January 11th, 2016
Chanel Pre-Fall

Dream Dress

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I have a black tie event later this month and I’m already thinking/stressing about what to wear. A pic of this Chanel Pre-Fall dress is pinned to my inspiration board—it’s divine.

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Almeria leather wedge espadrilles

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Patch-pocket cotton coat

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Bilbao mini tote

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Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps

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  • It’s perfection….

    KathyJanuary 11th, 2016  4:08 PM

     
  • Love it – classic and timeless. Investment dressing at its best.

    MelanieJanuary 11th, 2016  4:28 PM

     
  • It’s beautiful. I have my daughter’s wedding in November and I’m already a teeny bit stressed as to what I will be wearing. Understated elegance like this is always appreciated.

    AprilJanuary 11th, 2016  5:19 PM

     
  • This is a gorgeous dress – black lace, skirt, waisted, feminine . . . all of the traits I love. Nothing beats a party dress!

    For a Spring black tie event, have you considered wearing black and white, in beautiful fabrics. Short sleeves or sleeveless, perhaps with a cut-away skirt? I have such a dress, from the very refined but now tragically closed Lida Baday, who’s influences were French. Understated, fabulous fabrics, finished with superb quality and workmanship. She wasn’t a big name as far as advertising goes, but this woman was a gifted designer and understood quality. For a November wedding, what about something along the lines of the dress featured here? Never part with great evening wear.

    PaulaJanuary 11th, 2016  11:44 PM

     
  • Just beautiful.

    LeeJanuary 12th, 2016  12:22 AM

     
  • What a beautiful dress that I imagine will be passed on through the generations!

    LisaJanuary 12th, 2016  10:28 AM

     
  • Gorgeous dress! What is she wearing on her feet? Look like lace socks.
    They’re wonderful.

    LBSJanuary 12th, 2016  11:05 AM

     
  • Paula: I’m with you. I, too, mourn the loss of Lida Baday.

    Lynn@maturityanditsmuse.orgJanuary 13th, 2016  9:50 PM

     
  • It’s absolutely gorgeous, you can never go wrong with black, lace and Chanel… Let us know if you decide to invest in it !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    CarolineJanuary 14th, 2016  5:06 AM

     

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