Monday, January 14, 2013

inspiration Monday: Alexa Chung

The inspiration:

My take: 

Vivienne Vivienne Tam cut and sew dress, Ross, $25 
Christian Dior tie as belt, thrifted
Fossil key necklace, Nordstrom Rack, on clearance for $7
long necklace, Forever 21
Dansko "Sakura" sandals, Nordstrom Rack
    This isn't quite the perfect everyday black dress I've been looking for, but it does come close. I'll wear this a few times before I decide whether to lop the long sleeves off because short sleeve works so much better for this climate. I do like the seaming detail - it adds a little interest and a lot of flare. Now I need to find a pair of bike shorts or something similar to layer underneath so I won't have to clutch at my skirt in a panic every time there's a breeze ... 

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  1. Aw cute. Love how you used the tie as the belt.


  2. This is similar to mine outfit! I love the pop of red in your tie as belt, it looks great!!

  3. Love the tie as a belt! So cute and clever :) I have a dress almost exactly like this one that I almost wore.

  4. I love the tie belt! So pretty. And the seaming is the best detail. Man, now I'm going to have to go to Ross and see if they have this in my size.

  5. what a cute lbd

    love the neck tie as a belt

  6. Loooooving the neck tie as a belt -- it looks fantastic! On the hunt for a great LBD myself these days... :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

  7. Oh, your belt! That was so clever to use a tie as belt and a Christian Dior tie at that! (Good thrift find.) I completely love how it adds some color and pattern to the black dress, it's so simple, but so stylish looking.

  8. Great minds think alike, Beth. :)

  9. Good luck on the LBD hunt, Jen - can't wait to see what you find! :)

  10. Thank you, Erin! Ross is always a treasure hunt - I never know what I'm going to find there. :)

  11. Thanks, Katie! I'm thinking about finding a belt in a complementary color/pattern and stitching the two together for a DIY obi belt. But now I kind of like this one on its own, so I might just need to thrift two more ties ... :)

  12. you are a vision of pretty! i like how you added the necklace and belt. well done. :)


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