Showing posts with label lingerie dressing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lingerie dressing. Show all posts

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Breezy Whites for Summer Weekends

I'm sartorially torn these days. Part of me yearns to fill my closet with tailored, sharp basics to elevate my office style a bit more, yet another part of me just wants to run around the city looking hippie-chic all day. Considering I spend five out of seven days in a corporate office, I know which way I need to lean, but I can channel my inner bohemian (wait, what?) on the weekends.

Let's be serious for a minute though, my inner bohemian these days goes as far as wearing a jersey maxidress from J.Crew (in black, no less) with an oversized open-knit cardigan from Anthropologie, just to give you some context. But I did have a part-time sales stint at Free People during college, so I'm pretty sure I could score at least an A- in Boho Dress 101. It also probably explains why I'm so drawn to this dress so much as well.


This dress is a summer style triple threat: it's flowy & breezy, white, and layerable into fall (and again into summer). In the summer, all I want to wear are breezy, flowy things (mainly to avoid sweating through my clothes in stifling city heat. Sexy, yea?), and let's ignore the fact that you'd probably need to wear another slip dress under this slip dress to wear this innerwear as outerwear. And I want everything to be white—I get a nice bronze which looks nice with white clothing, or so I've been told. The layerability is a total plus; throw on some leggings, boots and a sweater and you're good to go. 

But if you don't mind, let me just have two more blissful, bare-legged months.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summertime Lingerie Dressing, Part I

If you live on the East Coast, you've probably had some insanely cold and an insanely long winter. We've finally been experiencing some warm weather in NYC—thank goodness, finally now that it's June. I feel more secure now about searching for wardrobe inspiration to revamp my spring/summer style.

One of the chicest ladies in my office was wearing a beautiful black silk romper today. Or should I call it a jumpsuit? I like the word romper because it has shorts, but it sounds so un-chic to say a chic woman wore a romper to work. Nevertheless. The long sleeves make it work appropriate, but the lacy details à la ARI DEIN are what caught my eye. So imagine my surprise when she told me it was MAJE!

But really, the lace details soften an otherwise severe black romper; the long sleeves make it perfect for chilly offices while the shorts make this cool for lunch runs in the summer. And once fall comes again, just throw on a chunky cardigan or leather jacket over it and you can extend the shelf-life of this by another two months.



Maje "Evening" Silk Romper, $470. Available at Nordstrom.com.

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