April 18, 2011

Black on Cream, Cream on Black

I spent yesterday at my grandpa's house in northern Michigan, right on the tip of the "thumb" actually... I knew snow would be coming today without even listening to the weather report because on my drive to his house it was blizzarding on and off. This is a normal occurrence for them as it snows more there than it does down here but, still, SNOW IN MID-APRIL!? Grr. As a result, the socks and boots are back today, but I still wanted to wear a dress.

WIW: April 18, 2011
Dress: Maggy London, Marshalls, OLD
Sweater: Merona, Thrifted, OLD
Tank: American Eagle, Thrifted, OLD
Socks: Apt 9, Kohls, $6
Boots: Franco Fortini, eBay, OLD
Bracelet: Gift from friend, FREE
Glasses: SEE Eyewear

I actually bought this dress a few years ago for a work Christmas party. It's more formal than it appears here since I have it covered up with a sweater. The front is a deep v-neck and the back is as well - which gives it a slightly fancier feel. Honestly, though, I don't think there is a Maggy London dress that I don't like. They all seem to have the greatest fit.

WIW: April 18, 2011

And how is that for some print on print action? I like that the main color is reversed on each piece.

In other exciting news:
1. I found out that I won a pair of the Blowfish Shoes Garren platform sandals from Meet Virginia Design! I have totally been lusting over these shoes for some time so I am really, really excited that I am now adding them to my wardrobe! Perfect summer sandal! Now it just needs to stop snowing...

2. I spent the majority of this past Saturday thrifting with Suze from Miss Vinyl Ahoy. Major fun ensued. I mean, 1.) I was thrifting so obviously that was fun, but 2.) Suze is a blast. Anyway, check out some photos of some of our outfits and escapades over at her blog today. :)

10 comments:

  1. I love this mix of prints!

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  2. oh i love the contrast of colours and prints

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  4. Sometimes you just can't let the weather change what you wear! Love the patterns :)

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  5. I love this look! The two patterns together are sooo cute. I never do light colored outerwear but I may have to reconsider. ALSO, I've always seen Maggy London pieces I like, but never ended up purchasing... may have to reconsider that as well haha.

    annalene
    Brixton Street

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  6. LOVE the print mixing...great colors....Ive had it with Winter!!!
    Ill have to check out the thrifting pics!!!

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  7. SWIRLTASTIC. Seriously this outfit is delicious, it reminds me of, what are those called?, um the chocolate and vanilla swirl cones. Yum. K we seem to talk about food a lot with each other. My point is I love your outfit and also eating.

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  8. I am loving the print-on-print here! And ahhh I am so sick of the snow too! It shouldn't be snowing in mid April!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  9. I love your style, I feel as if when I don't know what to wear, your blog is just a click away!(I love mixing prints) -xxoo
    Congrats on the lovely 'statements in fashion' feature!

    Ladyofashion

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  10. OO that's really cool how the patterns compliment each other!

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