Monday, September 10, 2012

Season Opener



It goes without saying that I'm behind. I've continued to take outfit pictures over the past few weeks, but I just haven't been posting enough to keep up. The season has begun, fall weather has returned (pumpkin spice lattes!! cozy sweaters and lots of layers!) and more or less my days have regained momentum. So what gives!? Rather than waste precious time and space attempting to find an answer, let's just dig in. And imma start with this fabulous frock I wore for opening night on Saturday!

Chevron dress - Lane Bryant / Shoes - Nine West "Danee" in Taupe Patent

I adore this dress. Truth be told, I bought (and wore) this dress for my trip to CA to visit Bob's family. I thought it was just the perfect combination of a fun, stylish, flattering, yet conservative outfit for a potential dressier night out. While we never did have that night out (everything was pretty darn casual), it got to play on the beach for a romantic dinner with Bob. Since I didn't snap pictures (and since, frankly, it didn't get the debut it deserved), I just knew it would be the perfect outfit for the season opening night.


For such a cool, comfortable dress, it sure does pack a punch. The chevron stripes in these vibrant tonal blues are slammin', and the hi-lo hem - something I usually avoid - really works for me here. The short dolman sleeves offered coverage yet kept me cool while moving through the crowds. Surprisingly, I wouldn't have given the dress much thought if it hadn't been for Lane Bryant styling, where the model is killing it with belt, clutch, tan (!!!) heels, and an effortless reclining pose. Compare that with the basic product picture - SNOOZE!! As you can see, I duplicated the styling pretty darn closely. Total kudos to LB for kicking up their product styling a notch! Styling sells!

Belt - Lane Bryant / Clutch - Lane Bryant / Ring - Banana Republic /
Earrings - Maurices / Nails - Blue Suede (Matte) by Orly


Anyhoo, the dress is fab, and I felt fab in it. I see it topped with a jacket paired with tights and boots in the fall...



11 comments:

  1. Love the dress! You will be able to layer that up for year-round wearing too!

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  2. I'm not sure why I felt the urge to read about a dress, but your Facebook link just lured me in.... I hope it's because you're my friend and not because I'm having an identity crisis. At any rate, you're lookin' good, Jess!

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  3. absolutely! and totally looking forward to it...

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  4. haha!! me too! thanks and good to hear from you!

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  5. Love, love LOVE!!! You look amazing, sis!

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  6. I saw this on LB over the weekend and thought it looked super cute, and I was right! I love it on you!

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  7. I haven't bought this dress yet...but I think I'm going to have to. Every time I go the LB website - it calls my name. You look fab in this dress! This is my first time commenting, but I've been reading your blog for quite a while. You have great style.

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  8. thank you sis! this would be great for you too!

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  9. you know, i really do shy away from all asymmetrical hems, but i'm really glad i gave this one a shot!

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  10. thank you so much! and i'd say to definitely get it - esp. with RW$ redemption coming up this weekend!

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  11. Love it! It looks great on you!

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