Monday, August 19, 2013

Black and White

 Dress: Target, Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target, Necklace: Calico, Lipstick: Certainly Red by Revlon

This dress was one of my favorite purchases this summer. Despite having 3 jobs over the summer, I had to be super careful about spending money and saving due to getting a new apartment so I tried to only pick out pieces I really loved whenever I went shopping. At first I was nervous about wearing this because every time I did, it attracted a lot of attention. I don't think it will once I'm back in Philly, but I try not to let that affect my choices when it comes to personal style when I am in my hometown. The older I get, the more I realize that others opinions over things such as personal style shouldn't really matter too much. 

Do you let the town/place you're at define what you wear? Or do you try and not take that into consideration?

16 comments

  1. Wow such a gorgeous dress and the pop of red with the heels is amazing, takes the whole look to the next level!!

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  2. It attracts a lot of attention, because you look gorgeous in it! So chic and sassy, you look great in a maxi! ^_^

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  3. You look breathtaking in this maxi dress!

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  4. Love this dress, and you should definitely not care what others think! (Besides, you always look adorable!)

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  5. I know what you mean about letting your environment affect what you wear - it's one of the things I really like about having moved across the country from my hometown - I feel like no one knows me here so I can be whatever I truly want to be without having anyone's expectations decide how I behave or dress.

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  6. So pretty! I love the bits of red that you added.

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  7. I love a good maxi dress, and this one is going to serve you well going into fall. I love pairing mine with a scarf and a leather jacket, or booties and a cardigan. Sometimes it can be hard to ignore what other people think, but going with your gut usually makes you feel the best.
    XO
    Katie
    www.charmingcitystyle.com

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  8. This is such a beautiful dress, and so flattering on you! It's a good thing to stand-out and attract positive attention :)

    xo honestly, b.

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  9. This dress is gorgeous! Also, the shoes! I almost bought them at Target, but I decided to hold out for when they went on clearance and then they were gone. Not like I need red sandals, but they sure are cute!

    I try not to worry too much about what others will think of the way I dress. I just never know what to say when people make comments that aren't quite compliments, like "wow, you must be very confident to wear such bright colors!" Um... thanks?

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  10. It drew a lot of attention bc it's rockin'! Nice to meet you Chelsea, thanks for stopping by Patti Cake! Sooo, both our names are Chelse(y)-or (a), we both have black and white striped dresses, and we both LUVEEEE Tabasco! Kismet!

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  11. this dress is STUNNING!!!!! :)

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  12. I agree, sometimes I let where I'm affect my choices. Especially work and school. but I stepped out of that box. And it's important to have a budget . You look gorgeous in the dress


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  13. I am in love with stripes!

    Great look!

    -C.C.

    http://rosecolored-telescope-eyes.blogspot.com

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  14. I love how bold and graphic it is, and yet how versitile I bet this dress can be. Sometimes I feel that where I am will dictate what I wear. Soe of that is common sense- weather changes and whether the outfit is work appropriate or not. But other times I too want to ignore the stares and just wear what I love, so good on you!

    Also, um, has anyone ever told you that you look a bit like Gwyneth Paltrow? Because you do!

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