Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fun with Summer Dressing


I wore this on Monday and just loved it. I'd picked up this white blouse at the dollar-a-pound a few weeks ago (when it started getting hot and I realized that I ought to own much more white clothing). However, I hadn't figured out a way to wear it that didn't look fairly unflattering on me; a high round neck is not usually my best style, and the big sleeves and space in the torso could easily read as a baggy t-shirt. But when I tried it with this high-waisted skirt on Saturday evening while cleaning up my closet, then added a patterned belt, it worked for me.


I don't think it photographed quite as well as I would have liked, but I still really enjoyed wearing it. I've mostly been at the lab this week, working on code for the show, so it helps my energy levels to be a little bit dressy.


Shirt: Jack McQueen, thrifted. Skirt, Ann Taylor, thrifted. Belt, thrifted. Necklace, handmade from vintage pin and chain. Shoes: Naturalizers, thrifted.


A gratuitous dinner picture, too! Chicken with tomatoes, olives, and feta, plus roasted potatoes (from the farm share) with rosemary and garlic. SO good.


And this is actually what I wore today, for a long day of coding and interaction design work at the lab. I got a little portable tripod on a whim last weekend, making it much easier to take pictures outside! I still have to get used to the blogger thing of self-portraits in what could potentially be public areas. This may be why my photos from Monday were taken by a wall at the back of a building, near a dumpster.


Dress, thrifted and hemmed. Skirt (as petticoat), Forever21. Shoes, Nordstrom, thrifted.

Hope everyone's week has been going well so far!

9 comments:

LyddieGal said...

Cute looks, white is so very essential for the summer!
And that chicken dish looks so tasty!!

alya said...

I like that you went for nude heels in the first look. Definitely a great way too make black look summery! And the volume in the shirt works well with the belted high waist, but of course you know that already. :)

Getting used to taking pictures in front of people took me a long time! But now I just break out my camera where I please and start doing my thing. I've noticed the more confident I am the less I'm questioned, too.

Cafe Fashionista said...

The belt in your first look is absolutely breathtaking!! :)

Amy said...

Your belt is so adorable!! Im so jealous you found that thrifting. Where do you go?

xoxo
Amy

WALK THE SAND said...

The crisp white tshirt looks perfect... and of course love the floral vintage dress. Very gorgeous!
x

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E said...

I really like that thrifted dress. I would love something pretty and floral like that right now.

Katie said...

I'm loving the belt!

E said...

I really like that thrifted dress. I would love something pretty and floral like that right now.

LyddieGal said...

Cute looks, white is so very essential for the summer!
And that chicken dish looks so tasty!!

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