Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 8, 2011: Cerise, White, Bronze

Belt: J.Crew ($5.99 sale)
Vintage Shoes c/o Haberdash
Necklace: Spotted Moth ($32)
worn beneath: Sweet Ceylon Shorts c/o Ruche
I am in love with this outfit. This is what I wore to Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood on Saturday night, and it turned out to be the perfect thing. Summer has finally arrived, so light fabric is a must, I grabbed this dress last week during ModCloth's So Haute sale and I'm so glad I got it! It's light and breezy and extremely versatile. I knew I'd need sensible shoes, so I added my favorites from Punky and replaced the self tie belt that came with the dress, with a matching one from J.Crew. Then I threw on some bronze accessories and I was ready! So easy!

I've definitely been trying to add some brights to my closet, there is a lot of blue and white in there! I love this summer's color blocking trend, and it has certainly made finding bright clothes easier. I've also found these shorts (which are back in stock, BTW) to be the perfect pair to wear under a dress for modesty. I live about 1/4 mile from the ocean, so our town is extremely windy all the time, making short dresses rather scandalous. Wearing a cute pair of shorts underneath is the perfect solution, and this particular pair adds very little extra bulk.

33 comments:

wildchild said...

that color looks great on you! it really does look like an easy breezy beautiful summer dress. spot on.

Elise Lauren said...

Love the colour! The necklace is beautiful also!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

great color and love the necklace!!

Chloe said...

Gosh everytime I see your lovely hair I love it more and more.

The colour of that dress is perfect.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

pretty pretty red dress :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Punky said...

Aww, thanks for the link live to the online shop! Linnea will be stoked!

amber said...

i love the color of the dress! you look so pretty!!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I love that you used the word cerise! It made me happy...

XO
Lenore

Bad Taste Toast said...

Wow, your hair is so so beautiful! And i really love the outfit too! Pretty dress, awesome jewelry, I love everything about it!

cosmic visions said...

gorgeous color! very pretty necklace too

rebelrousher said...

I love the color of the dress, so pretty on you!!

xx
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CourtneyElizabeth said...

Such a gorgeous shade of bright red! I've been stocking up on shorts to wear under my skirts as well, I've had one too many mishaps with gusty winds.

Vanessa said...

I almost bought this dress, but was worried it would be way too short...but I think we're the same height so maybe there's hope :o) I'd love to see how you style it with the sheer top it comes with!

agnes said...
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agnes said...

i'm in love with your shoes! <3

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Penny said...

such awesome dress! I saw the sales advertisement here and rushed to their site and found the perfect black dress- and was so cheap and on my size!unfortunately shipping costs were as expensive as the dress itself ( I live in uk)-not so so expensive anyway but it's a matter of belief never to pay more in shipping than the actual buy! :D

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

that necklace and dress are insanely adorable!!! im SO jealous you got to see prairie home companion, how cool!!!! :D

Caroline said...

That is such an awesome color on you! And wow, I just realized how long your hair is! Makes me want to grow out mine...

Jamie Rose said...

Those white oxfords are perfect with your breezy red dress! Such a cute summer look!

briannelee said...

Love the dress! Great color :)

Daisy said...

I am trying to add more colour to my clothes too, this dress does it perfectly !

Katie said...

stunning nkeclace and red suits you so well. I really envy how thick your hair is!

Dawn said...

Julie amazing hair, it is now past your waist. Dress looks beautiful on you and I like how you paired it with the belt and shoes. Dawn suitcase vignettes

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I love how you paired jazz flats with this. I think most people (self included) would have instantly defaulted to sandals, but what you did is so much more interesting!

wardrobeexperience said...

this dress is so pretty. pink is one of my favoutite colours this summer.

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Julie Del said...

Good God your hair is gorgeous! And so is your outfit. Love the color of the dress.

Julie Del @ J.Bird

fineandfeathered said...

lovely dress!

happy owl erin said...

great color!! and I can never get over how amazing your hair looks!! you were the original ombre girl ;)

Mel said...

you look so pretty in this outfit! And your hair is gorgeous!

islabell said...

i love the simple feel of this outfit and all the sweet details, like the necklace and the belt. xx

Kate said...

That dress is so pretty! I love the color & the pleats! Perfect summer dress!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Your hair's awesome. x hivenn

marissa (stylebook) said...

you were born to wear that color!

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