Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.
This vintage Diane von Furstenberg
dress is cut in a mod, slouchy silhouette, with an orange Creamsicle color scheme. It's a summery crochet that could fashionably function as a sweater dress or a beach-ready cover-up in swimsuit season.
It's not a signature cut for the seminal womenswear designer, renowned for her pioneering wrap dress design, but the citrus color and comfortable shape make it a versatile piece that can transition from summer brights into rich fall wardrobes.Where: GROWop BoutiqueCost:
Presuming you'll want to leave the house in this mod vintage getup (and
considering that it's not quite warm enough for poolside lounging),
build a foundation for the crochet dress with a skin-tone slip, like
this one from Calvin Klein
in stretchy satin.
Go for small, but '60s-esque embellishments
in the accessory department, but beware of going off the deep end -- the goal isn't to make it look like a costume but to wear the dress in a fun way. Bright white double drop earrings from Roberta Chiarella
fit the bill, along with the gold-plated statement shell ring from Kenneth Jay Lane
, and a Mulberry
mini bag in grass green. Play off the dress' breezy, summertime brightness with a
sandy, delicate Marais
ankle strap wedge.
902 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ