Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Miluji tě, Fred Astaire

First off, even though internet arguments are a silly waste of time, I would like to thank Taylor for his/her lovely comment on my previous post. Yes, I know I wear acid wash & flannel a lot. I also know that it's disgusting that I wear the same clothes over & over again! You complained that I always wear jeans. Hello, I live in Minnesota and it is winter! Sorry, but I'd rather be warm than freeze to death walking across campus in a skirt, thanks. In defense of my beloved boots, I wear a size 4US shoe, so it's extremely difficult to find stylish shoes in my size. Boots are easy to find however, so I usually wear those or tennis shoes. However, I'm quite pleased that even if you find my sense of style absolutely appalling, that you still like my runway & Clara Bow posts....I think the following one may please you as well, as I'm not wearing flannel. Or acid wash. Or even boots!
H&M was/is having a massive sale so I got this dress (along with one other & a skirt...and some legwarmers...and shorts). I don't really have many occasions which to wear fancy dresses to, but my friend's birthday party seemed like an appropriate occasion. The dress wasn't completely form fitting, so to emphasize my middle, I strapped a black belt around the little of my waist.
(I apologize for the ultra fake model-y look of this photo. I was just trying to move my arms so they weren't covering the dress.)
I bought those striped tights from Modcloth sometime last year, before they were the "trendy" thing to wear. I thought that the tulle-ish horizontal stripes of the dress would juxtapose nicely with the vertical stripes of the tights. Of course, the tights got a couple runs in them right away, so my mum suggested I coat them with clear nail polish to keep them from running any further. Do you guys do this? Well you should, because it works.
I love wearing dresses, it's so fun and flirty (but cold in the winter!!). I played some awesome games of ping pong and danced to bad music (uhm, Cascada, anyone?) with my friends at the party. The dress really added to the effect. Even though it is just a casual party, dressing up is still a lot of fun, and it's always better to be overdressed than underdressed. (;
This week has been hectic! I had Czech lessons on Monday (to those wondering - no, I'm not Czech. I'm just learning the language. I've been involved with the Czech/Slovak Minnesotan community for many many years now, however). I then had first day of semester on Tuesday, followed by work orientation. Today I had class, then sewing. Tomorrow I have class then more work training, and the same for Friday! Plus homework on top of all of that. I'm so exhausted, so I'm going to go to bed now. Good night everyone! (:

25 comments:

Rebecca :) said...

that dress is amazing, i wishwishwish they had stuff like that here. its so gorgeous, and so are you! (that sounds creepy, it isnt meant to be, i swear)

Daniela román. said...

Wow, your outfit is lovely, you are gorgeous <3 (:

peace

博子 川久 said...

I have this dress in pink but I love how you are wearing it!
I do love your posts :D

jayne said...

so cool you take czech!

love this outfit, the contrasting patterns are great

and as a MN native, I will concede its difficult to not wear jeans, besides your acid wash jeans are fab

tater tot said...

you're beautiful! don't listen to the annoying people

The Sunshine Diaries said...

I don't understand how someone could not wear jeans. I think you pull off those acid jeans damn well and also this gorgeous dress! You do amazing

Kacy said...

I am in love with your sense of style! And the jeans thing, I wear jeans all the time too, because I live in IL and i'd rather be comfy then to freeze. PLUS jeans are always cute and you can dress them up and down! By the way, I absolutly love the dress, it is so gorgeous and it looks perfect on you and it looks really nice with the tights! :)

cheddah said...

i love your blog and your style so dont worry about haters!

Katie Beth said...

I also find it SO difficult to wear anything much besides jeans during MN winters... a high of 2 degrees is not exactly skirt weather.

I also really love the stripes on the dress and the tights!

Little Bunny said...

Beautiful, as always. And I love the photographs in this :) The belt really is a nice touch.

Rianna @ Almost Couture said...

love your outfits :)
nice tights.

Michele said...

Great dress and tights!

indigotangerine said...

I love that dress, I almost bought it in blue, but i looked washed out. It looks great on you! The tights are great too. And so cool that you are learning czech! I wish I was more linguistically inclined (i'm pretty sure I cause my french teacher pain)
-indigo

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The black dress is so amazing, I love it.
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Minette said...

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Sahakiel said...

Oh, I've got those tights and I really love that dress! Great mix :)! You look really charming!

Sara Lynn said...

Such a pretty dress! I agree that flannel and jeans are required in the Winter weather, I am from MI, and I have to layer my tights everytime I wear a skirt, or just stay indoors all day.

Those tights rock too, your pictures are beautiful!

tess said...

I am writing to tell you that I had to shut down my old blog due to personal reasons, but I have started a new one, posting under the new link above and under the name "tess."

please stop by!

jayne/tess

Anonymous said...

Um, does your waist exist?

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

gorgeous dress! There's nothing wrong with consistency in a wardrobe.. who wants to wear skirts in winter??! Okay I do, but I don't very often because it's friggin freezing!

hannah said...

totally lovely! i almost bought that dress but was too lazy to try it on.. totally regret it now, i have to go back and see if they have it. you are such a doll in it!

ASYMMETRICERA said...

i love the matching stockings + dress. both so beautiful!

x

Anonymous said...

Hi...i was just going through teenvogue girl and i found your blog...yay...that´s really awsome, that you´re learning czech...I was like ?whaaat? when i´ve seen those czech words in your post...I´m from CR...btw nice style ;-)

Des Moines workers compensation said...

This is gorgeous! I love the dress.

Amy said...

I knew that dress looked familiar After I read it I realized I considered getting the same one at H&M! just found your blog, I love it!