Monday, February 14, 2011
My Valentines Present
This is an ensemble from the Chanel 2011 Resort collection that my husband, who has excellent taste, ordered for me after seeing it at Neiman Marcus in Charlotte. The jacket is silk organza embroidered with gold paillettes over a delicate tulle underlining trimmed with the same tweed as the skirt. I just loved the warm colors (hard to find in any of their recent collections) and that it can be dressy or casually elegant, depending on how I style it. My vintage bracelet works so well with this. I can wear the jacket over a black dress for evening or a gold 4 ply silk dress or any of the colors in the tweed. It was gorgeous over a gold crepe Escada jumpsuit with palazzo pants.
2/22/11 Update: It was such a sweet gesture, but after thinking it over, I made my husband return the ensemble. It's going to be a long, long time before I can stand up in any type of heel, which is necessary to properly carry this style off. Right now, it makes more sense to invest the cost and more in my son's new business.