September 27, 2011

The Perfect Party Dress

Here is my interpretation of the following trend for fall:

lace blouses / ruffled collars / cameos / high necklines / pleated tops / full skirts / brocades / velvet / sheer top / ivory lace / smoldering eyes / billowy sleeves / pin-up waves / beaded vintage {style} clutch / Victorian lace-up booties /







 
 {Black and Gold Party Dress ~ Vintage Albert Nipon / Black Snakeskin Sandals ~ Bruno Magli / Gold Clutch ~ Rebecca Minkoff / Crystal Bracelet ~ Kenneth Jay Lane / Gold Dangly Earrings ~ Daisy Boutique / Gold Stretch Belt ~ Vintage}

Have you ever been lucky enough to own a dress that made you feel absolutely amazing? If so, you will know how I felt in this stunning number on Sunday for my cousin's wedding.

I picked this vintage Albert Nipon dress up in May from a random vintage warehouse sale, while with my sister. As we were leaving, I spotted the gold piping on this dress and had to examine it. It had no size on the tag and I wasn't even sure it would fit, but something said "don't leave without it". Seventeen dollars later and it was all mine! I immediately dry-cleaned it and after a few days, couldn't wait to try it on. Imagine my utter excitement when I found out it fit like a glove! Fast forward to last week when I was trying to figure out what I was going to wear for the wedding, already making the decision that I was NOT buying anything. I almost forgot about this dress. So glad I didn't.

I love that the sleeves are uniquely billowy and have the slightest puff on the shoulder. It has that Edwardian / Victorian feel that is right on trend for this season. I also love that the neckline comes up a bit higher with the sweetest little covered buttons on each shoulder. The length is perfect {so glad I didn't shorten it, like I thought I wanted to), it's made of the softest silk and has the perfect amount of shimmer. Sigh.

The shoes were an easy choice, I love the vintage feel that these have and they are SO comfortable; I was able to dance and keep them on all night.

Weddings are always the ultimate date night for us and we enjoyed the beautiful ceremony, amazing food, great cocktails and dancing with family. After coming home and getting the kiddies settled, I was finally able to kick off my shoes. Cory came in and who was lying across the bed still in this dress? I was! :) I did not want to take it off. LOL.

Needless to say, I am currently scouring vintage shops on Etsy for a collection of party dresses. I need every special occasion dress of mine to feel just like this one.

Here are few more of my favorite shots:

 {With my parents who celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday!}

 {I will be getting this picture of my dad and Cory framed! LOVE it!}

 {With my love.}

 {Million dollar smile, lol}


xoxo, thanks for reading!

56 comments :

  1. I love the dress. And your smile. You have a fantastical smile. Congrats to your parents (they look AMAZING!) - and C. is ultra handsome!

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  2. Gorgeous dress, pretty, pretty, pretty

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  3. Love this and your dress and all the details, clutch, earrings are FAB!
    Congrats to your parents.

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  4. Gorgeous dress!

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  5. Too Freakin cute! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. WOW WOW WOW..You look A frieking AMAZING!!!! GURL.....I am so in love with this look...you did this look so WELL! Yeah, you might as well let me take that dress off your hands...sharing is caring..j/k! But seriously, this might be one of my favorite looks on you! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Roni

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  7. you look so pretty! and congrats to your parents....what a blessing!

    ~nic

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  8. You look beautiful in this dress. What a steal it was.

    -Shakiyla

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  9. love that dress, what a nice find. and you mom looks great. congrats to her & your dad for making it 35 yrs.

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  10. girl you look amazing!!!! let me know when that dress and earrings end up in the beautyfash boutique..You & your hubby are so cute!!!! You can see your daughter in your father...35 years is truly a blessing..congrats to your parents!!!

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  11. Looking Fancy Lady!!

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  12. You look beautiful. Love your curly hair and the earrings are fantastic.

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  13. Mmmhm. Well worth the wait indeed!

    Let the Church of Florida Evans say it one mo' 'gin: glam, Glam, GLAM!

    Honey chile, that frock is sensationally you ;)

    I absolutely love the family photos as well--frame all that loveliness! That's sweetness that's worth seeing every single day.

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  14. OMG you are stunning in that dress! And you mom looks more like your sister! Beautiful family :)

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  15. This dress is beautiful!! I really like the earrings and clutch!! A perfect dress for a wedding!!


    The pictures of your family are great!! You and your husband make a beautiful couple!!


    Carsedra of:

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  16. Seriously denies ... You rocks!
    All her looks are charming, even inspire me.
    I'm following you and I hope that just pass by my corner as well.

    kisses

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    ★ @srtanegamaluca

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  17. Oh my!!!!
    Ok, so let me first congratulate your mom and dad on 35 years that's amazing! May God bless them with 35 more! Wow! :) Also congrats to the bride and groom!

    You and your hubby look so good together! just love it!

    Ok, now this dress, Lexy it's beautiful! I cannot even put into words how pretty it is. I'm sure the camera does the shimmer no justice. It fits you perfectly and for $17 WOW, talk about a steal!

    If you ever get sick of it, and place it in your store please email me first! LOL...wishful thinking I know! :)

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  18. WOW!..Simply BEAUTIFUL...You scored BIG!...and you WORE it WELL..Love the colors and the color of your hubby's tie ;-). Wonderful pictures..that dress...I'm drooling...I need it in my closet ;-)....

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  19. This dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you. I can see why you didn't want to take it off.

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  20. I love this blog post! I feel so part of the family. :) That dress is AWESOME! A unique design for the "classic" collection of your wardrobe. You can rock that for any occasion. Love it!
    S Nicole
    www.thelushepisodes.com

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  21. I like how you and Cory were coordinated!
    You both make a handsome couple!

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  22. You look AMAZING! What a great find!

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  23. OK, this dress is absolutely breath taking!!!!!! This is such a great find Lexy!!!! You look beautiful.

    7eventh Letter

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  24. Congrats to your parents 35 years is beautiful and you and your husband look super great matching!

    I love the black with a dash of gold its so freaking cute :D

    P.S. There's an award for you on my blog <3

    xoxo,
    daisy

    http://imjustdaisy.blogspot.com

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  25. thanks Danita, I am cracking up! :) I agree, I love capturing great family photos! xo

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  26. thanks Daisy! I love matching to my beau. :) Just saw the award, THANK YOU!

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  27. thank you! love this dress!

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  28. hehe! I had to go out and find a gold tie for him after deciding on this dress! Thanks Tammie!

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  29. awwww! :) thanks! I am trying to figure the next occasion to wear this to, now! lol

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  30. hehehe! THANK YOU! I feel so lucky to own this dress! :)

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  31. thank you soooo much Inez!! your comment is making me smile as I type! xoxo!

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  32. congrats to your parents too, 38 years is a long time, I can't wait to get there! :) and thank you!

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  33. I will tell her this for sure, it will make her smile. thanks Janelle! :)

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  34. thanks Sing! I loved my hair. :)

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  35. thanks Erica!

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  36. thanks Leysa! LOL, this will be a dress I pass down to Isis... so glad I found it! and I think Isis looks like my father too! And my son.

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  37. thanks Kenda!! :)

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  38. thanks Shakiyla! (love your spelling!)

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  39. thanks Nic!

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  40. awww! thanks Roni, I am cheeeesin!

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  41. thanks C! :) ♥

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  42. thank you so much!

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  43. You look fabulous in this dress. Like it was made for you. Absolutely amazing.

    I thrifted a similiar one the other day, but sadly it doesn't fit. I'm even more saddened by that fact now that I see how well yours fits.

    Gracey

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  44. Oh my!! That dress is gorge! You and hubs look stunning -- that gold is tooo beautiful. You are so lucky to have run across that one for only 17 bucks! That's my kinda of "steal"!

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  45. You look so cute!!!!!

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  46. OMG!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! That dress is Ahhhhhhh-maZZZZZING!! I love anything vintage and throw some gold in the deal and I'm totally SOLD!! You really look stunning and regal in that dress! You worked it! I mean worked it!! Kiah

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  47. Awww... MOM & DAD got style!!!! Congrats to them & you and the hubby look lovely!!!!! Love it...

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  48. Your parents are spectacular, good gene pool girly! It is alway so wonderful to read about the love you and your family share. What a blessing:)

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  49. Really loving the details of this dress, the pleats are so girly and I'm absolutely loving the gold and black combo! The fit is amazing and I love how you paired it with the gold belt! xoxo ty

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  50. That dress is fantastic and it was made for you. You look great.

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