Lilac & Burgundy

3.1 Phillip Lim Colorblock Dress Kate Spade Dictionary Clutch 1“I’m really a classicist at heart — with a bit of madness!”
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Dress – 3.1 Phillip Lim || Puffer – T Tahari ‘Nina’ || Pumps – LK Bennett (similar|| Clutch – Kate Spade ‘Dictionary’ (similar|| Ring – Forever 21 || Nails – Chanel No. 18 ‘Rouge Noir’ (similar|| Lips – MAC in Burgundy

Photos courtesy of Katharine

By the time February comes around, I’m always craving warmer weather and a great little spring dress to wear in it. When Anna of NoirFriday mentioned this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress in her January sales post round-up, I knew this was the perfect dress to satisfy my spring dress cravings without catching pneumonia.

The combination of burgundy wool and lilac silk makes this a brilliant transitional piece to wear from winter to spring. The different fabric weights create a poetic fluidity in the movement of the dress but the off-center colorblocking give this classic silhouette, as the designer says himself, “a little madness”. This is my first Phillip Lim dress but I have to admit, I’m hooked on his brand of mad genius pieces!

And for those souls also craving wearing a spring dress in winter, my tip is to throw a dressy puffer coat over your shoulders to stay warm but chic!
3.1 Phillip Lim Colorblock Dress Kate Spade Dictionary ClutchThat’s a wrap!

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  • These turned out beautifully! Love this dress and I am beyond excited you included the thumbs up. Adorable!
    Katharine
    http://www.paytington.com

  • Your dress is absolutely lovely, it definitely has that nice spring feel to it. I’m with you on wishing for spring.

    prosecco in the park

  • Just gorgeous! I love this dress even more after seeing it on you. I just love how that patch of burgundy is cut and the soft A-line of the skirt. You will become hooked on his pieces. The shoes are perfect, and are you carrying a real dictionary or is that a clutch? Brilliant. I demand to see this dress styled for spring!

  • Carrie Colbert

    You look great! Love the dress.

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

  • I just love Kate Spade’s book clutches! I rented The Age of Innocence one off of Rent the Runway a while back and have considered buying one. But all of the current versions are about getting married, and I’m not carrying that around! The dictionary is awesome, they should bring it back!!

    • They do!! I actually wanted this when they first produced it three years ago but the price tag held me back. Then it never went on sale and I kicked myself for a year because I had the ipad case version and loved it!

      But in August they did a 72 hour flash sale and had the same clutch up for over 50% off (I took it as a sign from the universe that I need that clutch in my wardrobe)! I’ve seen them bring back a few novel clutches now so always check out their site when they have a flash sale! To be honest they are supremely well made and more versatile than you’d think. I own the Pride and Prejudice one too (again flash sale and will be on the blog next week for V-Day!) and don’t regret having too. But I guess that’s what makes me a fashion nerd?

  • Johanna

    You look gorgeous – a natural beauty on and off camera.

  • You are absolutely gorgeous! I love your shoes 🙂

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  • Love. Love. Love. Absolutely stunning!!

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