From Runway to Reception: Wedding Dress Part II: DKNY

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DKNY runway maxi dress with mesh inserts

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DKNY runway dress RUNWAY JERSEY MAXI SLEEVELESS V-NECK DRESS WITH MESH INSERTSThe colour black is like a second skin to me.  So in accordance with my life in monochrome, Blog Reader, two dresses were sought for my wedding day, the first a white lace design from Lover the Label, the second a beautiful long black gown from DKNY.

Part of their runway collection, this dress is currently on sale on the DKNY website and if you head over there quick you just might catch yourself a bargain.  I noticed this dress at DKNY last summer and fell in love with it immediately. I purchased it from Net a porter to wear for the reception part of my wedding; when the sun was down, the fairy lights around the reception area were twinkling and there was some drinking and dancing to be done.

I loved having two dresses for the different moods of the wedding day, Blog Reader.  It was the perfect end to a perfect day.

Wearing: DKNY runway jersey maxi.  Photos: Lydia Hudgens.

Curls and Kimonos….

Both the last two weekends here in NYC have been lovely.  My birthday weekend was filled with fun things to do.  Thanksgiving was very relaxing and a chance to reflect that I’m grateful for all the amazing people I have met here in America as well as for friends who have continued to write, email, Skype and chat with me from back home.

In the manner of relaxation, I have this amazing kimono style dress/jacket from Topshop that I adore for its throw-on-simplicity and chic minimalism.  I can wear it tightly wrapped around at the waist, more loosely wrapped to give an ooh la la side split, or open as a jacket over jeans.  It was found for me by Topshop’s personal shopping service in SoHo NYC – a service I hadn’t intended to use, but the shop wasn’t busy and they were very obliging. I also got some great style tips from them during my impromptu visit and they even have mini cupcakes, so points all round!

Sadly since my shopping trip I have not been able to find this exact same style online.  This silk wrap dress is a close and very elegant match, however.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Wearing: Kimono style dress/jacket by TopShop. Shoes, Dorothy Perkins.

Go to clothing for relaxing weekends, Blog Reader? Or my US readers, you might tell me your outfit of choice for Thanksgiving… I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, relaxing or celebrating! xo