May 31, 2011 10:50 AM
Maya's sartorial quagmire: Hi there! I've been a big fan of your blog for the past few years. I'm hoping you can help me with this request on such short notice. I will be attending a screening of an independent film I co-produced in 2 weeks.
There will be a movie screening and a cast & crew party afterwards. I'm looking for some ideas of what to wear. Since it'll be in Santa Monica, CA I'm looking for something casual yet fun and refined. The movie's genre is western and film noir. I like mini's but nothing too short! I've been loving navy this season and am open to prints but don't usually go wild. My budget is $200-$250 for the entire outfit. I'd like to have some options, whether a dress, jeans or shorts. I love to accessorize and am even thinking about sporting a straw fedora. My style is Anthropologie meets Banana Republic. Hope you can help me out!
Hi Maya - it's Trajano and I am all about helping you get proper gussied up for your upcoming fabulous event. I tried to pick out some outfits that would give you room to play. The pencil skirt is a nod to the noir side of your film and could be paired with a simple top and funky accessories or a fun print and subdued earrings. The nude pumps (which you'll end up wearing a million times over if you go with that pick) also match the jeans and tank look. If you're more into statement necklaces you can swap something long and drapey out for the studs. The print on the dress is eye catching and would be super comfortable to wear all night long. Hope you find something you love!
1 - Little Mermaid Coral Hoop Earrings ($45)
2 - Betsey Johnson Hinged Seahorse Bracelet ($50)
3 - Boden Perfect Silk Top( ($68)
4 - Express High Waist Military Pencil Skirt ($41)
5 - Michael Kors Linx Smock Hem Top ($61)
6 - Kenneth Cole NY Urban Patina Hoop Earrings ($30)
7 - Chinese Laundry Nude Patent "Hotness Pumps" ($59)
8 - Tinley Road Flower Stud Earrings ($24)
9 - ASOS Pleated Trapeze Cami ($33)
10 - Work Custom Jeans Jackson Painter ($132)
11 - Free People Hispanola Hat ($48)
12 - Tracery Belt ($38)
13 - Mimosa Poison Ivy Tunic Dress ($138)
14 - Forever 21 Tasseled Lariat Necklace ($7)
15 - Vince Camuto Amber Peep Toe Boot ($60)
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