Friday, May 14, 2010

OOTD: First 'Fursty!

Waaaay back when, I composed this list of designers I wanted in my closet.

(Quick disclosure, especially since the lovely Veronika just did a post about this, which I think is great to discuss: my closet has always been a mix of designer/mainstream [ya'll know I need my F21 as much as my Shopbop], but I really think the more into fashion I get, the more my idea of "designer" changes. I now think most of the stuff Shopbop carries is designer, whereas I used to think the epitome of couture was whatever Nordstrom TBD carried. Not that it isn't really pretty and nice and quality [please understand I'm not judging brands here because I do not discriminate-- ask my closet], but I've had the [mis?]fortune of gaining more knowledge about the millions of gorgeous designers out there, and it's been quite difficult trying to fill my closet with designers I respect and think are worth the cash.)

I've checked Rebecca Taylor off the list (and know that I haven't seen my last of her! sigh, love), and figured it was time to check off another. DvF was one of them. Up until now, I've not found anything by her that I thought was worthy and affordable enough (because honestly, $450 on a dress is just not in the budget at the moment!), but the Neiman Marcus pre-sale had such great stock, I had to finally cave. This top may be a season or two old, but it has a timeless quality about it that I knew would take me from season to season, year after year. Great fabric, nice flowy, elegant fit, beautiful pattern... Plus, a $265 down to $90 price-tag was within the budget, so it happened. Yes. It happened.

Top: DvF Ortega "In Budding Roses" blouse
Skirt: Etsy (gruhche)
Shoes: JS Cedary Sandal
Necklace: The Limited

It looks great dressy, like above, or even just with skinny blue or black jeans. It's a little tough to get the sleeves in to a blazer, but trust me. I'm working on it. :) The color palate is bright but somehow stays out of the loud and obnoxious realm. I'm very happy with it, and it was a nice little addition to my pre-sale fun! (The Robbi+Nikki top I've been talking about is great, too! It'll will be in an OOTD soon, believe you me...)

17 comments:

  1. Justine, to spin off my response to V's post I feel the same way. I'm really starting to branch my designer knowledge base... like it doesn't just jump from J.Crew type retail stores to Dior, Burberry, DKNY etc etc... there at a lot of other designers/labels that are inbetween. Still pricy, but the quality and design is amazing because they aren't Gucci you know....
    Rebecca Taylor, Milly, Joie, etc etc etc....

    I love this top... I've been on the hunt for something similar, I love the colors... what a great find!

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  2. The Pretty PauperMay 14, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Justine, I agree- its always nice to splurge once in a while. That top was a great choice. The colors and sleeves are lovely. I'm going to check out that esty shop. I really like that skirt! Have a great weekend!

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
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    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
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  3. The Pretty PauperMay 14, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Justine, I agree- its always nice to splurge once in a while. That top was a great choice. The colors and sleeves are lovely. I'm going to check out that esty shop. I really like that skirt! Have a great weekend!

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
    Feel free to follow my blog :)
    www.prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Justine, lovely top! It is most definitely going to be a classic!!

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  5. This is a fabulous outfit!!!

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  6. LOVE that top on you! So flowy and pretty! I love me some Rebecca Taylor and I also have DVF on my list! I'm hoping to score a wrap dress someday soon.

    And I have to tell you - I wore my nude Vera skirt last night! Love it.

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  7. Wahooo! Don't you love it? It's a tad short on me but that's ok, I manage.
    hehe :)
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  8. OOO I adore your outfit today! Very classy and feminine and chic all at the same time. Love!

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  9. What an amazing price, and it's very pretty. Good for you! I want to introduce more real designer stuff into my wardrobe, but I still don't have the knowledge to make good choices with my limited cash. Luckily blogs are here to help me learn. I like your idea of having a list of designers to try.

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  10. Wow, that's an amazing score. I have a DVF top that I love and the quality is amazing!

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  11. Haha. I just got my first DVF too. I bought a cute "color explosion" silky top from her website at a ridiculous 70% off. Sign up for emails and they will send you notice of awesome sales. I'm sure it wont be my last DVF! It looks beautiful on you buy the way!!

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  12. I can't get enough of that skirt! And that shirt complements it nicely ;)

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  13. that blouse is breathtaking. wow! the skirt is awesome too. I'm jealous!

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  14. Ooooh I love that top. Its gorgeous! Def worth it.

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  15. you look amazing! I think this outfit is pure perfection.

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  16. amber's notebookMay 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    SO cute!!!

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  17. Love, love, love this top. Great pic and so versatile! Glad you're feeling better!

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