Graphic Elegance

Black and white Valentino dress clutch

Black and white Valentino clutch Manolo Blahnik sandals

Black and white are my go-to’s for everyday, and so recently when I had a super-fancy gala to attend, I decided to stick to them.  I loved the graphic pattern of this dress (so unusual in an elegant dress), the pleated tulle details (what genius thought to put all these diverse elements together?!), and the handbag that picked up on the triangular pattern.

I felt so special that night, and I can’t wait to wear this dress again.  It is so different from anything I’ve ever had in my closet, and it definitely stands out in a sea of solid colors.  And the bag I’ll take out for a spin soon, but this time with jeans.

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Dress: Valentino (similar here, here, here, and here) / Bag: Valentino / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (similar here and here)

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Photography by Andi Hatch


  • Katherine Simon


    • Thank you, Katherine!!! I think we may need to find an excuse to go out on the town next weekend. 😉


  • Linda Goldfarb

    Ali, What an absolutely gorgeous ensemble. Perfect! And the photography is stunning.

    • Thank you so much, Linda!! This is the most princess-y I’ve felt in quite a while! And Andi is such a wonderful photographer! I hope you’re well!


  • Pamela


    • Thank you so much, Pamela!! Miss you!


  • Sandra Camp

    These pictures are stunning

    • Thank you so much, Sandra!! Can’t wait to see you soon!!