simplicity | the root of elegance

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the root of elegance

A classic and simple design goes hand in hand with timeless elegance in my book.

But what makes a women look elegant? The little things, in my opinion.

1. Good posture

2. Speak more softly

3. Listen without interrupting

4. Wear solid colors

5. Wear only 2-3 accessories

6. Have impeccable manners

7. Read and form an opinion on a variety of topics

8. Maintain a budget

9. Study the arts

10. Have one signature perfume

11. Wear a trench coat

12. Practice quality over quantity

13. Have one fabulous signature meal you serve guests

14. Remember birthdays

15. Have fresh flowers in your home

16. Simplify your life, your home and your calendar

17. Wear pearls

18. Give thoughtful gifts, rather than expensive ones

19. Remember that it’s more important to be kind than it is to be right

20. Arrive exactly on time

21. Be sure your clothes are pressed

22. Learn how to host a small dinner party

23. Have one subdued solid color scheme throughout your home, use accessories to add color

24. Tie a scarf on your handbag

25. Take a clutch in the evening

the root of elegance

This teal dress from Karina Dresses has elegance written all over it. I love the soft color paired with a timeless and ladylike design. This is the kind of dress design that flatters most body types and will never go out of style. You can wear these types of dresses to a variety of occassions. I like to put them to work at the office by either layering a blazer on top or a white button down shirt underneath. I like to wear the more casual, knit versions of Karina at the weekends to look comfortable but still put together. This very simple cut red dress HERE has been one of my favorites. With the right accessories, you can make this dress look like a real show stopper.

As you know me, I love red, hence I have been loving this bright raspberry version HERE for fun events or this darker red print HERE for the fall seasons.

outfit details

dress – karina dresses c/o
pumps – jessica simpson
sunglasses – dvf
watch – armitron c/o

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Edwige A.

    You are indeed the epitome of elegance and I love those tips! Such a ladylike dress. I love the color, the prints and the style. You look gorgeous!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  • Alecia Mariana

    Love love the color of this dress!!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    Simple, classy and elegant. Great dress. Love the color and nice subtle pattern!

  • http://forfashsake.com Julia

    I love the dress and even more, the list ! I would add to it what my very old and very posh uncle used to say: a lady has to play the piano, speak French, ride horses and play bridge. I only managed 3 out of 4 so I guess I’m not a lady yet. I drew the line at playing bridge LOL.
    Your list is very very inspirational. I guess we all strive towards fulfilling all 25 points, some we managed, some we manage and some we try to achieve. I think I will print your list and keep it on my desk. Very useful :)

  • http://marymurnane.com/ Mary Murnane

    Such an elegant style, love this piece. Classic chic.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  • http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/ Lindsey Puls

    Gorgeous dress! I love the fit and pattern. Love those sunglasses too.

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

  • Dawn Lucy

    Always a class act, Bogi … love this Karina dress on you!

    Thanks so much for joining the Fun Fashion Friday link up party!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

  • Bella Pummarola

    You look beautiful in this dress and I loved your list. Couldn’t agree more!

    Bella Pummarola

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.com Patti

    You look fabulous and I love a Karina dress! Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com jess

    Love this color on you, and Bogi, the style is just perfection on you. You certainly are an elegant lady!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • http://natcrys.blogspot.com/ Natassia Crystal

    Love the dress.. you have such a perfect figure for it! :)

    And the colour works so nicely with the nude coloured heels! :)

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  • http://isthismutton.com Gail Hanlon

    Definitely a dress that personifies timeless elegance. Further enhanced by the neutral bag and shoes. Polished and chic.

  • http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com jess

    I so agree this is an elegant look. Love the color, outstanding on you, and you know I love Karina dresses for their fit!
    Thanks for linking to Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com