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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Floral Dreams.

I picked up this floral embroidered dress at the Teri Jon sample sale a few months back for my brother's wedding. When they changed the color to navy a couple weeks before, I had to scramble to find another look - seen here. Luckily a week after his wedding I had another family affair so I finally got to wear my amazing dress.

This confection is a one-of-a-kind sample and was never produced. It makes me feel like I just walked out of a Dolce & Gabbana dream. I matched up the shrug at the sale and it honestly looks like it came together. I love sample sales for pieces just like this. Special. Unique. And it's the closest I'm gonna get to couture.

When I got the dress I immediately matched up my Kotur clutch from the Net a Porter sale. For some reason I don't seem to have a black satin evening shoe (go figure?!) so I matched up my patent leather Charlotte Olympia sample sale heels.

Head to toe:
  • Earrings: A.V. Max, sample sale, $4 (approx RV $40)
  • Dress & Shrug: Teri Jon, sample sale, $70 (est. retail $800)
  • Ring: Lionette double Ashley ring, sample sale, $20 (RV $135)
  • Bag: Kotur Fitzgerald perspex with dragon and tassel clutch, Net a Porter sale, $100 (RV $895)
  • Shoes: Charlotte Olympia x Agent Provocateur Bellatrix, sample sale, $150 (RV $895)
So retail value $2,765, and I spent $344. Not bad :)

You can shop my look here:

Thank you to my photographers. My husband got a little grumpy after 10 minutes of shooting (it's hard to tear him away from a smorgasbord) so I enlisted my SIL who was a good sport but took lots of blurry photos. I also grabbed a cousin who took the wall pics. It takes a village, people. I can't always take my trained Insta kids with me :)

So fashion week has begun. I hit several shows last week and I have a bunch this week too. Be sure to follow my Insta stories for a peek inside my adventures!



  1. Beautiful and those accessories are total killer!!


    1. Thanks Shira! I decided to skip my cuffs because this dress already has so much going on. I only wish I had better pics to do this dress justice. I guess I'll have to wear it again :)

  2. That dress is gorgeous! And I love the second picture with the fountain and the colors in the background, they should really feature you in their catalog ;)

  3. I love this dress. I hope you enjoyed yourself at NYFW!! I wish I was invited to attend a show!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    1. Thanks Meghan - I did have fun! It's not that hard to get invited - google it - there are several bloggers who wrote posts about it!

  4. Beautiful everything! Perfect floral and details, love!



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