The Faux Dress, pt. 2

Top & shoes, J. Crew (via consignment); skirt, J. Crew (via eBay)

Top & shoes, J. Crew (via consignment); skirt, J. Crew (via eBay)

I loved how the separates-in-the-same-print thing worked with my beanstalk floral J. Crew pieces, so I found this top at the consignment store, I knew I had to track down the matching skirt. Luckily, eBay came through for me (again) and I got to make this outfit happen. S**t-eating grin? Oh yeah.

looking good, faux dress

looking good, faux dress

earrings, Kendra Scott; brooch, vintage

earrings, Kendra Scott; brooch, vintage

Here’s that brooch again. And my new Kendra Scott earrings that I wear at least once a week. The colour is perfect for my blue-suffused wardrobe. I know these KS pieces are all over the blogosphere, and that you’re probably sick of seeing them, but #sorrynotsorry because they really are quite nice for the office – big enough for a nice pop of colour, but work appropriate.

wtf, Barbie pose?

wtf, Barbie pose?

I don’t know what’s happening in this photo, but I do know that I just started wondering about whatever happened to Aqua. On a semi-related note, the court decision in the case of Mattel Inc. v. Aqua is a delight, if you’re ever looking for some snarky (judicial) reading material.

moody florals

moody florals for the win

The Favourite

Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim; belt, H&M; shoes, Anne Klein; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim; belt, H&M; shoes, Anne Klein; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

As anyone with even a passing familiarity with this blog knows, I have a lot of clothes. Not surprisingly, I always have a hard time picking “favourites”. This is especially true when it comes to dresses; dresses are still my favourite category of clothing, and I have a lot of pretty ones. Still, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that this one might just be my favourite. The one dress to rule them all. My preciousssss. But, seriously, it’s awesome.

feeling pretty

feeling pretty

I have worn this exact same outfit before (and cannot remember if I posted it on the blog or not), but it bears repeating. Again and again. The belt is an ancient H&M piece that barely fits (it never really did – it was the last one I could find in store, and I’m pretty sure its size is meant for someone with Dita Von Teese’s waist measurement), but the vibe is a perfect match for this dress. The dress is now a couple of sizes bigger than strictly necessary, so the belt is a must-have – it gives the dress much needed shape, and a slighly edgier vibe. Love, love. And a dress that goes with leopard print shoes? Sold and done!

i can wear this everyday, yes?

i can wear this everyday, yes?

Lady in Red

Dress, Boden (via eBay); belt, H&M; brooch, vintage; shoes, Nine West (via consignment)

Dress, Boden (via eBay); belt, H&M; brooch, vintage; shoes, Nine West (via consignment)

You’ve seen this Boden dress before, and I’ll be honest: there is probably nothing new to see in this outfit. But it’s cute, and I get a lot of compliments when I wear it, and my blog standards are laughably low non-existent so … here we are. Enjoy?

bag, Chanel (vintage, via consignment)

bag, Chanel (vintage, via consignment)

action shot!

action shot!

In unrelated news, I have FINALLY updated the Work Capsules page with outfits from March-June, so if you want to see all of my monthly capsules in one place, well, you’re in luck. Talk about taking all the mystery out of fashion blogging. (Remember what I said about my blog standards?) However, I’ve never shied away from showing the good, the bad, and the ugly (have you seen my archives?!), and you guys might get a laugh – if not any particular inspiration – out of seeing the results of my remixing efforts.

cute dress is cute

cute dress is cute

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