Thursday, 22 October 2009

London - Vienna versus New York - Paris

Tuesday night was delightful. There is something I love about dressing up to go out. The style challenge is always about balancing the look with the setting. Given it was a Tuesday I didn't want to over dress (so no statement earrings) although it was a special occasion. I wore my Roger Vivier wedding shoes, my Hermes leather bracelet of course, my first anniversary Cartier ring and a DVF dress (2007) I bought in Bloomingdales, Soho, NYC with a wedding gift card I received. It was the perfect excuse to fly over to New York. I added a metallic grey snood from Zara with a white faux fur 3/4 length coat I bought from TK Maxx and a sparkly black evening bag with fringe I bought years ago from Accessorize. Plus fishnet tights.

Our meal at the Wolseley was lovely, I'd not been before and it made me long for Balthazar due to its pastiche of a European restaurant, in this case Austrian not French. Afterwards Mr MDS made me take a walk through Mayfair mainly to discuss the fact there was a jumper in Hermes for a thousand pounds. He really can't come to terms with this....we stumbled on the Christmas lights being put up on Oxford Street - a sneak preview below. They are quite understated this year, umbrellas and presents being one theme!?

DVF dress, my self timer effort doesn't do justice to the detail


The complete look in Piccadilly Arcade


Oxford St Christmas lights sneak preview

24 comments:

  1. I can't get over your beautiful white coat and the snood. Really looks like a stylish and comfortable way to stay warm!

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  2. Sounds like a dream!! But, Christmas lights? Anyhow, you look gorgeous!
    xx
    Julia

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  3. You look lovely! I love DvF too, currently trying to fit back into them :)

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  4. Hi there-wow, what a heavenly anniversary, totally gorgeous outfit choice and the evening just sounds wonderful!!

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  5. you look gorgeous and sounds like a lovely night!

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  6. You look beautiful I love the photo of you in Piccadilly arcade Lovely outfit. I love DVF like RML they will all look better with some weight off. But I am trying.
    She is a really feminine designer. I love her wrap dresses so comfortable shame I havent got the boobs they look so cool with x

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  7. You look beautiful - lovely dress! Glad you had fun - I hope I look as great for my dinner date tonight!

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  8. Lovely outfit and what a wonderful way to spend an anniversary.

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  9. DVF is such a classic! And I would have loved a closeup of your Roger Viviers...

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  10. Lovely look (especially with your anniversary smile!).

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  11. You can't go wrong with a classic. Lovely!

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  12. You can't go wrong with a classic. Lovely!

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  13. Those photos in the Arcade...just lovely.

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  14. Just to say I love your blog and have awarded you the Honest Scrap Award on my blog
    Pearl x
    Oh and I am drooling over your Hermes!!!

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  15. Wait. The Christmas lights are up already? How can this be?

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  16. You look beautiful, lovely photos. Lots of love xxxx

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  17. Sounds like a really romantic night out.

    I dunno, I kinda like the retro appeal of the umbrella. xx

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  18. You look fabulous, darling!
    I love dressing up too!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  19. So chic! What a wonderful anniversary evening.

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  20. Of course he can't come to terms with it! A jumper for £1k is pretty rich. I hope that thing was made of the finest cashmere yarn threaded through with gold.

    You looked beautiful!

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