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The beautiful Sally McGraw of Already Pretty issued a SUMMER BLACKOUT 2010 challenge for the week of June 7 – 14. I’m all in, starting with this gray, white, and silver ensemble. Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole had some gorgeous ad campaigns with similar color stories this spring, and I thought it was oh-so-chic. I bought this drapey faux-wrap dress from LOFT last year on the sale rack and kind of forgot about it when the weather started warming up. I pulled it out to wear to a toga party a couple of weeks ago (totally cheating, I know, but I didn’t make it to the fabric store in time for the party) and remembered how much I really love it. It’s a great jersey knit that you can literally wad into a ball and stuff somewhere in your closet and it never wrinkles. And the draping is really flattering (a great shape for us curvy ladies). 
Will you join the summer blackout challenge and banish black for a week? 

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5 Comments

  1. Kiki wrote:

    >You are just too cute! I love the dress and all the silver with it. So adorable.http://whatiwearinalittletown.blogspot.com/

    Posted 6.11.10 Reply
  2. >Thanks for leaving me a comment because it helped me find YOU! Terrific theme for a blog :) Good luck. That dress is terrific by the way.

    Posted 6.8.10 Reply
  3. J. wrote:

    >OH that's a gorgeous dress. I love the simple but awesome accessories that you've paired with it!

    Posted 6.8.10 Reply
  4. >You look amazing in this dress! love the grey! i might try the black ban for a week :)Margaux from BORO

    Posted 6.7.10 Reply
  5. >Beautiful! I love the gray with the silver and white. Simple elegance!

    Posted 6.7.10 Reply

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