Sunday, September 2, 2012

Almost Famous

A few weeks ago, a photographer from The New York Times came to my office to take pictures to accompany a story that was going to run in its August 15th edition. The story focused on Puneet Mehta, my business partner, and a past effort to get a marketing company up and running. Local Marketing, Inc., our current company, was mentioned only briefly toward the end of the article.

I knew that being included in the photo was a definite long shot, but like any fashionista, I had to thoroughly prepare for the possibility.

Shoshanna Plum Sateen Dress and Kate Spade Slingback Pumps

I decided I wanted to wear one of my favorite, flattering and most professional dresses for the photo shoot, so I chose the Shoshanna Plum Sateen Pleated Cap Sleeve Dress. I absolutely adore this dress for its beguiling color, waist-enhancing silhouette, and simple cap sleeves that slim the arm.

The dress in this plum color is no longer available, but here's the same dress in a pink floral pattern: Shoshanna Hibiscus Jacquard Charlotte Plated Dress.

I paired the dress with my (current) favorite pair of work shoes: the Kate Spade Celeste Slingback Pumps in black leopard. These Kate Spade shoes are still available online at in a different color, and you can find the same color in just a few sizes (and on sale, too) at Eve's Apple.

If you like this dress, I've found a few others online that have a similar silhouette, so I hope you will check them out if you are in the market for a new addition to your closet:

Cusp: Shoshanna Allison Tweed Dress

Saks Fifth Avenue: Shoshanna Metallic Jacquard Dress

ShopBop: Shoshanna Antonia Print Dress

Nordstrom: Tahari Belted Dress (Petites) -- on sale!

Bluefly:  Calvin Klein Cap Sleeve Belted Dress --under $100

Happy shopping!