I know I’ve been MIA lately (thanks to my kids being on Summer vacation), so to make up for my absence, here you’re getting two blogs in one. The ideas: 1) this dress by St. Louis designer Trang Nguyen, because I always love finding new designers, especially when they are local and 2) the idea of wearing a long vest over a dress to take it from day to night or casual to dressy. I’m honestly not sure I like the vest, but I recently read a bit by Diane von Furstenberg where she recommended such a pairing. Weigh in if you have an opinion… I had this Topshop one in my closet, so gave it a whirl, thinking that the pastels tied it all together.
Trang Nyugen’s clothes can be bought here or if you’re local, items from her Spring line (including this dress) are available at OSO : a style lab in University City’s Delmar Loop. The necklace is J. Crew, and old.