What I Wore: Neiman Marcus Cusp Fashion Show

Last week I had the fun pleasure of co-moderating, along with Scoop Charlotte's very own Susu Bear, the Neiman Marcus Cusp Fall Trend Fashion Show.  Susu and I had such a great time carrying on an upbeat dialogue with Neiman Marcus' Fine Apparel and CUSP sales manager, Kristen Leone, and Public Relations Manager, Kristin Jackson.  Neiman Marcus ALWAYS puts on a good show.  I was able to grab something from the CUSP department for the evening and after close consideration to a few items, I decided on a timeless DVF cheetah print wrap dress.

While this dress is classic and timeless, of course I had to make it my own.  After several iterations, including styling it as an open kimono over pants or a skirt or another dress (jeans would have been to casual for this event) and wearing it as a blouse under a long skirt, I ultimately decided to layer it under another dress.  One to always opt for maximalism over the alternative, I find layering to be a great way to achieve a high impact look that is all your own. If you recall in another recent post, Fairy Girl Lydia does too.  Here's where my look landed...

I layered a 1960's Lillie Rubin/Don Luis de Espana dress over the DVF wrap and tied it off with a striped fabric belt from the FOUND Collection.

This summer has certainly been a big one for the season's "IT" Bag by Cult Gaia.  Shop all of the current styles and colors HERE.  

My J.Crew electric blue pumps are always a fun choice.

I love this Don Luis de Espana dress currently for sale on Etsy.  Or this one and this one. 

Shop my picks below to recreate a similar look for yourself.  Click HERE if you are unable to see the below images. 

One other thing that didn't hurt was the fact that Andre made my face into a new one.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am, at best, very uncomfortable wearing makeup.  I think Andre did an absolutely amazing job.  I felt I looked different when I saw myself in the mirror, but I did not feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable.  I highly recommend you go see Andre at the Chanel counter at Neiman Marcus in Charlotte for your next event or makeup needs.