I've been on a fancy kick lately; utilizing tailored shirts, satin fabrics, and the color black. I am a sucker for a fitted pencil skirt (and my Hubby doesn't mind one on me either). I paired a white button-up shirt with a classic pencil skirt for a clean look. To keep things out of the bland aisle, I added my gray vest and a long silver necklace with teal accents. For shoes, a pair of strappy black satin peep-toes.
Top: Van Heusen, Vest: DownEast Basics, Skirt: White House Black Market,
Shoes: Payless, Necklace: Paparazzi (by Mandy)
I've been wanting to wear this dress for quite sometime; I have saved it from one of my high school dances. I love the subtle print in the satin and the tea length of the hem, not to mention the built in petty skirt to keep the bottom of the dress flared out. It's also a strapless dress (not my favorite), so I layered a lace ruffle cardigan over the top. I also wore my hair in a sock bun---something about buns makes me feel dressed up...it's probably the ballerina in me ;)
The dress came with a black satin ribbon belt, but it has vanished since the last time I wore the dress. Luckily I had a spool of purple satin ribbon in my craft stash just long enough to tie a pretty bow.
Cardigan: White House Black Market, Dress: Rampage (ten years ago), Bracelet: Cookie Lee,
Shoes: White House Black Market
What is your go-to fabric to wear when you want to feel fancy?