It's funny how it takes an ensemble post from Angie to get me to dress using a blogger as inspiration. I admired Beth's black dress outfit but I wouldn't have ventured to try it. For one thing, I don't have the black dress. Or the sandals. Or the statement jewelry. Or . . .

But Angie's post gave me the idea that I could come up with a similar idea after all. It might not really resemble Beth's outfit, but I can say it was inspired by Beth's look.

My version, worn to work:
Black, lavender, and golden taupe art nouveau print sleeveless dress (made by me); black cropped zip jacket w/ 3/4 sleeves (Halogen); black sling-back Mary Janes (Think!); black and brown snake-print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); brass short statement necklace, brass and silver drop earrings, brass and silver beaded bracelet (Lucky).

I feel this version is a mix of dressy and casual, like the original. Mine takes on an artier vibe, perhaps, thanks to the shoes and the print on the dress. What do you think?

Thanks for looking! Comments and suggestions welcome.

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