Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Secret Messages

Necklace: Shop in Portland, ME ($3)
Wedges: Karen Millen via Buffalo Exc. ($40)
I am in love with the fact that I'm only wearing three things here. Five if you want to count the two bobby pins holding my hair back, but really, who's counting? This is simplicity at it's finest, I'm not sure that the necklace was even necessary, but I felt like a cheat only wearing a dress and some shoes. Some may say that waking up and throwing on a dress does not equal style, but I beg to differ. Getting dressed is more than just rolling out of bed (five minutes before you have to leave for work) and putting on pieces of clothing. The act of getting dressed is also a decision making process, whether your wearing five pieces of clothing or two, you're deciding what the message of the day will be. What will your clothes say about you? What I thought was really interesting as I edited these this evening, was the contrast between yesterday's images in the graveyard, and today's in front of this mural. Two totally different outfits and two totally different messages.

Today, I wanted my message to be bright and girly! I love this ModCloth dress so much, the little tribal band makes wearing a belt completely unnecessary and I thought it looked great with the mural in the background. I added some height with my favorite shoes and then, done! I did decide to do something with my hair, and just pulled the front back. I finished with a beaded necklace I picked up lat summer while I was in Maine visiting family. Easy!

I'm keeping this short and sweet, I'm off to make some sort of dinner!
Goodnight!

51 comments:

Hannah said...

This is lovely.
And I agree with you completely on the message of simplicity.
I love getting dressed without piling on layers, especially with summer in full swing.
This dress has so much going on that it doesn't need anything else to make it an outfit.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Love the shoes and goreous print on skirt!!!

Sabrina said...

so beautiful! I love it. How perfect that a simple piece of clothing can create such a perfect look.

I agree with you, simple dresses totally equal style and sometimes can be all you need. That is how I felt in my outfit today. I did the same thing, dress, shoes, and a necklace.

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

OH MY GOSH.
This has to be my favourite outfit of yours, yet!

All sorts of superlatives rushing from my brain...

paulinabelle said...

i love the shoes!!!!

Darcy said...

this outfit is amazing! i love that dress so much. until your explanation, i really thought it was three separate pieces. so lovely!

megan at Transmission Me said...

I love that the dress has so much going on with it, such a great reflection of your style! Gah that mural is so beautiful too!! Love it all!!

A-C said...

That skirt is pretty damn fantastic! I love how that peacock is trying to compete but just can't.

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love that dress, even though its only one dress, the different materials make it as if its got the skirt, belt and top all in one, which makes it really easy to wear by itself and not be boring.

nothingtowearnyc said...

That dress is amazing! At first I thought it was a top and a skirt... You look great!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I really love this dress, and I think the tribal band totally makes it. You look fantastic.

Lauren said...

I love this dress as well! I also though it was a top and skirt at first! Brilliant!

kelly ann said...

i totally thought you were wearing a belt at first glance! love it, love it - you look so stunning!

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look fabulous!! You wear that dress beautifully and those shoes are pretty frickin' awesome. I love the height from the shoes make you look very modelesque.

julialuckett said...

Shoes. Amazing. Wear. Them. Every. Day.

Julia

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i have mentioned this before, but you have the best thrifting skills! you find the best stuff. those wedges look brand new. i love it! and that skirt has the most gorgeous print. florals = hot print for summer!

xoxo
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Brianna said...

Beautiful dress and I really like your necklace.

http://the-not-so-secret-loves-of-bri.blogspot.com/

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

What a devine peacock in that journal! My goodness your ensemble is beautiful. I've just recently come across your blog and I'm so happy to be reading it. Tis a beauty.
Peace and love!
- Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower

number the first said...

that dress is super sweet <3 I always feel a little weird about wearing only a few things.

(what happened to your leg??)

Chaucee said...

I love the floral pattern and the navajo print! Great mix.

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

That dress is awesome! And that mural is amazing!

Vickie said...

Love.
What happened to your leg?

Saskia said...

Great skirt! Really cool flower print!

revital said...

this skirt is simply perfect!

http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

whitney reeder said...

i really do like that dress. it makes me wish it was warm enough here to wear dresses - but alas! it is not.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute skirt!

Alyssa said...

OOooh! I really, really like this post. What a great mural to shoot these photos against. In the first pic, I like how it looks like you're the peacock! Also, I quite like the necklace you chose to wear with the dress... goes very nicely with the waistband of course. Lovely & I'm jealous of your hair.

Elaine said...

That dress looks so amazing on you! and I love the wedges you paired it with.

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Karen said...

Really beautiful dress!!

xoxo

jules1219 said...

Totally agree with you about dressing! Love dresses! Love your style too!
Julie
http://fashformom2boys.blogspot.com/

un bel oiseau said...

your hair is sooooo beauuuutiful!

im growing out my pixie so im super envious.

hair lust :p

Keira said...

I love this dress! And I'm with you, sometimes simplicity is just so necessary. Style doesn't always mean piling it on -- I think it's all about editing.

megannielsen said...

That dress is totally gorgeous!! I love the waistband

electricsbubbles said...

Wow
this outfit is so sweet *_* lovely
I like it so much!!

Kisses

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i am all about simplicity this summer, though i feel like a fraud making a blog post with dress+shoes even though i love seeing it on other people.
this dress is especially awesome. way to go, modcloth!

javiera isidora said...

love your skirt :)

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Helen said...

i love the dress! dresses are the perfect summer staple :)

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

The dress is so beautiful..love esp the floral print of the buttom. And then the contrast with the tribal belt, love it!

Diana
http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

Melanie said...

LOVE your dress. So pretty.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Chey said...

I just bought I very similar floral skirted dress at Goodwill and your simplicity totally inspired me!

Trishna said...

This dress is exquisite. and how do you manage to find the most awesome of backgrounds?

Caroline said...

I love this look! I'd say this dress if far from simple though. I could have sworn it was a top, a belt, and a skirt! The mural behind you compliments your outfit wonderfully. I would love to see this dress styled again sometime!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i used to have a necklace like that -- i think it was from texas! it's so cute. i wish i could find it now but i think it's in a high school storage box somewhere.

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

if you live in a tropical country like me, our outfits usually consists of only 3 garments..hehehe. that's why i pile on accessories...

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

tess said...

I can't shop at F21 because nothing fits me correctly, but I do hit up h&m from time to time

Vanessa said...

Wow! I love the belt/waist band. I love the weaving detail. That's a fine peacock! Your pictures are beautiful, as always

xx vansa

notjustmedical said...

I agree, sometimes simple is best! I love the skirt you're wearing but I love the cute little beaded necklace!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Constance said...

This is so gorgeous, I am so jealous of your beautiful hair!
x

Kate said...

This is so, so pretty! This proves that sometimes simple is best!

Emily D. said...

I love this dress! The band at the waist is just perfect- such an awesome pattern with the floral. And all your hair with the dress is really, really lovely.

Bostonista said...

So pretty! I especially love the braid! And you're right the light does amazing things to that background from day to day--it looks so different in this set of pictures!\
xo

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