August 5, 2011

Friday's Fancies: Gold Standard

When {A} suggested a Maxi theme for this week's Friday's Fancies, we were in heaven. Maxi dresses are our go-to for easy summer style. We instantly knew we wanted to pair a simple black maxi with our newest must-have, one of Prada's calf hair leopard totes from the Fall collections. When you're already wearing a statement dress and big bag, you want to keep the rest of the outfit simple - so we turned to one of our fave designers, Jennifer Meyer, who makes beautiful yet delicate chains and pendants. We happen to love the look of a long charm chain, and have been coveting her paw prints done in diamonds, but the "M" for Deacon writer McLean works just as well. If you were married or had kids, you could easily add your children or partner's initials to the chain. Simple earrings, sparkly but simple flats and a small bangle complete the look.

One of the things we'd like to point out is that the maxi itself has a nice little tie just under the bust. Many of our friends say they can't figure out how to find a maxi that fits their short/tall/pear shaped/busty frame - the key is to pick a dress that cinches at your smallest point and has detailing on what you'd consider your "best feature." Of course, black is always a simple slimmer and elongator too.

For more maxi dress suggestions, see these prior Deacon articles:
*Make Mine Maxi
*Maxi Mania

Friday's Fancies: Gold Standard

Juicy Couture racer back dress
$160 -

Giuseppe Zanotti golden shoes
$345 -

Prada calf hair handbag
$1,995 -

Jennifer Meyer diamond jewelry
$150 -

Jennifer Meyer 14k jewelry
$1,500 -

Jennifer meyer jewelry
$675 -

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