2010-04-07

Dutch Girl

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Dress? MaxMara, thrifted! $12! High-five!
Belt? Roots, thrifted
Necklaces? Cuban market
Shoes? Derek Lam, Holt's Last Call
Clutch? Old Navy, thrifted
Sunglasses? F21
I feel like my Mama should like a whole lot about this look... My hair has its natural wave, my dress is sweet and modest enough to be worn to teach a kindergarten class and best of all, I'm even wearing a slip. In my mind I can hear her say 'Ja, dat is zooooo nice!'.
This is becoming one of those moments where I wish all my readers knew me in real life because my Dutch accent imitations are pretty worthwhile (though Matt can hold his own too). And I apologize to my Mama, who doesn't really have that strong of an accent but I always feel the need to exaggerate... After all, accents are like ice cream; much better without moderation.

50 comments :

Clare said...

Ha! "accents are like ice cream" I love it! Now I want to hear your Dutch accent impressions.

In other news, I love this dress!

Julia said...

Awww, too cute. I love this look - and that first picture is kickass awesome. I love your Dutchness! I'm always begging to go to the homeland with my man and see the Schoolmeester windmill -- the family legacy, apparently. It made the paper upon which was printed the American Declaration of Independence. Or something. Anyway, this modest look is nonetheless really beautiful.

♥Lola said...

Such a pretty dress :) My opa was dutch and he had the thickest accent I have ever heard!

Katie said...

See, when I imitate my grandma's British accent, I just always sound disappointed. Oh, wait. That's because she usually is. Never mind.

LyddieGal said...

I love your dress, definitely high five worthy!
and the green clutch is wonderful as well!

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em.me.ma said...

nice outfit :)

girlxoxo said...

Love how you accessorized the dress especially the necklace and shoes.

Kendi Lea said...

Your dress is precious and I still covet that little clutch. It is zooo cute.

Leah said...

The dress is so pretty. I love how you styled it. xoxo

Dylana Suarez said...

That clutch really catches me eye!

alamocitystyle said...

now i really wish i could hear your impressions haha. but i love your dress, and for $12 how lucky!

Annachiara said...

Favolous pictures darling!!!
Looove your dress *_*

piglet said...

I love that dress, I can see it being styled so many ways for any season.
Oh and I adore that purse so much (I think I may have gushed over it last time too)

yiqin; said...

Blue looks fab on you :D

cocojones said...

that dress is such a great find! love the whole look too - the shoes are gorgeous!

Emma Clark said...

Love the pintucks on the dress. And it's beautifully styled.

Kathryn said...

That dress is a great score. I'm pretty jealous. The accessories look great with it. I love the first picture which looks like you're actually trying to stick your finger in the wall.

KP said...

i love that dress! And what a great deal, too!

briannelee said...

Love the dress! Perfect for Spring!!!

My parents have strong Boston accents, but I can't really imitate them that well.

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

Gorgeous dress! I love it with the oversized bright green clutch - such a fun contrast and pop of color. Love it!

eek said...

I'd love to hear your Dutch accent too...I'm still practicing my Mom's strong Chinese one (and she's been living in the US for 40+ years!).

I love your outfit today, especially those shoes. I think I need to find a pair, ASAP stat!

Celine said...

Ha, agreed - my mom is French and I really do enjoy doing an accent that is somewhere in between her real one and Sasha Baron Cohen's in The Tale of Ricky Bobby. Ha :)

Anyway, love this outfit - so simple but awesome. And I really wish I could find those shoes!

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Sabrina said...

LOL to you impression of you mom's accent.

I love this entire outfit- head to toe. It's very vintage inspired and looks gorgeous on you.

Sal said...

TOTAL high five for that thrifted Max Mara dress!

A.Co said...

Haha would love to hear this accent - good tribute to the ice cream ;)

Nice necklace!

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Becky said...

I enjoy reading your blog so much, you always put a smile on my face...I completely agree that accents are like ice cream; whenever I'm impersonating my momma, I give her a reaaally strong Southern accent. It's the same thing, she only has a slight accent, but it's much more effective to give her a really thick one when I'm imitating here. You DO look darling! What a lovely chambray dress. :)

Robin said...

That green bag is heaven!

Linda said...

accepting your high five. I have a strange feeling that your pissed at me? Yes?

futurelint said...

That dress is AMAZING and I love the red necklace and green clutch with it! You're so damn stylish!

Karen said...

Love that you tried to write the accent!!! Always a challenge!! Anyways - love the look - especially the clutch!!

Cheer,
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Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Hahah, aww your impersonation of your Mom's accent is so cute. Love the dress- and that clutch!

Chelsea said...

maybe a video blog is in order with mama mimicking? you know you want to :) love that dress, especially with the deep red necklaces and contrasting bag. you look lovely!

Jade-Lowbrow Style said...

I adore this look, its so effortless. And yes teasing your mom about her accent MUST be exaggerated. My mom doesn't even have one but for some reason when I imitate her she's british.

Elaine said...

LOL!!! Loved the accent comment ;)

And you look so chic! Loving that dress on you...especially for that price.

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Kyla said...

All this modesty - I hope you're at least wearing some naughty undies :) Just kidding ... I love this look on you and it looks way breezy and comfy. Sounds good to me!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I'm totally diggin' this dress on you! And $12 thrifted??? Awesome!! :)

Karolina said...

Always amaze me! You are very witty and I like it. Great pictures!

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rani pink said...

i love that clutch! ..and how you are imitating your mom's dutch accent. :) my siblings and i always do that too with our indian mom, except we add in some finger waving since she's only 4'10 (goes without saying we catch a lot of flack for it)!

Christen said...

I totally make fun of my parents' American accent when they speak French. It cracks me up and I do a great imitation too!

Love this look. And I'm totally feeling the wavy hair :)

princesspolitico said...

as a child who grew up in a household filled with accents [my parents were born in west africa] i completely understand OVER exaggerating to make a point - my parents always get upset but it's so funny. i love your sweetly modest kindergarten outfit today. it's totally and completely refreshing! :)

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kate maggie said...

Love this dress on you - you look great! Cute blog! x

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love that thrifted dress and your wavy hair!

One of my best friends is Dutch and I love her accent so much!

Time and Space Traveler said...

Amazing dress and amazing price ;) Great look!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ohh i love that dress!!
and you do look especially sweet today.

Keira said...

I love this dress! A chambray dress or jumper is on my wish list for spring/summer this week. So pretty :)

Wanderlusting said...

Wow - really lovely photos and a really awesome dress! I love this look on you, very mucho :)

E said...

What gorgeous colors! I love the touches of red and that beautiful green clutch! i can't believe it's Old Navy!

t said...

Cute clutch! It's a nice colour. :)

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wardrobeexperience said...

beautiful outfit. simple but cool!

xoxo
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