Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Dress: Forever 21 (similar splurge, similar save); Jacket: The Limited (similar splurge, similar save); Purse: Rebecca Minkoff; Shoes: H&M; Belt: H&M; Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm full of dinner, sleepy, and ready for the weekend. Ben and I are planning to take a quick trip down to Portland to look at apartments on Saturday and I've been busy looking for a decent place that isn't "charming" (too small), "quaint" (bad plumbing), and "vintage" (creepy old with thin walls). It's turning out to be horribly hard but we're hopeful that something will turn up this week and we can move quickly to start renting. What a giant chore. People that move all the time, to different cities, baffle me! How do you manage it?

I bought the dress above my freshman year of college (six years ago!) and wore it out to see a ballet in the winter with tights and a warm coat. I think that's the last time I wore it. The length is one of the prohibitive factors, but it's also a very loose flowy shape that usually doesn't work on me. Pairing it with some gold accessories, a jacket, and my beloved mini cross-body seemed to do the trick. shopping your own closet can sometimes bring out the most exciting combinations!

Linking up with Random Wednesday, WIWW, Keeping it Casual

45 comments

  1. love that dress! ^^

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  2. Fantastic photos! Love your jacket!

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  3. Love the leather jacket paired with this sweet, girly dress. Cute look!

    xo Amy

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  4. What an adorable dress! Love your RM bag too! Good luck with the apartment search :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  5. Ugh. Don't.Get.Me.Started.On.Moving! Andrew and I finally found an apartment that is perfect for us after two weeks! I hope you guys will be able to do the same!

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  6. The dress is super awesome, honey.

    Have a great day,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  7. Oh my gosh I have got to start saving my clothing to wear years down the road. Lov ethe colors in it and the pop with the neon pink bag! I would love for you to come linkup your outfit today with my neon linkup from yesterday. ; ) Next week's theme is floral.
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  8. Your legs look so long and gorgeous! Loving that leather jacket with that dress :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  9. You look stunning as usual!! Good luck in Portland finding a new place to move into, I hope you find something great!

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  10. Pretty dress, love it with that edgy jacket! Best of luck apartment searching!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  11. Cute dress! Looks great paired with that jacket!
    Nicole
    www.younglovestyle.blogspot.com

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  12. cutie dress :)

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  13. I ADORE that dress and you are so pretty! :)

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  14. Oooh I WANT that jacket, I've been looking for one exactly like it for a long time. Super cute. Have fun in Portland!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  15. More than the dress, I loved your jacket! :)
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  16. an alternative way of easy chic!
    the lilac dress is so cutee!

    <333
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  17. What a lovely dress! Looks great on you :) I fanned you on Lookbook! XO

    Kay
    Fashionably Kay

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  18. Looovve the print of this dress! SO unique and I love the colors.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  19. This is fab - a great look on you. I'll forever be addicted to the pairing of a leather jacket with a printed dress. It just never gets old!

    Love how you post similar splurges/saves!

    xo
    Katherine

    www.stylemachineblog.com

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  20. Beautiful pics! You have such a gorgeous face! I love the print of that dress you're wearing, you look gorgeous!

    xoxo Iris
    A DASH OF FASH

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  21. So pretty! I love the pattern on the dress :)
    Good luck with apartment hunting! I'm jealous, I want to get my own apartment!

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  22. nothing's worse than house hunting :(
    very cutre dress ! good luck !! x
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  23. I love moving! Having done a few of the big city moves and about to do an international one all I can say is it's about visiting as many neighborhoods as you can and trying to talk to people in the building you are looking, they will always tell you if it's a good place!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  24. This is a great casual outfit, it would look great for a night on the town or a day trip! I love how you give a splurge & save option!

    XOXO,
    Monica of Caravan of Style

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  25. I love this dress and also the cross body!


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  26. Just found your blog, you are so adorable. Love this outfit. If you get a chance, please link this up to my WHAT WE WORE party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/wardrobe-wednesday_12.html

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  27. That pattern of that dress is stunning - and so are you! xo

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  28. Super cute dress, love it with the jacket... and good look with the apartment hunt!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  29. you are gorgeous! love the look!

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  30. Cute dress! And I just LOVE the jacket!

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  31. Such a cute dress. I loved how you made it more edgy with that gorgeous leather jacket! Love this look!!

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    Sofia

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  32. Don't you love when a dress lasts that long! It just makes you feel great about your choice. It looks fantastic on you!

    xo Jackie

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  33. Super cute, love the dress, it suits you very well!
    FF

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  34. Ooooh I love this look! The dress is such a pretty color!!

    xo Megan, LushtoBlush.com

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  35. I love the dress and it looks great with those flats.

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  36. adorable and your freckles are beautiful!

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  37. Great outfit - love the dress :)

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  38. Love the pattern on that dress! I see why it's hung around in your wardrobe for so long!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
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  39. Gorgeous dress!

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  40. Lovely dress! What camera do you use? :) xxxxx Style Prism

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