Dress: Adriana Pappell “Dandy” dress (via Macy’s)
Shoes: Seychelles via DSW
Still playing catch up, as you can see, while outside my window in New York it’s SNOWING. It’s still so new for me that I’m finding it all very charming and pretty, but my seasoned New Yorker husband assures me that the enchantment wears off quickly. Never mind: I have a heavy duty coat and I’m in a city where I can wear earmuffs without people looking at me askance, so I’m happy.
I’m sad that I won’t get to wear this dress again for a while though. I bought it last time I was in New York on a shopping trip to Macy’s, and was absolutely delighted to discover that Adriana Pappell’s standard size 16 fits like a charm.
The dress has an ecru slip under a soft lace overlay embroidered with pretty little daisies that I’ve repeated with my vintage sweater clips.
Sweater Clips: Jacquie Vintage – similar here, here & here
The underlay is almost exactly the same colour as my skin, so the result is cheekily effective, suggesting sheerness and nudity, whilst being perfectly, primly opaque.
By rights I think this is actually meant to be party dress, but the unfussy construction, and soft fabric of the lace means that it can be dressed down daily enough.
I was inspired by Kaelah’s ensemble, and decided to team my lace dress with a mustard cardigan. Add my favourite yellow shoes, and a pair of matching earrings, and I was ready to roll.
Without the cardigan the dress has fully sheer shoulders, which requires a strapless bra (or pretty bra straps!) but does give it a very elegant, evening appropriate air.
I wore it during FFFWeek to the Designer Showcase Fashion Parade, and on the way home on the subway a pair of excitable young out-of-towners rhapsodised about the dress, which is always a satisfying feeling.
Love the dress, and I really really like your glasses!
Thanks Annika! I love the glasses too – I started to feel like my face is naked without them!
you look so princess-pretty! 🙂
Thanks, Lena 🙂
Giggle, enchanting snow…bah! Can you tell the enchantment has already worn off for me? But if you are still feeling that way, come to Nebraska to shovel. You look adorable, as usual.
LOL, yes – I’ve definitely discovered that the day AFTER it snows it’s definitely not pretty or enchanting!
So pretty. great to see you blogging again.
Ah, thanks Siggy 🙂
I love Macys!!! That dress is beautiful on its own and with the cardi. It’s a princess dress! And I love how you’ve dressed it for more casual wear!
My first time in NYC was March but they had a mild winter and a baaaad cold early spring so snow and minus 8 with minus 15 windchill- have an amazing photo of me in front of a street scene of falling snow and a yellow NY school bus! Felt like I was in a movie! Enjoy!
Thank you, Shell 🙂 This’ll be my first winter Christmas… definitely like the movies!
Oh Lilli, that’s so beautiful! The perfect combination, you look so lovely!
Thanks for that, Jess 🙂
So totally pretty dude, really love this dress. And you’ve just introduced me to sweater clips which i never knew existed prior. Can I request though a New York themed post…..snow boot chic? 🙂
Sweater clips are the bestest. And yes, New York posts are coming… I just bought a tripod today! COATS! GLOVES! BOOTS!
I think the “dress down” version is my favourite, but that lace is stunning. Very pretty! I love all the details of this outfit – the shoes, the earrings and, oh my, don’t start me on the daisies!
Hi Siga, I think without the cardigan it probably needs a bright coloured belt or something to lift it. But yes, the lace is really pretty 🙂
Beautiful dress which looks beautiful on you! Really looking forward to reading your NYC blog 🙂
Thanks so much, Catherine 🙂
I just bought a tripod, so the NYC posts are coming!