For Fat Tuesday, Amy wore another dress she picked up at Crazy Beautiful.
(I posted it on Friday to give you ladies some inspiration for your weekend "going out" outfits.)
She paired it with a pair of fuschia peeptoe heels, which I think would definitely fall under "shoes that pop." I love the little tuxedo ruffle down the front.
I've also heard that short sleeves are the next big trend for dresses (look for them at the Oscars next weekend) and I love them on this vintage-inspired, belted dress. It has a classic feel, but with the chunky neckline and shine of the material, it also has a lot of visual interest. Plus, it's hot.
In the real world, Fashion Week is over.
Over here at Style Sessions, Fashion Week is just beginning.
We're not stopping that. Oh, no, don't you worry about that. We will continue to jump out at people and randomly compliment them on their outfits. And then snap the poor thing's picture while they're still too discombobulated to say no.
But today we're starting something different.
We've asked some of the city's most stylish people to show off a week's worth of their own personal style.
We'd like to introduce you to Amy Gregory, an esthetician at Hi Gorgeous. We first met Amy at her wedding reception, where like all brides, she was wearing the most awesome dress. Unlike many brides, however, her reception was the day after her wedding. The dress was a light confection that took its lines and cues from a traditional wedding dress, but was shorter and more wearable for an early evening garden party.
Last week, to meet some friends for drinks, she wore a Trashy Diva dress, tights from Target, a belt and boots from Crazy/Beautiful and a vintage Girl Scout sweater.
"This outfit is casual and fun," she says. "I'm into the black/brown combo these days."
The dress, which she got in New Orleans, is one of her favorites, but here's the part that I love: the Girl Scout sweater!
She got it at a thrift store when she was in high school, and it's survived several closet purges since then. And, yes, it might be made for a little girl, but it totally works on her.
As the event coordinator for Minglewood Hall, Angela Martinez has perfected day-to-night dressing.
"I have to be ready for appointments during the day and concerts at night," she said.
On this particular evening several weeks ago, she was headed to Shelton Clothiers' Mark It for Market event. We loved how she paired several classic pieces — the leather jacket, the pearls — in an unexpected way.
"I do like classics, but you have to throw in something a little eclectic," she said.
In addition to her jacket and pearls, she was wearing a cardigan, a gray pencil skirt, and a pair of Gucci slingbacks.
Just because someone is dressed casually doesn't mean they can't have style.
Case in point: Marie Blount.
With this she paired a striking jacket — love the 3/4 sleeves — with black pants and a blue tee.
When I complimented her on the jacket, she said, "I probably paid $15 for this at Rue 21."
Turns out Blount is a girl after my own heart. She considers herself a bargain shopper and says she often helps pick out things for her friends. With $100, she can find them "the look for less," including accessories, sometimes even a purse.
Muck Sticky's outfit at the Grammys MADE this gallery of "glam-rock interpretations of Kiss of the Spider Woman."
Without it, eh.
Srsly. Check it.