I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The NYC City Slicker Look
I am a SUCKER for trench dresses, this must be number 7 or 8 I am adding to my closet. I will say however, that this is not normally a dress I’d go for because it is too loose around the body. I like trench-style minimalist dresses that are slimmer cuts, more fitted to the body, and not quite as trench-y, like Dick Tracy, hardboiled detective.
I prefer trench dresses that normally look like this:
So this one, being double-breasted, less ‘minimalist’ or clean in its lines, is normally not my thing but it is such as beautiful dark green emerald jewel colour that I had to buy it.. and 100% silk!?!? YES PLEASE.
Oh and for $55? OMG YES. TAKE MY MONEY NOW.
It flows nicely, it is a soft, light silk, from J. Crew Collection which is their higher end line, which usually has pieces up to $1000+.
Look at how nicely it moves!
I decided to belt it with an old belt from my Burberry trench which I already resold (the shoulders were too tight on me after a baby *SOB*) … but I love the belt. And I plan on using it forever as a perfect accessory, as well as maybe spicing up a future trench coat (I also kept the cuffs). I NEVER wear the belt that comes with the dress. And this Burberry one as you can tell in the photo by its creases, has served me so well over the years, being a constant, staple companion to all of my looks.
The cuff is a vintage one I found in a thrift store, and is more what I’d normally pay for a cuff, but it is a vintage piece, clearly well made, old, and only missing one stone which you can’t even see in the entire design. It’s a beautiful mix of floral colours, and the filigree is just impeccable.
Lastly, this bag I got from a store in Paris. I saw it, and it immediately caught my eye. I picked it up and was about to put it down because I wasn’t sold on paying that much for a bag, an unbranded one at that, but then I saw a French girl eyeing it, and I panicked at losing it. So I held it, and then ended up buying it. It’s now one of my favourite bags to use because it’s so simple, the clasps are magnetic rather than actual clasps (I’m lazy), and there’s even a zipper at the back for my metro card and phone.
It’s the perfect size – not too big, not too small, and goes with everything for that casual summer look.
This look just came about only because I wanted to wear the dress. That’s it. Then you throw brown leather on top of a gorgeous emerald green, and it’ll always be a winner. I decided on a more casual bag with the look because the belt was so formal, the trench coat style was so buttoned up and formal, and I wanted to dress it down a little, for a shopping jaunt out with a friend rather than going to the office.