Saturday, August 27, 2011

Trial and Error

I'm not sure how I feel about this outfit. Loved the look on the model, but on the fence about my recreation. I think the proportion of stripes + lace looked off on me -- too much of both. Perhaps it's time to add a similar lace top to my wishlist :)
shirt (underneath): Gap striped cowlneck (similar)
dress: Ann Taylor vintage floral (may still be at the outlets; long version sold here)
clutch: H&M snake-embossed envelope (may still be in stores; similar)

*Madewell image courtesy of Amy Parker via Pinterest

17 comments:

  1. I really like your take on the image. You could try pairing your dress with jeans and try tucking it in to have a closer resemblance to the model but I think your take is really pretty as well.

    Julie

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  2. i love your take on the outfit but maybe scrunching up the sleeves would help with the shorter dress proportion? and i've definitely had a lace top on my wishlist for awhile... let's hope a good one comes our way! :)

    cute & little

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  3. Hmm... I like the idea. I wonder how it would look with a shell rather than a dress, like the one from the BR Mad Men Collection.

    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=69572&vid=1&pid=858889&scid=858889022

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  4. I agree with Kileen. If you rolled up the sleeves it might help and maybe throw in a belt. I do love the clutch, such a great color.

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  5. I love seeing your inspiration and your take on it. I think a belt would make it look a bit more casual. :)

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  6. i like yours better, i dont like the jeans the model is wearing :)

    Breezeybee Blog

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  7. I love that you always try new things...who would ever think lace and stripes would work together like that?

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  8. Love your look but agree with Kileen on the sleeves, might help balance out the proportions and make it even more casual....Great job, I think I like yours better than the models...
    Aesthetic Lounge

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  9. Thank you all for the feedback! I'll definitely be trying each out. Keep them coming :)

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  10. Fashion is all about risks, and I'm really glad you shared your trial with us! I think the original outfit looks a lot more casual w/ the jeans + jacket. The lace therefore, goes really well with the stripes.

    I have the same AT dress, and it's pretty dressy. Perhaps that's why the outfit doesn't have quite the same feel. It's still cute, though. Maybe a thick, rugged, brown leather belt or a pair of leather boots could dress it down a bit more?

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com

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  11. I love how you share all of these experiments with us! I agree that maybe a lace top would work better than the dress. I know H&M had a lace crop top over the summer, I wonder if they have any left or something similar still?

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  12. i would never think to wear stripes under lace! this makes it work appropriate, i love it!! i do also adore the lace top on your "inspiration" pic!!

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  13. I think you are right about the proportions - you have such great sense of style, and about just how much of what! it works so great on the inspiration pic because of the jeans, too: casual w casual with a little flair - the lace. Both H&M and urban outfitters had lace tops this summer. Have you tried top shop? Or Promod (they only ship to Europe though, but they are stellar!)

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  14. Very interesting, I would have never tried this out! I like it but there is something off about it - I think you're right maybe a top would have worked better just might be too much lace. Have you tried this dress OVER a collared shirt yet? I know you've worn shirts over it, was curious how it would look the other way around (but I guess the shirt would have to be very slim or it would be too bulky!)

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  15. Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

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  16. I love how you reworked the dress for this outfit, but I do agree it would look super cute with the jeans...adding a top to the mix might now be such a bad idea :)

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  17. Also, I most likely need to start following you on Pinterest, immediately, because I imagine I'd like to repin most of what you find...

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