Once in a while, I will look at a dress on a hanger, size it up and down, and then return it to its original spot on the rack. Then, the sales associate will tell me that I should try it on because I will be surprised at how it transforms itself on the body. Thus, it was with this loud print, high-neck dress by Roberto Cavalli. I was not feeling it, but just to placate her, I tried it on. Instantly, it went from wrong to right. The vibrant colors seemed to transform my mood from blah to bling. The black stripe down the back of the dress had that J Lo/Beyonce effect that gave my booty a boost! Best of all, I snagged it on sale at Scoop NYC. Thank you, Mr. Cavalli. Per usual, you are full of surprises.
Green is making a strong comeback this season, and I am bringing all of my green and gold accessories from the back to the front of the closet. For instance, it’s amazing how you can keep a pair of shoes that you bought for a specific outfit at the back of your closet thinking, “I will keep these, although I probably won’t get much wear out of them,” and then suddenly they seem to go with everything. These camel and mint green pumps by Manolo Blahnik were purchased for a specific outfit; they have been sitting in my closet virtually unworn for two years. That is until now. I have so much green and camel in my wardrobe, and I have decided to mix and match colors that are within the same family. It is as if a new life has been breathed into them. It’s funny how clothing, when you adore it as I do, can anthropomorphize so easily!