Monday, August 23, 2010

White Feathers

Shoes: Thrifted ($10)
Belt: Vintage (gift)
Tights: UO ($4 sale)
Bracelet: Vintage (old)
I had about a 10 minute window this afternoon to run out and take some photos, we're finally getting some much needed rain. Today is one of those windy and rainy pre-fall days where you just want to curl up in a sweatshirt and hide out indoors. Which is exactly what I'm doing. We got some cooler weather this weekend too, which has aided the trees to start turning, pretty soon Fall will be in full swing in New England!

I was happy to be able to break out some tights this morning, I tried this dress this past weekend sans-tights and it was a little too short for my comfort. Tights make me much more comfortable with really short clothing. I love how the blue, brown and white work together. I've been looking for the perfect white dress all summer, I love this one from ModCloth and I could immediately imagine it with a brown belt and tights. Sure it's a little short, but the lace is so pretty and I love the three quarter sleeves, even though it's white I plan to wear it long after labor day with tights and a sweater.

I found these shoes last week at a thrift store in New Hampshire, they're new, but I bought them because they remind me of 60's loafers with the little square heel. I love new shoes that look old, you get all the comfort of newly designed footwear but the style of something vintage.
Also stay tuned for a another giveaway on Wednesday, this one is going to be really fun! All I'm going to say is pay close attention to my accessories today and tomorrow!

I once again didn't get any images of my weekend, Chris and I drove to Maine to visit my Mom on Friday and stayed until Saturday night. We went peach picking, had a bon fire and ate smores. Sometimes weekends are too good to stop and take photos!

How was your weekend?

47 comments:

Clare said...

I'm the same way with tights and short dresses. This is just one of my favorite outfits ever!

Santina said...

I do miss fall in New England. The air is so crisp and clean...it just feels like a fresh start.

I love, love, love the colors in this look. The lace dress is lovely on you and I love how it frames the tattoos on your back. I actually have a similar dress that I love. Check it out: http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/2010/07/everyones-favorite-dress.html

Santina

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh such a beautiful lace dress. I love your style!

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Vanessa said...

Ok - I love this outfit lots and lots! I love how powerful each color is on its own - very inspiring

cb said...

great dress and that necklace is beautiful!

xo,
cb

dear kate said...

beautiful dress! i love the white with the grey! very beautiful rainy day look!
katie

The Village Idiot said...

great great look! love the grey tights!

One Girl said...

Very good color combo. The dress is very delicate. I love Modcloth and it looks great on you

April said...

This has got to be one of my favourite outfits of yours! I totally love the dress and the tights, and the shoes are so cute!

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

My weekend was great too..had a picnic date with my boyfriend :)
I'm the same with short dresses..I don't care if they're short as long as I'm wearing opaque tights with them. But without? No way!
Love your dress btw!

Diana
Songs and Fairy Tales

Nicole said...

Oh wow, love this look! What a great way to bring some summer into fall...

~Nicole
employedpanache.blogspot.com

Melrose said...

I am in love with this dress! What a perfect lace piece!

Every Little Counts said...

i think i need that dress. love, love, love!

Nina Lalic said...

Such a lovely dress :)

joy said...

It is such a wonderful and delicate dress. I would love to purchase a maxi version.

JD
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

Jill said...

What a great dress! I can't believe it's already back to being tight season...almost.

I just got the shorts I ordered from your shop and they are PERFECT. Thanks for sending them out so quickly!

Looks & Books

Rio said...

I LOVE this outfit! The dress is so pretty, and I love the way you accessorized! Like your swallow tattoo too; I've got one on each wrist :).
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tess said...

this dress is beautiful and so simply paired with the coblat tights!

KT said...

This dress is so cute. I love the pattern on it. - Katy

PS I just moved to MA and stumbled upon your blog via another Boston blogger. I'm loving it.

eleanor said...

This outfit might be my new favourite - the colours all work so well together, and that dress is so beautiful! I think I need it...

X

the wandering fish said...

Love the lace dress! I got married in a dress that looks similar ( I got from H&M) and now it's on loan to a friend who's reniewing her vows. Thanks for the great idea - it looks cute with the dark tights =)

Midwest Mayhem said...

I love how you styled this dress. The blue tights really bring the outfit together and add a certain amount of charm to the color scheme.

Kathyrine said...

Great oufit, I love the color of the tights mixed with the lace dress. :)

Camilla said...

I'm in Massachusets too! and gohs it's raining. a lot.
that dress is amazing :)

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sweetdisposition said...

your hair is ridiculously gorgeous. i love this dress with the tights & it's really nifty how you knotted the belt.

another lovely outfit! xo.

Kate Russell said...

I'm obsessed with your hair. It is so pretty and so are you.
xo
Kate

Natasha the whimsical nerd said...

There are several dresses in my closet that are too short to wear without tights. Sometimes I don't discover it until I am already out, and then I feel awkward.

Angie D said...

I LOVE this outfit! What gorgeous color tights those are :)

Your tattoos are so perfect! I am currently working up the courage for my first ;)

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

i love these navy tights with this dress...and the brown belt! love, love, love!!

Sally said...

Love this lace dress!

Sally
http://ursaminor-sally.blogspot.com/

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

You look fantastic, as I'm sure you're well aware. Your legs look about a mile long, and I really like that we catch a glimpse of your tattoos with this dress. As for that necklace... sigh!

Lianne said...

that dress is so sweet and feminine! i wish our country's weather was "tights-friendly".

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

i do believe new england is the only part of the country where "pre-fall" really does exist ... ooo how i dream of it!

you look gorgeous as always, julie!

Becca Jane said...

this dress is so pretty!

Leigh said...

Really gorgeous. I absolutely love the lace dress. I'm been meaning to buy something off ModCloth, just haven't yet.

Saltwatering.

Heather Lynn said...

I don't think I envy anyones wardrobe as much as I envy yours.

QuiteQuaint said...

I love your tattoo, the dress shows it off perfectly, and those shoes - im jealous! X

Half Dressed said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the dress :)

L x
Half Dressed

bubbs said...

Fabulous dress! We just had a week of rain so I'm really looking forward to some sunshine!

Bubbs
www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

Erin Cathleen said...

Love your lace! I've been looking for a dress like this. :)

Laura, Owl Eyes said...

Ahh, gorgeous outfit! It makes me even more excited for fall :)

I don't remember ever seeing your back tattoos before. I love them!

Jennifer said...

ooh the scoop neck on the back is so sweet. The dress is very very pretty on you!
-JLK

Kelly Valentine said...

OMG. I love your sparrow tattoos!!! So well done. Looks awesome peeking thru your dress...

It's too hot to wear tights yet here in LA, but I'm already stocking up!! Can't wait to wear them!!

xxo Kelly
Glamourous Spirit

Tiffany said...

Wish I could wear tights. I'm afraid this Midwest humidity will sustain that want until about October. So. Totally. Lame.

Eunice said...

amazing dress! you look stunning girl!


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Elaine said...

I love this!!!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Danielle said...

That lace is prettyyy.

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