May 26, 2010

Black Dressing on a Hot Evening

Wore this to my friends' house in Highland Park for happy hour to wish them bon voyage for the summer, then to a late dinner at the Brillobox. When Chris saw me he was also wearing all black, yet he still managed to ask, "Who died?" The lightweight cotton of this dress was all I could bear to wear on such a hot day. So I accessorized instead of layering. Later on in the evening, Chris asked, "Where's the funeral?"

Theory dress (from Bloomingdales) (similar here and here)
Marc by Marc Jacobs captoe mary jane flats (from yoox) (similar here and here)
Marc Jacobs quilted Blake bag (from a bag swap on TPF) (similar here, here, and here)
Swatch oversized watch (from the Swatch store in the Pittsburgh airport) (similar here and here)
Rosette necklace (gifted to me from friends for the holidays) (similar here and here)
Flower bracelet (gifted to me from my Mom) (similar here)
Anthropologie crystal initial necklace (similar here)
I can believe the wild weather swings lately. I hate dressing to beat the heat.


Cat said...

You look perfectly put together and ladylike. I'm loving how you accessorized this outfit. You really brought this black dress to life. Great styling!!

noel said...

lovely dress and flats. and i wear black almost every day (although i am in new york and that's typical) the more black the better! -noel

Jessica Miranda said...

100% agree about the heat, but I must say you look fantastic in this outfit. You pulled it together so beautifully! keep it up!

jess @

Rad said...

I love this dress. You look very chic. And thanks for the suggested links. I need a summery black dress to be a bridesmaid but my bride to be friend really liked the Delia's one. (I especially like that it's a bit longer)

thatdamngreendress said...

Indeed, and yet you look fresh and cool. I love the shoes too- the dash of white is sublime!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Very simple and classy. And the SHOES!! :)

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Cat, The styling options with a basic black dress are part of why they are so great to have in one's closet! Thank you for the compliment!

Noel, Thanks for reading! Because I've pal'd around with punks for so many years I am probably more used to seeing all black ensembles than most Pittsburghers, but I guess I rarely go that route myself.

Jessica, thank you for the compliment!

Rad in Brooklyn, I hope the Delia's dress works out for you! Keep me posted. Finding wedding party clothing can be so challenging.

Sarah and Little Miss Plump, thank you! The shoes are my favorite part!


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