Built in Drama. Channeling Carrie Bradshaw!

Updated on Oct 20, 2008
pink ilaya dress - black Nine West shoes - black Tyler for Adora blazer
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It was grandfather’s 81st birthday and we celebrated it with style with a swanky and fabulous meal at a Spanish restaurant’s function room with about 3 stand-up comedians hired to keep us entertained after dinner, followed by a singer and a band and some dancing especially by my mum and her cousins, my aunts. The whole thing was like a production! It was soooo fabulous how everything unfolded! My grandfather deserves only the best and I’m happy that we gave him that!

Everyone was asked to dress in berry-inspired clothing. I decided to come in pink, which is still somehow a berry shade.

The full skirt is actually a dress I recycled from ages back. I only wanted to use the skirt so I added a buttoned down jacket with a cute ruffled hem that worked very wonderfully with the full skirt. I added the dress’ floral belt to add some consistency with the skirt.

The way my leopard-print pumps with rosettes added so much drama to the outfit…I loved it!

I remember Nigel’s quote in the Devil Wears Prada, “Well, you know me. Give me a full ballerina skirt and a hint of saloon and I’m on board.” when I wore this outfit!

Dresses with built-in drama are the latest craze, with stars donning dresses studded with outrageous accents. These eye-catching looks have “a touch of feminine flirt and an understated confidence,” says stylist Brigitte Segura. If you’re not ready to invest in a gown, Segura suggests trying out the look with an oversized rosette pin: “Keep it tonal if you’re shy.”

I loved the outfit and how it worked magically, just like the night!

Hope it worked. It was a bit more formal for usual but that’s what the dress code dictated so that’s how I had to be.

*Update: I remembered just today how this outfit seems so reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s Oscar De La Renta outfit during Episode 88 of SATC Season 6. When she ended up fainting en route to the Opera? Hahaha I love it! I love Carrie! Seriously!

Comments (25)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
Abathie
Abathie on February 18
super niiiiiice !!!
adoretoadorn
adoretoadorn on November 01
aww...i totally thought of carrie in satc before i even saw the comparison photo!
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 19
love your belt.
fanatix21
fanatix21 on June 09
~love this one too!
AneZ_YummY
AneZ_YummY on November 09
absoLuTeLy LOVEeE ThaT pink dress..!! n' U did iT besT ^^
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much!!!!
DigitalLove
DigitalLove on October 21
Oh wowww it does look like it. I love Carrie! And your style :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 21
Thanks dearest! So do I! Carrie Bradshaw is an icon =) teehee likewise i have to say to you as well!
ninjaneko
ninjaneko on October 21
love the pink skirt!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 21
thanks so much!!! =)
Gboy
Gboy on October 20
perfection! oh and belated 81st to your grandpa! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
thanks so much dear! xoxo
rainelyn
rainelyn on October 20
you always have such fun occasions for dressing up. pink looks good on you, sweets!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
thanks so much dearest! =) hahaha i love family gatherings... totally a fun occasion to play dress up! teehee
Zhenshina
Zhenshina on October 20
Maganda! ;)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
hahahaha salamat!
glamourstains
glamourstains on October 20
Aw such a cutie.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks so much! xoxo
Goga
Goga on October 20
BeautiifuuL! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks dear!
epr01pk
epr01pk on October 20
Niceee
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks! =)
ClaudiaMarbles
ClaudiaMarbles on October 20
wow! that colours are so cute! i also love that Oscar de la Renta dress from CARRIE ;)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks so much! =) I loved that dres as well =)
hirondelle
hirondelle on October 20
coral=lovee!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
thanks babe! =) such a vibrant color!!!
jacquieshambles
jacquieshambles on October 20
awww I adore black with that pretty pink coral color. very nice!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks so much! I took a cue out of Carrie Bradshaw's Oscar dela Renta lookbook hahaha FIERCE
LovelyBold
LovelyBold on October 20
I love how your family seems very important to you, :) You look so darling but with a little bit of sass. Perfect!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
They are definitely! =) hahaha it was such a Carrie Bradshaw outfit! Reminiscent of the one she wore in that episode with Petrovsky in mcDonalds?
bleedforfashion
bleedforfashion on October 20
Love the color combo!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks dear! =) i do try my best to mix and match colors! love that blue top you have!
shmicole
shmicole on October 20
i love it joanna! those heels are soo fab!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
thanks so much dear! =) xoxo
piasunga
piasunga on October 20
i remember that dress! awesome how you recycled it! =) that is so girly the outfit J! love it!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks P! =) definitely from a few christmas dinners back...4 years i think? hahaha
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on October 20
YOU SURE MADE grandpa's bday a berry wonderful one! hehe.. whata fab party! sighh** i love yer shoes too! grrrr.. yer the BEST!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks so much dear! Love your style and I loved his party theme! hahaha Love your boots! Are you kidding? these shoes are nothing compared to those! XOXO
Tolo_MAD
Tolo_MAD on October 20
AMAZING look Joann! i loved ur outfit.. as u say the shoes give a lot of dramma! they are just gorgeous! I`m happy you had so much fun @ your grandpa`s party!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
Thanks so much! I love all of your outfits! Seriously. And i did! Family gatherings are the best... it gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling!!!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on October 20
the color of your skirt reminds me of delectable raspberry pudding! i love it!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on October 20
thanks so much! =) raspberry pudding! YUM!
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