Concrete Catwalk // Blue Bell

October 7, 2011
i only make this face at gerard when he’s pushing my buttons… thought it was funny. ha.
love the details – sweet little gold buttons and an open back…
plus it’s lined with a pretty patterned fabric!
this is what happens when your friends stand behind your husband while he takes outfit photos!
i have been wanting to wear/take photos of this dress for MONTHS
and i’m so glad that i’m finally able to share it with you!
my sweet friend, shannon happens to be a talented local designer/seamstress,
and when she approached me wanting to design a dress together
so that she could make it for me, i could hardly believe my ears!
we had such a great time collaborating on this piece,
and i just know i’ll have it and wear it for a very long time.
even more special because it was made by a dear friend, no?
(p.s. i steamed it before wearing, but didn’t think about the +1 hour car ride
to the wedding that i wore it to.  should have thought that through a little better!)
happy friday, friends! hope you have a wonderful weekend! XO
custom made dress (similar) – smilla girl clothing
necklace (similar) – was nana’s
belt – vintage, thrifted
leather jacket (similar) – h&m
tan wedges – piperlime
handbag (similar) – vintage, thrifted

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  • Reply Alicia October 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    How fun – I love the bright blue color on you and the cut out back! ;))

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions October 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    absolutely love this outfit! the back of the dress is amazing and i also love the jacket :)

    Happy Friday!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Genny October 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    The whole thing is lovely – but I am especially loving the jacket. :)

  • Reply Gina October 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    So pretty – I love that shade of blue!

  • Reply The Pocket Stylist October 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Great color on you!! I adore you shoes as well. Love it!

  • Reply Meghan@themeghamix October 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm


  • Reply Jessica Gitler October 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    love this dress, what a great color!! and those shoes, yes please!!

  • Reply Frannie Pantz October 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    What an amazing dress! I love the open back and the color is spectacular! It is great paired with the leather jacket too. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Neha October 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Love the dress, especially paired with the brown jacket!

  • Reply Grace - Stripes and Sequins October 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I can see why you were excited to photograph this… it’s stunning! I love the bright blue and the cut-out back!

  • Reply Sara B October 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    This is so great Jess! That dress is adorable and so are you!!

  • Reply Anonymous October 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    any news on how the BEAUTIFUL wedding? or the bride and groom’s phenomenal ceremony? i bet that was great…but not enough to make the post. sure seems to be ALL about you and a wrinkled project dress…

  • Reply jessie @ the concrete catwalk October 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    thanks for your kind words, friends!

    @anon- the wedding was indeed gorgeous… can i assume that you were there from your accurate description? if you’re new to the blog, i’ll explain that i generally post more about the outfits i wear, as opposed to what i do while i’m wearing them. plus, the bride and groom are still on their honeymoon, and i definitely didn’t want to post any of the darling photos of their day here on the blog without their permission. thanks for sharing your thoughts, though!

  • Reply In Pursuit of Style October 9, 2011 at 1:03 am

    You look stunning – this color is amazing on you! I can’t wait to see you rock it a little closer to my hometown…!

  • Reply Supal October 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    What a beautiful color and dess! I love it on you!

  • Reply whitney October 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    yes yes and yes. i love the dress, shoes and leather jacket! that dress totally makes your eyes pop!

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