I am so thrilled to have come across the british label Negarin London while strolling in Venice the other day. The Venice store is gorgeous and there are tons of beautifully made silk pieces. I chose two gowns for spring/summer events from their sale (you all know I refuse to pay full price for anything!) and was really pleased with how well they fit (the sizing is UK, so I wore a 6 in one and an 8 in the other). I needed to have the pieces hemmed but I always do --
The first is the Lornier dress - a long sleeved gown with a geometic pattern silk skirt (it is one single piece). The arms on this dress are very thin so size up if you love it -- it is on a GREAT sale right now online (77% off!). If you prefer two pieces you can mix and match with this skirt. I wore this to our USC graduation at the California Club. It was classy and sophisticated and perfect for a formal work event.
The second dress is the Abu Dabi dress in pink. This dress is light pink ombre and the skirt has tiny pleats that are so fun! I wore this pretty number for a summer wedding in South Pasadena. I love long dresses for summer weddings, and I also like that even though this is silk it can be dressed up for an event or dressed down with sandals and less jewelry. I played up the pink with rose gold jewelry including these gorgeous Laine Olivio bezel set diamond bands that I have been wearing every day. They add so much sparkle to everything. Sadly, this dress is no longer available online but check out Negarin and Laine Olivio. I hope you love them both as much as I do!