BLD: Mirrors of Krizia Sweater Dress (& Vintage Christian Dior Giveaway)

Hi, I've decided to bring back Gone Style as a monthly post option. Mainly because you asked and I thought it would be fun to talk about clothes sometimes because I like clothes and I like talking about clothes and linking to stores that rule around the Internet and Los Angeles. Plus, I get to hang out with one of my best pals, EvaLotta who shoots HiStyley and makes me feel like I'm at 9th grade sleepover when we're together. (She shot the below photos that do not look like they were taken on a cell phone.) Thank you, Eva. 

The concept for the "BLD" challenge is simple: One piece styled three ways a la Breakfast (coffee/school drop-off/casual am living), Lunch (meeting with colleague/friend/self) and Dinner (date night/girl's night/holiday party/get some). I'm starting with myself and next month will feature someone else and so forth... that's the plan, anyway. Every piece has three act potential. BLD 4 lyf.


Sweater dresses are on my top five timeless staples list that I carry inside my brain when I am in the market for something to purchase for my person. My sweater dresses are beloved and bear the bruises of a life well spilled on. They are also warm enough to wear without layering in the fall/winter here in LA, so no need for a coat which takes up way too much space in a bag that is more often than not overflowing with items. (Although... it is very cold for LA right now.  As cold as it gets, hence the rat problem that is now resolved, thank goodness.  Knocking on wood right now with my foot.)

Today's post features one of my favorite items c/o Rice and Beans Vintage, THE destination for designer vintage, especially handbags (her Chanels are BEYOND.)

The (Mirrors by Krizia) fox dress was a SLAM DUNK in my soul for many reasons, one of them being its resemblance to, well, a wolf... which gives me a sort of name pride fierceness* that doesn't happen if, say, a cat or a bird or a mustache graphic is involved.


bunched up with a beanie, cut-offs over tights and moto boots:
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Moto Boots: Rag & Bone
Glasses: Novelty shop, fitted with lenses c/o my optometrist
Bag: Kooba bag held together with super glue
lip color: Viva Glam II by MAC
ED: These photos were taken in front of Alfred Coffee which is a super chic little cafe on Melrose Place. Great coffee and fun place to meet up with pals.

Lunch: (Hal took these.)
tucked in w/ blazer, boyfriend jeans + booties:
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sans tuck... w/
wool blazer: no brand name, consignment shop
Jeans: Joe's Straight Leg Jeans
Booties: nicole
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Worn with tights, simple accessories + red lip: 
Heels: Steve Madden
Clutch: Ellington
Lip color: Russian Red by MAC

And since today's post is featuring the badassness that is Rice & Beans Vintage (I die for this. And this. And this and this and this and this and these for a size 6 shoe I mean) and Sarah (who owns Rice and Beans) is so beyond generous, I am pleased as punch to offer you fine folks a chance to win this AMAZING vintage Christian Dior (circa 1970s) handbag/clutch, a $400 value.
I mean...
Mint condish much?

To win? Comment below and/or sign up for the Rice and Beans mailing list which delivers the latest and greatest in vintage finds into your inbox which is very exciting.

I'll be picking one winner next Friday, December 13th. In the meantime, you can shop Rice and Beans vintage and receive 15% off your order with code GGC2. Good luck and love to all!

*I assume this is not unlike how Laylas feel when this song pops on the radio. Also boys named Sue.

updated with winner: congrats to Brooke! Enjoy your clutch, Brooke! xo!

winnerwinnerchickendinner GGC


Rachel | 4:13 PM

You always look great but OMG you rock that wolf sweater and red lips! I adore vintage and would love to give this divine handbag a good home.