8.02.2011

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Flirty and Feminine

It comes as no surprise that dresses are my go-to choice on hot, summer days but this past week's constant blazing temperatures had me reaching for some of the lightest dresses in my arsenal.  I wore this white and black striped dress out on date night this past weekend.
Dress/Flower Pin - H&M, Belt - Betsey Johnson, Wedges -Target, Clutch - Gift, Bracelet-Provincetown 

This is such a comfortable, yet versatile dress.  I chose to zip it up a little (after all, it was date night) with heels and a big flower pin but could have easily worn it with sandals, a cropped jacket and fedora for daytime.

I wore this awesome yellow dress to work on Tuesday.  I would love to have worn it for Everybody, Every Wear: Yellow back in July but I was mid-30x30 challenge so I had my own yellow celebration today.  Speaking of celebrations, I'm partaking in Pretty Shiny Sparkly's Arm Party!  All summer I've been loading my arms up with stacks of bracelets because I just love how much interest and color an armful of bangles add to an outfit.  I also finally wore these  L.A.M.B shoes; as hard as they are to walk in, they are really cute.  What's beauty without a little pain, right?   

Dress - Cynthia Steffe (via Ruelala), Shoes - L.A.M.B  (via Ruelala),   Necklace/Earrings - gifts, Bracelets  - Target/DIY


Last but certainly not least, given the searing heat, sometimes you just have to sport a ponytail to get the hair off your face/neck.  On Friday night my friend Amber wore the cutest ponytail out to dinner and drinks.  Those adorable flowers in her hair? Believe it or not, they are shoe clips!  Isn't that the raddest?  She apparently picked up her Fab Feet clips at Target.  Way to remix those accessories Amber!



14 comments:

ChiccaStyle said...

I love both outfits, but I must say that yellow suits you perfectly!!!
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ourdreamlives said...

Loving the striped dress - I'm a big fab of stripes at the moment!! It's super hot in London at the moment, hope the sunshine stays a while :)
Sally

Katie said...

Both outfits are great! :) xo

blacksandbrights said...

the pop of color from that flower on the white and blue stripe dress is the absolute perfect accessory xx

jemappelleshen said...

Hey I participated in the BDIB challenge too! I came across your link and I'm loving your arm party! The colors are so saturated is vibrant!

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Sage said...

This is the 3rd black and white striped dress I've seen on various blogs this week. I need to get one!

two birds said...

i love that yellow dress and your bracelets are the perfect accessories! you look great!

Carolina said...

cute dresses! the yellow one is my fave :) please check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! i am also hosting an awesome giveaway, a limited edition giclee print by the ever inspiring Lark Calderon Gomez! check it out!xo

Closet Full of Happiness said...

Hi Cara, Thanks for your super thoughtful comment! Curly hairs untie!! ... I mean unite! haha Dresses are such an awesome choice for heat - and so easy. There really is no excuse for seeing PJ pants in public kids - a dress is about 3 times easy and JUST as comfortable! + the LAMB shoes are sexy!

petiteonthestreets.com said...

i love the yellow! especially with the vibrant colorful arm party! :)

awesome job on your first bloggers do it better challenge too!!

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robyn said...

I love your look! As always this has been a fun challenge :)
robyn of boluxe.wordpress.com

Mila said...

All beautiful outfits!

Kristin said...

Love that rockin' arm party!

Samantha said...

LOVE that striped dress with the belt and flower pin! Such a cute outfit! :o)

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