Monday, June 7, 2010

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

I've found myself attracted to sheer, mesh-like things layered over long pieces lately, but hadn't found the best strategy for creating the combination within my own wardrobe until this weekend. This black and white empire waist maxi dress presented the perfect base for a tied mesh top that has been in my staple rotation forever. I love this dress, but I find it can be a little boring without some sort of statement jewelry. I rather like the idea of changing it up with a clean white top instead.

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

These earrings were a gift from Moxsie with my Chictopia rewards shoes.

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

One of my favorite girls in the world, C, is back in town for the summer and I'm sooo excited! She just got back from traveling around the Middle East and brought me kohl. She said that the kohl really helped protect her eyes in the desert. I tried it on Saturday (wearing it in the pictures) and I have to admit, it coats exceptionally well (no scrawling back and forth to create a visible line) and it didn't irritate my sensitive eyes, as many eye products usually do. Now the question is: how am I going to get my hands on more??

 The Wanton, though she knows its danger, must needs smear Kohl about her eyes...

Sweet Pea top
Iisli dress
Theory sandals
Miss Wax earrings
vintage bangles via Love Charles

70 comments:

libys11 said...

wow!!! you look incredible!! very regal and polished with this black and white number! :D and those earrings give the fancy touch! :D

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grace said...

pretty. the silhouette in the first photo is unreal...

grace said...

pretty. the silhouette in the first photo is unreal...

dear kate said...

fantastic look! creatively simple. :)

Eli said...

ooh so pretty...something very Alexander wang about this look. Im sure you could find the kohl online somewhere...it looks very interesting, I might give it a try!

UnoCosa said...

you looked flawless, dear! oh, i know that feel - when you discovered something so great - than, just to re-discover that it doesn't really available. I;m having the same issue w/ a patch that heal all my back pain but turns out i can't find it anywhere except in japan ... so guessing some international shipment will be on the way soon ;-)

xx

Dylana Suarez said...

WOW! You look amazing! That top is just stunning! I want it!

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bestie said...

Oh, E. No one does elegant-chic like you do. (: this is spectacular layering! And your earrings as so cute. (:

6roove said...

love that simple, taciturn match of colours, perfect contrast, maxi black and pure white top with see-through effect (it's great),
that knot gives a bit of nonchalance.

Have a nice day!
Kisses :)

Fashion Butter said...

love this - super chic

Kelly said...

Love the long dress on you! Such a chic look.

-Kelly
Sequins & Shadows

Leia said...

Oh my, you look absolutely lovely! I adore that maxi skirt. And there's nothing quite like finding the perfect kohl - it lasts for ages so I don't think you need to worry about getting a new one yet!

Mekinking said...

wow, you look amazing! I love long black dresses/skirts!

riennahera said...

Very cool and smart. I love how plain and clean it is.

Eva Ana said...

Wow. District of grace.

janettaylor said...

This outfit is totally U! I love it!

Rosa said...

love the layering, absolutely gorgeous

Wicked Halo said...

like the way you think, I have a long black dress with a similar problem, you really gave it a nice twist!

eek said...

you look so elegant! and your layering doesn't seem like it would be too hot - i guess it helps to use light, sheer clothes!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Simple, elegant perfection!

Myriam said...

you're sooooooo chic!!!!

Christina said...

I love what you have done here. My experiments with my maxi dress have gone as far as wearing it with a blazer and a jean jacket. I need to try this. It is so sophisticated and funky.

Hippie Frou Frou said...

loooking so tall and slender, lovely!


jess s//

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

What a lovely silhouette!

Grace said...

Wow you look like you're ten million miles long! Gorgeous my dear!

Love Grace.

Susan said...

you look amazing, as always :)
xoxo

Damsels said...

ive been wearing a lot of sheer micro mesh pieces as well .sjust havent had a chancve to post them . i like the way you incorporated them in your outfit

Erika said...

Ah, your silhouette is absolutely magical in this ensemble, E; and I am in love with those earrings...the color is bliss!! :)

English Rose ♥ said...

You look SO beautiful and classic!



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

Awesome photos! And I love the earrings!




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Sal said...

Stunning. I adore all of your long skirt looks, but this might just be my favorite.

Amy said...

This is such a beautiful posting! I really love the outfit you're wearing - it fits you very well.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Awesome outfit! You look gorgeous.

Mother of Style said...

Great idea to add some versatility to the maxi shape. I like it alot. Over as opposed to underneatht the straps feels more modern, I think.

Julia said...

You really elevate casual pieces here -- this could be an evening look! The first photo is tres glamourous, and what's best is that it's YOU, your natural beauty, that is most noticeable. I adore this.
xx

drollgirl said...

i want some kohl! some real authentic kohl, not the fake stuff that we have available here! i would LOVE to try it!!!

and i like your dress! so long and elegant!!!

fashionforwriters.com said...

I love love love what you've done with the maxi dress! I agree that maxi dresses can sometimes look a little blah but you made it so incredibly fierce and sassy with that mesh white top! I also happen to love mesh white tops, they're the best kind of sheer top.

xo Jenny

Anna G said...

My opinion on sheer clothing is totally changing now. I wish I could figure why maxi dresses don't look good on me. I see plenty of girls wear them but I can't. Oh well.

Kelly said...

Ah-mazing outfit!! :)

Kristin said...

You look positively statuesque!

Yaryy said...

wow girl i always love this blog and every outfit! this one is totally chic and you look gorgeous.

stylewithbenefits said...

You look fabulous & super chic. This look is the epitome of understated glam. Love it!

xo, becs

stylewithbenefits said...

You look fabulous & super chic. This look is the epitome of understated glam. Love it!

xo, becs

stylewithbenefits said...

You look fabulous & super chic. This look is the epitome of understated glam. Love it!

xo, becs

anotherfishinthesea said...

there is no way i would ever have come up with this look, but you look incredible! go, e, go!!

Melanie said...

I'm so jealous that you can make a casual outfit so cool and chic. Work it out.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Wow, you look gorgeous. That maxi dress is so lovely. Nice contrast with the black and white.

emilypanda said...

Ohmygosh that skirt makes you look unbelieveably TALL! Simple, and elegant look too

Annie Spandex said...

You look like a column! I mean that as a compliment! Gorgeous.

Melissa said...

you look very chic in this dress! love it!

Fashion Court said...

i always love a classic black and white look - so chic!

princesspolitico said...

you look MAGNIFICENT... the simplicity of black and white really highlights your beauty! plus the kohl eye liner adds such drama...

xo.
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Eleh said...

my late grandma used to get us the kohl each time she come back from the middle east!

anwyay, love the simplicity of this outfit. simply perfect :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love your earrings!

xoxox,
CC

Becky said...

This is lovely. You look so classic.

Cindy Whitehead said...

like how you tied the top up - very cool!

十十f十 said...

turns up great. that kohl product sounds amazing. the only thing i put on my eyes is eyeliner, not sure if my liners are all kohl but yes some of them are hard to use and irritate the eyes.

Savvy Gal said...

I love how you twist the white top to add interest.

La pépite modeuse said...

So chic ! Great pictures :)
Kiss.

fashionjunkie said...

This long, sleek silhouette really suits you, you look so elegant and chic! Very classic, but the knotted top gives it a unique twist. I love it!

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megannielsen said...

I love this layering E! You've done it so nicely! Meanwhile, that Kohl is such a cool gift, I thought your makeup was looking particularly good in this post!

Victoria-H said...

stunning

Chérie said...

love. love. LOVE.

so brilliant. that skirt is sooooooo glorious. along with that top.

DaniBrava said...

I love this outfit! I would have never thought to mix a maxi black dress with a white mesh top but it really does work!!!

thesydneygirl said...

wow, pure elegance! x

Alex Dom said...

very elegant!

Clare said...

I've always been curious about kohl, and now I'm convinced I need to find some. I love this simple, sleek look, too!

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

You look absolutely STUNNING in this outfit!! Simply gorgeous!!!

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Nina said...

very chic black & white look, love it!

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tailorstitch said...

how much do love this outfit!