Life imitates art. Art imitates life. Somehow I’m going to make dresses fit into that equation. Give me a minute. Ok, a dress can be considered wearable art, and is meant to be worn by all walks of life. Life, art, dress…Done and done. Bringing the world together, one look at a time.
Speaking of looks, see the below how-to-wear montage for Modcloth’s “Art House Darling” Dress:
1. ASOS Ponti Deep Lapel Blazer- $112.05 (www.us.asos.com) | 2. Art House Darling Dress- $124.99 (www.modcloth.com) | 3. House of Harlow 1960 Purple ‘Pearl’ Platform Pump- was $316.80, now $189.75 (www.my-wardrobe.com) | 4. Suede Shopper- $49.99 (www.zara.com) | 5. Diana Warner ‘Martha’ Gold Studs- $60 (www.nationaljeancompany.com) | 6. MARC by Marc Jacobs ‘Henry Glitz’ Chronograph Watch- $250 (www.lordandtaylor.com)
Yes, if you’ve been on this site lately you have definitely seen the above purple platform pump from House of Harlow 1960. But I digress…I usually allow for one color pop in a look, but considering the artsy context on this one, I doubled up. The deep lapel blazer keeps the free-form, drapey (my own word thank you), printed fabric that is the dress, pulled together. Take it off, the blazer that is (this is a family site) and you’re cocktail ready.
The tote is large enough to fit a small child in, not that I’m condoning that. Just trying to give you a concept of scale on it. Maybe start with your necessities, add a clutch so, yet again, you can transition into evening, and leave the kiddo at home. Polish it off with some low-key jewelry that falls along the lines of ‘basic;’ a classic Chronograph watch from MARC by Marc Jacobs and some petite gold studs.
You’re prepped for the nearest art gallery opening. Here are some tips for conversation topics, repeat after me: “Picasso,” and “Cubism,” or a little of “Warhol’s Pop Art references” mixed with some “Pollack,” and “fractals.” Well played, you’re so knowledgeable (selectively, but no one needs to know that) it’s ridiculous. Not to mention, the ensemble will kill it. Artistically speaking of course.
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