February 03, 2016

Winter Blues

Last Spring, I was looking for a fun dress to wear to my sister's engagement party and I couldn't find a thing. I'm not even joking, I bought the most atrocious red lace dress that majorly aged me because I couldn't find a cocktail dress that was formal enough to wear, still flattering to my figure and fun to wear and dance all night. 

Completely unsatisfied with my purchase, but 100% fed up of shopping, I quickly browsed Bloomingdale's, not expecting to find anything. It was there that I stumbled across the Halston Heritage rack, and this dress jumped out at me. I've been a longtime fan of Halston, so this was surreal for me, and the ombré style and the color was actually perfect for me. 

Paired with a simple pair of black pumps, a black and gold wristlet clutch from Smythson and statement jewelry, I finished off the look. 

These gold earrings are one of my favorites: a gift from family members from Anoushka by Ilmes. Perfect statement pieces to dress up any outfit, and the perfect compliment to any formal outfit I wear. I paired it with a gold and navy enamel cuff from Tuleste, and a gold and pearl ring. 

dress: Halston Heritage (sold out) / shoes: Steve Madden (old, but similar)
clutch: Smythson (only available in cognac!) / earrings: Anoushka by Ilmes / bracelet: Tuleste 

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  1. This ombre style looks lovely on you! Finding semi-formal wear can be so tricky, you want to feel age appropriate and still polished!

  2. This dress is stunning! I've never seen such a drastic ombre before and I really love this piece. Great choice!

  3. Beautiful dress. The cuff is stunning too!

  4. That dress is too die for! I adore the ombre look!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  5. Love the ombre effect with such an electric blue! Really cute!

  6. That dress is so beautiful! Love the blue!

  7. That dress is stunning especially with the blue background, what a gorgeous post!


  8. You look gorgeous in this dress. And the gold accesories are perfection. Glad you found a dress just in time for the wedding.

  9. Such a great find! You look beaut. x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

  10. That blue is gorgeous on you!! Your color for sure!

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  11. Love the color of the dress and the ombre! Blue is definitely your color.

    Southern Soul

  12. Wow, you look STUNNING! Blue looks so good on you.


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