Wearing a statement sleeve maxi dress put me in a celebratory mood ! The sweet florals and the drama of the slit sleeves , was sheer fun. I wore this maxi dress in Manhattan and in the Hamptons. I just could not seem to take it off!
You know I am a fan of the statement sleeve! You have seen me, or a model that I have styled, with sleeve treatments often. If you want to look back see here , or here – a similar slit sleeve in a paisley print, here in a balloon sleeve in blue lace, and here with gorgeous sequined sleeves by a couture designer, bought second-hand at upscale consignment.
Would you believe that I only paid $18.00 for this fabulous silk dress? I am not sure, but the salesperson at the secondhand store thought it may be Zimmermann from last year or the year before. All tags are removed, but it is silk and looks never worn. The sleeves are slit from above the elbow, making getting a taxi a glamorous shot!
Alas, that shot was spoiled by too many passersby , but on the street the statement sleeve maxi dress looks like this.
A Barbara Bui ring bag is 3 years old think. I love the silk lining and beautiful embellishment . It is an eBay purchase. My necklace is Oscar de la Renta purchased years ago at Loehmanns. Pink pumps finish this unabashedly feminine look, while a black belt adds a visual break from the all over floral print.
Truer, more saturated colors shows better sitting here, as the outdoor light was very strong that day.
High up, on the rooftop terrace I was careful not to dip my sleeves in my kale juice “cocktail” !
What a gorgeous sky that night !
I also wore this statement sleeve maxi to the beach last weekend. It is a perfect Hampton’s dress! Instead of the black belt, I went with a contrasting print at the waist in fabric. See the pink basket bag? I added that for a less formal look.
Swish go the sleeves in this statement sleeve maxi dress!
Oh, the wharf in Sag Harbor was magical that day!
Living in the moment is a motto that I try to stick too. It is not always easy. Sometimes I worry about the future and dwell on tragic things in the world. The loss of two great souls recently has truly saddened me.
Like you, I read about Kate Spade’s suicide and that of Anthony Bourdain. So talented, each of them, and so full of inspiring energy. You just don’t know a person unless you walk in their shoes. I sincerely hope that mental illness is brought out of the terrible dark stigma that it is now so stubbornly stuck in. This is such an urgent health crisis, as well as a crisis of conscience.
So that is today’s feature: living the best, maximal way possible. Being kind and alert to the sadness of others in your orbit. Dressing up to celebrate what is still beautiful in the world.
I will do a separate shopping post for this look soon. I do not want to end this particular post in a commercial way.
Happy new week, my dear readers!