Monday, June 20, 2011

Intuitive



I resisted the urge to throw on my McQueen skull scarf with this outfit, mainly because I feel like I've repeated that particular item a lot lately (I also just wore it with this exact same blazer). But come fall, won't this dress/blazer combo be spectacular with the scarf, plus my Hero tights and Miu Miu pumps? That's an outfit that's been floating around in my head for several months. For now though, I've gone with a scaled down, slightly more summery version by leaving my neck and legs bare.

This is a great example of how clothes that truly fit your style can magically end up looking like they were made to go together. I was drawn to both the dress and the blazer because of the asymmetric draping, and it's that very detail that marries the two so perfectly. The folds of the blazer draw the eye smoothly down to the corresponding folds of the dress. I also tend to like tops or dresses that have interesting details at the neckline such as the ruching on this dress, so the fact that the blazer is cut low enough to reveal those details makes it a great fit for my wardrobe.

I actually didn't have to try on this outfit in advance to know that the dress and blazer would work perfectly together. This one was completely intuitive.

Dress: Valentino
Blazer: Helmut Lang
Necklace: Ambiance on Haight Street
Ring: Wendy Mink
Sandals: Michael Kors

11 comments:

Healthy and Homemade said...

The dress and blazer really work together well. A beautiful outfit. Even with all of the black is still works great for summer!

Megan Mae said...

Those pieces were made for each other. The necklines and even the draping fit perfectly together. I can definitely see those tights and your Miu Miu pumps paired with this.

As for the McQueen scarf - that's what remixes are for, yeah?

Rebecca said...

The dress and jacket definitely suit each other. That outfit would look great with the skull scarf!

ilegirl said...

The outfit is great. That necklace is a really stand-out piece, too.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog yesterday. Your kind words of encouragement mean the world to me. I look forward to sharing vintage with you for years to come!

I love your combination of draped garments!

Shybiker said...

You have good instincts. Yes, these are perfect together. And black/red is my favorite color-combo of all time!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

The drape-on-drape is beautiful. Yes, your intuition is completely tuned in! Shoes=gorgeous too.

Sal said...

A match made in heaven, to be sure!

Ravina Sniper said...

Ah, you look amazing! It's so inspiring to visit your blog, Audi. =)

The Writing Instinct said...

This is stunning Audi. I love the colour saturation and cut of both those pieces. I look forward to seeing your three special pieces as an ensemble.

Celynne said...

I love when items come together so naturally like that, so fun.