Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dinner With Lidia

Often it starts with the shoes...

(Note Shine's intense interest in that ankle strap. That is why my shoes get put away as soon as I take them off.)

This adorable little sequined numbers are Emporio Armani and I haven't worn them for quite a while, so when I was deciding what to wear for a wine dinner with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich Saturday, I started there.

cashmere sweater: Neiman Marcus store brand
black wool/silk skirt: Rochas
black patent belt: O Oscar de la Renta
copper & faux gems Alexis collier: Fallon
blue sequined ankle-strap d'Orsay pumps: Emporio Armani

Love me some big jewelry. I saw this at Barney's and watched & watched & it went on sale but not enough and eventually it wound up at the Barney's outlet in San Marcos at which point I snapped it up. It still wasn't cheap, but I think it was a good investment -- I love wearing it and it certainly makes an outfit. It's best with collar-less things, though, because the copper can rub against fabric and turn it green.

I found this skirt on Yoox and bought it in a hurry. It was from (I'm pretty sure) the last collection Olivier Theyskens did for Rochas. It's really stunning -- a silk/wool fabric and the finishing is exquisite. I had to have it taken in because the only one they had left and I still wanted it.

I went with the fuchsia nets because I was worried that otherwise the outfit was a little blah, but now I'm not so sure it was the right choice. What do you think?

Oh, and to answer the question, No, the wine dinner wasn't fabulous. Don't even get me started on that...


Pearl Westwood said...

Wow!!! Is all that can be said for those shoes and the necklace, so pretty! I have the same issue with my pups - I have to strategically place anything I dont want eating out of reach.

J. said...

Sorry the wine dinner didn't go so well...where was it so I can steer clear?

These shoes however are delicious! I like the overall silhouette of your outfit, love color!

StyleSpy said...

J-- The dinner was downtown at Cru, a place I usually wouldn't hesitate to recommend, but last night just wasn't worth the time & expense. I chalk it up to my reliably bad Halloween karma -- I should know better by now than to try to do anything on Halloween besides stay at home & watch a movie.