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Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday Night: Favorite LBD w/ Red Trench

Saturday night we went out to a nice dinner with a colleague and his wife.  The restaurant was a really nice one in Newport Beach so I thought this place would give me an opportunity to wear my favorite Little Black Dress. I have two LBDs:  one can be dressed up or down, and one definitely is dressy.  This is the dressy one.  I absolutely love this dress and wish I had more opportunities to wear it.  This is only the third time I've worn it and I've had it for a year.  I find the shutter pleating creates a slimming effect and the crisscrossed bodice draws attention upward which is where I need it most!

Saturday Night LBD w/ Red Trench Outfit


I should stop turning by body this way since it shows my bad right foot that is infested with ugly-ass vericose veins.  But this photo shows the handbag better than the one above.


*Tadashi Shoji Shutter Pleat Jersey Dress black - nordstrom.com 
Kenneth Cole REACTION trench Cardinal Red - Ebay
Cole Haan 'Carma Air' OT pumps black patent - Nordstrom
Sorrelli 'Rare Jewels' black/red/hematite stones necklace - Nordstrom Rack
**Prada gold metallic handbag - second hand designer clothing store in Laguna Beach but I forgot the name of it.
* The Tadashi dress was 60% off!!  I watched this one like a HAWK.  Watching this really paid off.  This was a deal of all deals.  ETA:  Shoot, after seeing these photos you can't see the beautiful shutter pleating of this dress.  I'll have to share the stock photo so you can see.  I must wear this dress again and get better lighting so you can see the shutter pleating on me and what it does for my figure!  Stock photo:
** The Prada bag I got from my husband's friend's second-hand designer clothing store.  It was in such nice condition.  The girl told me the retail price was about $800, but I got it for $75.  Nice! It was a holiday gift from my husband last year.

8 comments:

  1. The dress and the trench are both fantastic.

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  2. Oh.my.word! I love that dress! What a great buy...hubs needs to take you out more so you can wear it. (And the gorgeous trench)

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  3. Love your red trench! It looks great on you.
    My post today is about trench coats and my slight obsession with them. I may have to consider adding a red to my collection!


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  4. I love a crossover bodice like that--so flattering and timeless! Consignment stores are the best! someone just dumped at least 8 dooney & bourke handbags at our local Buffalo exchange (in Eugene, Oregon). They are steals! now if only i needed a bag....

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  5. You look so chic! The dress is fabulous on you, and I love that coat!

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  6. Rebecca, thank you, I truly love this outfit.

    Donna, thanks! He sure does need to take me out more often.

    Casual Classic, thanks for stopping by here. Definitely get a red trench. They are so much fun. People love them.

    Kelly, thank you! You are sweet.

    kate, thanks! Oh man, D & B. I would love to have one of those some day.

    Joy, thank you my dear.

    Alli, thank you, you are so kind.

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