{ gilded } lily

this outfit is what i wore later in the same day i donned THIS ONE; just before dusk it became my evening ensemble:
as you can quite clearly see, i was still inclined to take full advantage of all the gold jewelry at my disposal. even a teeny taste can lead to incurable addiction!!

for nighttime i decided to really gild the lily: in addition to the kim kaufman necklace i’d worn earlier, i layered a coin-style necklace by temple st. clair. since the bangles before weren’t nearly enough, i added a hexagonal ‘dragonfly’ cuff by susan suh. i slipped on temple st. clair hoop earrings, and gold-toed boots by tabitha simmons (a recent score from the bergdorf goodman shoe sale!):

i wore my favorite threadbare rings from catbird, plus a bigger, layered lovely, on loan from david yurman:

i stuck with my current favorite color story, and accessorized my accessories with a paisley brocade dress by tibi:

to all that i added a classic bag with gold hardware, and my favorite subtly-luxe coat:

you all know i’m a gal who goes for gold every day of the year ~ but it’s especially fun to layer on around the holidays. thanks again to the world gold council for giving me this opportunity to indulge!!

{ gifted david yurman sunnies, primary coat, temple st. clair and kim kaufman necklaces (previously seen HERE), tibi dress, temple st. clair, bertoni, and susan suh bangles, rings from catbird & david yurman, hue tights, corello bag, tabitha simmons boots }
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05257885604287956397 Mary Ann

    You look beautiful – I'm also a black and gold lover!

  • http://lacoquettedumode.wordpress.com/ lacoquettedumode

    This outfit is absolutely beyond stunning- perfect for the holidays! Love the black and gold….

    XX Kathryn
    http://lacoquettedumode.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    That jacquard dress is quite a gem; the color combination is like royalty. x

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02338150102812032269 Brighton

    I'm absolutely LOVING that dress!!! So elegant – and very very Audrey :)
    Love the gold, but more so love the shape and style of it. And you wear it SO well! Adorable :)

    http://www.brightontheday.com

    PS: I think you would like my new post featuring the TIBI lace sleeves peach dress :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08931156546979392143 Sarah

    You look stunning! LOVE the dress! :)

    http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

  • http://www.bangbanglafemme.com Allegra

    That dress is so beautiful and versatile and the boots so simple but with the gold front, so unique. You look fantastic!

    Ww.bangbanglafemme.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08654583829756474033 Marissa

    love it, it's the perfect holiday outfit!!

    ♥♥♥PinkPopMash

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06350815127095452839 Michelle’s Style File

    Stunning dress! LOVE all the gold : )

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07011418608350349702 Honorata

    I love the way you add jewellery to your outfit and it never seems to be overdone!!!Like the dress and shoes soooo much!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06406070562158062335 Styleclouds

    You look beautiful and I love the dress! It is gorgeous! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    that golden dress is such a stunner, perfect in a combo with black

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02628005638135404544 My Grandpa’s Closet

    Love gold black. Lookin' very polished!

    <3
    Linz & Holl
    the girls @ http://www.mygrandpascloset.com

  • Anonymous

    Hey! from where did u get the ring in the 4th picture on your left hand, 4th finger?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    I never used to like gold. But for some reason, it has grown on me. I'm very much in love with that color now.

    I love the dress on you.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13250050636769136923 Jen

    Such a classic Kelly look. And I love that you're not afraid to layer fine jewelry like they're costume pieces! The textures in this look are absolutely beautiful and those booties are gorgeous!

    Have a great week!
    xox
    Jen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588937421573926958 Zoey H

    Classic and golden. I love it. Also, the lines of that dress look lovely on you.

    tictaczo.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Gorgeous dress! And with the accessories it looks perfect!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11282720637224666272 Jennifer

    I think I'm asking the same question as Anonymous is but: is the ring on the ring finger of your right hand (it has two rings connected by a chain) also by Catbird? I love it, but can't seem to find it on their site.

    Keep up the great work! As always, you look great.

  • Me Sad Now

    I'm feeling pretty sad right now about the state of the blog-sphere. Most of the blog entries appear to be plugs, but hey, the readers don't mind because they are busy plugging themselves in the comments section.

    Glad you're making money. But this will be the last post for me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649100721033868817 Feelgoodlookcute

    Incredible beautiful!!
    xxx

    http://feelgoodlookcute.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15214368376224752480 Ophelia
  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com letiziabarcelona

    beautiful dress, I think this is one of your best look !
    And the nail polish is pretty too!

    ☆ Letizia

    http://www.letiziabarcelona.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17248459740428232663 Retsy

    Perfect! The dress's very beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14829938771012689900 Laura

    Stunning dress! Love the jewellery

    xxx
    Laura

    http://the-shoe-issue.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17453698873216642004 Sparks In Spring

    The bag is such a pretty piece, can't go wrong with classic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12776709242483445512 pia
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16075387387892496319 Sandra Merino

    love the combination of colours and materials!

    http://www.mysavageside.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    the dress and the coat are so good! great combination

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka

    Wow. you look soooo gorgeous! <3

    http://dontthinkjustfeel-yuka.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02641524108306861481 FashionFlirt

    This dress is so beautiful!

    Check out my blog if you like:

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    kisses, Jasmin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    Black and gold never go out of style. I love the gold tips on your booties and not to mention your double ring with the chain is gorgeous!

    xx Roxanna

    http://www.dissectmystyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13857254148909718348 Kimberly

    Ahhh, that dress is so perfect…I want it! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • easy and chic

    The gold dress is amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05614873027264215303 Francine

    I agree. Gold during the holidays = perfect. And your hair is so cute. Such a fun looking cut.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14210220475156788693 LeeLee

    Stunning! Love the dress.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin

    Love black with gold for everything. It's such a glamorous combo!

    Caitlin
    http://www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

  • http://kitiloves.wordpress.com/ kitiloves

    golden lady wears gold!:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00252560328914201535 jessicaraesommer

    Absolutely LOVE gold… and this is amazing. I say pile it on every day. Quite a pretty holiday pairing…!

    xo Jessica Rae

    http://www.jessicaraesommer.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    wow so lucky i love all of the golden touches
    In Dramatic Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    Gorgeous!!! I love this look! The jewelry is amazing. Is the double ring with the chain from Catbird?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11417537912283451971 THE GLAMOURAI:

    For those who asked: ALL the rings (including the double ring with the chain) except the David Yurman one are from Catbird. But not all of them are available on their website. I would have linked if the option was available.

    XOKelly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17653529198002823834 GiGi Reed

    Absolutely LOVE this. You look fabulous (as always)! Great post.

    http://www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

  • Gabriela Silvarolli Korall

    Amazing Kelly !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09183969777521030308 Daisy

    love your outfit & accessories :)
    http://vivaladaisy.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02743070799388126410 Giada
  • http://hauteeyes.com Caitlin

    Black and gold are so classic! I love this entire outfit!! Awesome find on those shoes!

    xo
    Caitlin
    http://hauteeyes.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02682339518438914223 Tales of an HBS Wife

    LOVE the poncho, so chic and warm!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01391389587017954567 mphretz

    I really really lovee your tibi dress!!

    Love,
    Pritta from http://chirpofmind.blogspot.com

  • Karissa

    Adorable! Love the dress, shoes and bag.

    http://theautumnissue.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03381639273124579757 Gia

    Probably my first comment on your blog, though I always follow your work and articles:)
    You are a fabulous woman with fabulous styling tips and skills!

    ♥Gia
    http://www.vintage-traffic.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18308083396588264606 Fashion Me Wild – Style Team

    Love this outfit. Gold and black are classics!

    Check out today's look:
    Look of the Day

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14560148050808440142 signature mix

    What a gorgeous dress and shoes. I love this combination of gold and black.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous metallic touch!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.peoplewearfashion.com isaobeso

    I LOVE that dress!!! and I can see why you would be obsessed with the necklaces, they´re amazing!

    visit my blog PEOPLE WEAR FASHION

  • http://www.10k10q.com Devi

    I love the entire combination of black and gold! stunningly chic! :)

    xx Devi
    http://www.10K10Q.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15848228991056695673 Raspberry and Rouge

    That dress is AMAZIN! Have a lovely week! XO Rebecca

    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09605615500020349989 House of Mawes

    that is so a gorgeous dress

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13540865440171331174 Ally

    This dress is gorgeous!!! And love the way the light in the photos hits it just perfectly. So classic yet fun for the holidays!

    Come enter our giveaway here :)

    http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/2011/12/glitterati-giveaway-sneakpeeq.html

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    I adore your tiny waist!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    What an amazing dress!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05429809022803369394 Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    you are stunning in gold. you have the Midas touch!
    xx

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    love this color combo again and this outfit is so chic!

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com/ seekingstyleblog

    What a great dress! This would be nice for holiday parties as well!

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08806114687205212210 Satin And Salt

    I love how each time I visit your blog I almost feel like it's me in those clothes instead of you! Maybe I'm a tinge jealous of your midas touch!

    -Nico

    Ive been lurking your blog forever! Keep it coming with fantastic posts! If you have a chance, I would love if you could show some support and check mine out too!

    http://www.SatinAndSalt.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17306315013107977753 Shandrese/Natalia

    Fantastic detail in the dress. Very pretty! Perfect for a holiday party :)

    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07928529242349147868 Chic in Vancity

    Beautiful outfit! Bronwyn would die for your dress! lol Love your photos!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

  • http://luvvleighb.wordpress.com/ luvvleighb

    Love your rings!!! On your ring finger, are those multiple rings or one ring? So cute!

    Luvv, Leigh B

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    Hey Kell! U are a gilded butterfly in this post!!! Totally GORGEOUS and blingin' and looking super FABBBULOUS babe! I love how one of your lapels on the coat is gold—sooooo cool! Love you and miss you loads! Have a super fABBBBulous Christmas with your fam! MWAHHHH
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls
    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07701908155758796351 T E L I S H A H

    LOVE THAT PATTERN OF THE DRESS !!!!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Angeles Almuna

    Spectacular!!!!!!
    Love everything!
    Kisses

    http://www.angelesalmuna.com

  • http://urbanjunglefashion.wordpress.com/ Urban Jungle Fashion

    Thank you for showing the dress w/o the jacket!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11153364496227479693 Stasha

    this is just beyond beautiful! Love the outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser

    The best of the best: the rings! I love them!

    xx
    http://WWW.PRETPENSER.COM
    http://WWW.PRETPENSER.COM

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17306315013107977753 Shandrese/Natalia

    I LOVE this post and those thin, gold rings! :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15620267797957493386 Bog-Bog
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09606827280456842787 Audrey
  • http://lovvann.com LOVVANN

    I just love the outfit!

    xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04750934444442772717 Caitie
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04051133918259818613 The Chic Etoile

    HI STYLISH FRIEND!!
    I have just discoverd your blog and I think that it's really cool!!! And this post show me that you have a good sense of style!! COMPLIMETS!!

    I'VE DECIDED TO FOLLOW YOU!!! IF YOU HAVE TIME YOU COULD VISIT MY BLOG ;) ;)

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    XOXOXO from ITALY

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12277161930587845217 Life’s a shoe

    great look! so glamorous..and I absolutely adore the gold tips on your booties!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17573595808041847249 Toral

    Love the Tabitha Simmons boots! When I was in Paris earlier this year, I was blown away by her shoe collection at Colette.

    http://www.sequinhabit.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    Black boots! Wow. Those are amazing.

    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

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    It’s really a great and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you just shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing….
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08452736033912094727 Tidbits of Addiction

    what a beautiful dress! love it!

    http://tidbitsofaddiction.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10006159804834320846 FAshiOnistA ErA

    Very pretty dress!!! Adore it! :)

    Hanz
    http://fashionistaera.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09941373430810252805 GlamorousGirl
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09573909725948636708 C A T H

    you really are the glamourai <3 loving this golden look and your very fancy blog ay~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06614749946525676720 Cecilie

    That dress is just insanely sweet!

    xoxo
    Cecilie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17323792135015932729 M

    the corello bag is beyond gorgeous! and the gold is always amazing to bright up an outfit ;)

    http://thefashionmedicine.blogspot.com/

  • http://desertheels.com/ desert heels

    the tibi dress is stunning!
    http://desertheels.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02228531522173468692 Ricardo Vasquez

    OMG that outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love every single pie you're wearing *.* love it love it love it :D

    xoxo

  • http://www.dressanddish.com/ Dress and Dish: Lana

    Dig that chain ring!! Nice!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04649848055035410364 streetdressed
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121026657303843232 D.Clark

    too much gold, needed more black, but very nice all the same

    http://sayitallnoww.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.jesuisaccro-etalors.blogspot.com Michelle

    Waouh ! Ta robe et ton sac sont sublimes ! J'adore ta tenue !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09733989712958362781 SIENA.STYLE

    absolutely love your manicure!!great idea
    kisses from prague
    have a wonderful year 2012!!
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://sadeesays.com/ J’Ellen

    I love the gold against your dress. I'm addicted to Bita Pourtavoosi's stuff at the moment!

  • http://cablecarcouture.com/style-blog Sarah the Stylist

    Gold, baby! Loving the great texture and pattern in the gold dress. <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09668253009677768802 Prairie Girl in the City

    I adore this look! Absolutely beautiful.

    Jen xo
    http://www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05680688372669811502 Théa Unknown

    I like your dress!
    Happy New Year, dear :)

    xo
    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.com/