It’s not everyday that we get an opportunity to dress to the nines, but every so often (even when the occasion does not require), I like to push the limits of my creativity to see what I can put together, especially with items I already own, to come up with something visually interesting, unique, but still on trend. After all, styling to me, has always been a form of art.
Recently, on a beautiful Saturday night in NYC, Bugsy and I were heading to dinner and I put on one of my favorite purchases from the past, a finely pleated gold maxi dress, reminiscent of delphos gowns from the turn of 20th century (a purchase I had to make after watching “The Time in Between” on repeat). To play up the inherent Grecian aesthetic of the dress, I wore a pair of suede platform lace-up sandals, bronze snake bracelet and one of my favorite vintage purchases, a gold lion head medallion Judith Lieber belt. To inject a little color, I opted for a handmade, green and gold rhinestone and beaded flutter earring that I found in a cute little boutique in Cartagena on our trip there two years ago (thankfully, these earrings are now all the rage in the states). Finally, to keep the look from appearing too formal or risk appearing costumey (we were only going to dinner), I carried a cool grey saddle bag with gold hardware and wore an open metal collar necklace.
Dress | Vintage H&M, similar style here and here|| Belt | Vintage Judith Lieber ||Necklace | NYC Street Vendor, similar styles here and here || Earrings | Boutique, Cartagena Colombia, similar style here || Bracelet | Seattle Street Vendor, similar styles here and here || Heels | Missguided, similar style here and here || Bag | Vintage B Brian Atwood, similar styles here, here and here
Photography | J. Goldberg | Instagram @J.Goldberg-Photography
P.S. Special thank you to Jacob Goldberg for working with me to capture the mood of this look through photos and bearing with me as I scaled large midtown buildings to capture these shots.