white out

a few years ago, you would never catch me in a white (or off-white dress)...at least not without a spray tan. but thankfully my spray tanning days are long over and i've started to embrace how pale i am. sure, sometimes i look ghostly and i constantly have the buy the lightest shade in my foundation but my lack of tan is what makes me unique and i wouldn't trade it for the world. 

i've started to experiment with the softer hues - as you can see from my favorite coat here - and love the way the shade of this dress went with my coloring. i paired this dress with a dark mac lipstick for a more dramatic (and almost gothic) look and added pops of color with my jacket and bag. and as an added bonus, this dress is the most comfortable! 

dress: alexander mcqueen
coat: zara (old but love this one)
shoes: kate spade
bag: fendi
necklace: vintage chanel
rings: henri bendel (similar here), david yurman
bracelet: cartier
sunglasses: barton perreira