Wrap dress styled for summer and winter

One of the things I love about NYC–well, actually any city–is shopping. There’s always something to find that I haven’t seen where I live, like this cute wrap dress from Bebenoir in Harlem. This photo was taken a few blocks from the shop on the steps of a charming old brownstone in August.

wrap dress

These days in January, I’m enjoying Seattle and browsing through shops and boutiques. I can only buy as much as I can pack in my little carry-on suitcase, but it’s a good thing most of the clothes I brought are going into the clothing exchange that my daughter Jean is hosting on Saturday. I’m so excited!

This dress is not going into the exchange. I can wear it all through the seasons, especially here in Seattle with days as mild as April. I added a black lace camisole, black tights, booties and can also wear a coral cardigan to keep warm.

wrap dress

It has three quarter length sleeves (as in the first photo) but they got pulled up from my coat and I didn’t notice till I saw the photos.

wrap dressI love the south-west colours and I wear either turquoise or coral (colour) jewellery. I made this necklace with round coral coloured beads and small silver beads.

wrap dress

I also wear it with a turquoise necklace I made (left) and I brought some beads to make a necklace while I’m here. I’m still working on it (right) and will have it finished before I go back home.

Do you enjoy making things? What projects are you working on?



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12 Responses to Wrap dress styled for summer and winter

  1. suzannecarillo says:

    Love the necklaces you’ve made!


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  2. Bob says:

    As Maggie says, miss you…there is that echo again!!!

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  3. Bob says:

    Oh my, I’m the ninth person to comment…..the eighth since Maggie commented twice…..
    Unusual for you, Carmen, not to notice detail like your sleeves pulled up by your coat…..so reassuring to know that you have been fallible once in your life….:) 😀 ……
    In the first photo, the brownstone is indeed charming BUT YOU are the CHARMER…..
    You always present so well.

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  4. Maccabros says:

    Wow – a wonderful Outfit and a very nice person…

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  5. Iva says:

    Very stylish!

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  6. Maggie Li says:

    I love the jewelry you make , very nice. I do make necklace myself , we can share ideas sometimes when you are home.

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  7. Maggie Li says:

    Hi Carmen , I noticed you are more into mix and sharp colours , very nice on you , with your body everything looks good. Enjoy your clothes exchange party , sounds very interesting , someday maybe we can do one with our lady friends . When are you coming home ? Miss U .

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  8. Dawn Lucy says:

    You’re so cute! This is the second wrap dress post I read today, so I think the fashion gods are telling me to pull out my LB (wrap) D and do something creative with it! Thanks so much for being a party of FUN FASHION FRIDAY!
    Dawn Lucy

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  9. Ralph says:

    Keep warm Carmen ! 😀 ❤

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  10. utesmile says:

    That jewellery looks lovely! I am making earrings at the moment! It is fun making jewellery! Lke that dress!

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  11. dan says:

    Yes Carmen, there are some dresses which you can comfortably wear all the year round, and your wrap dress is one of those! I often do the same, and have a set of silk and lace camisoles in every colour that I can wear underneath…
    You look wonderful ( as ever! ) and coral accessories are perfect!
    A journey to New York is at the top of my wish list! Perhaps one day …

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