Beautiful things can come from the dark

August 14, 2010











French Connection dress worn as a shirt, H&M pants, Chloe Elvire clutch, JC flats


I’ve been lusting for a piece that is silky, light, and sheer ever since coming across Miu Miu’s Spring RTW 2010 collection. The most graceful feature would probably be the sheer sleeves on a light mesh fabric with embellishments around the neckline. Instead of a crystal embroidered sheer dress, this dress adds a twist of colourful beautification on a dark, rather than nude piece. If only I had known earlier that this dress came in white as well.

Terrance and I had dinner at Guu last evening on their patio, which was honestly a better choice than the dining room since we were able to take in the summer breeze. Tried their berry sake red sangria, which was good for the most part, but it lacked some simple syrup. Slightly satisfied with my recent Guu cravings, but I’m still waiting to try the rest of the items on their menu.

After dinner, we drove over to the docks when the night sky was setting in to catch a late night movie at their drive-in. We watched “The Other Guys”, which was a decent action-comedy film, but I think I would have rather settled for “Dinner for Shmucks”. I found myself diverting from the screen and instead to the sky to catch the stars for the most part. We managed to catch a glimpse of a shooting star (well, two for him), which was probably from the remainders of the meteor shower that appeared the night before.

32 comments:

  1. you normally look so pretty in romantic light colours but you pull off darks well too! love the silky chiffon sleeves :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Their sangria was way too strong for me. I wanted to try the lychee one? I liked their bamboo and cherry blossom. Heard you're going again on Sunday, maybe you should try them :) and the rest of the menu!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your clutch is most adorable! I love your look today :) You look so warm! :) Like Angie said, these look different from your chiffon tops and flowy silhouette blouses but gorgeous nonetheless. Your BF is quite the photographer! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. The beading detail on that top is amazing! Great outfit.

    ReplyDelete
  5. your dress looks beautiful and i like that you have worn it as a top. sounds like a lovely evening all up, i'm still yet to see a shooting star! x

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. i love GUU ( thinking of it makes me so hungry) . love the colour of the dress and all the details on it. <3

    ReplyDelete
  7. Its a beautiful combination, in my eyes the clutch matches the dress so well! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love this look from top to bottom. You look great and I love the detailing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful blouse/dress!

    http://melminho.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the outfit you put together! and the night shot is very beautiful ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh I tried their white sangria last time - yeah it was a little bland but I liked how they used apples in it :) Totally in love with the sleeves of your dress, the detailing is stunning.

    Let's order all the really weird stuff at Guu today!

    ReplyDelete
  12. That dress looks great as a top!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. the sheer of the shirt is wonderful and so is the detailing, Simply gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  14. All that food looks delish!!

    I adore that top/dress. The sleeves are wonderful and the beading detail is amazing. Have a great week!

    xx Love & Aloha

    ReplyDelete
  15. oh that dress, well top, is so pretty :)
    also, that food is making me drool lol xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. You look so elegant! I love the sheerness in the sleeves and the embroidered detail on the front. Those food pictures look delicious as well. And the Toronto skyline looks so pretty, I totally missed the meteor shower. Did you make a wish?

    ReplyDelete
  17. This outfit is pretty on you.

    Hope you will get a chance to enter my giveaway of a $50 gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond.
    Visit Petite Gorgeous for more details.

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow I love your outfit! I've been looking for inspiration on what to wear to my internship and this is perfect!

    xo!
    http://owl-wings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love this dark-hued outfit on you :) very romantic and somewhat mystical :D And you still can't get enough of that Chloe clutch, huh? I don't blame you, it's too adorable and it goes with everything :)

    How's the beef carpaccio btw? I'm afraid to eat raw sliced beef :(

    And mmmmm... sangria is my favorite summer drink!!!

    www.monochromachic.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. You look amazing! The clutch definitely makes the an outfit!

    xoxo
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  21. the beading is so beautiful :)

    http://yoursignaturehere.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. the dress is lovely! i love the detailing at the top! ps: the food looks amazingly good

    ReplyDelete
  23. LOVE the detailing on the shirt (dress) absolutely gorgeous!

    http://bareleopard.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love the beaded bits of the dress - so lovely! Oh, and your boyfriend is so adorable. :D
    Panda xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. That's a great dress Aney! How ever did you manage to wear a dress like a blouse with jeans and still have it look so streamlined?! Anyway, the detailing on it is beautiful.. I couldn't decipher whether it was a statement necklace or not at first. But you look very fashion forward and chic :)

    Have a great weekend girl!
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  26. The beading on the top is so beautiful! Love the pretty colours.

    ReplyDelete