Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Attack of the 50 Foot...Dress Week! Pattern-Palooza!

I am trying to rein in my retail therapy sessions lately, but surely a little stop in a thrift shop doesn't count, right? Especially when I found this BCBGMaxAzria dress for $18:
It's a wrap-around, and the quality of the jersey is FAB - it's actually really heavy. It has a big ruffle at the bottom, but that black ruffle peeking out is actually this Noa Noa skirt that I got a few weeks back.

I couldn't resist a twirl!
I probably could have done a necklace with this outfit, but with so much going on on the bottom half - 'Vogs, fishnets, black ruffled netting, lots of swooshing as I walked - I kept the rest of it pretty simple.

The stuff:
I like the mix of colours in the pattern: scrawly black (reminds me of when a pen dies), brown, beige, pinky-red, ice cream pink and pale pink. I think I'll be able to do a lot with those colours.

Notice that my heels are getting lower - I'm also scaling back on my noon walks/stairs to rest up.

A close-up of my ol' basic blacks:
I love that bracelet. It's rose o'clock!

Dress (BCBGMaxAzria, thrifted), cami (gift from Ruth), skirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Fluevog teapots), bracelet (Le Chateau), earrings (The Cobbler).

9 comments:

  1. Lovely~ I love how the floofy underskirt shapes this dress. The print is so cute and whimsical. =D

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  2. The ruffle peeking out is so cute. Good idea!

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  3. I love that dress :-). With the black ruffle at the bottom I think you need something black up top (maybe the missing necklace?) as my eye was drawn down, rather than up to your face :-)

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  4. The pattern on that dress is divine; I wouldn't have resisted it either! Love how you remixed that cool black skirt under it.

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  5. It's so "YOU"! You look great in it and it looks like you have a lot of fun wearing it and twirling!

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  6. That dress NEEDED to come home with you.

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  7. Wow that is one gorgeous dress! I love it with the Noa Noa peeking out. Very very fun!

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  8. I adore thick jersey dresses as they hide little imperfections...
    What a great buy... I have to say that the first thing that called my attention was the ruffle, never did I expect for it to be the Noa Noa skirt. SUPER !

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  9. Thanks, Megan! I do love a whimsical print.

    Wendy, thank you! I admit I stole the idea from Audi.

    Tat, thanks! Yeah, you're right - next time! Thanks so much for the advice.

    Kristen, I knew you would like it - queen of the patterns! :) Thanks so much.

    Thanks, Rebecca! Yes, I twirled all day, hee hee.

    Sal, you're so right!

    Alison, isn't it lovely? I was so stoked to get such a deal on it. Thanks!

    Lorena, yes, exactly! Glad you like it, thank you.

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