crucifix pendant

When I found this dress about two years ago during a clearance sale I knew it would get worn to death.  A summer dress in sheer black? with beads?? plus sleeves??

sheer black dress

womens birkenstocks

Black birkenstocks
studded birkenstocks
Chanel medium flap
sheer dress
Birkenstock sandals

Dress: Zara (clearance sale).  Try Renamed, Asos’s goth kimono, Alice Olivia, Free People (sick!) or  Alice By Temperley (on sale). Sandals: Target (yes really).  Try Birkenstock or Giambattisa Valli. Bag: Chanel. Try Calvin Klein or Rebecca Minkoff. Nail cuff: Liberty United (guns remade into jewelry to support non gun violence). Try Giles & Brother.  Crucifix: New Orleans. Thin rings: Catbird. Try Luv AJ’s stackables

It’s back to front like my white lace one (it also has a deep v-neckline).  It’s bit witchy and a bit goth hence the photography against my fave graffiti wall.

The only thing that’d make me love it more would be a floor length version. No slip came with it so I wore my own things.   Whenever you find sheer dresses without any like this sick one by Free People, buy it and wear your own since you decide the transparency which is always too hidden by attached ones which sort of defeats the purpose.

The slide on Birk phase is in full force everywhere and I don’t give two craps because the comfort level is equal to slipper level.  Thx Tess for telling me where you found these ridiculous studded versions and to Jean in Utah for posting them to me since New York seems to be sold out (trust me I checked).  Team work at it’s best. Paula in London your pair is on it’s way.  I think I prefer ’em more than the Giambattisa ones.
ps. This dress over thermals in winter with knit tights and cut off ankle boots =  the perfect year rounder.


  1. Elle @ (Eat.Style.Play) says:

    ooh i love the beeding on this dress! looks really cool and vintage!

    • Karen says:

      I would’ve taken it without the beading too but that part just clinched it! Love clearance sales…

  2. Greta says:

    Really love the outfit 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Me too!! The silvers are so different to the black and equally cool! A great find.

  3. Lauren@Styleseer says:

    Brilliant first photo and your dress is gorgeous. Zara clearance sale, seriously!?

    • Karen says:

      Yes I LOVE that picture on the wall of the devil having a smoke. Yes Zara on clearance but I could see why since it was really ripped up around the neckline.

    • Karen says:

      I know that’s what I thought.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just got these sliders. They’re unbelievably perfect. And yes, it was a true treasure hunt to find them!


  5. A•Mused says:

    TARGET?! Haha You are always redefining how and where I shop. I can’t believe those are a Tar-jay find. This outfit is absolute perfection. I think the necklace just cinches everything together and makes it show stopping.

    A Mused Blog

  6. Beauty tips says:

    i really loved your dress because its my favorite color amazing outfit !!!

  7. Lisa H says:

    Great post, absolutely love this oufit! Could Jean from Utah get me a pair of those shoes from Target please?! 🙂 (wish we had Target in England). X

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