Monday, July 25, 2011

clean sweep

 Dress: Zara; Shoes: Asos; Sunglasses: Karen Walker; Bag: Chanel; Jewelry: J. Crew chain bracelet (similar style here), Mynamenecklace "Krystal" necklace (similar style here); Lipstick: Revlon "Persian Melon"

After a quick change of plans this weekend due to the man friend's recent back injury, we unpacked our bags originally intended for Yosemite and relaxed at home. (I relaxed, he recovered actually, which was perhaps just what I needed to feel back on track again.) Some much needed cleaning and closet purging, lead to some very productive projects being crossed off my list (hello freshly painted drawers!) and even a deserved trip to Crossroads proved very fruitful (hello almost-never-worn-Miu-Mius!)

As for this dress (and heck, the hairdo) I'd be lying if I didn't admit I've been watching more than my fair share of Sex and the City reruns. I'm feeling a little Bradshaw in this, circa season six when she's dating her Russian luvah. Luckily, lil' Miss Jones (Not Samantha, Beth of B. Jones Style) has an awesome tutorial for this up-do, aptly called "The Carrie Bradshaw Bun." "Of course, I couldn't help but wonder," how did I ever exist without knowing just how to do this hair style? So simple and perfect for summer days!

Enough about my weekend though, what did all of you do?

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40 comments:

  1. when i saw the 1st pic, i actually said to myself, 'she looks like charlotte'...but i can see the carrie-later-seasons comparison too!

    ~pemora

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  2. Great look doll, the hair due really looks great with this dress :)

    XoXo-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

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  3. I want those shoes! and the bag! :D

    xx
    M.

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  4. You look so ladylike! I adore this! And also adore all the SATC references - you are looking quite perfectly Carrie, m'dear! You rock the top knot so well! And that dress is stunning!

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  5. Stunning dress! I'm wearing those sunglasses today as well :)

    Fashionable Collections

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  6. This dress is adorable! and so flattering.

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  7. Perfect outfit :) you styled it so pretty! and the bun is so cute! My hair needs to grow a little more to get that big of a bun haha :) but i wear it like that anyway! the dress is also very lovely!

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  8. You would make Carrie Bradshaw so proud! And that dress is darling. Adore the elegant inky blue heels as well.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  9. This look is adorable! Great post :)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  10. I can't help but wonder how you get to be prettier and prettier. Hope your man is alright! I love this clean, sleek dress and your hair is perfect. It totally is a different version of the Oscar de la Renta dress that the Russian buys for Carrie.

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  11. amazing dress!!

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  12. You look so smart! I love it!

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  13. Super cute outfit all around! You look so chic and polished with your girly dress, your hair up and that bag!

    Heather

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  14. You look so lovely and demure-- and yes, very Bradshaw-esque! Love the dress, and your hair looks incredible... Checking out the tutorial now! xx

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  15. The shape of that dress is so beautiful kind of retro, love your necklace!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  16. lovely dress, your bun goes perfectly with it. this whole outfit is very reminiscent of meaghan (from voila).

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  17. OMG honey YES!!!! From head to toes this outfit is EVERYTHING!! (I just realized I'm talking like a drag queen...)

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  18. I love your dress:)

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  19. Lovely dress :)

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  20. saw this dress in Zara over the weekend and just about died. that shape is AMAZING on you!

    xx Katherine
    http://www.get-dressed.blogspot.com

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  21. such a yummy dress, looks like candy


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    x

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  22. This is such a ladylike dress. The shape is perfection! You look FAB! Xo

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  23. oh i see this dress on zara and when i see on You i am just more love with her! ;)

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  24. Love the hair up!
    So polished, you look amazing.
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    xoxo

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  25. I'm obsessed with this entire look, lady! That lipstick color does wonders with your skin tone. xo

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  26. I love this dress! You do look very Carrie Bradshaw season 6! Did you get the miu miu's from crossroads?! thats's amazinggg

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  27. That dress is absolutely stunning. I haven't been to a Zara in God knows how long, trying to avoid spending all my money. But I think I need this dress in my life. You look great!

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  28. I think this dress may be my favorite look of yours yet(and that's saying a lot). Bravo! The bun is the perfect way to top it off!
    Cheryl
    http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

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  29. This dress is fabulous! And the glasses and the bag and the shoes. Will I be unpopular, though, if I said I didn't like the Carrie bun? But everything else is perfect! (personal opinion - still look gorgeous though ;)
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  30. I am becoming ADDICTED to your blog!!!
    Stop putting such nice outfits!!!

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  31. You bun looks AMAZEEEEE!!! and your outfit, killer per usual ;) xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  32. oh WOW! You've outdone your already-amazing self with this one! You make the most beautiful silhouette! Like straight out of the 50s or 60s.

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  33. This dress is ahhmazing! You look like a doll!

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  34. OMG this dress! You look perfect in this outfit.

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