I have a few staple dresses that are “wedding ready” for fall. It’s always good to be prepared for a spacial occasion. Of course the little black dress is the perfect base to dress up or dress down (if you don’t want to be too showy). I was once told that a wedding should be considered “black tie” even though there are many times ou can be much more casual. So I started with one of my basic black dresses and added a vintage crystal beaded necklace to brighten it up. The necklace is dear to me because it once belonged to a dear friend’s mother. Since I did not want to wear all black, I wore my comfy (and danceable) leopard-print Kate Spade pumps and a python print clutch. Rrrrr…hiss!
Dress: F.Carrier Jersey Knit Sheath, no longer available. See this Misook Collection Sleeveless Jersey Dress, $175, this Single Michelle Belted Faux-Wrap Dress, $198 or the gorgeous Michael KorsWool-blend Crepe Dress, $1795.
Handbag: Banana Republic Python Embossed Clutch, no longer available. See this Karen Millen Snake Print Clutch, $225 or this Judith Leiber Siri Leopard-Print Python Clutch Bag, $3995. (See? I thought that leopard and python went together!)
Necklace: Aurora Borealis Crystal Three Strand Vintage Necklace. Find this Free People Vintage Triple Tiered Crystal Bead Necklace, $428 or check flea shops and resale shops.
Shoes: Kate Spade New York Leopard and Patent Pumps, no longer available.
Tights: Hanes Silk Reflections Blackout Control Top Tights 3-Pack, $34.99
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Second City Style
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