summer evenings

June 15th, 2011

It’s not that often that I discover a new designer who instantly becomes one of my wardrobe staples. 

The craziest thing about this Parker dress is that the designer doesn’t seem to have an online presence at all, and I can’t figure out anything about him/her/them!  But I’m so in love with the shape of this dress that I’ve already bought it in two different patterns, and worn it to a half dozen events.

I actually found this during a Bloomingdales sale a few months ago, on a rack full of discarded items that other shoppers had tried on and decided against.  I impulsively grabbed it and brought it into the fitting room with, and five minutes later, I was completely in love.  And no matter how many fashion people compliment me on it, none of them have ever heard of Parker.  It’s like this little gem I’m the first one to discover.*

This whole outfit basically consists of some favorites of mine.  The jewelry is another line I feel so lucky to have discovered — really reasonably priced (these necklaces are each $34, and this stunning ring is only $35) and beautifully made.  You’ve already seen the sunglasses, shoes and bag, and that’s because they’ve become my summer uniform.  But hey, as uniforms go, this one isn’t bad.

Parker cami dress, gifted Foley & Corinna Jet Set tote, Nine West sandals, necklaces and ring from Galibardy, gifted Juicy Couture sunglasses, H&M snakeskin bangle, gifted Accessorize bangle.

* Well, me and Bloomingdales, Saks, Shopbop and Revolve, at least.

Tags: style

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Betsy // Jun 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

    If you’re ever in the San Diego area, you’ll have to visit Pink Lagoon boutique in Solana Beach. They definitely carry Parker stuff. Maybe you’ll find someone knew there too!

  • 2 The Blonde @ Stylish3 // Jun 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I LOVE Parker.  They have such easy-fitting fashion forward pieces and most of them are relatively inexpensive.  I have a hot pink Parker strapless corset top with a peplum that I wear on date nights sometimes.

  • 3 Susan // Jun 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    This is so cute — I’ve never heard of Parker either, but the dress is gorgeous!

  • 4 Closet Fashionista // Jun 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Oooh yes! I love that dress!!! It wouldn’t look as nice on me though, haha 🙂

  • 5 Sarah H // Jun 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    What a nice, easy dress to throw on for a pop of color!

    But honestly, my real focus is on your shoes. Obsessed! (And I have been since you first modeled them on your blog.)

  • 6 Marissa // Jun 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Are those lips all over the dress? I loveee! This is such a good find; so unfortunate that you can’t find any info on the designer. 🙁


  • 7 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic // Jun 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I have two dresses from Parker, both of which I really, really, really like. I got one (long sleeve mini) at Saks, and the other (short printed shift) from either Ruelala or Gilt. Great find!

  • 8 Rachel // Jun 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Great summer outfit, looks so breezy! PS lol re: your Chad comment on rompers.

  • 9 Maria // Jun 17, 2011 at 3:37 am

    LOVE that dress! The pattern is fun, but those colors together really stand out.


  • 10 Shasie // Jun 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Loving the print of that dress!

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