the crochet dress

love is the answer -- john lennon (ain't that the truth)

another day, another black dress. but this one is crochet. sooo..... #justified. when it came out the options were black and white. now that i've finally gotten around to photographing it, the black is sold out! #storyofmylife. although crochet is mainly associated with spring/summer, i figured it being black would make a good transition piece. one of my friends, Shell // @acourageousbeauty posted hers in white! ah, i love it when i'm twinning with one of my blogger babes. Shell opted for bright shoes and a FUN bag, which was so genius! on the other hand, i went with a monochrome look with a white bag ...boring. Shell totally knocked it out of the park!

lastly, Henri Bendel, where have you been my whole life? i've known of the brand but never shopped there until i started talking to Michele // @classicandgray (now my dear friend, but my wallet thinks differently). i really love all their handbags, so many color choices and the price is easy on the eyes (until you buy a few too many...)! the carryall is my first HB bag, and it is the perfect spring/summer work bag (prob should change it out soon...!). so many compartments and big enough to fit a laptop, documents etc.. it also has a crossbody strap (YES!) but more on this bag later. i'm planning on a what's in my bag post comin' up. i think people like these posts? who knows? i'm going with it. stay tuned, have a good week & as always, thanks for stopping by! 

currently on my playlist: everything's right by Matt Wertz


twinning with the one and only Shell // @acourageousbeauty

amp this black dress up with some fun colored heels like Shell! 

dress | Chicwish splendid crochet dress in black (sold out) -- avail in white / similar but maxi / similar (have it and love it) / similar but strappy 
shoes | J.Crew laila wedges in black suede (sold out) -- avail in blush suede and leopard / similar / similar by F21 / similar by Steve Madden (avail in five colors)
bag | Henri Bendel west 57th lizard block carryall satchel in light beige (sold out) -- similar in black lizard / similar (avail in three colors)
earrings | Kendra Scott addie earrings in rose gold
sunglasses | Karen Walker number one sunglasses in smoke -- similar 
watch | Michael Kors monogram watch in rose gold (old) -- similar in my fave design / similar
ringsBaubleBar tri bar ring / BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar / The Songbird Collection bejeweled leaf ring in rose gold / Gorjana candice CZ ring / Etsy stacking & midi rings
lipsTom Ford lip color in casablanca

rock the crochet,