Silk on this sweltering day may not have been the wisest choice, but I just couldn’t wait to wear my score from the Helmut Lang sample sale. I scoured racks, endured an endless waiting room line, stripped into my skivvies in an open room filled with tiny size 2’as and tried a few things on. This was the only item to make the cut. I even ran to my tailor to have it hemmed in a rush. I have rediscovered Helmut Lang and just can’t seem to get enough. Since I know the v-neck and draping work on me, I knew what to look for. I also adore this color which is a blue/grey/black. Simple. Just toss this dress on and I’m pretty mcch ready to head out the door. Just the way I like it!
Dress: Helmut Lang Silk Draped Dress (no longer available) but this Helmut Lang Asymmetric Jersey Dress, $380 is similar.
Shoes: Matt Bernson Pique Wedges in Black, $212 (I scored mine on Gilt recently. I love his shoes because they are so comfortable!)
Earrings: W/A Studios Arabesque Swarovski Crystal Earrings, $56. SPECIAL OFFER for Second City Style readers: Purchase these earrings and other color combinations for $28! That’s half price!
Necklace: Helen Ficarola Gold Alphabet Charm Necklace, prices vary.
I have to say I absolutely can’t stand wearing a ton of jewelry when it’s this hot or when I’m pregnant. I actually had a few more bracelets tucked in my bag which never saw the light of day. Here is what did make the cut:
Bracelets: Hermes Clic Clac H Bracelet GM size, $630, white gold chain (gift from my father), Street Fair bracelet picked out by my son, $2.
Hair: Cut & color by Sassoon Salons (I am sure my colorist Hamid would be horrified to see how bleached out my highlights are from the sun. Sorry.).
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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