If I had to describe how the weather here in the 'Burgh has been lately in one word, the word I would choose is...strange. Though later this week it's been back to it's typical cold weather, this past Monday the weather was absolutely gorgeous and in the upper 60s! This being said, I seized the opportunity to style one last summer/early fall outfit, because for the next few months I will be hiding under a ton of layers and sweaters as well as doing more beauty posts because I am not a fan of being out in the freezing cold.
Ivory & Ivy
The dress I chose to style while I was out and about in Sewickley was none other than my gorgeous ivory and ivy patterned dress from my collaborator and affiliate, Light In The Box. As I mentioned in my last post about them (Remember my blue coat?) their representative, Valerie, was kind enough to send me two items to style--even though this one is a little late, better than never right?
The first thing I noticed about this dress when I put it on was how nicely the dress was shaped. The reason I say this is because I was pleasantly surprised. Though the dress looked pretty on the hanger, it didn't have as much life as I anticipated it to, so I was a little worried that it wouldn't look flattering on but boy was I wrong! This dress is a lovely piece to wear on a lunch date in town or just to take a stroll of a warm autumn day, it's also work appropriate to boot! The other thing I liked about this piece is that it is very reminiscent of the styles you would see in the 1950s, and though I generally don't style vintage looks, I was excited to have the opportunity to do so with this dress.
Though I initially wanted to go with a more vintage look to style this piece, I ended up combining this vintage looking dress with my very modern leather blazer from my affiliate Ann Taylor (though it was gorgeous out it was still a little chilly in the shade!), some cat eye sunnies from Versona to still play with the dresses retro vibe, my mum's Bvlgari hoops, and my matte black pumps. So, the reason I decided to mix and match these very different pieces is because I thought thought my leather blazer just gave this soft and pretty dress just the right amount of edge due to the structured shoulders of the blazer.