The Dressing Room – Trusted Friend

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I last blogged.  Sigh.  Well, I’m back returning with a The Dressing Room post.

I went to the Poshmark SF event the other night in the Spanish Suite of the Clift Hotel.  Met some awesome fellow bloggers and members of the Poshmark community team.  It was such a great night meeting other bloggers and talking about Poshmark.  My husband and I are going through our semi-annual closet purge, so I’ll be selling some items on there soon.  Be sure to check there in the future for some of my closet pieces.

Here are a couple of photos from the event.

The Spanish Suite (photo cred:  Poshmark FB)

Meeting fellow South Bay Blogger, Heidi (photo cred:  Poshmark FB)

View of gorgeous SF from the suite

Attendees taking pictures in front of the step and go

Meeting April and Sheila

The lovely girls from the community team at Poshmark

Now about my outfit.  I was struggling to pick an outfit to wear.  I love my clothes, but lately, more often than not, I’m not too pleased with my options.  My sister suggested I build my outfit around the Gap two toned clutch (Celine inspired) she bought me.  It’s the perfect bright accessory for spring.  Since the clutch was a bright orange, I knew I had to go with a simple outfit.   I wanted to wear a gray or white dress, but any dresses that I have in those colors are either winter dresses or don’t quite fit me properly (darn you post baby body!).  So I went with the next neutral option, a trusty little black shift dress.  Sure, it’s plain, typical and easy but it’s such a great canvas for accessories.  I was going to belt it, but my husband suggested I go unbelted for a mod shift dress look (not those weren’t his exact words. He said I like the unbelted look.).  Pair with a statement necklace for more glam, TADAAA.  And instead of going with black pumps, I opted for a nude heel to pair with the clutch plus lengthen my (very short) legs.  🙂

THE DRESSING ROOM OUTFIT

Dress:  H&M (last season)
Necklace:  Santee Alley (last seen here)
Watches:  Michael Kors (last seen here)
Clutch:  Gap
Pumps:  LK Bennett (last seen here)

 

Photos not belonging to Nesscetera have been linked back to the original source.

almost like royalty

So as you may know I LOVE the UK.  Trips to London haven’t been as fun though since I went with my husband (well then boyfriend) in 2008.  So when the Royal Wedding happened you bet I was watching it while working.  😛  I was completely in love with Kate’s wedding dress.  I cringed when my coworker said “I don’t know what the big deal was.  Her dress was so simple and it was an Alexander McQueen.  Why such a high profile designer?”  AGH.  She’s into designer purses but not clothes.  Not exactly the most fashion forward person to make a comment like that.  Get out of here.  Her dress was simple yet traditional and the quality of which I’m sure was AWESOME, but it completely fit her personality (not that I know her)… perhaps I should say style.

I LOVE Kate’s style.  It’s just so chic and simple.   Both when she’s dressed down and she’s dressed up.  The media was talking about what she would be wearing on her recent trip to North America.  See People’s gallery of her outfits here and Harper Bazaar’s gallery here.  She rewore some of her staple pieces to appear more economically savvy, which is a bit humbling.

Here are a couple of my fave pieces.

I LOVED LOVED LOVED her purple Issa dress that she wore in Canada.

Exactly like her blue one that she wore when they announced their engagement but in purple and paired with a broach.  I LOVE this color.  I DIE for this Issa dress.  I REALLY want one.  If I could only afford it (cue whomp whomp sound). I think the dress plays off her shape SO well.   It’s almost like the classic DVF wrap dress but with a extra detail (I’m a HUGE fan of a good wrap dress) with the rucching (sp?).  Which coincidentally, she wore a DVF dress in LA.  Love this dress too.  I really love the simplicity of the dress but most of all the color.  I also LOVE her pumps… more about her pumps later.

I’m also completely in love with her sheath dresses along with fellow British pop star/fashion designer, Victoria Beckham.  These women know how to make a sheath dress look good.  Again, simple and easy yet elegant.

Make it no secret, I LOVE me a good sheath dress and the way it plays off a woman’s curves.  Even though it was SUPER HUMID during our wedding rehearsal dinner, I wore a sheath dress.  My FAVE to be exact.  Very Chanel-esq with the black and white and slightly Mad Men-ish.

I just LOVED her clothing selections, mainly her dresses, she made for her North America trip.  While they are designer dresses, they’re SIMPLE dresses that you can find anywhere.  Both at designer and affordable prices; however the quality (if looking for a cheaper alternative) could be different.

As for her pumps.  What do I love about her pumps?  They’re nude so they elongate the legs.  It’s also a classic and a trend for this summer.  What else?  They’re LK Bennet.  So what?  I HAVE THEM TOO!  😛  I’m wearing them right now as I type this.

I got them two years ago while in the UK.  Although mine are scuffed like crazy and I need to get them buffed out.  A lookbook post with these pumps will be up next week.  I LOVE these shoes and how they make my legs look somewhat longer, which my petite short stacked self TOTALLY needs.  BUT I feel so cool having the same shoes as her!  LOL.  What a nerd!

Note:  Any pictures that I do not own and were included as part of this post have been referenced via link.  Click on link for origination of photo.