Brand We Love DVF: The Iconic Wrap Dress

Diane Von Furtensberg has said it herself, “Feel like a woman, wear a dress”!  I definitely feel like a sophisticated woman in the iconic wrap dress.  The famous designer has been in the fashion industry for decades.  She entered the scene in the 1970’s with her signature wrap dress.  Diane Von Furstenberg has managed to stay relevant with her designs, they are just as popular now as they have always been.  She embraces colors, patterns and is still able to keep her designs chic and stylish.

The Diane Von Furstenberg label retains it’s value. It is one of our hottest selling brands on consignment. The iconic wrap dress is the most desired DVF item, it manages to always sell out.  At Current Boutique we have ladies looking to purchase the new prints and the vintage prints, both are in high demand. The iconic wrap dress is popular with women of all ages, everyone seems to enjoy them.  On consignment the dresses can range from $98-$150. The quality of her fabrics are luxurious and are worth the hefty price tag.  She uses high quality 100% silk fabrics in her designs.  The lush fabric feels great on the skin and drapes ever so elegantly.

The timeless quality of Diane Von Furstenberg prints and the flattering cut of the iconic wrap dress make it a closet essential.  It is a versatile piece to wear to work, on a date, brunch or a night out with the girls.  The fabric does not wrinkle easily, it is great for traveling. The infamous DVF wrap dress is perfect for many occasions. If you have any Diane Von Furstenberg items sitting in your closet consign them today and earn some cash!

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Miu Miu
Miu Miu
$132.00
Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
$98.99
Geometric Earrings
Geometric Earrings
$28.99
Ferragamo Leather Tote
Ferragamo Leather Tote
$536.00
Miu Miu
Miu Miu
$132.00
Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
$98.99
Geometric Earrings
Geometric Earrings
$28.99
Ferragamo Leather Tote
Ferragamo Leather Tote
$536.00
Miu Miu
Miu Miu
$132.00
Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
$98.99
Geometric Earrings
Geometric Earrings
$28.99
Ferragamo Leather Tote
Ferragamo Leather Tote
$536.00

DVF TOP PICKS

DVF DRESS
DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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DVF DRESS
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4 Easy Tips to Mixing and Matching Prints

Mixing and Matching Stripes and FloralsFor all of you creatives out there mixing prints is probably a piece of cake.  Lucky you to be born with innate tendencies towards beauty and synergy.  It’s a piece of cake because you are following rules and guidelines you’ve learned or didn’t know exist because it comes naturally to you.  But for most, mixing prints can be challenging – even intimidating. The good news is there are tips that can be learned and mastered with practice and a little experimentation.  Follow these 4 easy tips to mixing and matching prints and you can remix like an expert.

1. Find a Common Color

Look through your wardrobe for prints in the same color palette or family to pair together. If your top has a combination of blue & green floral make sure your bottom gingham print has at least a pop of blue or green.  You need to have a least one color to tie the two together for a cohesive look. Items will work together even if they have the same pattern but inverted colors. Colors should unify.  Remember to combine colors tastefully, they should compliment each other and look pleasing to the eye. You are looking for colors and tones to blend.  For a guaranteed flawless look mix light tones and dark tones of the same color.

2. Look for Synergy

It creates harmony to mix the same patterns in reverse colors or wear different sizes of the same print. For a look to work, it is important to have one element of synergy to tie prints together whether it be style, color, scale or theme.  You can pair two types of the same print magically and color may not play a part in both. Mix and match two different color paisley prints and it will work because the patterns are the same, just make sure you pay attention to the scale of each.  It works because the theme or style matches and creates the synergy needed for the perfect outfit.  You need to find one element or essence of the other for the look to work together.

3. Size Matters

Look for one print to dominate the outfit and one to compliment.   This is important because you need one focal point to draw the eyes. For example, small stripes and larger florals make for a great combo.  The larger florals draw the eyes in and the stripes make for a great compliment.  Mixing the same pattern in a larger or smaller scale can work too because the two print sizes complement each other.  Mixing two large prints can overpower the whole look.  It’s best to pair small prints with larger prints and mix prints in different scales for the best look.  It’s always possible to break all the rules and mix two smaller prints or two larger prints together for a good look but it should be done carefully to make sure other elements pair together.

4. Mix in Neutrals & Solids

If you are feeling like a print is too loud or overpowering break it up with a solid neutral. Wearing a head to toe bold print like a geometric might be too much print and needs an addition of a neutral solid for a put together look.  Having the print peek through is a great alternative to pattern overload. Pair bold prints with a solid colored jacket or cardigan to tone it down. When mixing two contrasting prints you can mix in a solid colored belt to break it up.  By adding a solid or neutral you will evoke a more subtle look to your bold print.

Top Picks For Designer Prints

Elizabeth & James
Elizabeth & James
$88.99
Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff
$128.99
Nanette Lepore
Nanette Lepore
$68.99
Milly
Milly
$58.99
L’Agence
L’Agence
$68.99
Elizabeth & James
Elizabeth & James
$88.99
Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff
$128.99
Nanette Lepore
Nanette Lepore
$68.99
Milly
Milly
$58.99
L’Agence
L’Agence
$68.99
Elizabeth & James
Elizabeth & James
$88.99
Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff
$128.99
Nanette Lepore
Nanette Lepore
$68.99
Milly
Milly
$58.99
L’Agence
L’Agence
$68.99

It’s easy to create a unique and individualized look with prints and items you may already have in your closet.  Dig out all the gingham, paisley, leopard, stripes, polka dots, florals and geometric patterns you can find and get ready to experiment.  Black and white stripes, polka dots and leopard print are classics.  These classics are wardrobe staples because they go with almost everything.  With these classics and a few other prints, you will be on your way to inject more fun & variety into your wardrobe.

Current Girl's Guide to mixing matching prints

 

 

3 Amazing Reasons To Love The Little White Dress

Little White Dress with Pucci Handbag

Move over Little Black Dress the Little White Dress takes the spotlight for the next few months.  The LWD is the perfect Summer essential every lady needs in her closet. There are many amazing reasons you need this easy, grab and go to piece to add to your wardrobe.  It’s just as sophisticated and timeless as the LBD, the LWD can prove to just as versatile.   You can choose accessories that pop with color or keep them neutral, both are great choices.  Everything seems to go with the LWD making it an easy pick for many occasions.  I’ll definitely be wearing this LWD to roof top parties and Summer getaways.  I love the long sleeves and keyhole detail.  I chose to style it with a Pucci handbag.  Pucci is synonymous with jet-setting vacation glam so it is the perfect match with LWD.

3 Amazing Reasons to Love The Little White Dress

1) Just like the LBD you can dress it up or down. Wear it with flats for daytime activities and heels for a night out. Studs for work and dangles for happy hour. A bright pink lip for evening or a neutral for day. A win-win for whatever look you are going for. The LWD proves easy to switch it up and wear it in different ways.

2)  Accessory choices are endless.  You can go with neutrals or colors that pop! Both work great. Go with neutrals for a more sophisticated, classic look or bold colors for a fun, playful look.  Chances are you can work with what you already have in your closet. No need to go shopping for things to match it up with. You are bound to have something in your closet that works with it.  Yes to that!

2) Perfect for Summer vacations. White looks great with a Summer tan.  Make sure you pack one on your Summer vacation jet setting across the globe or hobnobbing at neighborhood parties.  The LWD is so versatile you’ll reach for it time and time again for many occasions.  The LWD is appropriate for most occasions. (except weddings, of course)

Little White Dress Top Picks

Elizabeth & James
Elizabeth & James
$118.00
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
$68.99
Roberto Rodriguez
Roberto Rodriguez
$98.99
David Meister
David Meister
$78.99
Reed Krakoff
Reed Krakoff
$258.99
Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia
$112.00
Elizabeth & James
Elizabeth & James
$118.00
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
$68.99
Roberto Rodriguez
Roberto Rodriguez
$98.99
David Meister
David Meister
$78.99
Reed Krakoff
Reed Krakoff
$258.99
Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia
$112.00
Elizabeth & James
Elizabeth & James
$118.00
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
$68.99
Roberto Rodriguez
Roberto Rodriguez
$98.99
David Meister
David Meister
$78.99
Reed Krakoff
Reed Krakoff
$258.99
Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia
$112.00

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Accessories To Wear With The Perfect Little White Dress

Black Patent Leather Shoes
Black Patent Leather Shoes
$68.99
Pucci Handbag
Pucci Handbag
$698.00
Pucci Scarf
Pucci Scarf
$125.00
Mixed Metal Bead Earrings
Mixed Metal Bead Earrings
$38
Geometric Earrings
Geometric Earrings
$28.99
Black Patent Leather Shoes
Black Patent Leather Shoes
$68.99
Pucci Handbag
Pucci Handbag
$698.00
Pucci Scarf
Pucci Scarf
$125.00
Mixed Metal Bead Earrings
Mixed Metal Bead Earrings
$38
Geometric Earrings
Geometric Earrings
$28.99
Black Patent Leather Shoes
Black Patent Leather Shoes
$68.99
Pucci Handbag
Pucci Handbag
$698.00
Pucci Scarf
Pucci Scarf
$125.00
Mixed Metal Bead Earrings
Mixed Metal Bead Earrings
$38
Geometric Earrings
Geometric Earrings
$28.99

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How to Find Your Personal Style: 5 Tips to Get Started

According to Business Insider we only use 20% of the clothes in our closet. Isn’t that crazy? So don’t feel bad. You aren’t the only one screaming into your closet “I have nothing to wear”. One way to avoid having a closet full of items you don’t wear is to identify your personal style. Reduce those wrong style choices and save money in the process. It is important to buy only items that you love and that fit your lifestyle. Fill your closet with items that make you feel like the best version of yourself and make you the most self-confident.

Once you find your personal style it’s important to stick with it. Start building your wardrobe with your personal style in mind. This will give you the power to shop smarter. Just because it looks good on a hanger doesn’t mean it fits in with your lifestyle and or the style you are trying to create. Make sure you take time to think about your purchases in advance and resist the impulse purchase. Really invest the time in this process to think about what you need. If you really want to save money, reduce the items you don’t wear, and create a style for yourself, you need to set aside the time necessary to reflect. Your personal style is a reflection of who you are and deserves your attention.  Read on to find out what tips  to use to find your personal style.

5 Tips to Find Your Personal Style

  • Reflect on Your Lifestyle – Where do you spend most of your time and break it down into percentages. The items in your closet should reflect those percentages. 35% work, 40% Family, 15% friends, 10% Special Events, etc. This will help you examine your closet and find out where you have holes. These are the places where you need to focus on building more go-to pieces. For instance, did you have any occasions recently that you had nothing appropriate to wear? You want those go-to pieces to fit your lifestyle and make you feel most confident and comfortable. You will want to find ways to incorporate your style into items you will wear on a daily basis.
  • Get Style Inspiration – Look through Magazines (my fav), Pinterest, Instagram. What are your favorite outfits? Who do you admire style-wise? If you had all the money in the world how would you dress? As you pick out your favorite outfits and styles you will start to see patterns emerge. Once you see that pattern, begin to write down the key staple pieces and signature items you need in your wardrobe to make those looks happen. For example “Moto Jacket, Pencil Skirt, Floral Blouse, Statement Bag, Chandelier Earrings, etc.” This is a great way to shop smart and build your wardrobe with a style in mind. No more wasting money on items that don’t fit your style.
  • Put Your Favorite Looks into Personalities or Adjectives– I like to work in these buckets: Classic, Feminine, Edgy, Minimalist, Sultry, and Boho. Which category or categories do you gravitate towards most? This exercise will help you cement your style personality in your mind. As you become more aware of the styles you are drawn to try to only buy items that fill those buckets. There are so many choices out there it’s best to go in armed and knowing who you are and what will best fit the image you want to create. The temptation to stray is real, be strong and stick to your buckets.
  • Pick 10 outfits you LOVE from your Closet – and analyze them. What do you wear to work every day? Why do you always pick a particular item for cocktails with friends? Is there an item you constantly grab from your closet on a weekly basis. These are the items you want to purchase more of. Really knowing the items you love will make it easier for you to curate a closet that works best for your style. Look at the brands to see if there is a trend. Do you gravitate to solids or prints? Are there color patterns you like and look best on you? Color is so important in discovering your personal style, once you find your best colors stick to purchasing those color palettes, it is obviously working for you!
  • Pick 10 outfits you never wear from you Closet – and analyze them. Think about the times you felt uncomfortable in these items and why? Too short, too loud, not loud enough, too boring? Do colors emerge that you seem to avoid? Maybe you avoid a color because it’s a color that doesn’t work with your skin tone. You will want to avoid buying that color. Does it make you feel frumpy? Avoid those items. Not comfortable, too many embellishments, too sexy, etc. This exercise will help you realize the type of items you should avoid while shopping.  You are building the tools to help you remember that what looks good on the hanger may not necessarily be the best fit for you.

Alright, ladies, these tips should get you started thinking about your style profile. I want to inspire you to purchase items that match your style. The goal is to reduce the 80% percent of items in your closet that you never wear. No more wasting money on items you don’t wear. Start curating a closet that is practical and purposeful. Set aside time for yourself to proactively think about your lifestyle and what you need to be your most stylish and confident self. At Current Boutique, we specifically wanted to create a curated section for ladies to shop by their style to help with those buying decisions. Make sure you check out our “Shop By Look” section of our website. Please share tips on what has worked for you in identifying your personal style. I’d love to hear about it!

My Mom and Her Love of 1970’s Fashion

My mom’s fashion heydey was in the 70’s. As I flip through old photos I see how she rocked floral boho maxi dresses, figure flattering jumpsuits and slinky disco outfits. She called them her one-piece wonders. I remember her talking about bell bottoms and platform shoes being popular thanks to Sonny and Cher. Her wardrobe was an explosion of color and prints, a must-have in the 70’s. All of the styles seemed to highlight a woman’s assets which was a big departure from the conservative fashion of past decades. In today’s fashion you can clearly see the influence of the 70’s. Popular styles today include jumpsuits and maxi dresses that include small details paying homage to the 70’s with floral prints, delicate keyholes and bell bottoms.  From Halston to DVF, we have a lot to thank for 70’s fashion trends.

70's Inspired Fashion Today

Posh Poppies Jumpsuit
Posh Poppies Jumpsuit
$75.00
Spell Binding Jumpsuit
Spell Binding Jumpsuit
$68.00
Gold Maxi Dress
Gold Maxi Dress
98.00
Haute Halter Jumpsuit
Haute Halter Jumpsuit
$58.99
Floral Maxi
Floral Maxi
$75.00
One Piece Wonder
One Piece Wonder
$88.95
Floral Jumpsuit
Floral Jumpsuit
$75.00
Posh Poppies Jumpsuit
Posh Poppies Jumpsuit
$75.00
Spell Binding Jumpsuit
Spell Binding Jumpsuit
$68.00
Gold Maxi Dress
Gold Maxi Dress
98.00
Haute Halter Jumpsuit
Haute Halter Jumpsuit
$58.99
Floral Maxi
Floral Maxi
$75.00
One Piece Wonder
One Piece Wonder
$88.95
Floral Jumpsuit
Floral Jumpsuit
$75.00

One of my favorite designers of the 70’s is Halston. Halston gained fame for his attention getting glitz and glamorous designs. His fashion consisted of gold lamé and plunging necklines. Today his brand still evokes that 70’s nostalgia of the disco era. In honor of my mom and her love of 70’s fashion, I wanted to feature a Halston dress that would be worthy of Studio 54. I feel like I’m ready for an evening of glamour to dance the night away with Andy Warhol and Liza Minelli. Evening makeup of the 70’s was dramatic. I worked on creating the perfect wing with liquid eyeliner.  This look was very popular in the 70’s. My mom always wore her eyeliner perfectly winged and taught me how to apply it. She was a master makeup artist. Thank you mom for teaching me your technique! I love you to the moon and back! This post is for you.

Shop This 70's Look

Halston Metallic Gold Dress
Halston Metallic Gold Dress
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Gold Lariot Necklace
Gold Lariot Necklace
$38
M. Gemi Patent Leather Bow Heels
M. Gemi Patent Leather Bow Heels
$68.99
DVF Purse
DVF Purse
$156.00
Gold Fringe Earrings
Gold Fringe Earrings
$38.00
Halston Metallic Gold Dress
Halston Metallic Gold Dress
$98.99
Gold Lariot Necklace
Gold Lariot Necklace
$38
M. Gemi Patent Leather Bow Heels
M. Gemi Patent Leather Bow Heels
$68.99
DVF Purse
DVF Purse
$156.00
Gold Fringe Earrings
Gold Fringe Earrings
$38.00
Halston Metallic Gold Dress
Halston Metallic Gold Dress
$98.99
Gold Lariot Necklace
Gold Lariot Necklace
$38
M. Gemi Patent Leather Bow Heels
M. Gemi Patent Leather Bow Heels
$68.99
DVF Purse
DVF Purse
$156.00
Gold Fringe Earrings
Gold Fringe Earrings
$38.00