April 17, 2012

nautical love


Who agrees with me that bright stripes are a sure sign that summer is right around the corner? This nautical inspiration instantly takes me back to combing the waves with my fingertips or drying beads of water on my skin under the shining sun. It's probably this influence that inspired me to spontaneously head to Venice Beach the very next day, which will show up on tomorrow's post. Now back to this Asos find; I love this dress for three things: stripes, sparkles, and drape. I've always shied away from stripes because I believed in the old myth that it would make me look wider. But if you look closely at this dress, Asos strategically designed the stripes at the sides to an angle to create the flattering shapely illusion. Only completes the recipe for a dress made for summer.

dress: ASOS
shirt: Forever 21
jewelry: Forever 21
sunnies: The Caravan
bag: Nordstrom
shoes: Sway (would splurge on this)




18 comments:

  1. That is a cute summer dress! Love how you tied the shirt ... it's almost like two different outfits~ Nice!

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  2. Stripes are always great for summer! I need to find some cute dresses, too! You look terrific!

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  3. gorgeous! I love the jean with that dress!

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  4. I really love this outfit. The pink stripes and blue shirt is a sweet contrast and the dress is super flattering on you!

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  5. Such a beautiful look. The knotted shirt looks really chic! :)

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  6. I absolutely love the cut on the back of your dress and your shoes! :)

    Michelle
    www.michelleesque.com

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  7. This outfit is amazing!

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  8. This is such a cute outfit! Makes me wish I lived in California! And your brows are absolutely perfect!

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  9. The back of the dress is to die for. I really like how you matched it up with a tied shirt!

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  10. such a cute look! i love the striped dress! i love how you made the nautical look more girly with the pink!

    bijou-minou.blogspot.com

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  11. You look absolutely stunning in The Caravan sunnies!
    Thanks so much for tagging us ♥

    xo Olivia

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  12. Lovely dress. Adore!

    xo, -Elizabeth

    http://bookofleisure.blogspot.com

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