LA CATRINA de LA Moda: What I Wore: The Dany Debut!

Jan 19, 2011

What I Wore: The Dany Debut!


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gold sweater: Vintage
dress: H&M
denim vest: Hinge via Nordstrom Rack
shoes: Jessica Simpson Dany
handbag: ASOS
belt: Thrifted (Santa Barbara)
green ring: F21
OKAY! I need to confess to you guys that I am beyond excited to share with you my first "official" outfit post wearing my Jessica Simpson Dany platforms.  No lie, I seriously drooled over these shoes for waaay over a year, but now the wait is finally over!  The main reason why I waited soooo long to get these babies was because I was not able to make up my mind on whether I wanted the tan pair  or the black pair.   Now my new problem is that I  want them in all colors!  I want the JS Dany in the tan leather, black leather, and the purple velvet!  Please don't judge me... I am telling you, this shoe is  perfect  for the day worn with skinny jeans, and perfect for night worn with a body-con dress... yeap the Dany is the perfect shoe that goes both ways! ;)

-Outfit Notes-

- This vintage gold sweater had been sitting in  my closet for years! I love the texture, but do not love the fit.  For some reason when I wear the sweater open it makes me look wider on top, meaning it makes my shoulders look wider than what they actually are.  My solution: I wrapped the sweater in a "kimono style"  and then belted it (it does not matter if it does not look even, once the belt is on it looks effortless and chic! )  If you have any ill fitting open shirts/blouses, cardigans, or sweaters I recommend that you try this little trick to see if you can get a few "wears" from your "dead" items.  I also like to use this trick on oversized button downs, just remember DO NOT button the buttons before wrapping and belting it.

- I also had this dress sitting in my closet taking up "closet space" after I washed it shrank and became  considerably  shorter.  I have a long torso, because of this I am very picky with skirt lengths, especially when comes to skirts with a "loose" type of hem. Wearing black tights under the dress allowed me to feel a lot more comfortable wearing the dress pretty much anywhere.  Also, the fact that the tights are not very sheer makes this combo wearable for work just by adding a blazer!

-Lastly! don't be afraid to layer!  I love layering unexpected pieces over one another.  Layering is a great way to make old items from your closet look like brand new ones.

Soo glad I was able to re-work/ revive these "dead" pieces by smart styling ;)
what are your "styling tricks"? Please do share..
Xx
ari

22 comments:

Just a lazy morning said...

Gorgeous!!
xoxo

jamie said...

i love my danys. and dont worry, i want every single color myself!!

you look cute!

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

very Gorgeous!!

Nita -Karoliina said...

I had the same thing with the danys. I drooled over a year and finally when they were only 48 USD i had to get them :)

You look good in them!

Marissa said...

Jessica Simpson? Wow! They look like Jeffrey Campbells.

Obsesiones de una Nina said...

Gorgeous! I want your shoes...;)

Eli said...

You look so cute with your new shoes! I could never wear something so high, I'd be over 6 feet tall!

I loooove how you layered everything, it's a great look on you

Isquisofrenia said...

really like how you styled this. oh see you got the dannis so cool
your makeup looks so pretty here!

Michelle Elaine said...

are they difficult to walk in??

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Neekoh said...

First of all, I LOVE the gold sweater and how you belted it under the vest. Second, I love that you chose an untraditional color for the Danys. They make you stand out :)

XXo,
Neekoh

GEMBEAR said...

thanks for leading me to your awesome blog hunny!
those shoes are massive, i don't know how you can walk in them! but they look amazing.

x

kim said...

you look fantastic! love the way the vest and sweater look together, must try this!

clothes are cute

Alina A. said...

I agree, those are some amazing shoes! love your dress and jumper.xx

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Style with Benefits said...

love the layering! nicely done. the floral print is a nice surprise peaking out from the gold sweater.

SO i bought the black Danys awhile ago and could not walk in them! i had to sadly return them. you look fab wearing them!

xx, becs

MeganRose. said...

you look so pretty! there's nothing better than rediscovering old items in your closet! i think that cardigan would look great open on you, as everything always does. and thanks for the sweet words, it takes a lot to go on location and get the right shots. but it is fun and my daughter, who is my photographer loves going to these different places. but your pictures always look so great and detailed. your outfits always stand out and that's all that matters! well enjoy your weekend, sweetie
xxoo,
meganrose.

alannah. said...

loving all the textures in this leg too. but my favourites are that amazing bag & those shoes = LUST!!! but girl what are you saying bad about your hair, its fabulous.. love how you have the ombre look happening & the curls are gorg.x





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ChiccaStyle said...

This outfit is perfect! Amazing shoes, love them!!!

Lainey said...

Amazing layerage. I love the little denim vest. And of course, those Dany's! They look beautiful on you. I can't wait to get the tan ones.

Giselle said...

Omg, I think I'm going to be on the same train, and have to buy these shoes, I also love the velvet and silver pair. haha. So many great styles!
~Giselle
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Kayla said...

I love your outfit! You look gorgoues!
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Just a lazy morning said...

Thanks for the comment your blog inspire me!!
xoxoxo

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