Sunday, May 22, 2011

Double Trouble

Inspired by Shopbop, this Chris Benz Molly dress (below left) caught my attention with its huge cluster of flowers. I did my best to recreate, but I wasn't even close. The placement should have started higher on the shoulders, cascading down to smaller flowers (which I want more of). So in the end, I threw a jacket over the dress, and pinned the flowers on for a good enough compromise. Second time's the charm :)
jacket: American Eagle (similar)
flower pins: Old Navy (similar)
dress: J.Crew (similar)
bag: agnes b - gift from cousin
shoes: Nine West (currently sold here)

*Chris Benz dress image courtesy of Shopbop

19 comments:

  1. It doesn't look overly similar, but I prefer the way you wore it, especially with the jacket! I need some flowers...
    http://easypetitelooks.blogspot.com/

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  2. I like your way so much better! The jacket is a great contrast between the femininity of the dress. Great job Cee!

    Have a great week!

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  3. I like the way you belted it! Did the flowers get in your way?

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  4. This is really adorable...I absolutley love your pairing of flower pins!

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  5. Definitely love your outfit better Cee!

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  6. Like how you paired the jacket with the dress. The flowers really finish it off.

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  7. The flowers really pop with the jacket on! I think you could create a DIY floral cascade using some bunched up chiffon - maybe I could try a tutorial for this to show you?

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  8. The flowers on the original version doesn't look that pretty....too fungus-y imo. So yep, I prefer your look.

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  9. OOOO such a cute look! I agree that the jacket made the outfit better! :)

    I think your inspired look is much better than the original.

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  10. Those flowers are such perfect accessories for this dress. Your outfit def looks much better.

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  11. I love your dress and imagine it was a bit more affordable. That dress is perfect for summer. I once but some flower pins at Forever 21. Maybe you'll have some luck finding different flower pins there?

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  12. I love it, Cee! You are the queen of big flower pins. I still don't know how to wear one :(

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  13. Gorgeous dress and I love how you accessorized!

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  14. I love how you styled it with the military jacket better actually.. It kinda edges up the lacy dress with the flowers. Adore pink with military green such a perfect combo!!

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  15. You are ridiculously adorable, and I am running out of ways to tell you that I want to copy every. single. outfit. you post :)

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  16. I am NOT being biased just because I am a HUGE fan of yours but I actually like ur version better!!! I am going to try the double flowers..so cute and feminine!

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  17. im so into big flowers right now!! I love what you did to the dress!

    didnt know your up in Nova..let me know when your in the beach area :D

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  18. Ahh, you guys are too nice <3 Thank you :)

    @JenlovesBal - Surprisingly, not so much... but I think it's cuz the flowers weighed down the front of the dress, lol.

    @SewPetiteGal - A tutorial would be ever-so-helpful, BUT only if you plan on wearing something similar yourself, because I don't know what else I'd try the flowers with...

    @Jarucha - Fungus made me laugh out loud :P I still love the little details in ShopBop's dress!

    @Lisa Lisa Lisa - Thanks, I'm keeping my eyes peeled at F21, H&M, and the like. Cute flower pins shouldn't have to cost a lot :)

    @kimmie - Tack it on and walk with confidence. Look down your nose snobbishly at anyone who gives you the funny eye b/c they obviously aren't adventurous with fashion. Kidding about the last sentence :)

    @simplyvonne - Ditto, let me know if you're up my way :)

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