I have quite the reputation for crying on demand as soon as a woman dressed all in white enters the room for the walk of her life. The sweet emotional tension is palpable. It's as if time has been suspended. All eyes in the room are on her but she only cares about a certain set of eyes; her partner's. Her partner anxiously awaits her at the end of that long and dramatic isle. As many others, I love to look right at her partner, there is nothing like seeing them overcome with emotion by her beauty and the effects that can only be achieved by a woman draped in a white gown. There is a timelessness to this tradition. There is an elegance and beauty that she effortlessly achieves. I have shamelessly cried even when I barely know the woman, all because the emotion simply overcomes me.
Fast forward to real life, I am not planning a wedding right now, maybe you are already married, hate the idea of marriage or simply have no immediate intention to be married. In any event, I don't think that that the goddess-like look achieved on that one epic day (hopefully/maybe - one?) should be limited to just when you get married. I pretty much like to feel special every day if possible. That's why, I am encouraging you to drape yourself in one of my favorite neutrals: shades of white and embrace your inner goddess. I am sharing with you two looks that completely transformed the way I carried myself and felt while wearing these dresses. I just don't wear fairy princess bandaids, I every so often try to imitate one.
This first look is one that can easily evolve from day to night. I am showcasing a day time look. I can not wait to pack and wear this dress on an upcoming summer vacation that I will eventually take with my honey. I love that it is provocative yet it has boundaries allowing the dress to still be elegant. I wore a pair of gold leather sandals from Capri that I have worn to death and desperately need to replace soon. This dress could be taken up a few notches and easily work with a neutral wedge for one notch up and a nude pump for two notches up. This dress is from the beloved brand Iro and purchased at one of my most favorite stores Intermix. You can grab it on sale now but only if you hurry. Sunglasses are Gucci.
This second look definitely provides more of a dramatic effect. I also bought this on sale at the Intermix in Miami when I was there with my sister. I had loved this dress since I first saw it earlier in the season. It is by L'Agence, a brand that normally knows how to hug every curve of my body when I have worn some of their more fitted silhouettes. I was further impressed by the brand via this dress. I love its cut and the sensation that it evokes. When I saw that it was on sale (you're welcome) in my size, I immediately knew that I had to make room in my luggage to take this bad boy home. Secretly, it is a dress I would have no problem getting married in if I end up eloping one day.
I wore a foot chain that I have been dying to shoot by Arme De L'Amour. I have good news and bad news. I got a killer deal on this on The Outnet which sadly no longer has it BUT the website still has it.... at full price. This look can be less dressy with a flat sandal; maybe something metallic, embellished or nude. You can also dress it up with a nude pump or I can even see a cobalt blue or red pump bringing in extra flare and breaking up the white. The girl at Intermix Miami who helped us gave me a great idea. She said I could cut it short and then I went on to suggest maybe even tea length so it is not too dressy and can be worn more often. I like that thought but I am just not ready to give up its amazing length... just yet...
Thanks to Nat for the amazing pictures, I love the creative flow that runs between us. Diane, you are my sister from another mother. Thanks for the accommodations and help while we shot xo