Saturday, April 7, 2012

Surprise Party Double Outfit


Do you remember a few days ago I mentioned my friend Marc-Andre's birthday? 
Well, this is what I wore to his surprise party. I have to tell you that while this is the dress I had planned to wear all along, it went through a dramatic transformation while I was getting ready....see more below.


Initially I put on this dress, but paired with tons of big gold bling, and tights with a floral pattern, and no blazer. It looked so garish, I couldn't believe it. Definitely too much by my standards. I asked Chris what he thought. He said the dress was the problem. So I tried on a bunch of other stuff, but nothing felt right. So I went back to my original dress but made all the accessories more playful and colourful and modest rather than so rock and rolly. And I'm happy with what turned out. The blazer, the hits of blue and purple, two of my favourite pieces of jewelry all seemed appropriate for the black canvass.
How would you have styled this little black dress?

~ Photos by lovely Zinnia ~
Outfit Details:
Black Dress from Glamorous
Zara Blazer from Mexico City
H&M Purple Tights
Kenneth Cole Shoes thrifted at Double Take
Blue Earrings courtesy from t + j designs
Purple Bracelet gift from my mom

31 comments:

  1. love your bright tight

    <3 Una

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  2. Nice photos and outfits! Love seeing Toronto in the background (I was born there). :)

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  3. Usually an LBD is a beautiful classic but can get mundane - I love how you gave it that pop of purple!
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  4. I think it's great that your husband has an opinion rather than just saying "You look nice" to EVERYTHING.

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  5. What fun tights! You look so pretty!

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  6. Love this.. maybe my favourite yet.. Love the colour blocking... and that first shot is my favourite of you so far!!

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  7. Love your outfit ! Its so cool ;)
    amazing post, and really great blog :)
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  8. That dress and tights looks good together!! amazing style darling,

    Mitch,xx

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  9. Really nice! That purple bracelet is beautiful!

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  10. love the pink tights. so fun!

    xx
    soph

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  11. Surprisingly refreshing twist on LBD!! Love the zip details! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  12. I love your LBD and the purple twist to it. Perfect way to bring out colour in your outfit. Love your ear rings!

    ❤ Fabulous Little

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  13. great going Natasha! Love the pop of colour in your outfit!

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  14. Love the black dress w/ the purple tights! You look gorgeous!
    Love your blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    Have a fabulous day!

    xo Vivian
    Flightgirl Fashion

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  15. This outfit is ah-maze-ing! You look fabulous, cuz!

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  16. Love the tights and your bracelet! Awesome!

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  17. Love the dress...that zipper detail is perfect!

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  18. This looks party-perfect! I like the styling choices. Glad I found you!

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  19. What a cool top. Love the purple tights too!

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  20. Perfect night on the town look..those tights are such a fun color.
    Popping by from Monday Mingle! Hope you have a great week.
    C

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  21. Love the lilac stems...so cute! Thanks for joining the Monday Mingle fun!

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  22. What a cool dress. Great details. And the bright tights shows you are bold (and a fashion blogger)...

    Visiting from Monday Mingle.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  23. the tights are so fun! Love all the style featured on Monday Mingle. This week I'm taking on blazers:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2012/04/trendy-blazers/

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  24. Love your dress <3

    love
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  25. I like the agate slice bracelet. Your mom has great taste in jewelry.

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