Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'One That Loved Not Wisely But Too Well'


When I found out my friend was getting married, I set out immediately on the search for a dress (a whole year before the wedding...who's a bit nuts?)  Anyhoo, I found this sweet number and instantly fell in love with it since I thought it was the perfect dress to wear for a beach wedding. Suffice it to say, I did not wear this dress for the wedding (after finding a couple of other suitable replacements along the way), kept it anyway and it turned out to be the perfect solution for the 100 degree NYC weather!






I finally managed to score this triple crystal Low Luv ring from Erin Wasson (orig. $168) for $80 and the freakin crystal falls out! REALLY!!! The thought didn't occur to make the prongs thicker or glue the crystals to the ring at least? 

a-refunding-we-will go!

Shame though, I really did love the ring :(

(pics by N. Murphy)

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Casting
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Rings: A Peace Treaty, Low Luv, Made Her Think
Earrings: NYC Vendor


Finally met Karen from wheredidugetthat at the Topshop Blogger Style Socials Event.  Very sweet,  and the British accent doesn't hurt at all!

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Tucker for Target
Skirt: Whit
Necklaces: JCrew, DIY Studded Collar

She was the first to compliment me on my DIY studded collar and thank god too cause this thing was a pain in the derrier to make! 




Met Solange Knowles at Fashion Night out where she DJ'd at Lord and Taylor.  Was so grateful she posed for me (among the throng of people just standing there gawking at her) and she slipped in a 'I like your top'. 

This lil ol top (also worn here and here) from Victoria's Secret really is a winner and who woulda thunk? Had a girl email me asking me if I'd sell it to her. Go figure.




Did a cute photo flip book hosted by Kate Spade. It really is a fun lil book (and a great idea for a wedding reception instead of the photo booths).  When you flip the book, it plays like a movie.

 Here are some still shots me N'J (the girl behind some of my blog shots) and I having some phone with the movie camera.








Sam and Libby Edelman were also there, and so I ripped off the Sam Ed wedges I was wearing and handed it to him! He signed it and landed a wet one on my cheek :)





And finally, click here to check out the rest of my pics from IFB's Blogger Conference!




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65 comments:

  1. waooooooooowww amazing post!
    i absolutely love your collar!
    i can sell my soul for those neon detailed dress!
    and everything you worn!

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  2. Love your outfits!Great events!You are so lucky!

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  3. love the pics! making me wish i was at FW this season. Lucky you!!

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  4. Aww that dress is so lovely, fits you darling. New York heat aches sometimes. You fashion night out looked great! Solange looks soooo pretty.

    De,

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  5. lovely outfit, i like your wedges :)

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  6. Looks like so much fun! I love the earrings you paired with that summer dress! Very cool!

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  7. Love the dress, the colours are beautiful. Love the studded collar too xx

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  8. Ahhh I'm in love with the way you styled that Tucker for Target top. Super cute. Looks like you a great time at the FNO event!

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  9. I like your shoes from first pictures.

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  10. You look great! Fab as always x

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  11. Amazing post, love that dress and wow you and karen look so beautiful!
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  12. the dress you picked is a beauty. Looks like you had a great time at that event. I love that he signed your shoe :)

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  13. That dress is magic on you, and I have absolutely fallen for your blouse and necklaces, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
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  14. Great post! Love the dress and the stud collar!

    ♥ Gina Michele
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  15. good to know about the ring...wanted to get it on gilt, but didnt have my size. makes me feel a lil better, lol! all these pics are making me jealous of the fabulous events you guys get to attend! love the collar and all of your rings here!

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  16. SOoo awesome that you got your shoe signed. You look great...soo love the collar too!
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  17. What a great post..... what an adventure!!!
    Your wedges are to die for... I WANT THEM!!!!
    The dress also looks fab on you....
    Bisou Anna

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  18. Hi my Dear, thank you for visiting my blog.
    Lovely to hear from you!
    I love your dress from first pictures! And I also like all that great photos from your events-beautiful guests and you met such great people!
    ...and of course would be wonderful if we could follow each other!:) Love it, xxx

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  19. LUV that first dress! 100 degree weather was PURRFECT FOR THAT DRESS!!

    Fun Times

    ~IG2S

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  20. Sorry to hear about your ring love :-(

    So jealous you met Solange! that collar and outfit is gorgeous.

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  21. I LOVE Othello. Such a good play.

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  22. Great post my dear lady!!! You look so eccentric next to Karen =)

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  23. That dress is more that wonderful for a beach wedding dear!!! Love the color and the shape!!!! You look wonderful!!!!!

    Veronica

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  24. This is a great dress (the first one!)

    I have the target one you are wearing w/ the flowers! LOve how you wore it as a shirt rather than a dress!!

    very cute!

    xoxo Denise

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  25. I love that dress! I am so sorry for the ring, that' s a shame!
    I am truly charmed by your DIY collar! I love it!
    Xx
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  26. I love your both looks. Especially I love that collar. Looks amazing I want one too. FNO Istanbul is tonight. I' m so excited about it

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  27. awesome post!!
    i love the summer dress... and the DIY collar!!

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  28. that dress is sooo pretty and sweet! love it! :)

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  29. OMG! The FNO in NY looks soooo good! I want to go there one day for FNO and NYFW!! :)
    So awesome how Solange posed for you too!

    xx

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  30. That collar is amazing. I cannot believe you made that. Bummer about the ring. I had a similiar thing happen with an $90 Free People necklace. It was cheap as hell.

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  31. That ring looks soo cool, it is such a bummer that it broke! :( Also I love that collar! well done!!

    That event looks like it was really fun, you always go to these awesome events and I am always jealous!! wowow and you meet famous people! how great :)

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  32. Still can't believe you were that close to Solange and Sam!! ah!!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  33. What an awesome post! I think your studded collar is incredibly cool - bonus points for it being a DIY. After studding my jacket, I appreciate the work you put into it!!

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  34. DIY collar? girl, really? so bananas, I die, and shut. up. haha those were the only Rachel Zoe references I could think of....but really I die!

    xo Carlina

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  35. That baby doll dress is so adorable...You look beautiful with your hair pulled back.

    Piksty :-)

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  36. What an awesome dress, absolutely perfect for a beach wedding, love how you ended up getting a few more before deciding on something! I am SOOOO coming to FNO in NYC next year! It's way more festive than Chicago!

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  37. Absolutely loved this post!!!! The dress you were gonna wear to the wedding and didn't is FABULOUS.

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  38. The 1st dress is soooo beautiful its elegent and stunning on you!
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  39. sooo wish i was at every FNO this year! and as soon as my friend announced her engagement, i found my outfit that night lol now i know im not alone =) you look gorgeous <3

    xx

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  40. that dress is absolutely gorgeous! i love it. glad you kept it. and it looks great with the black wedges. i never think of pairing things with black wedges like that. so i'm glad you've shown me it totally works and well!

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  41. That is a gorgeous dress.You look so innocent in it

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  42. Nice dress! I love how the black shoes grounds it (your skin looks amazing in these pics btw) yeah, I'm beginning to think there are serious quality issues with the low luv jewels...I bought the armour knuckle a while back and a hinge came out. Love Karen, love Solange and Mr. Edelman;) Oh yeah and the DIY.
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  43. I also went to a wedding last month, but the dress I made ​​myself, look at this is a place with my dress:http://www.myfashionsketchbook.com/2011/09/overlock-and-wears.html

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  44. LOVE that crystal ring - can't beleive it fell out! And for that price? BS!
    Also completely crazy about your DIY collar you pull it off so fabulously! Esp layered with those necklaces - very chic look!
    That photo of Solange is beautiful- her dress looks gorgeous!
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  45. Love your dress so cute and congrats on meeting Solangie. You look great too, and thanks for your comment.

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  46. i think you managed to find the perfect dress. love it!

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  47. What a lovely dress indeed. And only you can make industrial background look cool.
    Love the photos and the ladies you met during FNO.
    Daphne.
    http://fashondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  48. Cute Sam Edelman shoes! They look likethey can go with a lot of outfits! Great find on the ring!

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  49. you always have the coolest clothes my dear, and very lucky to attend a fno event!!

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  50. LOVE love love this post a lot! :)
    xx
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  51. damn looks like you had an amazinggg night

    FRASSY

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  52. amazing pics girl! Looks like you had an unforgettable time...xo

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  53. wow! what an eventful post. i love you d.i.y. studded collar, and the dress you found for the wedding ;-)LOVE solange too btw...she is gorgeous!!

    ~nic

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  54. very pretty summer dress. I love your blouse too and it is a shame for your cristal ring!!

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  55. Great silk floral blouse & you look absolutely fabulous in that baby doll dress. Too bad I missed FNO, but you girls looked like you had a blast.

    xoxo

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  56. enjoyed the picture overload! so pretty ;)!

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  57. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!
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