Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spanish Weeks in My Disco Casino

May 12

Am I a tad overdressed for work? Maybe. But I don’t care. This Tracy Feith gets almost no wear because it’s so fancy and I have not had anywhere to wear it, and it’s so pretty and fun, I wanted to wear it anyway!

May 12

I wore the patterned version of this dress to work a couple times last summer, with a cardigan or shrug, so why not the LBD?

May 12

I kept it more casual with flat sandals, casual bracelets and a tee underneath. I really would have preferred a heather grey tee, but it turns out I don’t have a crew neck one! Who knew? It seems like something I would have. I kept it fancy though with that necklace, which used to be this earring from Forever XXI…

August 20

But in gold. I bought both back in the day and I adore them, but they are kind of heavy so I can’t wear them for too long, or out dancing. And they are so pretty I wanted to get more use out of them, so I decided to make the gold ones into a necklace.

Sometimes, Nathan seems like he expects me to do another pose or two, and I just don’t have anything. I’m not a natural poser. I don’t really ever know what to do, and I rarely feel comfortable with my choices. I mostly feel like a dork the whole time we are doing photos. Today I didn’t know what else to give him, so I gave him this:

May 12

And then we were done.

I missed the train on Dress Your Best over at Academic Chic, but you guys are looking great and I am enjoying it (I can read you in my Google Reader but I can’t comment, it’s frustrating). I hope to get in a marathon commenting session tonight!


Tee, Target

Dress,Tracy Feith for Target

Sandals, Reports via Zappos

Bracelets, self made

Necklace, made from a Forever XXI earring

Bag, Steve Madden


28 comments:

krimsonblue said...

LOVE that dress! You really pull it off very well. I may have to look into a pair of those sandals- they look like they'll be pretty perfect for summer. :)

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love how you styled this dress. I would have never thought to put a tee under it:)

Sal said...

Awesome. I'm all for making fancy clothes wearable in the everyday!

Chelsea said...

OMG that dress is gorgeous! I want it! and a t-shirt underneath and casual sandals to tone it down? perfect, muchacha!

and I love the earring as a necklace.

Academic Writer said...

What Sal said. What a smart combo!

Linda said...

I think its adorable!
You look smashing.

Leah Harrison said...

Super cute! This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! You definitely made the dress less dressy by pairing it with flat sandals and a tee.

The Pale and Pallor Princess said...

wow, love the dress! Great idea to wear the T-shirt underneath. I usually tend to wear a jacket or cardigan overtop, I'll have to give the layering underneath a try.
I'm constantly overdressed at work too. Everyone else will be wearing jeans and I'll be decked out in a cocktail dress.

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Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I love every single thing about this outfit. So gorgeous!!

interrobangsanon said...

I think this may be my favorite outfit of yours yet. Simple, but really fun. and with a twirly skirt!

Future Lint said...

Ooh, I love the dress with the casual tee under it! I have a few strapless dresses and never wear them... I always mean to try this but always forget! I love your hair like that too!

~Hurricane B~ said...

I love how you paired the dress over a tee to make it acceptable for work. I like the look on your face on the last photo. Oh and your eyebrows look perfect there too.

Clare said...

Dear god, I LOVE this outfit. Love, love, love. Love.

The Bagboy said...

That dress/corset thing is the bee's knees. Love it.

Academichic said...

The structure in this dress is ah-ma-zing. I totally want to steal this look. - E

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Beautiful and amazing dress! Is there boning in the bodice? Such a great use of the t shirt to make it more work friendly. I'm loving this outfit.

myedit said...

Not too fancy at all (though I don`t work in an office so I know nothing...). I love the tee underneath, I love taking fancy clothes out for a casual spin...

Cindy said...

This may be off subject but... would you ever consider doing a post or video on how you do your hair? Not necessarily with a braid but how you normally wear it pulled back on top and straight. Anyway, just curious how you do it. Thanks, Cindy

Rebecca said...

I love layering t-shirts and dresses. That dress is adorable, and the shirt totally makes it casual enough for work.

Anna M said...

I didn't even realize this was a t-shirt under a dress until I read your post. You pull this off so well! I love you blog. Just became a follower and I'm hooked!
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Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I don't think you're overdressed, you look great! Love it!

neighbourhood.gal said...

Super excellent!

Love the dress and tee and sandals.

misty w. said...

Now THAT just totally reminds me of an Erin outfit for some reason! You look pretty!

eileen said...

AAH! awesome dress! and it's super flattering, with the fitted bodice and full skirt. it reminds me of a similar dress I have (though my version is much more gothy, which is pretty odd when you consider that I generally look like I just fell out of Seattle). in conclusion, yay!

Leah said...

ooo that dress is so cute!

& that last pose is a keeper. haha :)

Kim said...

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE LOOKS OF YOURS. It's so FUN. Go you!

Kyla said...

holyballsack!!!! this is uh-maz-ing! you are not overdressed in the least and made this dress absolutely PERFECT for daytime. you look awesome!

J E S S U said...

Lovely dress! Suits you well :)