You're Hot then You're Cold


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dress: thrifted and modified :: shoes: thrifted :: necklace: F21:: socks: Target
Living in IL for the past four years has taught me this: the summers here are wet, hot, and really humid. So, when the tornado watches and thunderstorms become more frequent, I set aside any thick, long-sleeved, heavy articles of clothing I own because there is no way I can survive in the heat wearing those. This past month has been really weird though because one day, it's a humid 85 degrees, and then the  next, it's a cold and windy 60.

I found myself (almost!) at a loss for colder-weather appropriate clothing one day when the temperature plummeted to a chilly 58 degrees a couple days ago. Thanks to my messiness though, I found a carelessly thrown plastic bag with this dress in it. I got this dress for a whopping $0.50. Before I hemmed it, it was actually a foot or so longer, which looked super matronly. But I really dug the print (which reminds me brocade) and the uber conservative neckline.

I actually ended up wearing a black oversized cardi over the dress since it was THAT cold, and I needed more protection against the wind.

And yes, I am once again tinkering with my layout. The Twilight-esqe-ness of the previous layout was really getting to me...

34 comments:

  1. Ah Laura, you look so cute!! Love that dress.

    Besos,
    Denise

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  2. What a darling necklace! I can't believe it's from F21!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  3. Cant believe you got that dress at 50cents!! SUCH a steal (: Btw, you have gorgeous lips! SO naturally full and sexy..

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  4. You look so great! I really like the entire outfit. & that price you paid for that dress is unreal. :)

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  5. You look Fabulous! I am seriously Loving that dress!

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  6. Great outfit!

    http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the dress! And your necklace! Cute.

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  8. Lovely outfit ! The shoes, the socks, the dress and the necklace, everything is harmony together !
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  9. That dress is great! It's just the kind of thing I would pass right by because of the original length. I really need to learn some basic sewing skills.

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  10. it does remind me of brocade...very cute! also love the lip color you are wearing. our weather has been weird, too! seems the whole world is experiencing some weather weirdness...

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  11. I love those shoes! And the colour as well, I like how you wore them with a knee high socks, so cute! :)

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  12. Nooo, the Twilight flower! I like the new header though. And this look is super cute, the dress is great...and looks really comfy.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  13. love your dress pattern! so pretty :)

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  14. you look so cute laura!! and i'm super loving your metallic silver shoes so cute!

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  15. did you change your hair??? It looks good!!! And your dress is pretty too!!!


    mele xo

    falalamele.blogspot.com

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  16. It really did get chilly here a few days ago. Stupid Illinois weather. Yesterday, it felt like balls outside, and today it is fairly comfortable.
    I don't know what to think anymore.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  17. Wow, great find babe! $.50 is such a bomb.com steal!!! Makes anything over seem ridiculous right?! Love your hair with the slight waves...very fresh and feminine!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!
    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  18. cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! love this outfit! you look adorable! adorable i says! :D

    xoxo
    A_Riot

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  19. Laura, I love this dress! I can't believe you got it for fifty cents! What a score, sister! I see what you mean about the material and the neckline. I think it not only looks comfy, it looks darn cute! I especially like how you've paired it with these cute, little silver shoes! You look adorable! You really do! :)

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  20. Gorgeous dress. I'm in Iowa so I can totally relate about the weather!

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  21. your dress is a winner! super like it.
    I hope to see you in my blog too.:)
    http://abinavarrete.blogspot.com/

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  22. I like the header much better when it is a whale. So cute :D What a coincidence--I've totally been playing with my layout too. It's so sad. Mine was a temporary one that sort of turned permanent because of my laziness. Hehe.

    I LOVE your dress. The shape is perfect :D I sort of want to steal it right off you. But that would be weird and awkward.

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  23. love love love your dress! i like it with the socks too! and this summer has been so hot!!!! :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  24. Gah! So jealous about that dress! Your whole outfit is filled with great finds!

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  25. cute!!!!
    the shoes are AMAZING!!!
    hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same!
    xoxo

    Syriously in Fashion
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  26. Aww that dress is so nice! Looks great :)

    Stacey xx

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  27. Ah, I would go crazy with the weather changing all the time out of nowhere.. It sucks because you put cooler clothes away and then you have to take it out..Cute dress.. Reminds me of something Anna Sui would do..

    All the best, Angel

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  28. That dress is adorable. I am amazed that it was $.50.

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  29. Eep, that dress! The jewel tone colors (&pattern) are so pretty. It does take on a resemblance to brocade. I'd say it was worth every penny (even with the having to alter it)! That is such a sweet necklace and I looooove when you post pictures of those shoes. I know you thrifted them, but is the the brand printed somewhere in the inside? I feel the urge to scour the internet for a pair coming on... hehe.

    It's nice to see your dancing bears and toy whale layout back! :)

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  30. HOLY TOLEDO you look fantastic Laura!! I love that dress on you and the socks and shoes are super cute! I like you hair this way. YEP...YOU LOOK FLY GIRL!! Kiah

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  31. You're right! The print is great and well done on hemming it! I always mean to do that stuff and never get around to it!

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  32. The heat has been going crazy here, too! Like one day (tomorow) it's supposed to be 97, and the next it's supposed to be 60. What is a girl to wear?
    (Love this look on you!)

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