2010-09-02

True Blue

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Dress? Gap
Shoes? Aldo (men's), thrifted
The rest? Thrifted


4 posts in 5 days? I'm impressed... are you?

These pictures look...fake? I had to tweak the colours a bit because the pictures were taken at night and the dress was photographing black, though it's actually navy blue. But I assure you, these are real pictures. Judging by my lacklustre blog layout (errrrg...), I'm sure most of you realize that I don't have the skillz to photoshop myself on an etch and sketch arch. Didn't I tell you I keep it real like J.Lo.?
I got this pretty silk dress last winter during the end-of-season sales at the Gap for $17. My friend borrowed it for a wedding recently and made fun of me because the tags were still on. I really like the dress and I guess it's been waiting for a the right occasion. And then I realized how stupid that is. I need to stop waiting for that special day and instead make every day special. I'll pause... go ahead, grab a pencil and write that down. It'll make a good inspirational magnet or message tee.


So, I had the epiphany and decided to take my message to heart. That's how I ended up looking this good to see my dental hygienist. And while she did a great job of polishing up my pearly whites (you know how some hygienists are rough and it hurts getting your teeth cleaned? Not so this time...), I am not thrilled that I have to see her again in a few months to get the stress chip fixed on my front tooth. I don't know how I'm going to top this look next time I go... I should probably stress out about it and chip my tooth further.

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31 comments :

Sidewalk Chalk said...

You look so great-- and that bag is a serious find! You did a lovely job of fixing the photos -- I didn't realize how much you did until you said so.

I always have to tell myself everyday is a special day -- otherwise the nice stuff stays in the back of the closet and only comes out twice a year for weddings.

amanda said...

fantastic. your shoes make me mourn for my late oxfords recently taken to the shoe store in the sky. and your dress reminds me that i need to add more navy blue to my wardrobe. it's so much more interesting than black.

Rachel said...

Lovely and wonderful that you wore this to the dentist! I always specifically pick gross clothes when I go in case something gross gets on me. TMI? (And omg your legs are fantastic!)

upatreecupatea said...

Loving the outfit so much! Those shoes are amazing.

I totally understand what you mean about waiting for that special day to wear something. I used to do that all the time, and then I wouldn't wear the things I love....I'm working on changing that! :)

Julia said...

Hello beautiful! How tan and glorious you look. I envious to the hilt of those shoes, btw....

xo
Julia

406 Olivia said...

That bag is amazing! I've been scouring the local thrifts in search of an amazing bucket bag...came across a Capezio. No drawstring closure, but it'll do.

playing hooksies said...

This is super cute. I love the aldo shoes. Aldo just might be my favorite brand for shoes...

http://playinghooksies.blogspot.com/

Healthy and Homemade said...

Love the photos, you're sooooo tan!

Jodi said...

CUTE outfit!! love it. You always look so great.

ciupa said...

great outfit, great photos but most of all, great smile.

Destined For Now said...

Love the outfit and the good attitude!

Holli said...

You look beautiful...I love this look, and that bag, well, that's just not fair:)

Linda said...

Your a sexy-ass lady ya know that?
The shoes make my heart go pitter patter....sigh, brogues.

briannelee said...

I was going to say you have been posting a lot recently!

I love the dress paired w/ the shoes. I have a pair of oxfords but I always feel like a clown in them... I need to try them again.

eek said...

I love the way you styled this dress...fabulous as usual. I have this same one in gray...may be stealing your style idea :)

P.S. Love your new mantra too - I completely agree!

Christina said...

Gorgeous. I prefer a navy dress over a black one any day.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look sensational! I love how you roughed up the elegant dress a bit with the belt and the shoes.

Collette Osuna said...

hello:) Just saw you featured at "Wearing it on my Sleeves".....LOVE your blog.....I am your newest follower:)

Cant wait to see more!!!

Mandy said...

I love this dress with the belt and oxfords. Looks perfect for every day!

Melissa said...

Ack! I hate going to the dentist. It's terrifying. It sounds like you have a really good one, that helps a lot!

This is such a pretty location for outfit pictures, it's beautiful but so simple that it allows your outfit to be the main focus.

Which, by the way, is gorgeous. That dress is adorable, I love the ruffles on the bottom and I think that might be the first pair of oxfords that I'd see my self wearing.

Em-Jae said...

The pictures turned out REALLY cute. Love it. And the outfit. And your words of wisdom:
"I need to stop waiting for that special day and instead make every day special."

Pretty much words to live by.

20 York Street said...

I am in love with this dress (close to actual colour, right?) and I think this like top 3 looks of yours that I love!

Gap for 17$!!! Whooaaa! I'm like you, I definitely have a dress, or two or three, unworn and waiting for that special day. Not good.

xoxo,

20 York Street

Katie said...

kinda in love with your shoes...you are the queen of thrifting!!

Half Dressed said...

Great outfit, the bag was definitely a great find!

L x
Half Dressed

Clare said...

I love that you paired those awesome shoes with the silky dress. I do have shoes like that, but not a dress anywhere near as awesome. I do have bad teeth, though; does that count?

LyddieGal said...

I'm very much the same way, I have lots of things for special occasions and very few special occasions to actually wear them to.

I'm glad you've decided to pull the dress out it's so cute and hates being stuck in the closet all the time.

Chic on the Cheap

The Village Idiot said...

i really love how u styled this look! it's quirky in the most elegant way

Jeanna said...

I love this look! My sister is a dental hygienist, and I'm sure she wishes her patients would show up looking this nice. Your comment about the stress chip on your tooth cracked me up! :)

Erica said...

You look fantastic! America's Next Top Model anyone? :)

Kate said...

LOVE everything about this outfit & am constantly amazed at your thrifting abilities! These photos are awesome!

Aneta said...

i was going to comment that you look like a gap commercial and then i saw that the dress is from the gap.

awesome!!!