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Dress: Byron Lars via Anthropologie | Jacket: c/o Ann Taylor (also love this one) | Necklace: c/o Julie Vos (comes in several different stone color variations and with code “theclassy” you can get 20% off sitewide!) | Shoes: Charles David (on crazy sale right now during the F&F event!!) | Sunglasses: Stella McCartney | Watch: Marc Jacobs (similar here and here) | Bracelet: J. Crew | Rings: Gorjana and Henri Bendel | Polish: Essie (this shade looks quite metallic in the bottle, but doesn’t really look metallic on)
I know what you’re wondering, and the answer is no. It is not a coincidence that the first post-Clooney nuptials blog post is all black. I thought something funereal was appropriate.
A few notes:
- This dress is fully lined with a beige-colored fabric, so you won’t have to worry about any scandalous see-through-ness at the office. However, if your workplace is particularly conservative, you may need to wear a blazer or cardigan over the dress since the sleeves are unlined. If it’s still too much for you or your office, but you like the idea, check out this awesome skirt version instead.
- If you’re petite, this dress also comes in petite sizes. Score for you.
- If you’re not into the form-fitting sheath/pencil skirt silhouette and/or you just want something that’ll be more forgiving post-Chipotle burrito at lunchtime, the same designer makes an extremely similar dress here with an a-line midi skirt instead. Options, baby, options.
FYI — This week, both the Bloomingdale’s AND the Saks Off Fifth Friends and Family Sales are on! At Bloomingdale’s, there’s 20% off basically everything with code ‘FRIENDS’ and at Saks Off Fifth, there’s an extra 40% off basically everything, also with code ‘FRIENDS.’ (I’m thinking these guys could get a little more creative with their promo codes…) As always, you can check out my sale picks by perusing my Pinterest Wishlist Board here. Saddle up.
21 thoughts on “Black to Black”
The details on that dress are superb.
THIS DRESS IS GORGEOUS OMG
Just burst out laughing reading the post George Clooney wedding line! Love a good LBD, but this one is so unique with all of the added details. I had no idea it was lined until you mentioned it.
This dress is everything,absolutely to die for piece!
Beautiful dress, I love it
new look on my blog!!
I love this look you put together, Mary. Elegant yet professional. I think I'd wear it with a blazer, just to be on the safe side in the office. Thanks for this creation!
The dress is absolutely stunning! Love the fine details.
You look simply gorgeous in this dress!
Gorgeous outfit and love the accessories! All black everything!
This dress is absolutely amazing! And I love that you dressed in all black for the mourning of Clooney's singleness. Perfection.
Gorgeous dress! I love that it comes in so many different versions.
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Ohh very pretty! I love how the necklace adds a little Gothic touch.
Is that a Byron Lars? I have a very similar dress by him, purchased at Anthropologie. It's a showstopper, as is this one.
Amazing how this dress can be versatile, for the office, happy hour… Changing the accessories it transforms in other look! Beautiful!
Beautiful dress, sexy yet cassy, i love it.
WOW! This dress looks amazing on you!
That dress is gorgeous!!!! And I love that it's lined. Now I am going to go to Off Saks, thanks.. Pffft, who needs money. I need clothes, right?
This dress is so beautiful and I love that it comes in so many different options! It has a very classic look to it – which makes it a timeless wardrobe piece.
XO, Chekara | shadesofchekara.com
Love the dress and necklace darling, very, very Dolce e Gabbana! http://madelienerose.com/
Wow, this is one seriously gorgeous dress! The shape and row of buttons just scream 'classy' to me, with a bit of a chic update with the mesh.
Just found your blog today Mary and I absolutely love it! Your about me page is hilarious.
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