The Evening Suit

For an evening in Los Angeles I wanted to wear something that had the feel of an evening suit. The core pieces are your jacket and trouser, and ideally they would each be a little dressier than your office suit. Think slim lapels, color, or refined textures. I debated about which top to wear until I pulled out this lace and satin camisole with a built-in bra from my dresser. Technically, it’s a piece of lingerie-inspired shapewear, but wears like a supportive cami. I’ve had it for years and it still had tags on it! I wore this outfit to a fall fashion preview hosted by UK brand Simply Be.

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plus size pants and jacket

Pants: Sejour, Jacket: ASOS, Top: Torrid, Heels: Louboutin, Bag: Rachael Ruddick

Want to recreate the look? Check out these handpicked lace and dressy separates – all in plus-size.

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Marant & Manolos

The return of minimalist heels and pointed toes reminds of the 90s in the best way possible. I think it’s very Carrie Bradshaw, especially with an otherwise casual ensemble. These pale pink Manolos remind me of the urban shoe myth episode of SATC. Wore this pretty Isabel Marant top, it’s the most feminine striped top I’ve found. Baby… 

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A Room of One’s Own

I’ve wanted a room of my own since I read Virginia Woolf’s words, “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write.” I cannot agree more. I didn’t have a room of my own until now—my own office. Anyone who lives with another person knows you often compromise on… 

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Satin Night

I finally found a pair of satin pants. There’s something very 1940s about satin that I love. Makes me think of boudoirs and stylish female characters à la film noir. Decided to play with sheen and sparkle by adding this amazing Vivienne Westwood glitter top and a pill box hat covered in thousands of tiny glass… 

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Palm Print

In warm weather, an oversized blouse in a light fabric is essential. The neckline of this blouse stretches quite a bit, so I pulled it down to wear around my shoulders—which I think makes it much more romantic and pretty. I love unusual prints, so this palm and flamingo print is perfect. Wore this casual… 

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