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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

    xx

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. i love those shoes you're wearing!

    xx
    a.

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

    girlwiththeflower.blogspot.com

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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..

    transmission me

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

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  12. that dress was made for you, utterly perfect.

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

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

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  15. 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 :)

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  16. Lovely dress <3 The whole outfit looks really nice :)
    fashionrevel.blogspot.com
    xxx

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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...

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

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

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  22. 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.

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  23. The heels totally make the outfit! Amazing. xo

    HALCOHOLIC.com

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  24. 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 :)

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  25. 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.

    www.anernestpointofview.blogspot.com

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

    Than bangle is my favorite part of the look!

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  27. lovely classic look
    GREAT PURSE!!

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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

    Love the shoes.

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  29. 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 (:

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

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  31. Ur Bally bag! LUUUUUV!

    ♥ ñ_ñ ♥

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  32. I love your two tone heels!

    satinsugar.blogspot.com

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

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  34. Love this outfit. You look stunning, seriously.

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  35. 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

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

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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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!!

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

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

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  42. 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.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  43. 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.

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

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

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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