I’ve gotten a few emails about this outfit I created for Julia’s Time Out shoot.
The idea was to have three looks: glam, girl next door no makeup, and sophisticated.
For the sophisticated look, I got a Keith Lissner top to go with black trousers, and a Dolce and Gabanna suit. But I went with this look because it has character. It says sophisticated, strong, AND stylish. This ensemble has attitude. Which is something I think we should try to put into our ensembles on a daily basis. (I say try, because, sometimes I get it, you’re tired.)
The truth behind this outfit: it’s all from my closet. And I’ve worn it. It was never my intention to use it, but I always pull a few things from my closet for shoots, and I just couldn’t put this down. Here’s the outline:
- Lanvinsheer buttondown with silk charmeuse trim
- Arden B satin sweetheart top underneath
- Plein Sudcotton/lycra gathered pencil skirt
- YSL Tribute Pumps
- Soho Gem Jewelry (not mine)
The top and the skirt, two pieces that would easily cost about $1500 combined, are from my Mom’s store, Encore!, a designer resale store. Honestly, it’s my favorite shopping. Designer resale stores usually have lightly worn (if worn at all) high end labels at 1/3 of the cost.
I haven’t found any designer resale that I love in NYC, but in LA there is Decades and Decades 2. Great selection, although still really pricey. I found a great one in Darien, CT the other day called Roundabout. You just really have to luck onto a good one. Lucky magazine usually finds some good ones. For me, it’s the best way to designer shop!