Wednesday, July 6, 2011

dots. stripes. leopard. oh yes....



Back to work.... but hooray for a short work week!! To ease into the first day back to reality after the long weekend, I picked this light and comfortable dress to wear. This dress is honestly even more comfortable than some of the swimsuit cover-ups that I have - and one of my favorite things is that it can be dressed up or down for almost anything. Stuck with neutral colors for the trench and the shoes as there are 3 patterns going on here already... and if I wore bright (red, perhaps?) heels with this dress and a leopard belt to work, I would get some 'Peg Bundy' type stares. I try to avoid those.

I'll take this opportunity to answer a few questions that I anticipate from this post:

Q) It's July. Why the trench coat?
A) Because it is a summer weight shorter style trench that I just LOVE.  But really what happened was the crazy weather looked like rain and storms all morning, so I had my heart set on wearing this trench.  When I got closer to work to take the pics and it was starting to get really sunny - I still had to at least wear this in a few :)

Q) Do you own a hair dryer?
A) Yes, and I LOVE my hair dryer!  But we are on a break.  I'm trying to take full advantage of the miserable heat and humidity this summer and let my hair air dry to avoid unnecessary damage.  In my mind this will lead to bouncy, perfectly healthy, shiny strands this fall and winter..... but I'm not holding my breath.












Urban Outfitters dress; Banana Republic trench; Apt 9 belt (Kohl's); Vince Camuto pumps; NY&Co earrings (old); AT Loft necklace (really old); Michael Kors watch; ring and Eliza B clutch from Coco Bay Boutique; F21 ring; Coach shades

28 comments:

  1. vintage style?:) btw very nice style

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  2. Loveee that dress dear! so cute. <3

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  3. I love the dress! It's fabulous!

    http://inelegancewetrust.blogspot.com/

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  4. that is such a pretty dress!! and i love your trench.. i keep looking for one, but haven't been satisfied yet lol.

    couturelust.com

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  5. very stunning! love these photos, you have a great blog. new follower :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  6. @tessa

    Tessa - Thanks!! It took FOREVER to find a trench that I liked this much for spring/summer weather... good luck with your search!

    -Sarah

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  7. @Natalie Leung

    Natalie - THANK YOU for following and for the sweet comment! I enjoyed checking out your blog too!

    -Sarah

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  8. I LOVE that dress! So pretty!

    xo,

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  9. I love trenches...I'd wear them all year too! You look great :)

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  10. Sarah-I love this look on you! The dress is gorgeous and I love the side detailing!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  11. @Katherine

    You're such a sweetie, thank you!

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  12. @Erin

    Thanks Erin!! It was the side detailing that I loved about it - then it was comfy too - had to have it :)

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  13. The dress is so pretty! <3 I love the side paneling detail!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  14. love your frock... i love the details at the side!

    Carla

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  15. I just discovered your blog! I love this dress, the way you styled it is amazing! Make an appearance on www.bravoerunway.com!

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  16. This is an absolutely beautiful dress. I love the fit on you. I wish I could wear a coat now, but the Mid-Atlantic has been stuck in the 90's with 90% humidity.

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  17. I love this dress!¨So cute :)


    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

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  18. nice dress

    if you haven't check out my blogs yet... I'm inviting you to do it.. and let me know what you think. I'll really appreciate it! THANKS
    Viaggio Della Farfalla
    The Key Item

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  19. I love your outfit - it's the perfect blend of fun and sophisticated. Really like the 'About' section on your blog too - you're refreshingly open :)

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  20. love the stripes down the edge of your dress, sooo cute :)


    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  21. @The Headless Mannequin

    That is SUCH a sweet thing to say, I'm overwhelmed at the responses I've gotten from my 'about me' page. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, so glad you like this outfit!

    -Sarah

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  22. @Alison

    Thank you, Alison! I loved the stripes on it too - thought it was a great detail! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

    -Sarah

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  23. Hi pretty!!
    I really love your blog and your style!! I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you want, you could visit my blog too and follow me back :)
    Kisses from México city!
    http://modacapitalblog.com

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