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:

FASHION SNAG said...

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

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mom & son said...

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

Jessica said...

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?!

Anna said...

Loving that dress!

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Lemondrop Marie said...

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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Teresa said...

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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Fashion Therapist said...

I absolutely adore that dress. So pretty on you!

tess said...
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tess said...

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!

megan.tme said...

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
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M. said...

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

lovelove, M.
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Daphne said...

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! ;)

Elizabeth Marie said...

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.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

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

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the unexpected green panel!

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

Julia said...

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

WendyB said...

Loving the shoes!

Anna G said...

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

Sutton said...

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

cute with the knee socks too. xx

LoveCharlesVintage said...

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

daisychain said...

that dress, so simple, so amazing!

Meg said...

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!

Leia said...

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

Kitty said...

LOVE the shoes and socks :)

Luzhilda said...

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)

Leah said...

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

wreckedstellar said...

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

Talia said...

very nice classic dress.

The Daily Fashionista said...

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;)

la flore et la faune . com said...

great dance. almost french cancan ;)

fashionrevel said...

Lovely dress <3 Very nice combination! :)
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A Shopaholic is loose said...

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

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A Shopaholic is loose said...

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

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Celine said...

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

Melanie said...

nice dress and those heels are really cool!

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Cindy Whitehead said...

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

Sal said...

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.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

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!

Lianna J said...

loving everything about this. you look gorgeous hun!

style baro said...

oh my god! You have a great look!
xx

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

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

janettaylor said...

Finsk heels are too cool!

elnajay said...

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

Marie Z. said...

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

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Kristy said...

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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Lorena said...

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

Erika said...

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

Etrapar said...

haha...I'm in love with your sofa...
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Sonya said...

That dress is wonderful! Those shoes are too.

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Emily said...

I love your dress!

SabinePsynopsis said...

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.

Sissy said...

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 ; )

Annie Spandex said...

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

Damsels said...

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

Yary and Sary said...

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

Yaryy.

Anacecilia said...

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

Prutha said...

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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Christen said...

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

Elaine said...

Love that dress on you!

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tywo said...

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!

princesspolitico said...

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.
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FashionAddict said...

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 :)

Amanda Lee said...

love those FINSK heels!!

xx
a.

Eli said...

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

piglet said...

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

bestie said...

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

kirstyb said...

i think i am in love with your shoes x

English Rose ♥ said...

Your shoes and dress are AMAZING!!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
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Haute World said...

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

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

i like how you styled this!

Couture said...

Amazing shoes! Thanks for your comment!

chicfaced said...

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!

Taylor Sterling said...

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

Hannah said...

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...

Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Beautiful dress, but I love those heels the best.

Diya said...

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

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Couture Carrie said...

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

xoxox,
CC

Gladys Fashioncancer said...

I love this look! :)

Phuong said...

great dress

| Tex | Fashion Butter said...

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

Kristin said...

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

avalonne said...

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

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

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

City Girl Chicago said...

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

drollgirl said...

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

anotherfishinthesea said...

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

...love Maegan said...

of course THE SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR!

6roove said...

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

kisses
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// S said...

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

Amanda Lalique said...

COOL dress... LOVE IT!

xx
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