Two Ways: Broderie Dress
May 1, 2012
Dress: Broderie Dress (Mango, $75)
For Sunday Brunch. A crisp white dress is perfect for church, brunch and other weekend events. It’s a feminine, warm weather alternative to the winter sweaterdress.
Here, I added a simple metallic sandal. I just bought these and they are really dainty and cute. I’m hoping they hold up better than their sub-$50 price tag would indicate. I also threw in a wood bangle with metallic accents. I like the earthiness of the wood with the ethereal quality of the dress.
I adore this straw hobo from J.Crew. To jazz up the outfit and add a bit of color, I would toss in a patterned silk scarf like the one above. You can tie it to the handle of the bag, around your neck, around your ponytail or wear it like a necklace.
For the hair, I would choose something bouncy and light to complement the dress, either curls or a ponytail. And the makeup should be equally girly with a coral cheek and a gold, shimmery shadow. I’d also add a pinky gloss to my lips.
For the Symphony. I thought it would be nice to do an all-white look since that’s trending this season. This look would also be great for a bride at a rehearsal dinner or shower, but I like it for the symphony or the opera as well. It falls in the gap between cocktail and casual, more of a semi-formal look.
I love, LOVE, this laser-cut clutch. It is so cool and different. I also like the slightly rocker-chic sandal with the flirty dress. It adds just the right note amount of toughness when playing with the girlier pieces.
The jewelry also plays on the all-white theme with a flower-themed necklace and pearl studs. I adore necklaces tied on big, flouncy ribbons. Maybe I should convince a friend to drive me to a craft store so I can try to DIY one or two myself?
For the hair, I would go with a light, curly updo or long beachy waves. I just think curls play nicer with white, girly dresses. For the makeup, I’d do it up a bit since the rest of the outfit is so stark. A colored lip (red or brighter pink, but not neon) and a pop of pink blush. Also, don’t scrimp on the eyeliner and mascara, and don’t forget to fill in those brows.