Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Orangesicle


Top: Banana Republic, found at Crossroads
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: thrifted vintage

I was thinking the other day that I should try wearing some of my older, “lazy day” Forever 21 jersey dresses as jumpers. This one in particular seemed like it would work well because its fabric isn’t quite as clingy as that of my other jersey dresses.

I considered wearing a floral top underneath, but then I thought maybe I could make this ruffled top work. The ruffles cascade all the way down the front, and I wasn’t sure if they would cooperate with being stuffed under the dress and pulled out a bit on top. But I really liked the final result! The trim on the top is an “is it black or is it navy?” shade, so I figured if I wore navy shoes it would make the trim seem more navy and less black...and thus less reminiscent of Halloween.

I visited Natasha and Mike in Santa Monica today, which meant I had to drive through downtown Los Angeles. L.A. may be sprawling and smoggy and not particulary romantic, but the tall buildings and palm trees and bridges in the downtown area can be sort of beautiful, especially around sunset, so I felt like taking the photo below as I was driving home.




15 comments:

  1. What an adorable and creative outfit combo! I love crossroads! I also love your phrase of "is it black or is it navy" ; I have many items that are similar, I might have to adopt this phrase as well!

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  2. you have such a cute figure! you inspire me to try new combinations.

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  3. Awww you have such a knack for putting outfits together, I love this look!

    You look super adorable and sweet. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  4. Aww it looks so warm! I miss so cal sunsets!

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  5. Love the details on the blouse! You and I must live awfully near eachother. Pretty neat!

    xoxo mama wolf.

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  6. god this combination is perfection, so very peggy olson!

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  7. That is such a good idea! I think the color of the jumper is adorable, and adding the shirt underneath gives it a whole new level of style!

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  8. i love the way the ruffle top compliments this dress. two thumbs up :)

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  9. I love how you styled that dress as a jumper! And that ruffle top really looks so cute with it. I've never been to LA or Santa Monica, but I am taking a trip to northern California next month at least!

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  10. I am loving the embellishments on the blouse with the bright contrast of your dress! Too cute lady. I think the solid color shirt was the perfect choice for the whole look. Florals are always a personal favorite of mine as well :-) xx

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  11. I love this outfit on you! I do a similar thing with a ruffled top underneath a dress. The ruffles spilling out over the top is so cute! I think the trim definitely looks navy, so you don't look like Halloween at all! Super cute look!

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  12. Clingy jersey dresses are the worst. I've passed over many cute ones for fear that they'd cling in all the wrong places. But anyway, I'm really loving this outfit! Good call layering with the ruffle shirt :)

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  13. I love this look! Your dress is lovely and looks great with that blouse underneath.

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  14. Hi Heather,
    This outfit is gorgeous and very inspirational! You make the art of coordinating separates look like a breeze. :)

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  15. you.write.really.very.nice.i.am.your.daily.visitor.
    like.your.blog.very.much.thanks.for.creating.this blog.

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