Monday, September 19, 2011

Breakin' All the Rules

I'm not sure who decided you can't wear white after Labor Day, but it's a rule I had a lot of fun breaking today in this Laundry by Shelli Segal White Ponte Dress.

I'm in love with this dress, the latest addition to my closet (or Fashion Nook), for many reasons, but mainly because I think the whole look is very modern and on-trend. The white dress with black lace detail has been spotted in several designers' collections, and I especially love this Jason Wu that Reese Witherspoon donned a few months back at the premiere of Water for Elephants. (I never did see the movie, but I loved the book.)

If you have a few thousand dollars lying around, you can get a more simpler version of the dress online at Neiman Marcus. (You might remember that Jason Wu designed the gown Michelle Obama wore for the inaugural ball. It was fabulous.)

This particular dress is sold out online -- I bought it a few weeks ago on, along with these darling P.J. Salvage Puppy Love pajama shorts featuring French bulldogs -- but here are some similar styles:

B.B. Dakota Cayla Lace Dress

Cynthia Steffe Gretchen Lace Dress

French Connection Black Lace Dress

Nanette Lepore Carmen Lace Dress 

APART Lace Contrast Slip Dress

As you can see in the photo above, I like to spice up a typical black and white dress with some red, hence the red shoes (BCBGMaxAzria Holiday Red Pumps), bold red lips and ruby/diamond earrings.

Chapin and I went to the nail salon over the weekend, and so I am sporting Smurf blue nails and toenails. It's my last attempt to hold on to summer...