Friday, May 7, 2010

the "all 'round" dress

the "all 'round" dress

I was lucky enough to attend the Marriage of Figaro at the Kennedy Center last week. I have to say I'm always partial to the comedies and you really can't go wrong with Mozart. I was quite impressed by the cast, too.

the "all 'round" dress

the "all 'round" dress

the "all 'round" dress

This dress has been one of my weekday cocktail hour/wedding/cultural event staple dresses for a long time and I realized I've never shared it on the blog! Even though wrap dresses might not be so "in" right now, I find that this dress can be such an easy dress up/dress down option when I don't want to think about creating an ensemble.


Diane Von Furstenberg dress
vintage bangle
vintage locket
Bally bag
Pour la Victoire heels
American Apparel fishnet tights

51 comments:

Annie Spandex said...

Holy crap, those shoes are gorgeous and suit you so well!!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love that dress, but it's the print that attracts me.

Those tights are awesome too. This dress looks perfect for a Sunday brunch.

VersaStyle said...

i love the whole outfit... especially the white tights with the shoes!!!

xx

Julia said...

Ah, Pour la Victoire! I adore them. And you look a million feet tall in this! In a good way, of course. Glad the opera was great!

xx

♥Lola said...

I love love this dress on you, you always look so elegant and put together :)

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I think wrap dresses are really always at least a bit in. They're just classic. I'd love to own a DVF. She's one of my faves.

The bracelet is so pretty too!

Amanda Lee said...

i love those shoes you're wearing!

xx
a.

Zoe said...

Great outfit! You look very classic and refined, but still with an artistic and fashionable edge! I love those shoes!!!!

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Kimberellie said...

you are just so tall and chic and delightful! I adore this dress on you. And I love how you paired it with that bangle! Oh, and those shoes are absolutely to die for!

megan.tme said...

So elegant and refined, I love your dress!! You have the most amazing shoes, very inspiring. Hopefully wrap dresses will never go out of style, I love them so..

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Kristin said...

Those shoes perfection...and the fishnets...LOVE!

daisychain said...

that dress was made for you, utterly perfect.

Black Widow said...

I like your bag!

PersonalShop said...

U look very chic.
The dress fits you so well and the all of your shoes are perfect!!
XOXOX
Malo

emily viveur said...

beautiful dress! i think wrap dresses are very classic...can't resist something so easy to wear.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

chic and fabulous

Leia said...

I love Mozart too! This dress is just perfect. I'm glad you dressed up to go - a lot of the time I go to the opera/classical music events and I see people in jeans who just couldn't be bothered! I think it's an act of respect to the performers to dress for the occassion. Oh, and an excuse to put on a pretty dress :)

fashionrevel said...

Lovely dress <3 The whole outfit looks really nice :)
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xxx

CC said...

DVF always has the most gorgeous print dresses. You look gorgeous, lady! :)
Xx

A Stylized Hysteria said...

There's a special place in my heart for DVF dresses. They can go from professional to fun with just a few different accessories. And that one is gorgeous on you!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Issa and DvF dresses are always right, I think. They are real no-brainers. Mozart is such a joy, I remember seeing 'The Magic Flute' as a child and for weeks trying to hit the high note of the Queen of the Night. My poor family...

Daphne said...

Love the pattern. But THOSE HEELS!!!! AHHH gimme gimme gimee!!!!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

I think you must have the most amazing collection of shoes I've ever seen!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I really love it paired with the fishnets and those heels!

I love the opera and the Marriage of Figaro is one of my favorites.

HAL said...

The heels totally make the outfit! Amazing. xo

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Bad Taste Toast said...

I love wrap dresses so much! And wrap cardis and all! Wrap clothes are multitalents! Your dress is really gorgeous! I also love the bracelets pattern :)

Ernest B. said...

Absolutely amazing! So lady like, so demure, so tasteful! I enjoy coming to this blog because it's help to reaffirm my all time belief that my hometown of Washington, D.C. is the understated chicest place I know and love. Thank you!!!! We should definitely do a blogger shoot together when I'm home for Memorial Day.

Ernest B.

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Alana said...

I'm pretty sure DVF wrap dresses are always in style :)

Than bangle is my favorite part of the look!

tess said...

fantastic heels!

Liya said...

lovely classic look
GREAT PURSE!!

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Delane said...

I'm of the opinion that wrap dresses never go out of style. They are classic, especially DVF.

Love the shoes.

blorange dice said...

oh it's always so great having something like that in your wardrobe. i love the way you accessorized it! those shoes and that bag (:

Adri said...

Those shoes are pretty killer..and i can never resist a DVF wrap dress, they always fit so nicely

Rosanna said...

great dress!

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janettaylor said...

Ur Bally bag! LUUUUUV!

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Jolly Josi said...

Adore the bag

Anna said...

I love your two tone heels!

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Lini said...

That dress looks so stunning on you. As if it was made for you!
:D

FASHION TALE / said...

Love this outfit. You look stunning, seriously.

Sutton said...

the wrap dress will forever be in ~ it is simple a perfect fit for all body types!

great print, love DVF!!
hope youre having a lovely weekend.
xx

megannielsen said...

I love it! ANd I don't think wrap dresses ever go out of style... too classic!

gina said...

Great dress! Looks wonderful on you, and such a beautiful print. I love wrap dresses! I just acquired a few myself last month.

natalia said...

Dear sweet lord, THE SHOES. Unbelievable.
And I love a good wrap dress! Flattering, classic, you can take it anywhere...and you can't go wrong with DVF's designs in particular. :D

natalia // datinganalbino.tumblr.com

Lianna J said...

in love with your shoes.

DaniBrava said...

I have the same Pour la Victoire heels in a green/grey combo. I love them (obviously) but I find them to be pretty uncomfortable. They rub the back of my heels :/ Good idea pairing them with tights!!

Damsels said...

those heels are incredible .i love the color of the heel it looks super interesting with a touch of timelessness

Lorena said...

You have the best heels... these are fab !

princesspolitico said...

isn’t it amazing how certain outfits or combinations of pieces are saved for specific events? i have a couple tops that i rotate whenever i go to political events around the city – kind of like a security blanket? anyways your DVF dress is a remarkable pick – it is detailed without being overwhelming and wrap dresses are always classic!

xo.
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Kim said...

i like your dress. I looove Diane Von Furstenburg. I was in Holt Renfrew a while ago and tried on some of her dresses. Sooo nice.

myedit said...

A DvF dress is always in... so elegant and the perfect go to...
My friend thrifted a vinatge one for $5...quite jealous.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You look A-MA-ZING in this dress! I love the pattern and the way it fits you! so cute.

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