Monday, May 2, 2016

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose | Style Imitating Art


Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't see you there. I was too busy enjoying this gorgeous painting. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent. Please, come join me.

Aaaaah...isn't it wonderful?

Good thing it's this week's pick for Style Imitating Art so, I get to enjoy it on several levels. I took a break from SIA as to not interrupt the candy shop flow from last month, but I am back at again and could this be a better painting to jump back in with? No Chandler sarcasm intended. That's all genuine enthusiasm.

This flowing romantic maxi was an obvious choice with it's pastel lily print spread across the pale, neutral fabric. I've been waiting for this dress to make it's debut on the blog because look at it. I originally saw it on A Clothes Horse and fell madly and desperately in love. This dress is one of the rare instances where I found something on a blog and was actually able to make it my own. It took some work as I had to wait two full weeks to buy it and with most heavily discounted items on Asos, it quickly disappeared one size at a time. Not to be completely defeated, I stalked all the different sections it was carried in (straight, plus, tall, and maternity) until one that would fit me was restocked. It must have been a return because there was only one, but I triumphed. And even though it is complately sold out now, if you have fallen madly in love I have hand selected an array of tasty, similar treats for you because I know how depressing it is to fall in love with something you can never have.

Please head to 14 Shades of Grey tomorrow to see the full round up of everyone's looks!

Dress: Asos (similar and similar in straight sizes, similar and similar in plus) | Shoes: It's a secret. I'll never tell. | Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood

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