the details

david koma jeweled dressnavy david koma spring 2016 dressexpect the unexpected navy dressolympia le tan swan lake purse detailsits all in the details, jewelled navy dress

In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t wear a ton of colour here on the blog. The older I get, the more I find I’m veering away from it and creating a closet of neutrals that work together. But I kind of couldn’t resist when I found this David Koma dress at Secret Location.

I paired the dress with this wonderfully creative Olympia Le Tan Swan Lake purse.  At first glance you could say it doesn’t really go… that’s actually what I like about it. I like that the colour pops against the sea of navy and embellishment. And that it’s a bit quirky.

With a statement dress like this, you really don’t want to overdo the details, so I kept jewelry to a minimum with just a few of my signature rings. And besides, you don’t need to pair anything with this dress… it’s just that good alone.

David Koma dress, Olympia Le Tan purse, Ileana Makri rings via Secret Location
photos by To Vogue or Bust



  1. 03.22.2016 / 9:43 am

    Hot damn! You look so fierce Jill! This is such a beautiful piece, I love the colour, embellishments and the zipper detail. It’s quirky but at the same time funky & edgy. Love it!

    xo, jackie

    • August Diaries
      03.22.2016 / 12:59 pm

      thank you Jackie!

    • August Diaries
      03.22.2016 / 12:59 pm

      aw thank you love!

  2. 03.22.2016 / 11:25 pm

    That dress is a stunner!

  3. Suzanne
    03.23.2016 / 11:07 am

    Hi Jill,
    This is my first time commenting on your blog, which I have enjoyed for some time. Alas, it was the gorgeous David Koma dress (beautiful on you) that did me in or, more accurately, brought me out. I am in the States and unable to visit The Secret Location and have otherwise been unable to track this beauty down online. Any info you can provide on what season the dress is from or what other websites I should stalk in the hopes of finding a similarly structured, embellished gem of a dress by Koma?
    With much gratitude,

    • August Diaries
      03.23.2016 / 11:46 am

      Hi Suzanne,

      Thanks for your comment and for following along! I’m so glad you like the dress. The David Koma dress is from Spring 2016 and seems to be hard to track down! I was able to find it here: with a few sizes left.

      Here are a few other options that might work for you:,

      If that doesn’t work out, I am happy to talk to Secret Location for you to see if they would be able to ship you the dress. Feel free to email me with any more questions! I hope we can find this beautiful dress for you 🙂

      xx J

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