Petite Outfit: Inspired By Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2009

I keep a file on my computer desktop called “Fashion Inspiration” where I keep photos I find that strike my fancy. Some of them are styles I’d like to try…some of them are styles I would never try, but like to look at anyways…and some of them are color combinations that I really love.
I went through my pictures the other day and came across a photo I saved from the Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2009 collection that I really liked.

 

I really gravitate toward certain color combinations, with red, navy and grey being one of my all time favorites!

Here’s a simpler version of this runway look that I was able to put together from my closet…

 

Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch Cashmere Sweater, size XS
Top: Diane von Furstenberg Tie-Neck top, size P (sides taken in and hemmed)
Skirt: Rag & Bone, size 24 (hemmed)
Handbag: Chanel Medium Fall 2009 Red

The wool Rag & Bone skirt I found at the Barney’s Warehouse sale about a year ago. It fit amazingly in the waist, but was pretty long and had to be hemmed. I loooove that is has pockets!

The DVF top I found at Nordstrom Rack a few years ago. I love tie-neck details, and this top was a way for me to pull it off without looking overwhelmed by a giant bow. It’s silk/wool/viscose so it drapes really nice. I was not yet as experienced with tailoring as I am now, and mistakenly had my tailor shorten the shirt from the bottom hem. What I should have had them do was take the top up from the shoulder (it’s a tank top). The neckline is a little low and I have to be careful not to flash people with my bra. If I had taken the top up from the shoulder instead of the bottom hem, it would be perfect. Oh well.

The dark red shoes are one of my favorites. You wouldn’t think to call red a neutral color…but this really dark “wine” red surprisingly goes with everything! If you want to add a muted pop of color to your wardrobe, I highly suggest looking for an accessory in this color. It’s amazing!

And the Chanel…*swoon*! She’s my baby, and ever since getting her as a anniversary gift from the most awesome boyfriend in the world…I haven’t so much as even looked at any other handbag. It’s awesome to think about owning a handbag for the rest of my life that will never go out of style.

image: style.com

6 Comments

  • Reply February 10, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    I LOVE it! You look so pulled-together and chic. I saw the snippet on your sidebar for "outfits" and couldn't figure out where it came from!

    The red Chanel looks fabulous. I am further convinced that my hunt for the small gray flap must continue.

  • Reply February 10, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Thanks! I dress so casual all the time (LA is not the best for dressing up) that it's nice to put on something a little dressy.

    Yes! You must find your little Chanel flap…you won't regret it! I want a grey flap too…but that will have to wait b/c I've already pushed my luck with the red!

  • Reply February 10, 2010

    Joy Martinez

    i love rag & bone. they make great blazers. you're so lucky to find that skirt!

  • Reply February 10, 2010

    stylepint

    What a great outfit! That Chanel bag is to die for!

  • Reply February 10, 2010

    Nukem

    Cute outfit! I love your Chanel. Someday, I will have mine, I'm still working on buttering up my husband to let me buy one.

  • Reply February 10, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Thanks everyone!

    Joy – R&B skirts are amazing too! It is so incredibly well constructed!

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