Category Archives: striped dress

tomato, tomahto

2nd June 2013

 i’m not too fond of tomatoes to snack on but have no problem looking to this vibrate veggie (it’s technically a fruit, but i can’t quite commit to calling it one) for outfit inspiration!

tomato red is a bold color choice, but pairing it with a contrasting color opposite of red on the color-wheel can give it an extra pop! and finishing with black & white takes the look to another level.


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this summer, skip the shorts and try a full skirt instead! it will keep you cool, but add an element of sophistication to your summer style! if you don’t happen to have one, try converting a skirt!

top: zara basic // dress: kate spade (worn as a skirt) try this one! // handbag: kate spade (similar) // necklaces: vintage // jcrew /// sunnies: karen walker // shoes: kate spade (similar) //  ring: kate spade // arm party: j.crew // kate spade // wire wrap // vintage

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pink && teal

10th January 2013

today, let’s brighten up the usual b&&w outfit with a pop of color

i’m all about the pop of color, it is always so perfect && so on trend for spring! but i couldn’t resort to just one surprising hue, i had to double my color with a pop of teal && a pop of deep pink (both hot colors for spring).

most either opt for pattern mixing or utilizing a color pop! but this year, be bold && try both! oh && when you’re looking to pattern mix try two geometric patterns like stripes && dots, gingham && polka dots or stripes && houndstooth (like me!).
did you splurge on a holiday day dress to die for? if so, here’s a tip on remixing your favorite festive frock for the new year! layer a cute cardigan over the top && cinch it with a statement belt to define your waist while making your dress look completely different!

 dress: kate spade // cardie: target (try these) // belt: vintage // necklaces: francescas && diy pearls (tutroial) // shoes: kate spade (look for less)// earrings: vintage (check these out) // sunnies: miu miu // bag: kate spade // rings: vintage // wire wrap // betsey johnson // kate spade // vintage // arm party: vintage // sequin // vintage // kate spade idioms // vintage // michael kors // vintage // jcrew // forever 21
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all about audrey

31st December 2012

welcome back to the third && final holiday style stalking post! today i’m taking on the queen of class, audrey hepburn && shaking up her b&w style with my own takes on the a timeless look.

for my look i got inspired by audrey’s timeless stripes, whether wearing them on a dress or a little basic tee, no-one wore stripes quite like audrey!
I started by piling on the pattern (surprise, surprise) by mixing polka dots && stripes!
this dress is perfect for a holiday party or summer soiree, but not quite right for a brisk day. to make it work for december, i layered a turtleneck underneath && paired with thick tights to keep me toast!
 Since I couldn’t do a homage to audrey without pearls on pearls on pearls, I layered three of my favorite necklaces && bedazzled with a bow brooch. 
need your own statement pearl necklace? check out this tutorial here!
&& I couldn’t be audrey without a little bit of leopard…
oh, && of course a red lip is required…
before you go…
bree of uptown tulips will also be posting an audrey-esque on her blog, so be sure to stop by uptown tulips to see how she channels audrey.
&& remember…
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Unexpect-Red

19th June 2012

It is no secret that I am obsessed with my new Kate Spade Celina Dress, so of course I had to feature it in yet another post, but this time I gave the dress an unexpect-red twist while lunching on maiden lane!

The celina dress is such a classic, stand-out piece to add to a wardrobe! 

Last time you saw the striped Celina, I was channeling my inner Audrey Hepburn in audrey-esuqe.
But this time I wore my celina dress with an unexpect-red pop of color, with bright punches of red with the accessories and throughout the look!
Dress: Kate Spade Celina Dress. Red Petticoat. Belt: Kate Spade Gathered Bow Belt (fall 2011, similar styles). Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane All Eyes on You Necklace. Glasses: Kate Spade Rebecca Readers. Shoes: Kate Spade Marie Pumps. Earrings: Kate Spade Gum Drop Studs. Arm Party: J.crew Pave Link Bracelet, Kate Spade Lady Marmalade Sparkle Bracelet, Kate Spade This is the Year to Bangle, Vintage Pearl Bracelet (similar), Juicy Couture Gold Buckle Bangle, Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Bow Ring, Forever 21 Heart Ring (similar), Vintage Gold Ring.

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