StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Tibi

I borrowed this gorgeous Tibi dress from Rent the Runway to wear on my birthday weekend.  The blood red and cream colours combined with the baroque style print was such an unusual combination for me but I loved wearing it – I received some lovely compliments on the dress that night!  I wasn’t at all sure what to wear on my feet – my red suede pumps just felt “too much” and none of my black shoes would work…  In the end I settled on a)compiling a hefty a shoe/boot wish list for next year to cover all manner of clothing eventualities and b)wearing my nude pumps.  It was then off to the lovely Gottino in the West Village for wine and tapas and an unexpected birthday dessert on the house (I love Gottino, it’s one of my favourite places to eat and drink in West Village – go visit!)

Wearing Tibi of course had me recalling their spring 2012 collection.  I was a big fan of their streamlined silhouettes and sportswear inspired pieces and would love to invest in one of these next year.  A palette of monochrome was complimented beautifully by ice cream pastels and the odd jazzy print, with the soft layering of different colours preventing the collection as a whole from being viewed as overly minimalist.

Above and below: images from Tibi.  Middle: photos from the 2012 runway show I attended with Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou, who did a lovely write up here.

I remember thinking at the show in September this was a very laid back collection, with a hint of menswear, a hint of sports luxe.  My favourite pieces were the gowns, but I was impressed with the wide legged trousers (actually these looked like gowns at first glance because the pants were so very wide) and the tailored shorts.

There is an interesting quote from Amy Smilovic, designer and founder of the label, on their website:

“I always think a woman should dress in contradictions – youthful and sophisticated, masculine and feminine, bold and muted colours”

I think she has this down perfectly here with spring 2012.

Tibi was a perfect birthday choice this year – and again next year, it would seem! Do you like the style of the brand, Blog Reader?

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27 Responses to StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Tibi

  1. lissy says:

    I think you look lovely in this dress and i like the nude pumps with it. I really do love Tibi…not sure why I don’t have much of it in my own wardrobe; perhaps I need to remedy that!

  2. Stephanie M. says:

    I think every girl should own a pair of nude pumps. You look lovely!

  3. molliee says:

    that dress is adorable on you! I love the clean colors in the spring 2012 line!

  4. RosaLovesDC says:

    Amazing dress! I love the detail and the color, love it!

  5. Heather says:

    That is the most beautiful dress – i love it!


  6. Cee says:

    Would you believe that this post is the first time I’ve heard of Rent the Runway? Let’s just say that I have a second tab open in my browser setting up my membership right now 🙂 You look absolutely smashing in this Tibi dress- it’s really one of a kind, and the perfect choice for a birthday celebration. I think the choice of nude heels was quite perfect. But just in case, I hope you got a few of the pairs on your wishlist for your birthday 😉

  7. Johanna says:

    Wow…that dress is amazing! You can’t go wrong with Tibi dresses!

  8. nicole says:

    the red colour of your dress combined with your beautiful dark hair give the lovely impression of a chocolate covered cherry! exquisite! x

  9. You look so beautiful in this dress! I love it, it has the perfect cut and color!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes 🙂
    Style in the City

  10. You look very beautiful and the choice of shoes is perfect! x

  11. Michelle says:

    The style and colour really suits you Sarah.You look gorg! And I agree the nude pumps really work well. Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday. xox

  12. Sam says:

    I absolutely love this dress, the colours, the pretty print – its amazing. You should keep it! It looks great on you.

  13. that’s such a gorgeous dress and it looks amazing on your, darling! .. love the red color print! .. a girl just cannot have enough of stunning dresses like this one! 😉

  14. kdshort says:

    I’ve been saying that Halifax needs a place like this FOREVER! when it comes to big events we really don’t wear the same dress twice, and case in point I have a girl friend coming over tonight to borrow one of my dresses. You look stunning as always!
    much love

  15. Elle sees says:

    Oh you look so beautiful. Great dress choice too.

  16. sartorialpedia says:

    In love with this Tibi dress, it looks amazing!!! Happy belated birthday 🙂 xxx

  17. Happy belated birthday! You chose an absolutely beautiful dress for the occasion. I’ve always been hesitant to use Rent the Runway because I have a hard time picking out clothes when I can’t try them on, but glad to see you had success. 🙂

  18. you look beautiful in this tibi dress ~ i love the colors and pattern, very pretty! and wow! this quote by the designer couldn’t be any closer to what i believe! what i have always thought, she has put into words. i love the flowy and loose fitting fabrics of this collection too 😉 😉
    xoxo ~ kristina

  19. Anna says:

    Awww you look amazing xxxx

  20. That is a lovely cut on the dress and it fits you so well. – I love the flare on the skirt and the dart on the front – especially the way the red pattern is folded in the dart – cool
    I cant see many other colour shoes working with this dress as well as the nude shoes do.

    I love the quote – thats quite a cool design ethos !!


  21. you look amazing in that dress! perfect for your birthday celebrations!

  22. What a gorgeous dress for a gorgeous birthday girl! The nude pumps were the perfect shoe choice for this look. They really pair beautifully with the dress and don’t compete with that stunning print.

  23. Dempeaux says:

    I adore this dress. I spotted it in your birthday post and thought it was a real stunner! 🙂

  24. CinZilicious says:

    I loveeeeeeeeee your dress, the red against the white color is perfect!!! I’m not surprised you had compliments that night 😉


  25. Ohhh, my gosh– GORGEOUS!!!! Those colors are amazing on you. I have never done ‘rent the runway’ before, but now I’m feeling inspired!!

  26. Lynn says:

    Love! I just wrote a post about renting my first dress from RTR, a navy lace Tibi. Definitely a fan!

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