Sunday, January 31, 2010

dress down vs. dress up

Lately, a few of my favorite bloggers have posted (and challenged others to post) photos of themselves in casual clothing, the kind that one wouldn't normally post on one's blogs; Something you'd wear at home on a lazy Sunday, for example.   I thought this was an interesting idea but then I realized that I tend to look "overdressed" even when I dress down and some people might get the impression that alot of time goes into that look. But here's a little secret... it doesn't.  I generally throw on things that are comfortable without being sloppy AND since I'm perpetually running five minutes late, I do want to emphasize these outfits are seriously thrown on. Anyhow, I thought I'd change it up a little and add another dimension to the post by including a second set of photos of me dressed up.   This is mainly because I've had several requests to post more photos of my New Years Eve dress (AKA the Mummy) and have let a month go by without making good on my promise! so sorry.


This is what I wore when I ran out this morning to grab a coffee at the laurel canyon store. *prep-time: 2 minutes:

jeans: siwy (gilt), sweater: UO (mens xs - yay!), duckboots: vintage llbean


quick change...
(sidenote: I  really need to repaint my toes! :) )

And for a dressy night out...
the mummy dress: by deep in vogue, jewelry: gifts, hair flower: topshop, heels: xxi

Not to give excuses, but I am a bit under the weather (cough, cough) so I, honestly, might have styled the second outfit a bit more if I were actually going out and not just playing dress up for you wonderful people! :) xx

Yann Tiersen - -  Comptine d´un Autre été: L´Aprés Midi

11 comments:

Every Little Counts said...

no need for more accessories. can't go wrong with the mummy dress. i love it. i must find my own mummy dress!

ZEUS said...

That last photo is very Audrey Hepburn, love your casual shots by the way too, keep them up!

Alice D. Millionaire said...

love the last casual frame of you on the bench..
and the setting, btw.

alice d.

oh, and that LBD is a perfect one.

Fashion By He said...

great hat...but wow you look absolutely amazing in that black dress.wow!!

-He approves and loves

Blonde Chicette said...

I really like this post. I find that effortless dressing should be spontaneous and literally thrown on. I don't plan my daily oufits for school, or even for going out. It all depends on my mood of that day... which can change very quickly. I like both of these outfits! xx

Romeika said...

I love both outfits. In the 1st you look somewhat romantic with that lovely straw hat, in the 2nd, you just look like you're gonna kick someone's ass! hehe I can see some 1960s elements in it, not sure if it was your inspiration:)

Clara said...

omg! amazing looks.
i love your hat, boots and dress.
xx

Oxford shirts women's said...

The dress is gorgeous!!

indigotangerine said...

crazy adorable. The boots are a really great unexpected touch. And in that dress, you seem very audrey hepburn esque. Gorgeous!
-indigo

Rackk and Ruin said...

You've totally hit the nail
on the head when it comes
to fantastic classic looks. Xx

Jessica said...

what about the hat? I want that hat!

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