Oh ladies, this look, the third and final, I styled from Kate Spade at Scottsdale Fashion Square is the stuff that fashion dreams are made of. What’s not to love about a cocktail dress that is both stylish and comfortable and has a few pleasant surprises like pockets (!) and an exposed back with a bow?
While I often like strong contrasts in outfits, like pairing something super feminine with something not so feminine, there are occasions when I think it best to embrace the vibe of a look and run with it. In the case of evening or cocktail attire there is no better time to embrace your femininity and dress to the nines.
This dress has a decidedly 50s silhouette so I wanted to keep the accessories classic in their essence but not too classic in appearance that things started to feel costumey. A good cocktail dress is the perfect backdrop for statement pieces, so I paired the dress with a matching set of statement earrings and a necklace that pair mother of pearl with gold plated metal for a more modern spin on a traditional set of pearls.
The small handbag, in lieu of a typical clutch, and an uber feminine pair of heels with a modern print are a few other touches that compliment the feminine lines of the dress while staying away from being too predictable.
Style Notes: Kate Spade Open Back Silk Mini Dress / Kate Spade Larisa Heels / Kate Spade Cedar Street Mini Maise / Kate Spade Polish Up Necklace / Kate Spade Polish Up Studs / Kate Spade Dainty Sparklers Pearl Cuff