Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sometimes it is pretty just the way it is

You know lately, I am all about layering, adding accessories and pairing unexpected combos. But this should be left as it is. It is just one of those dresses that will always stay in style and needs very little. I bought this 5 years ago. It is one of those items you remember exactly where and how much because it was a great steal. Perfect for summer day weddings or cocktail parties. I wore it two weddings. And it was a good choice for our Easter brunch this morning. I tried it on with other shoes (platforms) that are more in style now but this classic pair still looked the best. The dress is such a focal point that shoes should be invsible. These brown sandals are so thin in every way they are pretty much invsible. This dark brown clutch looks great with this outfit but to tell you the truth, I only took it out for photos. When going somewhere with kids, 'clutch' is a lost cause. You do not have a spare hand to carry anything without a handle. Previously I had worn the dress with a dark pink stone bead necklace but liked how this brown madellion looked.
My son of course insisted he poses with me as my Dad took the photos before we left.
Oh, I should add that I used total of 6 safety pins on the dress, 3 on each side! They were needed to make sure the dress stays put on top. I pinned to my bra in 3 symmetrical spots. You will see in the action photo at the bottom, it was sweet success...

Dress - diane von furstenberg - TJ Maxx - $80
Shoes - Ann Taylor
Necklace - F21
Clutch - BCBG - - $100

Today's Activities: Easter egg hunt followed by brunch with family and friends at the Catamaran Hotel. Very late naps due to late brunch. Tried to go shopping for shoes for my hubby only to realize stores are closed. So visited my sister and went out to dinner with her. My son who is riled up on candy and choclate was a handful tonight. Finally he is in bed and hope a good night's sleep will reset his mood and behavior.

Here is my little Juliet 'trying' to hunt for eggs.


  1. I hope you had a great Easter.Your kids are so cute. That dress is great! I love the color pink too

  2. aww i love all these pictures! your son is too cute and you daughter is beautiful!

  3. Hi Daphne -

    Cj here. Diane NEVER goes out of style. Perfect choice. Love it. Kudos to the pin-job!


  4. That dress is so pretty! I love the print!


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