Thursday, March 27, 2014

diane von furstenberg: lorraine dress

there are some dresses that bring about immediate confidence, ego boost or inner roar. this diane von furstenberg lorraine short sleeve shift dress did it for me. its architectural print and bold colours immediately caught my eye when i saw dvf's spring release. when neimans had it on markdown plus duty free to canada, well, let's just say we needed no further reason to get it to the great north. 

i generally shy away from body conscious/bodycon types of dresses. there is no herve leger dress in my closet although i've tried them on before. i'm just not very comfortable in them but this one.. this one just took my breath away. it isn't as constricting as a herve leger. the material is quite heavy though and very "spanx-like". i took my regular size (4/S) in dvf. wear a blazer over it for work. on its own, it would only work for going out, dinners.. just not the office. while there is nothing overtly risque about it from a length or cut perspective, it is quite fitted. while beautiful, it would not be very professional to wear in conservative office setting on its own. joining tara's what i wore to work link up!





dress: diane von furstenberg lorraine dress, here, here. similar here, here, herehere. blazer: l'wren scott for banana republic, old. similar here. shoes: manolo blahnik bb pumps, here. similar here, here.
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  1. Love those shoes so much. Finally wore mine out for the first time in FOREVER from all the snow, ice, cold, rain. It was wonderful, haha. Also, love this dress with it! :)

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    1. yay Bridget!! i am so happy you wore yours out. aren't they just the most amazing blue? i adore them. how are you doing!

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  2. What a gorgeous dress, you look fabulous in it! I really like it with the black jacket for work too.

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    1. thank you hun! this print was just too unique - i am obsessed with it! xo

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  3. I love this dress! It is really flattering on you :)

    Katie | Style Diary

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    1. thank you Katie! it's outside my usual silhouette but it's a fun dress. xo

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  4. This dress is just gorgeous phiphi! The colors, the fit, everything about it is perfection. :)

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    1. thank you so much Laura for your kind words! it means a lot to me! xo

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  5. P, you look amazing on this dress, dear!! What a great choice!! Hotness!!

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    1. thank you honey! hubby and i have been doing T25 and i'm really pleased with it. i've had more courage to wear these cuts. :)

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  6. The print and style is very va-va-voom on you! The pop of blue even looks great peeping under the blazer too! and perfect with those pumps!

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    1. thank you Olyvia! the blue in the dress just made me think of these shoes. lo and behold they were meant to be together!

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  7. This is just so beautiful. DVF always steel the show and I admire her collection. I also like this Reina dress from DVF, which is full with floral prints. Check this and tell me how it looks: http://www.boutique1.com/reina-l-s-dress-259624

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  8. Oh my gosh that dress is STUNNING! It looks like it was custom made for you. It is the most unique pattern and amazing colour of blue I've ever seen

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    1. aw Brian, you're so sweet to say that. it's truly a fun dress and the cobalt was a perfect pop of colour with the pattern. she made a fine dress, that dvf!

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  9. WHOA hot stuff! ;p
    that dress is fabulous on you!

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