Dress: Cartel Noir | Necklace: vintage | Boots: Charlotte Russe | Ring: Brandy Melville
I spent the weekend living in my new Cartel Noir dress. I scored this lovely gem at a trunk show that my friend was hosting a few days ago. I met Greg Garman, the genius behind this incredible brand and I begged him to adopt me. His clothes are impeccable. I am now the proud owner of a couple of Cartel Noir goodies and I am anxiously waiting to get my second piece in the mail. But for now, I am definitely attached to this dress. I was determined to have this dress the second after I tried it on and Greg let me take it home immediately after the trunk show! When you gotta have it, you just gotta have it!
I love simplistic and effortless pieces like this. Pieces that you can easily throw on if you don’t have the patience to coordinate an outfit (which is my daily struggle). This dress was the perfect addition to my closet and to throw on for a Saturday barbeque. The best thing about this dress is that I feel like I’ve had it for years; it feels like something familiar and cherished. Like slipping into your favorite blouse that you’ll never get rid of, or knowing the feel of a fabric that you’ve owned forever. I could easily live in this dress forever. I’ll probably sleep in it too. Yes, it’s that comfy.
The other perk is that it’s locally made. Greg is the next up-and-coming local designer and I am determined to purchase more of his clothes before every girl in this town is frantically fighting over them. He is also the representation of what I would ideally like to do with my life. He is designing fabulous clothes and livin’ it right. I have a lot to learn from this mister, and he’ll hopefully become my Mr. Miyagi for fashion entrepreneurship. Yeeeehawwww.