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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Familial Influences

If I know any person's style better than I know my own, it is my mother's. I swear my fascination with sea shells and other ocean tokens is inherited from her. When I saw this Aryn K dress in the Weardrobe closet I knew my mother would love it--and I was correct. There might be some people who can dress entirely for themselves, but I am not one of them. Sometimes dressing to please other people isn't terrible--don't we wear gifts around those who gave them to show our appreciation?
The subject of gifts transitions me nicely into my new Seychelles heels. They are a gift from my wonderful sisters for my college graduation. I feel marvelously tall in them and have yet to fall on my face...theclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heelstheclotheshorse, the clothes horse, fashion, style, daily, outfit, seashells, summer, dress, heels
Outfit details: dress- Aryn K via Weardrobe, blazer- Ralph Lauren via eBay, tights- Target, belt- vintage, shoes- Seychelles via my sisters, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, necklace- China Town
I also trotted up to Mount Rainier the other day and wore this.mt. rainier

83 comments:

tricia said...

I love your outfit! So adorable, and it goes to show how one can take pieces from many different places and create a great looking outfit out of it.

Dandelionkisses said...

Wow I LOVE this outfit, definitely on of my faves. It's gorgeous, every piece of it :)

Amber said...

That dress! It was an excellent borrow from the Closet. I think the bright colors suit your skin well and you should wear them more often! And the shoes! They remind me of 70's disco platforms. Are they comfortable to walk in?

dapper kid said...

The colours of that dress are so pretty :) And your shoes looks fabulous! I think dressing for other people once in a while is always worth. Every so often I make sure to wear something I know my mother or father will really like, just to see them smile. And wow, I so wish there were mountains around here, it is almost as if I have forgotten what 'real' nature feels like.

Meream said...

I was actually just wondering if I could wear black tights with my new shoes that kinda look like yours. Now I have my answer! :)

jayne said...

the colors in that dress are so vibrant and amazing, I love your contrast with those great shoes

Lemondrop Marie said...

Those shoes are awesome, and the photos lovely!

Wanderlusting said...

Haven't been to Rainier yet (though been very close) - love the Northwest in the summer!

PS those shoes and that dress are awesome. Simply.

Divinity Avenue said...

That dress is so beautiful! I love how bright and colorful it is. I wish I had more yellow and orange things in my closet. Those colors just seem to exude happiness.

evelyn said...
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evelyn said...

oh! i like this outfit very much! the colors. shoes..everything! haha when i wear heels i like the feeling of being tall too ^_^

michellehendra said...

your mom is great! i love your outfit!!!! :)
i love heels though.

xx

Q's Daydream said...

You look stunning! I adore that dress and those shoes! :o)

Diana said...

I love the print on your dress. And those shoes: amazing!

Diana said...

ah i love john muir! i did a semester long study on him in my california archives class. great quote!

Polly Farthing said...

Wow wow wow! That outfit is amazing! You're such a cutie.

Crystal Ball said...

The print on the dress is amazing. I admire how you outdo yourself every time; you're full of surprises! xo

PinkBow said...

very nice outfit, love the warm colours

Kirsty said...

I love your chunky belt and your shoes are lovely!

goda said...

If those shoes are wooden/leather soled I'd love them more than I already do.

Claire said...

It's also nice to be complimented by one's mother! I love it with the blazer and the shoes are fab!

dearilou said...

Ooo, those shoes are exquisite!

Yuka said...

fantastic fantastic outfit! i love your eye for color. the shoes are really amazing, ive been wanting shoes like that forever.

jen lula said...

That is a very beautiful dress!! I love the belt around it!

Eyeliah SS said...

This dress is a dream, it's so great there is the waredrobe closet, you can try things you might never expect. Thats also what I love about clothing swaps.

ZombieLace said...

I think it's super sweet that you sometimes dress for others. I never thought about it before, but I guess I do too! My outfit choice changes based on who I am going to see, and sometimes I'll wear a shirt out to dinner I wouldn't normally choose except for my boyfriend likes it :~)

Isabel said...

Those shoes are marvelous! Everytime I see nice shoes, it seems like they're Seychelles.

Allie said...

It certainly is nice to dress for others sometimes. Isn't it nice to think of style as a gift of sorts? I certainly try to wear things that my bf or mom buy for me when they're around.

Mars said...

that dress is WONDERFUL :D it might be safe to say it's one of my favorite things you've ever posted! and i think it's very sweet that you and your mother share a love of seashells :)

i also wanted to say thanks for posting about those Bona Drag shoes a few weeks ago! i just posted about how i made a pair if you're curious :D

Maeko said...

The new logo is very epic and storybook. There are volumes of stories hidden in that photo, and yet right at the surface. I hope you write it one day.

I'm back blogging, and I've missed you!

It's definitely a fresh change to see those bright colours juxtaposed against the blue of your blazer and shoes! Very good exercise in contrast. You look lovely!

And yes, I agree about presents.

Manja said...

That dress is just gorgeous!

My clothing style is totally different from my mom's but I learned from her to take chances and just to wear what you want and not worrying about what other people might think of you :)

WendyB said...

Love the colors in that dress!

Raquel said...

great heals and great dress!

Ruta said...

this is one of my favourtie outfits of yours. it's just put together so well and looks amazing.

ps. congrats on your graduation. are you going to do more school now or go out into the world and work?

anahita said...

ok, seriously - that dress + that blazer = love. those sleeves are just awesome. and the shoes!! *squeals*

annah-logue said...

this colour is beautiful on you! and i loovee the shoes!

Lexie said...

those shoes are so awesome! what a wonderful gift from your sisters!

Kelley Anne said...

Sisters always know just the right thing, don't they? Mine buys me costume jewelry:) I love your shoes! Especially with that outfit. Lovely!

archivingfashion said...

Gorgeous dress - great choice! It's so unique.

Sher said...

What a fun dress! I love those shoes, though I'll be afraid of falling on my face too:)

Sam said...

That dress is perfection on you!!! The pretty shoulder detail and the way it moves from yellow to orange is sooo sweet!...and it compliments you so well - was it made for you in an alternate universe perhaps? :)

Jessica said...

Looooveeee those Seychelles! I worked at a buy sell trade store and they came in so many times but NEVER in my size! Such a bummer. But they look adorable on you!

-Jessica
www.modernspectacle.com

Emily said...

I can't get over the dress! You chose a great piece to borrow. I bet you'll be sad to see it go.

Your new heels = ♥

eunice said...

such a darling dress, I'm in love with it. You take gorgeous pictures!! :)

layia said...

again, your photos are impeccable! i really love the contrast between the orange and blue in your photos.

now that i'm getting older, i pay more attention to my mom's tsk tsk. hehe. nowadays, before i go to work, she'd want to see what i'd be wearing.

Chloe said...

I love everything your wearing!The dress, the shoes, and your rings!
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Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

lovely dress and shoes. they're in my fave colours: orange and blue.

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Amelia said...

Yellow and orange have never really been big colors for me, but I really like them here. You where this dress so well! :)

Shin said...

Lovely dress! I love the colors and the way you wore with the belt! xxoxoxo

Parapluie said...

Amazing dress and I love the shoes!

penny said...

terrific belt and as always the scenery is perfect!!

_nina_malvada_ said...

the dress and the shoes are amaze...so bright colours..

Ribby Chloe said...

oh my ! so sweeeeet

Toulouse said...

That belts so lush i dribbled a bit xo

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

that dress is amazing, love the belt touch :)

janettaylor said...

Ur dress is awesome bohemian chic...I neeeeed...HAHA!

have a great Friday Hooooney!
X♥X♥

Nadine said...

I would say I dress for myself :).

I really like your look - so colorful.

asunlitday said...

Lovely dress and the shoes are so pretty!

fritha louise said...

love the dress and those heels together

Danielle de la Mont said...

I like the sheerish brown tights with the strappy platforms. I saw a picture of Clemence Poesy doing something similar and find it rather elegant in quirky fashion.

Sophie, the Barton Girl said...

Gorgeous outfit! And you're right, there's something deeply sweet and satisfying about dressing up for others...

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love your shoes, really cute!

Megan said...

last photo is amazing :)
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Damsels said...

what a great present ..those heels are amazing . oh and i must say im impressed with your use of patterns here
i thoguht it was askirt and shirt though . i like how u made it seem that way ..
the dress is gorgeous

i dont know what to do . my best friend inveted me to her barbecue but i want to go the weardrobe meet :(

Anna said...

that dress is just perfect! love the colors and the pattern and the shoes:)

Diane said...

this outfit is adorable. i want that dress! love the colors!

Emma said...

I am so in love with these photos and your outfit!!

xoxo

lauren said...

i love these photos, totally magazine quality, that outfit is outstanding!

Annie Spandex said...

I /love/ the dress!!

Electric Lady said...

this has to be one of my favs outfits on you! cute shoes, they are chucky fo realz.

Gabbi said...

Lovely dress, shoes and nail color! Obviously the fashion sense must be hereditary....♥

Susanna-Cole said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore your dress! And your shoes are amazing as well! Actually I think I'd just like to borrow your entire outfit! :P

Hope you are doing well, dear! <3

xoxo,
S-C

Erica said...

i love seychells shoes! they are so underrated xx

yiqin; said...

You have the best poses & the best pictures! Even though you repeat quite often, it ALWAYS looks different. I love that about you.

Tahda said...

amazing shoes! I love them.

I think both my mother and my grandmother have great taste/style. that's probably had an effect on my own style, I am sure, even though my taste is a little avant-garde for them sometimes.

The stylist said...

This is a wonderful outfit, well done! I love how, boho, whimsical yet very put together it all is and the jacket is a hot option.

fancy

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

Really love all the prints/colors going on here.

tofuscloset said...

I absolutely love the dres!!!!

Anna Pope said...

Both the shoes and the dress are great, and I love the brown tights!

Denise said...

this is a lovely dress!i love orange and yellow.

Becca Jane said...

Love the outfit and those fabulous shoes! Gorgeous

Carole said...

I love your shoes!!

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