Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Black dress with the tights underneath, or Dress #3

 
  
Listening to:  "Don't Trust Me," 3Oh!3.
Dress: Merona, Target, $25;
Sweater: Faded Glory, $12;
Belt: Fossil, $6;
Tights: Target, $5;
Shell necklace: From Philippines, gift;
Boots: Kady cognac, Target, $30.

It's Day 3 of The Dress Project and I'm becoming strategic with which dresses to wear. I've got quite a few black dresses and went with one I never really wear but should because I do like the sleeves. Here's how it looks without the sweater:



I forgot to take a sweater-less photo in my first round of pictures, and by that time my photographer husband did not want to take the "long trek" (read: two minute walk) to the gazebo, so you're getting the view outside my apartment. Oh well, I try to be a good blogger. 
 I love how the dress is fitted up top. I think I got it because it made me feel like Maria from "West Side Story." Something about the way it's fitted reminds me of Natalie Woods' wardrobe from the movie. I would die happy if I could dress like she did all the time. And while we're at it, I'd want Anita's wardrobe as well!
Speaking of older movies, I am getting a huge kick out of TMC's Oscar movie marathon -- I watched "Gigi" and "An American in Paris" last night and loved Gene Kelly's performance in the latter, even though "Singin' in the Rain" is my favorite of his work.
  About to grab some dinner -- hope you all have a good night!

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18 comments:

athenista said...

love this on you! very flattering - you're a little "Skinny Minnie"... or at least that's what my mom would say. ;)

Sonya said...

I love that necklace! The Dress Project is also a great idea, I have so many and I barely wear have of them.

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Style Artisan said...

Oh how I love that necklace. What a wonderful gift!

Amanda said...

That necklace with the neckline of the dress is perfect - and I especially love the shells!

goldenmeans said...

I'm with Amanda -- that necklace is brilliant to pair with the simple scoopneck of this dress, it adds a huge amount of visual interest at the neckline. You're looking great :)

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

This is going to be fun to see all of your dresses! I don't have nearly that many.

Law Girl said...

I love this! So chic!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This dress looks great on you! So slimming! :)

Kathryn said...

This dress is great on it's own, but with that necklace and the wrapped cardi it is so perfect.

Chaucee said...

Ah, I haven't been able to catch the movie marathon. Too much homework and things to do! : (
But this is a cute outfit! I wear a similar one some times.

Sal said...

That dress has a great silhouette for sure, and what a fun necklace!

Jenn said...

I love your dress project, what a neat idea! This one is really cute!

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English Rose ♥ said...

Love the necklace and dress - 3oh3 are immense!

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Becky said...

That sweater is such a great color!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I looove the necklace, it looks so unique!

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princesspolitico said...

your statement necklace is just fabulous. you look brilliant in red!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Liz said...

I've got to tell Chris that you guys make a 2 minute trek! I wish we could do that instead of just open the door and take pictures by the stairs! At least we are lucky enough to have photographers and not tripods right?

merly k said...

the manfriend gives me grief when I ask him to walk up 2 flights of stairs to the roof with a great view of capital and downtown.. but when I call him on it, he claims he's the ever willing volunteer and I shouldn't hassle him. Seriously how do we put up with them?

In other news, I also own those target boots and I love them almost as much as my orange faux leather Charlotte Russe ones. Specially when a friend says she has the same boots.. except she paid over 150$ for hers from The Boston Store. mwahahahaha

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