Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Black Dress

If you only own one dress, it should probably be a dark color such as black.

I found this mesh sleeve dress with ruching at the waistline at Chico's earlier this year. This might be my go-to party dress for awhile. I do not wear skimpy cocktail dresses to parties (or anywhere for that matter!) so the hint of skin showing through the mesh is just enough sexy for me.

STYLING TIPS: Balance the top and the bottom. If you are wearing a sleeveless dress do not wear dark hose. When you do wear dark hose, always wear dark shoes. When I see someone wearing gold shoes with black hose, I always think of Minnie Mouse.

I wore the dress to dinner on Saturday night for the first time. Mr. Mickey loved it!

I topped it off with a black faux leather trimmed ruana from Carlisle Per Se and old silver and crystal necklaces. The suede heels are from Saks. The gray clutch is old by Kenneth Cole Reaction.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Gorgeous! Such a great evening look! Have a wonderful week, Susan

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love that dress!!1 I haven't worn a dress in years mainly because I can never find one with sleeves. LOVE this one!! Thanks for the info! You look fabulous!!!

Patti said...

Classic, timeless, gorgeous. I love the sheer sleeves to make it even more special. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.