December 14, 2011

DVF for day

DVF Dutch wrap dress (similar here, here, and here)
Blazer from NY and Company (via Gabes)
Spanx tights
Nine West Maryjanes
Jewelry by Banana Republic, KJL, Target, Vintage

This week marks the DVF sample sale in New York. I am lucky to have a few of Diane von Furstenberg's iconic but typically pricey wrap dresses in my wardrobe. This is attributed fully to the wisdom of other bargain-minded lovers of the brand. Thanks to resale, swaps, and sample sales, I didn't have to break the bank for any of them. But I rarely reach for these dresses. As office-friendly as they are, I still shy away from sporting them in the classroom. Something about the body-conscious silhouette feels to risqué or too va-va-voom to feel appropriate. When I do wear them, I tend to add some kind of layer. That is what I did last week, when I wore my DVF Dutch wrap for one of my last days of teaching this term.  I paired it with a tailored blazer and added maroon colored accents. I want to resolve to wear some of the beautiful but lesser worn items in my closet for 2012. I have already parted with many of those items I can't figure out how to wear. So it is time for a re-evaluation of what I have and what I don't use. I think I plan to keep this dress.


Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thank you! I think the layer over top makes it feel more professional.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thanks so much! I agree that DVF can be inflated in price, even on the resale market. Sometimes they show up at Off Fifth type outlet stores and you can take advantage of clearance prices with additional % off. I assume that's how the ebay gougers wind up with so many NWT garments...

S said...

this looks beautiful on you!  I also avoid wearing my DVFs to work but am now loving pairing it with a blazer!

Cynthia said...

That's how I tend to wear my stretchy Boden dresses, too -- jacket or cardigan over the top.  Nothing wrong with that!  The dress looks great on you.

fshnonmymind said...

Yes, keep this dress because your figure looks wonderful in it.

I love DvF, but don't own anything of hers. I see them all the time at a local consignment shop, but they still price them rather expensively (or maybe I'm being cheap).

Raquelita said...

That dress is gorgeous on you so I hope you do hang on to it!

UshaJoy said...

You look fab Jess!
I usually camisole-it-up or use double-sided tape when I am at work.. the latter sometimes doesn't work and then I just bundle up  my cleavage and I in a shawl till I leave the office..

I hope you will make it up to NY for the sale sometime - and on preview day no less!

Marianne Canada said...

Oh, I just love this pattern! These are my favorite dresses.


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