Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Simple and Elegant

I saw this sparkly black dress and fell in love.  It has an Oriental-style collar which is best visible in the second picture. 

To avoid taking anything away from the dress, I didn't add the usual fashion-blogger items like a belt or cardi; I relied on just some silver jewelry, black hose and black pumps.  Sometimes simpler is better.

I like how this dress fits and feels.  Wearing it is a delight.  The outfit is something I'd enjoy for a party with friends.  What do you think?



27 comments:

  1. YES, simple and elegant is for sure.. I love it. and I think a belt would have ruined it anyway!!! you have done it up perfectly and it totally suits you. I love the mandarin color as well.. thats a better collar on me also, rather than regular shirt collar.... love the the blue eye shadow too....!!!
    xo J

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  2. Yes, you styled this perfectly. The dress is so beautiful, it doesn't need a lot of bling and accessories. I love this type of neckline. A job well done!

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  3. That dress is beautiful. I love that you let it shine. It suits you I think. I'm glad you left it as is, it makes a great statement (of course, I'm also in favor of throwing on a big metal belt, but that's just my over the top speaking). I love mandarin collars. They're surprisingly underrated in my opinion.

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  4. I like it. And I like it without adornments. And I really like the black sheer hose. well done.

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  5. Love this! An elegant dress like this doesn't need any fancy extras.

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  6. That dress is fantastic! It has just enough sparkle that it doesn't need a ton of extras. Very pretty!

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  7. Fantastic. The dress and you in it!

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  8. I think you accessorized it perfectly, Ally! The cuff and earrings are all you need with a gorgeous dress like that. I'm a huge fan of mandarin-inspired dresses. I hope you'll wear this for a Christmas party!

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  9. Ally, you look stunning in your LBD & you were right to keep the accessories minimal & let the dress shine. Have you ever tried doing smokey eyes? I think they would look perfect with this look xoxo
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  10. Very elegant indeed. Would make a perfect work cocktail dress.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  11. That dress is gorgeous! I love the sparkle and the cut of it is really lovely and sophisticated chic. It looks amazing on you.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  12. This dress reminds me of one I had years ago and wore to death with the adorable oriental collar and sparkly fabric. You look stunning- I think this is very flattering on you!

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  13. love it, but maybe a smokey eye would be more flattering to your eyes? This dress really hugs the curves in just the right way!
    ps: I accidentally posted 2 posts today, so scroll down for today's real post

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  14. Very chic. You're right that sometimes simple is better. It'd be a shame to cover this beautifully simple dress with a cardigan, belts, or other accessories. Sometimes it's hard for me to stop layering on so much, but this is a good example that shows simple can work.

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  15. I L.O.V.E. that dress - and i love that dress on you !
    Indeed elegant, sexy and well fitting :)

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  16. Oh, honey. You look stunning. I absolutely love this dress on you. You styled it perfectly. You are really becoming quite the stylish lady! I'm so excited for you and this amazing journey. You inspire me.

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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  17. Very classy, just what a lawyer should wear and yet again I have to say your legs are to die for!

    I don't think your eye makeup makes the most of your eyes though, they are a really unusual colour and I agree smoky may be the way to go or a subtle brown / green.

    sebbie

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  18. i love the Oriental flair that it has. I have always wanted a dress that has some kind of Oriental style -- very similar to this one. Plus, black is kind of my color. :)

    I like the makeup. A lot. I think you do a great job applying it!

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  19. Ally-
    You. Look. Beautiful.

    I feel like other commenters do - that there are times when you really look like you feel amazing in something. Looking back over your outfits - do you think you could pick the 3 that made you feel most fab?

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  20. Very elegant and perfectly styled. I just love sparkly!

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  21. Yes. I like how you styled it. I've been doing simple a lot lately and it's quite a nice change.

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  22. I think you look fantastic and the black makes the blue eyeshadow pop!! :) Love!

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  23. I was planning a lot of job interview type outfits today for some stuff I have lined up, and I kept wanting to add a pop of colour, or layer some necklaces - something I never tend to do in daily wear, oddly, so ti was good to read this post and remember "simple can be elegant!"

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  24. I think it's a perfect lbd! It fits so well and you look excellent! :)

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