Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Neutrally Minimal

It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged a look in a dress (see here), but I am most definitely still an active member of the team, ‘Team Dresses’ that is! Dresses are such a go-to for me, especially during the week. They serve cross functionally in multiple areas of my life, which I feel that gives me the most bang for my buck. This online beauty caught my eye because it was so unique. In fact, I had to take it to the cleaners to have it pressed once it arrived, and the owner commented that he had never seen anything like it!
The effect of combining draping, gathers, and a wrap twist design resulted in a very modern silhouette. In fact, it comes across as almost artistic! I simply love the neutral hue. It’s not quite blush or beige, more like cappuccino, in my opinion. ASOS Curve however calls it "mink".
I was actually under the impression before it arrived that it was made from t-shirt material (i.e. cotton), hence the name: "SOS CURVE Wrap Twist T-Shirt Dress". It’s actually unlined crepe, which has underlined to me the importance of reading all of the details provided about an item when shopping online! It's a body con dress, so as usual, I sized up. I don't like overly tight clothing.
I would say this dress offers versatility as well, I could see it easily styled alternately with flats or sneakers. I went for heels this time around, because I have a thing for monochrome palettes (see here, here, and here), and the color of these heels were a dead ringer.
I opted to keep my accessories at a minimum: simple drop crystal earrings and my new wood watch. 
Ok, I just have to tell you about this watch! I love how goes with anything! The first time that I wore it I was in a monochrome state of mind (see here) but since then I’ve worn it just about every day… The secret is that the color of the watch is actually the natural color of the wood. It would make a great graduation gift and there are so many designs to choose from (more options here).
Did you notice that I changed my do, again?! LOL! Welp, I've been top knotting it for a week or so, until I decide where to go from here. My black temporary color has faded, and my blonde tips are once again exposed :) I am quite pleased with my hair growth from my big chop last July (see here & here)! I give it lots of TLC with coconut oil, mango butter, and deep conditioning.  For me the key to grow and retention (see here, here, and here) is leaving my hair alone. Protective styling helps me to do just that, so I'm on the hunt for my next look :) Stay tuned...
Well Loves, that wraps up today’s post- until next time!
XO

Dress: ASOS Curve (here and here)| Shoes: Nine West, also worn here| Earrings: Forever 21| Wood watch: c/o JORD Watches

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful cappucino dress on you and the shoes are so right for it. You always come up with great styles for your hair so I know something fabulous is coming. Much Luv!

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    1. Thanks Neti!!! I don't wear these shoes often enough, I just love it when I come across something that matches them perfectly :) I have no idea which style I'm going with next, but I'm excited!

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  2. The dress look gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thank you Angie!!! It was a hard decision to make without trying it on first, but I'm glad I went for it!

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  3. awww girl you look stunning <3 :) that dress is gorgeous and i love your shoes :)
    xoxo
    Jeanne
    http://jeannefashnbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jeanne; I'm heading over to check out your blog right now!

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  4. I love everything about this look! Love it, love it, love it!

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    1. Thank you very much!I enjoy stepping outside my comfort zone by way of neutral palettes!

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