Last week, I had two marvelous clients, both of whom owned loads and loads of jewel-toned clothing. And I talked about gray as an alternative neutral to black, and how it would let the jewel tones really shine instead of sucking the life out of them. And then I wore this: Black and jewel tones. Because the outfit just fell together so nicely, and because style “rules” are made to be bent and broken. Though I totally deserve an earful from my clients for my colorful hypocrisy.
Wore this a couple of weekends ago when we drove down to Winona – birthplace and namesake of Ms. Ryder – to take in the fall color. We also swung through Red Wing and a few other small towns. People, it was GORGEOUS. And although most of those leaves are gone by now, the ones behind me on the maple-lined block south of ours were downright stunning, too.
This dress hails from fabulous Toronto designer Jessica Rose, and is part of a new line she’s created using Liberty prints. I’m a fool for anything Liberty and Jessica Rose’s designs are always as comfy as they are lovely, so this dress is a joy to wear.
I’ve got a lot of fun projects and events in the cooker right now, so I feel like I’m in a constant state of gearing up. This dress is one I picked out from Bella Boutique in advance of an event I’ll be hosting there on July 24 (details below). The shop is packed with cute dresses, great layering basics, and loads of fun accessories so it was tough to winnow it down to just one item! But this dress has some of my favorite colors – rich purple and vibrant magenta – and is perfect to wear now but will also transition beautifully into fall and winter wear. A winner all around.
If you’re in the Twin Cities, I’d LOVE to see you at Bella Boutique on the evening of July 24 for this FREE event!