Those of you who are regular readers likely know by now that my favorite color is yellow. And when it comes to clothing, I have special place in my heart for yellow dresses. If a dress is a warm, sunny shade of butterscotch, chances are, I'll like it. And if you add a billowy fabric with a flawless drape (like chiffon), well, I'll undoubtedly be smitten.
This particular dress (called 'Under the Tuscan Sun' by Sugarlips) possesses all of these things, which automatically qualifies it for the 'favorite dresses' corner of my closet. I'm admittedly not an organized person (at all), but I do have a spot in my closet that contains 5 or 6 go-to dresses that are reserved for special occasions. They're not necessarily formal or fancy; they're just so wonderful that I like to save them for those times where I'm doing something out of the ordinary.
I wore this outfit to a dinner party, and was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I was. I've had these shoes for over six years, and have probably worn them a total of three times. I absolutely adore their design, but it takes some self-convincing for me to wear heels this high. Usually I'm an expert at talking myself out of wearing them and replacing them with platforms or flats. But they kind of felt like they were made for the dress, so on my feet they went. I think this shade of yellow couldn't possibly find a better color match than chocolate brown, and I have a feeling that this isn't the last time that these shoes (or the belt) will be paired with this dress. The clutch (also several years old) had all the right shades of brown to flow nicely with the other accessories, but avoided the evil clutches of excessive matchy-matchiness thanks to its subtle hints of silver. A little metallic has the uncanny ability to make everything more awesome. FYI.
I'm a big fan of pretty much everything about this dress, but my favorite part (by far) is the neckline. It's got these amazing tiers of raw edged chiffon, layered in a way that creates the most elegant detailing. The dress is very classic and simple, and the neckline gives it this really great modern texture. I have a thing for unique necklines that completely eliminate the need for a necklace (or much jewelry at all). I threw on a pair of understated handmade silver hoop earrings and one of my favorite rings, and I was good to go.
|Dress: c/o Sugarlips // Belt: thrifted // Earrings: c/o Destiny Ray // Clutch: H&M |
Shoes: Charles David (6+ years old) // Ring: c/o Vividot
I'll also quickly point out before I go that in addition to having clearly lost all traces of my summer tan, I am, indeed, wearing red lipstick. Very, very red lipstick. This is something I do maybe once a year. If a dress can cause me to bust out these heels and red lipstick, it must be pretty freaking amazing. That's all I'm saying.