July 18, 2012

Lust List: Sweet Structure

At this point in my shopping expeditions, I consider the ability of my would-be purchase to survive the hefty transition period between summer and fall. Although I don't quite have my sights set on the upcoming season, I certainly don't want to obtain a new ware that can only last me until September or so, when I'll have to wait until summer rolls around again to revive said buy.

I have learned a lot about my clothing collection after my recent closet cleaning, including the fact that basically everything I own is flowing and feminine.
I have no problem with the latter - my style is admittedly ultra-femme with the occasional appearance of menswear-inspired oxfords.
Yet sometimes it's good to have some structure: garments that maintain a defined shape, which can always be depended on for a specific look that never falters in flattery.

Below is a colorful collage of my favorite structured frocks. They are bright and girly, but the timeless silhouettes can certainly last into the autumn with a great pair of tights.

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Clockwise (from left): Carven cut-out dress (on model), Topshop dress, Alice + Olivia peplum waist dress, Emilio Pucci dress with ruffled trim, Versus cut-out mini dress, Lanvin techno-satin cocktail dress, Mary Katrantzou fish print bustier dress.
Are you already thinking about the changeover into fall garb? What's on your current summer wishlist right now?
Let me know with a comment!


  1. I love the Lanvin dress. I think it would be perfect for prom. Super pretty :)

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  2. Beautiful dresses! the violet dress is the most

  3. I'm loving all the bright colors on your blog! I especially like that purple peplum. Gorgeous! xo, Courtney girlavantgarde.com