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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The full skirt and easy hair

Necklace: MOD (local boutique) ($20 option!option, option) | Dress: Topshop (option, option, option)   | Bracelets: Stella and Dot (1,2), JCrew (option) | Shoes: SJP

Well, it's been about a year since I've worn this dress - that's the beauty of blogging is that I always *know* when I've worn something. If you're interested, you can see this here. It has been raining non stop for about an eternity I feel, and I just needed something frilly to make me happy. A pleated, full skirted dress and some emerald suede shoes will do that for me!

You guys have been seeing this hair style a lot lately! I used to do it a ton when I had long, side swept bangs, but ever since I grew them out a couple years ago, I never thought this stye would work anymore, so I would either just pin them to the side like this or pull and puff my hair straight back like this. Both of those are fine, but I don't know what it is about this particular style that makes me feel more "fancy." It's really not any different than pulling my hair straight back, just that I add a hint of a part. Weird that little details like that make big differences - at least to me! And what's even better is that this is how I style it when I don't have time to style my hair, so feeling fancy anyway is an added bonus! What's your go to hairstyle right now when you don't have time to "do" it?


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Linking up for: Tremendous Tuesday#AllAboutYouErin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, and Stylish Tuesday.

32 comments :

  1. Gorgeous!
    And happy belated birthday, babe! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  2. Cute, cute, cute!!! Black and turquoise is always a good idea.

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  3. Gorgeous dress and the mint pearls are the perfect accessory! Happy belated birthday!!!
    http://redreticule.com

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  4. I think this dress type is my favorite silhouette on you. So flattering and feminine! You're lucky to have soooooo many styling options for your hair! I have two these days. Normal and Hat.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Well you look great in a hat! And I'm not sure more options necessarily = luckier! But thank you.
      I agree, this is my favorite shape to shop for with dresses! When skater skirts started becoming a thing, it was great bc I was able to achieve this silhouette with skirts too!

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    1. I love the fit of this dress, too! And the material is thicker and provides more structure. It's great!

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  6. I adore the texture of your dress! I have a similar dress (minus the great texture) & they are just a great "staple" to have! Wish we could order that mint necklace online ;-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I hope the Bauble Bar one becomes available stat!! :)

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  7. You look so lovely here. Love the mint with the black.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  8. Such a fun feminine look on you! Beautiful:) Hope you had a great birthday!!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I love a full skirt and adding the turquoise pops of color is definitely making this look FAB. Your hair does make you look a little more glam when it's pulled up like that. Feel like I'm watching one of the ladies on Mad Men....love those looks!!!! Hope you had a great birthday and looking forward to you linking up with us tomorrow on Thrift Sisters.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Oh man, I suck and I missed the link up! I will be there this week!!

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  10. loving that dress! there is nothing like a skater dress in my opinion, it always works!

    C's Evolution of Style

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    1. I totally agree! Such a great silhouette. Thank you!!

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  11. A pretty dress is the perfect way to cheer yourself up after raining days! Your hair looks great like that so I say keep styling it that way...of course that comes from a gal who only styles her hair two different ways. lol.

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ha! It's not even like I notice how other people style their hair - I don't know why I stress about it!

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  12. Beautiful black dress and looks gorgeous on you!! It was pouring cats and dogs yesterday here..yikes..anyways, love this type of fit and flare on you..and with mint-ish accessories, this is so classy!!

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  13. Love how your necklace looks on that black dress!
    So pretty outfit :)

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE the contrast of the black dress and the bright teal, its so beautiful! Love the hairstyle as well!!!!

    ADORE* your posts every week with Tremendous Tuesday!

    Hugs!Amber

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  15. Just gorgeous as always!! Love the hair and that wonderful skirt. #allaboutyou (ps, new linky is live today!)

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