Sunday, May 16, 2010

Can a piece of coral...

...really inspire a whole outfit?
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In this case, the answer is overwhelmingly, YES.
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Ever since I got this remade vintage coral ring from my momma, I can't stop crushing on all things coral. The ring is even extra special because the coral was originally one half of an earring mom wore on her wedding day. My sister-in-law has the other half, made into an identical ring surrounded by white and yellow tiny diamonds.
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I wore this same dress earlier in the week to JK Model's Anniversary Party held at the upscale LEONE boutique. It was a fun night hanging out with some local bloggers, including Kelsey of The Anthology, Nicole of Le Mode Du Jour, Aces, Nikki of A Haute Mess, Olivia of Stylestruck, Lisa of Solo Lisa, Raul of Hummingbird604, and Erin of Haus of Hybrid.

Wearing:
Strapless dress with diamond back cut-out, by Elizabeth and James
Brown leather jacket, by Blues Heroes
Gypsy macrame thong sandals, by Elizabeth and James (available at ShopBop.com)
Remade vintage coral ring, gift from mom
Silver seahorse pendent, custom
White bone carved flower pendant, Simply Sublime
Mother of pearl cuff bracelet, from Knysna, South Africa
Bronze cuff, from Morocco
Floppy hat, American Apparel

12 comments:

rachaelkrystina said...

I love that coral colour but can never pull it off.
And the ring is gorgeous... I usually wear a ring that my dad gave to my mom just after she graduated high school. Love a good piece of jewelry with a story!

MizzJ said...

Perfect summer outfit Liv! I love your floppy hat, I saw it at AA but didn't have the guts to try it on.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Coral is such a happy color and how lovely that the ring from your mom inspired the outfit! Like MizzJ said, perfect for summer!

Teresa said...

love that dress..in the sun it looks more pink. It's all very fresh, tropical, and pretty. And what a perfect look for 'oh la la' France ;)

Savvy Gal said...

I love the dress and the hat. : )

Laura said...

I love the dress and the ring :)
Cool summer outfit!

xxx
- Laura

nicole said...

I love all things coral, esp lipstick, been wearing mine a lot lately haha. It reminds me of summer so that's why I love it so much. I like pink-coral colours too, like your dress, which looks amazing on you! The colour and the cut. I love how you paired it with those sandals (love) and that floppy hat (had no idea AA carried those!) The ring is stunning! I love the story behind it which makes it even more special. I love that it's your inspiration behind your outfit. Again, it was lovely to meet you that night! (finally! haha) hopefully I'll see you again soon xo

Haute World said...

Beautiful color! I have a silk top in that color which just instantly puts a smile on my face. The ring is gorgeous by the way and I love the meaning behind it.

P.S. Got your email and I'll reply asap, once I've sifted through my entire inbox. I should be in town on some of the dates during your Paris visit, so I don't think there should be any problems with us meeting!

VancityAllie said...

You look so summery and beautiful! Loving that necklace and hat!

Hope you wear those in Tofino :D

YAY CAN'T WAIT!

CCWai said...

Love this!
The dress color is very nice.
The pendant is cute and your shoes are beautiful!

Larissa said...

ugh! I used to have a coral ring like that from my grandma but I lost it!!! :(

monica said...

nice sandals? cute dress? AND big floppy hat?

this outfit is officially perfect