Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rock the Runway - What I Wore

BCBG top (no longer available) / BCBG skirt - ON SALE / Stella & Dot Renegade Necklaces (old) / 
Heart Necklace (custom via Kyle Rochelle Jewelers)
Gold Bangles (purchased here) / Knuckle Ring (purchased here) / Black Studded Clutch (old)
Nine West Martina Black Heels

Needless to say, this post is quite fashionably late!

If you were unable to attend this year's Rock the Runway, you missed a fantastic time! From the perfectly pink Rock the Runway cocktail to the runway dripping in amazing florals to the swag bag of all swag bags and the deliciously rockin' after party - we had a blast supporting an uber-important cause.

Carrie Bradshaw, with a touch of the 2014 Spring/Summer athletic trend, was the inspiration for this year's Rock the Runway outfit. I fell in love with and purchased this BCBG skirt (aka "Carrie") at Dillard's a couple of months ago. Bless her fluffy heart, she has patiently hung in my closet waiting for her moment to shine. So, staying true to the requested dress code of "black and white cocktail attire", I knew that Rock the Runway would be the perfect time.

I had originally planned to wear a white fitted crop top with "Carrie", however, after indulging in a crazy delicious, far-from-fat-free, gem of a Cookies n' Cream Milkshake from Big Orange earlier that day, I opted to keep my midriff in hiding and moved on to Plan B - this sheer, BCBG, black and white, athletic-inspired racerback tank that added the perfect amount of "edge". You will notice that I knotted this top in the back. This was done for two reasons: 1) When wearing a full skirt, you should always balance the top with a fitted shirt. This particular top had too much material when simply tucked into the skirt and didn't do "Carrie" justice. By cinching up and tying a knot in the top, I was able to make the tank more fitted, therefore, more appropriate for the skirt 2) "Carrie" has a pretty black ribbon detail on the side of her waist that was easily covered up by simply tucking the tank in.

Finally, I chose to wear a black lace bandeau, vs. a black plain bandeau, under the sheer tank to not only bring a more feminine touch to the top, but to also tie-in the lace found around the bottom of the skirt. I accessorized with layered, spike adorned necklaces and a studded clutch for a edgy finishing touch.

Oh! And no worries. These pictures were taken pre manicure. I quickly painted on a couple of layers of white OPI "My Boyfriend Scales Walls" polish before heading out the door to support Fighting Fancy and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS!

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