Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Holey Macrame!


Macrame Tunic: Marni
Jeans: Levi's
Pumps: YSL

Although I initially wanted the dress version of this top (see below), I changed my mind and went for the top instead for more versatility. I've got a bad habit of buying cocktail-y dresses, which usually prompts an annoying but predictable response from the salesperson: "Going to an event?" I then resist the urge to roll my eyes and simply say, quite lamely, "Uhhhh, no." I finally realized that I need to buy more "day" items, as my closet is shockingly "night"-dominate. Does anybody else have this peculiar problem, or is it just me?
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The gorgeous but impractical dress version:

16 comments:

K.Line said...

Ha! I can't say I have that problem... :-)

M. of 2985pieces said...

I have the same problem. Yikes.. So I'm also going to have to veer away from anything too dress that I may not be able to wear for day. On another hand, I lack day outfits. Sigh.

I love your blog and check it on a regular basis.It's very inspiring as I am in love with your feminine style.;)

Marian said...

good choice on the top sweetie pie as you can dress both up or down! it looks wonderful on you. lovethe colour of it.
muah x
marian

-h said...

beautiful! i think picking the top was a good choice, more practical.

Nini's Style said...

Thumbelina- The Marni tunic is beautiful!!!

StyleSpy said...

Oyoyoy. Girlfriend, you'd better hope I never get within grabbing distance of your closet! I am kah-razy about that top. And yes, I too buy way more dress-up clothes than I should -- I have to force myself to buy day clothes, sometimes, and I've lost count of how many times I justified something by saying, "Well, I can dress it own with a pair of flats." Which never happens, of course. But the dressy stuff is just so much fun!!

miriam said...

great top!
and i must say my wardrobe looks the same, shockingly night-dominated :)

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

This is such a beautiful Marni macrame top, Thumbelina!!!
The nude (?)color looks simple gorgeous and so look you!
Had to smile about your "bad habit";)

Happy sunny & relaxing day to you!

miss cavendish said...

It's really lovely. And you can make it as "day" or "evening" as you wish . . .

modediktat said...

Dear Thumbelina,
thanks so much for your comment!! :-D
Very good decision to go for the MARNI top! It looks so stunning, even more than the dress.
I'm always very attracted to beautiful dresses first - but after a while I found out that I would rather purchase a set of top and skirt than going for a dress, maybe of reasons of versatility - but sometimes a top and matching skirt could look more fascinating than a dress version. They're giving other proportions than a dress does.
Again congrats to that terrific top, it's a real eyecatcher!

WendyB said...

I die over your wardrobe!

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE your Marni tunic! Great choice over the dress, as you'll get more wear out of it, and I totally hear you on your 'bad habit', I'm the same...
xx
CC

Meg said...

I love that top! It is so cute! I have probably the opposite problem, but I don't go to many night events, so it's ok.

Amol said...

I have the problem of having stuff probably more dressy (polos and tees with designs on them) that I use for school but usually a little much for school and end up feeling a little dressed considering it's just school

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

the dress would have been BANANAS! sigh. i buy alot of things for evening too. think it's because I hate my 9 to 5 environment. feel alive and like myself the minute I leave each day.

i read somewhere that the new creative director at kate spade always gets told that her daily wardrobe looks like what most people reserve for weddings. I love the idea of always looking so festive. and the idea of dressing for day as if you've got hot plans that night.

TLT said...

EVERYTHING I own is better suited for night. I completely empathize with your problem!! :) The Marni top is ammmmmmazing! I think you made the right choice in getting the top, although the dress is breathtaking too. I love, love, love IT!!! It's so whimsical and cute!!! I think it has to be one of my favorite pieces of yours ever!