It’s the first week of the New Year, so why not start with an outfit post? During the Thanksgiving break, my mother-in-law treated me to a fabulous afternoon tea at The Tea Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. I’ll detail the tea itself in a separate post, but I felt the occasion warranted me to wear this dress from Voodoo Vixen’s latest Fall/Winter 2015 line. It has a wonderful flocked houndstooth print (one of my favorite prints), with a lovely open collar, giving it a completely retro feel. Since it’s a bit chilly in Las Vegas, I finally got to use my faux fur tippet, which worked well with this vintage inspired dress.
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I also had to take a picture of my nails because they are my new favorite “go-to” nails in a pinch: I did my nails in under 15 minutes! They’re the latest by Kiss, and I purchased them the day before at CVS, but you can’t tell that I just glued them on a short time before we headed out the door. What I really love is that they come in a new shorter length, so they’re pretty and practical.
Outfit: Tiger Lily Flocked Flare Dress c/o Voodoo Vixen; Enzo Angiolini Coadi Houndstooth Pumps; Oasis Faux Fur Tippet; Kate Spade necklace, earrings and bracelet; “Tippi” glasses by Lookmatic (no longer available in black)
(Pictures 1 & 2 taken by Diana Chen-Rhodes)
FTC Disclosure: I received product in exchange for a product review. Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.
I’ve always felt that bridesmaid dresses should be re-purposed. When I got married, my bridesmaids all wore dresses that they each picked out individually so the styles were different, but were uniform in color. I asked that they purchased ones they could wear more than once, so they would feel they spent their money wisely. I was inspired by Weddington Way to style one of their chiffon bridesmaids dresses for a fun springtime date outfit, because it shows that the bridesmaid dress doesn’t have to live forever in your closet like Katherine Hiegl’s character in 27 Dresses!
I was inspired by the perfume shaped little clutch purse from Kate Spade called “Walk on Air” because chiffon dresses are definitely light, airy and flow gracefully when walking. To continue the light and airy theme, I chose accessories that where equally just as fun as the purse, like the floral shoes by Poetic Licence, sparkly pink glitter nail polish by Ciate and the fantastic “In the Shade” bracelet, again by Kate Spade. This outfit makes me just want to skip around and twirl!
It’s that time of year for me to embrace prints, and I’m having a love affair with birds. So for this year’s Easter dress, I chose this pretty number from Lulu*s. I follow them on Instagram, and I instantly fell in love when this dress was posted a couple of weeks ago. I love the navy color with the high/low skirt, and the back is so sweetly sexy. For church, I might have to throw a little cardigan over it, but I’ll shed it just in time for lunch with my family. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!