Happy New Year: Stripes & Flare

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Happy New Year everyone! As you can see from these photos, I gravitate towards black and white combinations. This is the Strata Dress by Eva Franco. The designer is known for her classic silhouettes and whimsical features. This dress in particular has a fit & flare shape, which is wonderfully feminine and imaginative (I couldn’t help picturing myself in an Alice in Wonderland setting). Luckily, it’s not too far out and works for reality as well.

The material is heavy!  Because of the weight, it’s a great option for fall and winter weather. I think it would be uncomfortable in extremely hot temperatures. It is very form fitting and smooths out any bumps (particularly helpful after the holidays), providing a really great hour glass shape. It also has ruching at the waist to accentuate your curves and create the look of a tinier waste.

I combined this dress with a black envelope clutch and black pointy-toed pumps. If you’d like to balance out the femininity of this look, I recommend adding a cropped moto jacket. I purchased this dress from Anthropologie but there is currently only one size available. Check out some other options  below in case you’re looking for something similar!

My Outfit Details

Dress: Laced Strata Dress (I recommend waiting until this lace version goes on sale like the one above); Black White Striped Dress via Sheinside on sale for $37.29, basically a steal!; Grey Sleeveless Sequined A Line Sundress via Sheinside (on sale for $24.60!)

Shoes: River Island [sold out but love these at Zara (on sale!), these at Zara (on sale!), and these at DSW (use code SHIPR for free shipping)]

Clutch: Harlow Crocodile Envelope Clutch via BCBG; Also love this Harlow Matte-Sequined Envelope Clutch via BCBG on sale! (Use code WELCOME2013 for an additional 15% off your order)

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2 thoughts on “Happy New Year: Stripes & Flare

  1. I have a strange question. I was wondering if you could tell me what color the tag is in the side seam? I have been obsessing over this dress but my size is sold out on Anthro’s website. I am contemplating buying one on ebay but I want to make sure it is authentic first 🙂

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