Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ruffled Delight

This Zara dress is one of my personal favorites. On its own it's romantic and delicate, ideal for a summer's day. Ruffles are quite fun to experiment with because of their playful personality. I think when you add the right jacket to the mix ruffles prove they're more than just a frilll. I'll show you two jackets I usually pick when I'm in the mood to slip on this dress. 

I wore this jacquard Marc Jacobs jacket over my ruffle dress to work one day. This look was given the thumbs-up by my fashionista colleagues. The contrast of a conservative jacket with the femininity of the ruffles was a success. Who says you can't look professional, yet fun? 

I like mixing both feminine and masculine pieces. In this outfit, the ruffles are subtle when paired with this Phillip Lim leather jacket. It's nice to stroll around Georgetown on a nice breezy evening wearing this. It'd be a good choice for a concert as well. 

And here are a couple lovely ruffle dresses for your viewing/purchasing enjoyment . . . 

Phillip Lim has been my #1 designer the last few years. I'm still insanely jealous that one of my friends had the opportunity to meet him at a NYC party last year. Lucky boy. I was in love with his latest spring collection, especially fond of the dress pictured below. I found a dress over at Anthropologie that I think is similar, and can be yours and mine for less than $100. . .  

Spend: Phillip Lim spring 09 
Save:  Anthropologie frock 

Can't you just imagine walking barefoot along the beach in this little number? The braided straps and the tiered ruffles are such sweet details. How could anyone resist this beach girl? 




10 comments:

annechovie said...

I admire your sense of style and sophistication. Tres chic!

Style Redux said...

annechovie- thank you so much.

Sarah Klassen said...

I love the contrasts you've created with your much-loved, pretty blue dress! I really like that dress featured below as well - and for some reason, I tend to like the neckline better on the Anthrolpologie version. The pink, beachy dress is super sweet and I love it in vibrant pink~

Style Redux said...

Sarah Klassen- Thank you! I love my little blue dress. The Anthropologie one is very interesting and uniquely cut. I hope it's in the store so I can try it on!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Very cute. I like the pink and the violet dresses.

Style Redux said...

Rebecca- Thanks. :)

Noel Solomon said...

Very very me! I love the ruffley layers.

xo Noel

Style Redux said...

Noel- I love a girl in ruffles. :)

Salt Life said...

Love your blue dress, and your pairings!!! So adorable!!

Style Redux said...

Salt Life- Thank you!