In my white satin dress I feel light, summery and hopeful. The sun is shining and while headlines veer from curious to alarming, I try to maintain my composure and perspective. The outsized police presence is always there to remind me, even as I walk to yoga to find my Zen.
This shot was taken just before my sister’s wedding and I was thinking about what to wear. I ultimately decided that this white satin dress would be too formal and too “bridal ” to wear, but I was glad to see that it still fit! These new statement earrings were ones I found when I wrote a recent post about the oversized earring trend. That’s the danger of looking for shopping links!
Handmade appliqué work is beautiful in my estimation. How I love the texture and the dimensionality of it. I also like the neutral color of this jacket as a bold color in this look, could be a bit over the top. I bought this on eBay years ago and it is a go-to piece when I am looking for a light and luxe layer.
Below a snap of the jacket that provides more detail. Nude patent leather pumps with a modified block heel were comfortable and safe!
I bought this white statin dress at STA years ago. Perhaps it was custom made, as the size is not customary for a 0 or 2, and it has boning. It also had no tags. It fits like it was made for me, and was priced very low because of its diminutive sizing. Hurrah for little victories!
Pleating detail defines my small waist and adds a nice bespoke touch . My favorite feature, however, is the pockets! Yes to a bit of slouch when no-one is looking !
Belt buckle bracelets have also been a lifelong favorite. I wish I could wear an Hermés bracelet, but my wrist is too small. I am wearing a pretty one that I bought locally. Pictured below, this bracelet tells the story of my “cautionary tale” which I am guessing you presumed would be about a weightier topic.
No, I am staying away from the political arena and the crazy stormy weather we have been experiencing and what that might portend. Too anxiety provoking to discuss on this fashion blog.
Look at the size of this sidewalk crack near me! It is quite wide and maybe 10 inches deep. Any stiletto wearing fashionista could be hospitalized, if she were not looking down. I have osteoporosis, and I shudder to think what would happen if I did this shoot on the sidewalk, as I often do, and in pumps with a stiletto heel . My bracelet is about one inch wide!
Yow and yikes, she whispers to herself . Please look down ladies, when you visit manhattan! Better yet, wear sneakers!
On the rooftop terrace I sip green juice and I feel grateful.
Shop the white satin dress!
My favorite and the most reasonably priced is below by Nanette Lepore. It is a great bargain and is styled in a timeless way.
Below this paneled dress is a splurge and might be good as a bridal dress.
What say you dear readers? Did I do the right thing by NOT wearing this dress to the wedding? Wedding dress protocol is changing rapidly, both for the bride and the guests. What is your take?
I hope you are enjoy this splendid new week!
—— XOXO, Elle ——