Now that I’m out of Atlanta and have been living in NYC and LA, I’ve been out and about more. You know what that means: dress up time! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still in spandex most days, but I’m also putting together more outfits for dinners with friends, and even a couple “ensembles” for events.
In doing so I look for clothes I can reinvent a million different ways. Right now my hunts lead me to the same designer label: mason. Mason – like my little man! Because my dog’s name is mason I’ve always had my eye on this brand. These days the pieces are making it off the rack and into my closet because they fit the bill in so many ways:
- Unique designs/cuts
- Simple and chic
- Reminiscent of some of my favorite labels: Helmut Lang, Yigal Azrouel, Theory.
- Affordable: $350+
- Available at stores I frequent: Tootsies, Intermix, Barney’s, Neiman’s.
This turquoise silk dress is the perfect example. I kept my accessories simple when I went to the horse races at Del Mar (above) and then went a little more funky for Leven’s Percy Jackson 2 Premiere below.
Here’s another Mason dress I’ve worn at least 5 times since I bought it in April. I’m actually shocked the only picture I can find of me in this dress is one of me devouring a macaroon at Addison.
So I slipped it on quickly for you.
The dress is really a simple LBD, but the snake-embossed leather and dramatic neckline make it so much more interesting!
Before you get back to whatever you’re doing, I thought I’d leave you with a laugh.
The horse in the picture, Basamati, and I had a little thing going in the barn. I fell in love with his sweet face, he nussled me and kept beaconing me to his pen.
Obviously we know what he wanted: more carrots :) Unfortunately I ran out just as my friend Mendy said, “smile with him and I’ll snap some pics.” You know me, I’m all for it. As she’s snapping away, Basmati smells carrots on my hands and since he can’t see my they’re empty, he starts to nibble….
OMG, I think, and then:
CHOMP! On my thumb!!!! It all happened so fast. Mendy was snapping away so she caught the whole thing!! I thought my thumb was a goner, but somehow I pulled it away intact. Whew. And LOL. All at the same time. Every time I look at that picture I almost laugh to tears. It’s like some stereotype from a Will Ferrel movie: blonde goes up to pet the pretty horses and loses a hand. Haha.