Concrete Catwalk // Professional in Palm Leaves

March 28, 2012
Photos by Merl Kinzie

I’ve been totally drawn to tropical palm leaf prints for the past few months, so when I spotted this dress at the thrift store last fall, I just new it would play a starring role in my wardrobe this year.  (See the last time I styled it up for fall here.)  Probably doesn’t qualify as “typical” conference-speaking attire, but that’s one of the many things I love about the blog world… they’ve accepted my quirky dressing with open arms.

Did you get a chance to see what I wore to the other two conferences I was a part of earlier this year?  I moderated an Independent Fashion Bloggers panel in these gorgeous palazzo pants and then spoke about Fashion Blogging 101 at Altitude Design Summit in a ice-skating-inspired skirt and some snazzy legwear.

What do you think the folks at the Patagonia Outerwear conference (across the way from us at Alt) thought?  I’ll give you a hint:  To say they were amused is huge understatement. ;)

Top to Bottom:
Dress – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Blazer – J. Crew (similar)
Rings – Accessorize
Bangles – Vintage, various
Handbag – J. Crew
Knee Socks – c/o Foot Traffic (similar)
Booties – Sam Edelman (50% off right now!)

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  • Reply allie March 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Your make-up is always FLAWLESS! Tutorial, please!

    PS Love the palms – hello, summer!

  • Reply Mallory Nickels March 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    That purple stone cocktail ring is gorgeous! And I love the “Gidget Goes Hawaiian” touch of the palm print to a professional ensemble ;)

  • Reply NICOLE March 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I love the dress. And that tree makes you look like you are on a tropical island.


  • Reply Greetings from Texas! March 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Loved that outfit then (at TXSC) and love it now. You’re working it girl! =)

  • Reply megannielsen March 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I really really loved this outfit on you – its one of my favourites ever, and i remember being so blown away when i saw you. So glad you’re posting it now!! Gorgeous hun! oxo

  • Reply Jessica Gitler March 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    you look just super beautiful in these photos and the setting where you took them is pretty darn great as well

  • Reply Lacee Swan March 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    cute!! that is an awesome print!!

  • Reply Gillie March 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I love your blue floral dress and stack of bangles, so pretty!

    xo Gillie

  • Reply Dale Janeé March 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    How gorgeous! I love the look and the pattern of this dress. Great style and your blog is great

    following you now

  • Reply MessyDirtyHair March 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    super cute outfit! i love the socks! great arm party too! you are so adorable!

    xx Kelly

  • Reply Ballet Pumps And Roses March 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Love your dress and how you’ve styled it with those socks !


  • Reply HudsonEast March 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Adorable outfit! Your vintage dress reminds me of one of my mom’s vintage floral dresses… which I’ve permanently borrowed.
    I’ll be following you on bloglovin’ =)

  • Reply PurplesPrettier March 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Loving the knee socks look! And my roommate has those booties… I’m so jealous every time she wears them. Shoulda been me!!!

  • Reply Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb March 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Oh Jessie – yet another outfit where I just sank in my chair and sighed when I saw it (meaning in a VERY good way, not sure that sounds right now I read it back)!! The dress is sooo pretty and the socks look just fabulous, you’re really rocking the cool socks at the mo!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :))

    Catherine x

    P.S. Forgot to say: <3 the booties! Trying. Desperately. Not. To. Buy. Them... Have. Too. Many. Shoes...!

  • Reply Karissa March 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Love the tropical print dress! Looks great with the socks/shoes.

  • Reply paige, March 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    i love all those bangles!!! nice collection you’ve got :)

  • Reply Tanii March 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    You look so cute in that dress! I love your blazer :)

  • Reply Adeola Naomi March 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Looove the dress!!
    Fabulous outfit!!!

  • Reply Celina March 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Congratulations on being named one of the top 20 fashion blogs IFB is betting on in 2012. How exciting and I can see why! Love love loving the knee highs right now and you are pulling them off!

  • Reply ellen. March 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    So cute! And I love the color of the knee highs.

  • Reply Hayley April 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    awesome outfit! so beautiful and bright!

  • Reply The Fashionable ESQ April 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Cute outfit. I love how bright it is. Great boots.
    The Fashionable ESQ

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