may be going a smidge heavy on the “new designers to watch” in the affordable luxury marketplace” theme here, but am currently unable to quit, as i am too legit. . .

nili lotan had me at hello last september when she sent an amazingly chic collection of casual clothes to fashion week for the spring 2015 collections (see it here).  then, i noticed her fab collaboration with j.crew (see it here).  now, those same pieces that grabbed my attention at fashion week last fall have hit the virtual retail floor and they are not to be missed . . .

i think my favorite piece (though it is hard to pick) is this very smart little black dress.  it is literally killing me how chic this baby is.  and, while the $500 price point doesn’t make want to run out and buy multiples, i have spent more money than that on ridiculous and unflattering frocks purchased in last minute desperation the day before (or of) an event.

i can’t imagine what event this dress would not be perfect for – a white cotton blazer make it drop-dead gorgeous for any kind of business attire-ish event.  worn alone with statement earrings and a slamming pair of shoes make it perfect for all cocktail/wedding party-ish events.  and let’s not even talk about the total awesomeness of wearing this dress with casual sandals out to dinner all summer long.

oh yeah and did i mention that this neckline is universally flattering????

feel me?  find pieces from the collection available here and check out my mood boards below.



jacket | shades | chunk heel sandals | totebag | dress | flat glads | fringed shoulder bag | green onyx earrings | jeweled clutch | laser cut suede sandals |

tell us what you think!!!