Hurrah! It is almost Friday, and perhaps it IS Friday where some of you are! It has been gloomy and cool here; a grim reminder that Winter is looming briskly on my doorstep. Today I wore a graphic print dress that I bought last year from KarenMillen.com. I discovered this brand from shopping on ebay UK, and then saw that they opened a store in Manhattan. I have been planning to get there, but alas, I only did so virtually, but am pleased with my online purchase.
I love the selection and quality of this little known brand (at least here in the US) and was happy to add this graphic print to my wardrobe last year, somewhat ahead of the trend. The trend in prints last year emphasized mirror and kaleidoscope compositions, so this graphic print dress was new for me. I love the predominant black and brown colors with the golden, pink and white accents. Here is a close up pic of my mixed media coat from TheOutnet.com that I paired with it.
I found this perfect coat from the TheOutnet.com this year. It is mixed media; with the top half in pleather and the bottom in wool. It is simple for a mixed media coat, but delivers a lot of visual interest for something monochromatic. I think it is the perfect compliment to this graphic print dress.
The gloves are from Bloomingdales, the crocodile bag is vintage HERMES, the black boots are from 6PM.com, and are very comfortable. When I say comfortable, that is "NYC comfortable" which means one can walk 10- 30 blocks and not feel the sensation of ouch or pinch! The sunnies are Dolce and Gabbana, and the necklace is from the wholesale jewelry district in Manhattan. I love to dress this way because I feel I look appropriate for any occasion, and because wearing a simple sheath and adding a coat is so simple! The graphic print dress can be worn casually, because the print is so whimsical.
If you have not heard of Karen Millen, I would suggest you browse their online site. The designs are fresh and their clothing is form fitted, without be too bodycon! So now I am curious if the graphic print dress, or graphic print blouse or tunic is something you wear, or might add to your winter 2013 wardrobe? Let me know in the comment section! Have a great weekend!