Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stripe It Twice

Today's post features the last warm weather outfit from the past few days. Shift dresses and I have a love/hate relationship. They're either figure skimming (but somehow accentuates the tummy area) or too loose, therefore resembling a potato sack. I took a chance on this dress (a size up from what I normally wear) because I loved the colors and stripes. I like the current length on me, so if I had went with my normal size, it probably would've been too short. The fit is looser on me than on the model, so for now I'll be cheating with a belt.
sunglasses: Old Navy (similar)
lips: Revlon ColorBurst in rosepearl 014 (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
dress: J.Crew Jules dress in stripe silk twill (may still be in stores)
belt: J.Crew (this season's sold here)
bracelets: Forever 21 swirled pearlescent bead cuff (similar);

18 comments:

  1. I love your shoes. They're gorgeous!

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    1. I'm not even a new mom... lol. Feel free to offer me some cheese with my whine.

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  3. Love the striped shoes with the striped dress! ;) I don't think I could pull that off!!

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  4. that dress is absolutely beautiful, cee!!

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  5. I agree with you on the sizing of the shift dresses. I recently bought their snowcat shift dress with one size up and wore it with a belt too! Is your dress the one with a hint of orange stripes? It's hard to see from the pictures here haha, but you look beautiful with the dress!

    Let me guess... so you're working from home tomorrow too? Stay safe!

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    1. I think the color is reddish-orange, so imo perfect with navy and white stripes :)

      No telework option for me, so just chilling at home instead. Hope all is well where you are, Julia. Stay safe.

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  6. i have the same problem with shift dresses! but this one looks lovely on you with the belt. :]

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  7. I tried on the same dress a few weeks ago but it looked off on me...it looks lovely on you though!

    And stay safe this week. :)

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  8. The dress is cute on you! Love the idea of adding the belt.

    Stay Safe! Seems actually bad.

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  9. Lovely stripe dress and shoes Cee. I have been into stripe pattern lately. I cant wear a dress like this without a belt because it ends up looking like i am wearing a maternity cloth.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, will keep you posted as when/where my new blog is.

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  10. I've been looking in to adding a shift dress to my wardrobe as well! I suffer the same problems, so I'm still on the lookout. The thin red stripe really makes the pattern pop!

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  11. I love stripes. Great dress.

    Agi:)

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  12. you paired up the stripes perfectly!! love this Cee!

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  13. LOVE this dress! I wanted it too but didn't get it since I own a lot of striped patterned items. Now I wish I had!
    xo,
    nancy

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  14. I have a few shift dresses. I think mine work pretty well when I'm in shape...lol
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  15. Very beautiful, I love the pearls. Which size did you pick? I'm trying to purchase one, but I'm sure which size to get.

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    1. I bought the dress in a size 0 (I typically wear 00 in J.Crew). I've heard the dress runs short, so sizing up is a good idea if you think you need the extra length. Hope that helps!

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