Lace Mini Dress: Loyd Ford

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LoydFord-Lace-Dress-styleonthecouch-1As the weather turns warmer and the sun sets later in the evening, I remember all those favorite wardrobe pieces I need to drag out of storage this time of year.

This mini dress by Loyd Ford, with long lace sleeves and metallic shimmer, is a perfect spring transitional piece.  Long sleeves and short skirts seems like a strange combination at first, but it is one I love for warmth and glamour.  If you choose, as all good fashion bibles suggest, to show off just one of your favourite assets – e.g. highlighting your legs, your back, or your shoulders, but never all at once – then this could be a perfect style for you. Get those pins ready and step out in style….

For more in this vein, try:

Long sleeved peplum hem mini from ASOS now 16.50 GBP

Lark mint/cream lace overlay dress from Reiss, 195.00 GBP

Tibi Bibelot long sleeved dress 365.00 USD

Diane von Furstenburg Zarita lace mini dress from Net a Porter, 295.00 GBP

Lover jungle cotton-blend dress 780.00 GBP

Photos: William Williams.

Wearing: Dress from Loyd Ford; Sunglasses, Prada; Heels, Zara.

Metallic Mini Dress: Dress The Population

I’m sorry, what was that, Blog Reader? Too soon to be thinking about Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties? Oh I don’t think so. At least, not where this sparkling number from Dress The Population is concerned.  It had me at ‘hello’ and makes me feel like Cleopatra. ‘Nuff said and where is my bath of milk?

Let’s get one thing clear, Blog Reader – it’s not that often that you see me go mini-short. Not with a dress that is.  I can do short shorts, granted, but that’s mostly when I’m in casual-weekend-mode or keeping cool in the heat.  I’m willing to make an exception for this amazing Kim Copper Zipper Dress which I think is perfect for holiday parties – a super sexy number to get those legs out and dance the night away in.

Dress the Population are a brand I only discovered recently.  Designer Franklin Morales launched the first collection in the summer of 2011.  Developed and produced in Los Angeles, the styles are heavy on movement, asymmetry and edgy cuts.  Lots of dresses and skirts.  I like this outfit below – their snakeskin print maxi skirt with split and fitted bra/cropped top.

Jewel tones are also a signature.  I give you Exhibit A, below:

The label can be found in a number of stores and boutiques – check their Facebook page for further information.  You can buy this dress from Revolve – The Dress The Population online shop opens soon.

Anyone else with me on metallics for autumn / winter?  Anyone else shopping for their party dresses already (anyone?!)

Wearing: Kim Copper Zipper Dress from Dress The Population available at Revolve.  Heels, Mango.

Photos by the wonderful Lydia Hudgens. I’m shooting with this amazing lady in NYC next week when I return for a trip. Can’t wait!

Manhattan Weekend…

The sun was out in force in Manhattan this weekend and it was my first chance to break out the mini dresses I love.  I first featured this ASOS dress on the blog at the very same time last year – proving that it’s a spring favourite of mine.  Sadly it’s no longer in stock but you can find similar ‘mini’ styles at ASOS here, here and here.  It’s a rather flirty little number – what can I tell you, when the sun comes out, I have a naughty glint in my eye…..!

This weekend was also a rather relaxed affair, a chance to catch up with friends, dream of summer holidays, look to the blue skies and indulge a little in my favourite things….

In the spirit of my current ‘accessories challenge’ I also wore my new Raj Bracelet (a ring and a bracelet as one) from Jewel Mint.  It’s the first of the two Coachella music weekends here in the US and I’ve been feeling a little inspired by the festival outfits I’ve been seeing from the event.  A little sparkle of gold metal, a little blue hue – my Sunday outfit.

How did you spend your weekend, Blog Reader?

Wearing: Pleated mini dress (old season) from ASOS; FeelnGood shoes in sapphire blue, Nine West; Raj Bracelet, Jewel Mint; Belt, also ASOS.