Style Sleuth: Black Lace & Back East

One morning I met a mom and her children at the same preschool my son attends.  She had done some guest posts for a Mother’s Social Networking site that I write for regularly.  We hit it off instantly, and I ran home to send her a link to something via Facebook.  She saw the udpates I made to and immediately put me on the hunt for a sophisticated dress she could wear to a wedding back East.

It took me all of five seconds to conjure up the perfect dress (I had actually tried it on in Chicago that fall.)  She ordered it and loved how it fit.

Mission accomplished.  And how classic, elegant and demurely sexy is this little number?

Uggs to your wedding?

Remember a while back when I wrote about how Ugg makes virtually everything.  Well…. I ain’t lyin’!

Ugg now has a wedding shop, which includes furry flip flops, metallic leather short boots (those have been around) and irridescent sequins classic short boots.

I’m not sure their intent is to actually have brides wear these under their wedding dresses (not that they wouldn’t be thrilled at that photo op!), but who would actually need “wedding uggs” in May, June or July?  Couples honeymooning in Chile?

Daily Covet: Black Lace & Ladylike

Anthropologie’s Luella Dress.  This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful and ladylike black dresses I have ever come across.  And the price is surprisingly low for something that has so many aspects of fine tailoring.

You’ll notice the scalloped edges at both the sleeves and the hem, the sheer back, the skirt’s slight flare.  Wear it to an evening wedding, your big birthday bash, to dinner with your honey or to receive an award for “bessed dressed!”  It’s shows just the right amount of skin to be sexy, but still has a conservative, antique-y look about it.

It’s timeless and feminine and I think I NEED it!



Daily Covet: Alice & Olivia Wedding Guest White Dress

I don’t know if this happens to you, but I always seem to find my most favorite summer dresses in white.  Hardly, appropriate for summer weddings.

But check this out:  a very sophisticated way to wear white and tye-dye to a wedding …. a sentence I never thought I’d utter.  Of course, if anyone could pull it off, it’d be one of my favorite brands, Alice & Olivia.