Concrete Catwalk // Tropical

November 23, 2011

i’ve been hoarding this pretty vintage hawaiian print dress for a few months now after seeing stella mccartney show this gorgeous number, but i recently worried that it was too cold to appropriately wear a tropical print.  as i was packing away my wardrobe, it hung there just begging to be kept out of those drafty boxes, and daring me to wear it.

and you may already know by now: i’m always up for a fashion challenge. :)

… so on it went for our going away party last week.  i paired it with some of my favorite cold weather accessories, grabbed my new wallet-that-doubles-as-a-clutch out of my handbag, and i was ready to walk out the door.

leave it to a girl from the southwest to pretend like it’s summer all year long.

earrings – vintage, thrifted
dress (similar) – vintage, thrifted
silky cardigan (similar) – vintage, thrifted
peacoat (similar) – j. crew
cocktail ring – j. crew
thigh highs – c/o foot traffic
platforms (similar) – jessica simpson
clutch/wallet (similar) – kate spade

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  • Reply Kasmira November 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Those stockings are so fun!

  • Reply Nikki November 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    It’s never to cold to wear a dress this chic! I love it, and your mustard coat is just as amazing! x

  • Reply Larissa November 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

    i love how you paired this bright dress with a black sweater, then put a colored coat on after that! I’m always nervous to wear my bright summery dresses with dark colors, but you make it look fabulous!!!

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  • Reply Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb November 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Wow – this is one of your most gorgeous, eclectic and crazy outfits – I LOVE it! Also love the idea of wearing summery prints in colder weather (oh and the tights are amazing too!) *sooo lush*

    Catherine x

  • Reply Stephanie November 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Awesome outfit! I love your stockings.

  • Reply Audrey November 26, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Love this! following you :) xo

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