The dress code was black tie which kind of stressed me out. And then I remembered Nili Lotan made these amazing silk slip maxi dresses that appear to be black tie material but really what is more comfortable than wearing a sack of silk? It also doesn't hurt that it is cut in the most flattering of ways. Seriously. The most flattering. I never knew my body even had the potential to give the illusion of curves, but oh did Nili accomplish it. I tried on the navy, because it is on my fall wish list after all, but the deep emerald was a game changer. It matched these black and forest green Alaia heels I have too perfectly to not go with it. It also looked great with this big ass brassy gold and blingy necklace I got years ago from..... drum roll... J Crew (I know. Great find).
Point of today's rambles: if you have a fancy big kid event to go to and you're really lazy and/or just low maintenance, Nili is your girl. This is the perfect dress for so many things - a blank canvas, if you will. I could easily wear this dress again with an oversized sweater and old Converse for a totally different look. Cha-ching. Shop it here.