Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sideways

I paid full price for this dress (gasp!).  All $22 of it at Forever 21.  BFF Elaina spotted the navy one first and I considered buying it too.  I'm so glad I went with the ivory because 1) I don't have a dress like this or in this color, and 2) it would have slightly defeated the purpose of getting this dress for free


This little frock doesn't come with a belt.  It's meant to flow freely, but I've been really trying to avoid the MuuMuu look lately.  This I tied with a simple black sash.  The tie is in the back - I think it looks more purposeful that way...like it's part of the dress.  And heaven forbid I would take away from that darling neckline with a distracting belt.


You know me and Color - we're pals.  I started out wearing this with flat, blue shoes.  The hus-bad didn't like it.  He doesn't speak up much about what I wear (negatively), so when he does, I tend to think twice.  Sometimes I disagree, but in this case, I came up with something better, and husband approved.  Instead of my pop of color I have a pop of animal.  I liked it better, but have a tough time admitting when Steve has a better eye for style than I do. Ah-well...


Dress:  Forever 21
Leggings:  Anne Klein via DSW
Shoes:  Target
Purse:  Target

13 comments:

The Daily Fashionista said...

I loved how you styled this dress with the cropped leggings. And those flats are awesome. Love the whole look!

Iris said...

What a cute dress! I like the simple way you styled it.

Tamara said...

OK, that dress is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! I might have to copy and go to Forever 21 & get my own!!

just my style said...

Perfectly styled! You look adorable! That dress is so cute!

Melissa said...

This is SO GREAT! I love it with the leggings and I think the pop of animal is absolutely perfect.

What a fabulous dress! I am just dying to get to Forever 21 now...

Selma said...

Thats a very lovely dress! It suits you really good! xXx bisous!

Rebecca said...

That dress is really cute. I want one!

Anna said...

Adorable!! You look so great! My husband does the same thing with me... and when he comments, he is almost always right. Guess that means we taught them well.

Arielle said...

adorable outfit! I'm really liking that dress

Emily said...

Aghh I love it so much. Especially the bow.

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love the bow! Brilliant idea to cinch in the waist with a belt - such a great silhouette on you - and I love the leggings with it. Such a fun look!

Kristen said...

I love everything about this outfit. I know it sounds crazy because it's black-and-white, but it is very fresh and summery! It's the fabric and cute neckline of the dress paired with the cropped leggings and sandals, I think. One of my favorites of yours yet!

Emily said...

Really cute outfit! I love the animal print shoes. Almost as good as adding a bright color!

Emily

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