Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Faithful...

In this outfit:
Dress c/o Lulu's (similar)
Vest: Vintage hand-me-down
Sandals: Marshall's ($24)
Belt: AA ($16)
Necklace: Vintage from defunct shop
Bracelets: Various

...like, Old Faithful. As in, I love this dress to pieces. As in, I wear it constantly and fear the day it finally disintegrates. Ok, awkward start to a post, but seriously, this dress has quickly become one of my style staples. There's so much you can do with a simple black maxi dress. I've worn it countless times and each time it still feels fresh- at least to me. This day I had actually intended to just go simple, with just a brown belt and bracelets, but as I looked in my closet I saw this vest, which I've had forever and haven't worn yet. It seemed like a nice pairing, so there you go. I added it last minute before running out the door to work, and didn't regret the added dose of color.

Do you have a style staple? Something that you wish you had bought in multiples because you wear it so much?

29 comments:

steffy said...

You have the most lovely hair!

I recently bought a Hive&Honey chevron maxi skirt from Piperlime. I loved it upon first wear so much that I immediately ordered it in the other color. I thought, maybe too overboard? But then I said, nah, I really need this.

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

the photos are so pretty and so is your outfit! in love with the vest!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

DF said...

I love your dress

wildchild said...

i LOVE this look. it doesn't even matter that you wear this all the time because it looks so good every single time. and yes, as always, you have gorgeous hair. bravo for this post :)

Debora Bondì said...

ohhhhhhh your hair!!!!

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Anonymous said...

your hair is HEAVEN. <3

missris said...

My current obsession is black cigarette pants. I can wear them with everything, even to work. They're going to be a summer wardrobe staple for sure.

blue roses said...

love maxi skirts, they are so flirtatious and fun for the summer, especially in bold colors; i have cobalt and a lipstick pink-fuschia.

also, totally second on the black cigarette pants, they are my SAVIOR. especially when traveling, they look fabulous with everything.

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Kultur und Stil said...

The vest looks indeed very nice together with the dress! I don't have a long black dress, but I can totally imagine what you mean: I have the same feeling with some pieces in my closet, pieces that are now already a bit "old" and I really am afraid of the moment when I realize, that they are now to old to be worn...

xxx Anita

The Braided Bandit said...

You look beautiful, you can pull of the longer maxi lengths like no other! The vest adds the perfect touch.
So, I have been contemplating chopping off my long hair to shoulder length for the summer, but every time i see beautiful long hair like yours it makes me think NO WAY! So torn, but yours is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day!
xo Hannah

The Littlest Smitten said...

I have a black maxi summer dress that I love to wear often. It's also so versable. I wore it last with a lace vest over it. I have a pair of taupe suede booties that I wear so much with everything and heels are pretty worn down now. They weren't that much. I wish I had gotten two pairs!

Elaine said...

Love this! That vest is gorgeous.

Julia A said...

What a gorgeous vest! Looks amazing paired with that dress. I could definitely see how the dress could be a style staple-- it has such cool movement to it (or at least I can imagine, seeing as the photos are stills-- ha!). I have quite a few style staples already that I bought recently, like a chambray shirt or black buckskin booties. But my all-time style staple is definitely my oversize blue-white striped oxford shirt, which I thrifted for $2 at age 17! I still wear it every couple of weeks, and it's as good as new-- I can't believe I've been wearing it for 7 years!

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Jessica Broyles said...

Beautiful! I have a maxi skirt that is very similar, that I have been playing around with styling. Still haven't found the perfect fit yet, but I'll get there!

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kimberrleigh said...

Ah, I'd love to get a black maxi! I feel like it would just make me look pregnant though, which isn't good because I'm not - and have no plans on being for several years. But I'm convinced on everyone else they are stellar.

I have a 3/4 length sleeve black top from F21 that I wear all the time. I'm like you - I'm going to dread the day it frays on me. I recently got a similar one from Marshall's, but it just isn't that particular top. I love it becuase I can wear it all year round and pair it with pretty much everything + add fun accessories!


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Alexis said...

Beautiful outfit, you look stunning! There were two midi skirts I purchased a few months ago and they have turned into my skirt staples, I'm always finding ways to wear them.

Jennifer said...

Love! This dress really is amazing! And that vest is awesome!

xo Jennifer

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Chloe and Alicia said...

If I could wear my colored cords from Anthropologie every day I probably would. I only own lavender colored ones, but they're so comfy! I wear them every week. I mean, who doesn't love soft, stretchy cords that are basically leggings?

-Chloe
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Natalya Steindler said...

I LOVE your outfit and your hair is so pretty! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

The Eye Behind the Detail said...

I love that maxi dress, it's so pretty.
I have this sweater from Gap in a deep plum color and I wear it over everything. It's longer and a bit baggy but easily belted and so comfy. Multiples in colors would have been great.
Loved the post.

Monse Fuentes said...

great outfit!



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Kaitlin said...

i just want your hair it's just so amazing and curly. i'm in love with that dress too.

xo kaitlin
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sweet harvest moon said...

Love your liitle 'cardi' and your hair!

Moorea Seal said...

love this outfit. Man, I love maxi dresses but it is hard for me to find one that fits my body right. if they have a waist band, it usually ends up getting scrunched up against my big ol boobies and makes me look like i am pregnant. not a look i'm going for. And if there is no waistline, it just drapes over my boobs and looks like a moomoo and also like i'm preggers. damn. I want a maxi dress that fits me right! Yours looks so perfecto on you lady!
xo Moorea

Jessy Calle said...

I want a dress like this. It's just the right amount of sexy. I've just gotten a floral denim vest that I somehow want to wear with every thing!

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Justalazymorning said...

very cute, i love the skirt!!

hannah said...

There's nothing better than a stalwart piece that you know you can always rely on. i have a couple of these and i love them x

Kate.Stoltzfus said...

This is a beautiful look! Love it. I have a pleated short sheer black skirt that I have had for years and I just love the look. I will wear it to next week's happy hour and show you!

P.S. Promise you will never cut your hair!

Mardle Made said...

This is my alltime favourite outfit post from you blog. I love everythign about it, the waistcoat, dress, sandals. All beautiful.

I am now inspired to go on a little shopping mission!

xx

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