Dress: Queen Clothing
Cardigan: Table 8
Boots: Duo Boots
Belt: City Chic
Earlier this week I was very lucky to receive an invite to attend the launch of the new Spring/Summer range at Chitra’s Closet. The range was absolutely stunning, and I’m hoping to be able to show you some of it first hand. I’ll be doing a proper run-down of the night later when Joss has finished editing the photos, but for now believe me when I say the clothes look absolutely stunning!
I had to dash to the event from work, so needed an outfit that could transcend day to night with a few changes of accessories. Usually a black dress would pass muster, but considering Chitra’s love of colour (one that I definitely share!) I didn’t want to front up to the runway looking drab, so opted instead for a cardigan belted over my favourite Queen Clothing sheath dress. For the day I teamed it with boots and a wide elastic belt, then for evening I dressed it up a little with heels and big mother-of-pearl earrings.
Belt: Bijoux Terner
And for the finishing touch; a hastily-done updo with a little peacock hairclip for a bit of class
What a beautiful dress – lovely outfit 🙂
That’s such a gorgeous dress! But I think the cardigan is my favourite part of that outfit – it’s nice and long without being overwhelming. Gorgeous.
It’s a great cardigan – I haven’t worn it for aaages, but a few weeks ago I dusted it off and remembered what a versatile piece it is, and it’s been on high rotation since then!
As usual, you look fantastic, that dress looks great on you.
Thanks Erline 🙂
2 long navy cardigans? Wow.
Love your day to night transformation.
Where o where do you get the invites to the fashion shows? I love Chitra’s closet, I go there often.
LOVE the clip. Love it. lovelovelove (bad day, 2 wines, feeling very sappy).
LOL, nope just the same one worn twice, Cilla 🙂
Chitra actually invited me to the fashion show by email, but if you “friend” her on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chitras-Closet/10143912927?ref=ts
she’ll give you the inside scoop on upcoming shows 🙂
Talk about versatile and your ingenious way of making it work from day to night! Great! Love the hair accessory!
Thanks Bella 🙂
I’m loving the bright colors of the dress! It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen you in that, so it was a nice change:)
Yeah – I keep forgetting that I can get my summer dresses to do double duty with some cardigans and boots. I love this one 🙂
Thanks Vicci 🙂
Simply gorgeous lilli! You are looking really good – life must treating you well.
It definitely is, Monkey. I feel like a very lucky girl sometimes 🙂
Oh wow what a lovely combo!
I am in love with the cardi, earrings and that hair do! How did you do that???
Hi Joy, it’s actually the world’s sloppiest french roll – I just twisted it up and pinned it in place 🙂
You look stunning! 🙂 What a great outfit transition.
Hi Lilli – just wondering where you got your hair clip. It is lovely, and I’d like something similar.
Thanks in advance,
Hi Maz, I got it at the Suzuki Night Market – from memory it came from a seller who specialises in hats, and I see her often at the Rose St Markets, but I cannot remember her name! For the record though Etsy has DOZENS of sellers who do similar pieces, try: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarloAdelle
Thanks Lilli – I can’t wait for summer to check out the night market!!
BTW – I was browsing Laura Ashley earlier this week and spotted this: http://store.laura-ashley.com.au/product.php?productid=50404751&cat=303&page=1 and immediately thought of you. Never met you, but thinking of you 😉
Now – are you wearing green, red or blue on federal election day? Gotta get into the spirit of things, no?
Both outfits look wonderful. I especially love the peacock clip – it just rounds out the whole outfit with class.
How do you do your hair like that? It looks great, and the fact that you said it was a quick updo is intriguing me! I’ve been looking for different ways to do my hair for aaages.
That dress looks fabulous on you – such a nice colour and is complimented well with the peacock feather clip.
That last photo is so beautiful. I love it.