, but even if it was, it'd be awesome! You look fabulous!

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  35. loving everything about this. you look gorgeous hun!

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  36. oh my god! You have a great look!
    xx

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  37. HA! i'm ALL about the old man drinks...manhattans, side cars...i love them all!

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  38. I love this outfit, especially the fabulous heels! How cool.

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  39. What a beautiful Alexander Wang dress! And I love those heels ; )

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  40. wow, i dislike A.Wang designs in general but that dress is so different i might have to change my mind about him (just for this dress, though!) :) looking great, E :D

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  41. Every time I see you wear those heels I want them !!
    I bought knee socks but have not gotten around to wearing them...

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  42. The knee-highs and shoes are magical. I LOVE this look!! :)

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  43. haha...I'm in love with your sofa...
    kisses&take.care

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  44. That dress is wonderful! Those shoes are too.

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  45. The bartender, he must have smelled your contempt... Love the way you styled the dress. Light colours would have been such an obvious choice - black is bold.

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  46. I didn't thlin about a gladiator until u say it, it looks sooo nice ans love the socks with the shoes. As always super stylish girl ; )

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  47. I love that dress. I wish gravity allowed removable half-cardis. :)

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  48. that dress is so interesting . i love it ! the little half shrug thing .. ahh im so jealous

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  49. you look very very cute!
    love the amazing shoes..

    Yaryy.

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  50. i love your heels!! you r dress to it is so pretty!!

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  51. totally and utterly amazing outfit...and i want a pair of a. wang shoes for now realllllll bad!!! .... this dress is sort of crawling into the list too!!

    love it!!

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    follow if u like what u see

    happy day
    xoxo

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  52. The panel is so unexpected but totally makes this whole look. And as usual, you are gorgeous!

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  53. I love the dress. Its looks so cute with the socks.
    Thanks for commenting on my previous post. I decided not to email him. He is a waste of my time.

    LOVE!

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  54. others would wear this a.wang dress and look as if they were rummaging through their mother's delicate clothing. you wear this brilliantly designed dress effortlessly.

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  55. OMGOsh, lady, I have been catching up from the last week, and you are just KILLING IT!!! Seriously, that floral top/shorts combo and then this dress with the knee high socks...you look great!! Loveth it all :)

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  56. the dress actually really interesting with that detail, I like it! as do all these other commenters obviously!

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  57. That dress is gorgeous, the greeny blue colour of the sleeve is so lovely.

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  58. Love this outfit, perfect mix of elegance and quirkiness. And LOL @ the Manhattan comment! (:

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  59. i think i am in love with your shoes x

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  60. Your shoes and dress are AMAZING!!

    Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  61. The shoulder detailing is beautiful... definitely gives the dress an interesting twist. Great idea with the black knee-highs and the shoes are gorgeous!

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  62. Amazing shoes! Thanks for your comment!

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  63. Welp, never going to Blue Ridge! There is def a gladiator like quality to the dress - it's a little toughened up feminine...which is what you do best!

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  64. this whole look is amazing!! I love the soft pretty Wang dress!!

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  65. nothing like slipping into the first slinky dress of summer! man i hate when bartenders can't deal with more than two customers, makes me want to start drumming my hands on the bar top...

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  66. Beautiful dress, but I love those heels the best.

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  67. SO jealous of your alexander wang dress!!!!!

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  68. Gorgeous, darling! Love this whole look, especially the socks & heels combo!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  69. wow - that dress is fabulous. The blue panel really makes it special.

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  70. Old man drinks...ah ha ha! LOVE the shoes of course!

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  71. WANG??? AMAZING!!! I wish I could afford designer clothes! You have such a great closet, E!

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  72. that dress is absolutely fantastic!!
    sometimes i wish i lived closer to DC just so i could raid your closet...

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  73. love love love that dress. did I mention that I love that dress? It looks very Michael Kors to me - just love. :)

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  74. well....
    i
    LOVE
    THE
    SHOES!!!!!!!!!

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  75. i want this dress!! you look awesome and i enjoyed your bit of a rant... hehe
    and the old man drink comment, zing!

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  76. of course THE SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR!

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  77. amazing dress and shoes!
    really, I'm in love :)
    the blue pastel is beautiful!

    kisses
    Watching the waves

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  78. I'm in love with this dress!!
    Love the whole outfit :)

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  79. COOL dress... LOVE IT!

    xx
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