Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stylish Bright Stripes and Black Tights

Daily Outfit 3/31/11

Full disclosure: I love this dress.  I plan on wearing it all summer, so I hope no one gets tired of it.  I really did intend to wait for summer to debut it, but who knows when summer will get to Oregon, so I decided to wear it today.

Fabulous, right?  I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this dress at my local Goodwill for only $3.50!  The dress is vintage, the belt is croc-embossed (Macys), the tights are Spanx Tight End Tights (Nordstrom), the cardigan is Gap, the earrings are of disremembered provenance and the booties are BC Shoes (via Piperlime).

Even though this dress screams summer to me, I really like it with the black accents.  I tried it first this morning with a bright cardigan and tights and cognac belt and shoes, but it felt like a little much to me.  You all know I love me some brights, I just think I might prefer them grounded with a neutral.  And black and brights are a match made in heaven for me.

Now, for those of you looking at this outfit and thinking “My goodness that’s one stylish giant,” you are not alone.  And I’ve got the badge to prove it:

The absolutely fabulous Claire of Spinning Threads has awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award on Tuesday.  The rules for receiving this award are that I have to share 8 things about myself and award it to 8 other stylish bloggers.

I had actually received this award from Sara Star rather early on, so you can read eight things about me here (which will give you a full 22 facts about me!).  I do, however, want to present some of my new-found favorite and stylish blogs with this award. 

In no particular order, these are some of the blogs I am especially loving as of late:
Again, if you don't already read these blogs, stop by.  They're definitely worth it.
In other news, I am glad to be back in my lovely, green Oregon.  It was pouring when I got home Tuesday night, but this morning’s ride was glorious.  Absolutely perfect – balmy temperatures, no rain, no wind and the trees are beginning to bloom.  Did I mention that it was perfect?

I hope everyone’s day was as wonderful as my bike ride was,



  1. i adore the colors on that dress, and the outfit is adorable!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  2. That's a great dress - and I see it has pockets, which is awesome. I like it paired with tights and a cardigan and I'm sure it'll be perfect when summer (finally) arrives.

  3. I don't know when summer is coming to Chicago either, or even spring for that matter! Definitely a good idea to not wait to wear this dress. It's so cute, and what a steal!

  4. That dress is gorgeous on you!! I love your shoes too! :)

  5. This is a great dress...and I can imagine MANY different ways to wear it.

  6. Gracey, I LOVE the dress! It's so great. fantastic color! can't wait to check out these other blogs!

  7. you look great in these shots! I love the colours of your dress!

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  8. @Steffy - I agree, the colors are fabulous!

    @Allison - yes, pockets! And buttons (on the shoulder)! And stripes! And bright colors! Seriously, I love it.

    @Anne - Yeah, I'm sure summer will get here eventually, but I just couldn't wait any more. And one summer it came about a month late and I just don't have that kind of time.

    @GretchTM - thanks Gretchen. I'm glad you like these shoes - I feel like I wear them constantly!

    @Terri - I know, right?!! I'm so excited to remix the heck out of this thing.

    @Claire - thank you, Claire. And thank you again for the award. And definitely take a peek at the blogs I listed. I think you might like them.

    @allaboutedie - thank you very much for stopping by and commenting. I will be sure to stop by as well.

  9. such a great thrifting find!! love the colors! i need some good thrifting finds in the next month for our challenge! come check it out...

  10. @styled by 3 - thank you, Liz! And your guys' challenge sounds crazy hard, but I'm excited to see what you all come up with!

  11. Aww, this is beautiful !
    I love it ♥

    ...OH MY VOGUE!

  12. Those are some of my favorite colors. I can't wait to see how younger it in spring

  13. What a great find! Love it - those stripes, the colour :) It makes me happy just looking at you :D


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