Styled: The Albertine Dress

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Anthropologie at ShopStyle

This post is for Valerie, who asked for work options for the Albertine Dress (now $90, review here).

This dress has a vintage look to it that I adore even though the fit didn't work on me. One of my friends assisting in these looks owns the dress and loves it. This look is based on one she wears herself. For this first look we played up the pink with a cute cashmere cardigan. The yellow necklace brightens up your face but to keep the look from getting too spring-y we went for black pieces on the bottom. If black is a bit too dark for where you live try grey instead with brown boots. The belt can be worn under or over the cardigan and plays off the pixelated pattern of the dress.

In this outfit:
Albertine Dress (now $90)
J.Crew cashmere v-neck cardigan in sweet guava
Midnight Sky T-Straps ($395)
Steve Madden Sweet Escape Satchel (similar here)
Opaque Tights ($13)
Lobelia Stud Earrings (similar here, here and here)
Stormy Sea Necklace ($48)
Transmissions Belt ($28)

For the second look we did something more classic. Aside from the ribbon of the cardigan this is an office-ready look for an organizational leader. (One with fantastic fashion sense, we might add). The cropped cardigan is great for accenting your waist and balancing against the poufy skirt of the dress. Black accessories help to tone down the strong pattern of the dress without completely losing it. The blue necklace and earrings play off the cardigan while complementing the dress. This look is meeting-ready, bullpen-ready, whatever-ready. And you'll look great!

In this outfit:
Albertine Dress (now $90)
Falling Ribbon Cardigan ($98)
Cole Haan Air Brandi Tall Boot ($395)
Kate Spade Union Square Tote (now $230)
Oneiros Drops (similar here, here and here)
Donegal Tights (similar here and here)
Radiant Necklace (similar here and here)