Royal blue wrap with scarf obi
Dress:
Faux Wrap by Ann Taylor LOFT +
Belt:
Sash from dress, "obi" scarf from my mom's collection (gifted)
Belt:
Blue Satin Sash by Ann Taylor LOFT +
Shoes:
Hug Her (red) by Unlisted via Amazon.com +
Bracelet:
Poppy Spoon by VillageBoutique via Etsy.com +
invite)">Necklace:
Etienne Aigner via Ideeli.com (invite)

I don’t normally spend as much as I did on this dress, even though I got it for 25% off, but when I tried it on I just had to have it. I love the color and the collar and the fabric is really sensual. The thought of waiting months for it to eventually get on the clearance rack just made me sad, so I splurged and got it anyway.

It came with the blue sash but I wanted to add a bit more color so I used one of the great scarves from my mom’s collection to create an obi-style wrap. I love the way it looks though I will have to figure out a better way to fasten it next time. I used some fashion tape to keep it in place but it weakened the silk in a few places when I took it off later. :(

I got to use my great red pumps again for this outfit, this time equipped with some very cushy insoles and heel stops. They were MUCH more comfortable this time: enough so that I decided to go ahead and get a pair in purple too. So I’m sure you’ll see those in an outfit soon as well. :D

It’s hard to tell from the angle but the necklace actually has bright red stones and matches the other reds perfectly. I got it from Ideeli during an Etienne Aigner sale for next to nothing, which is good because the chain it came on had a kink and when I tried to fix it I broke the chain. Fortunately I have other necklaces good for hanging pendants!

The bracelet is another great vintage spoon bracelet from VillageBoutique on Etsy. It has a beautiful poppy floral design that compliments the flowers in the scarf.

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