Monday, June 28, 2010

my outfit: pattern play!

Did you have a fabulous weekend? After a hot day at the pool with the kiddos and a little cat nap I was in need of a serious refresher to finish out the day. I hoped in the shower, put on this dress, some earrings and pulled my hair back and voila! I was ready for an evening of making dinner, taking the kids to ice cream and cocktails with my husband later. Ahhhh.... A perfect Saturday!



You have probably noticed by now, but I don't wear a lot of pattern. I love pattern, but have a hard time committing to one that I love. But this dress... I just LOVE it! I look forward to pulling it out each summer. I usually pull it out each year for my birthday (how cheesy is that?). My birthday is next month and I always feel great in this dress. So it's perfect!

Also, this purse is definitely the "bag du jour" - but I'm going to switch it up next week. New month, new purse (well, new purse from the closet!)... I think it's fun to include the purse, I take it everywhere. So really, isn't it part of the outfit?



I originally got this dress at Urban Outfitters when I was pregnant with my youngest. It was a perfect maternity top with jeans. But it really is a dress... although sometimes I still like to pair it with skinny jeans. That a great maternity tip though... buy dresses as tops and pair them with leggings or maternity jeans while pregnant and then you still can wear them post pregnancy as dresses!

Since this dress is long-gone from the stores... I picked out a few fun patterned dresses that would be just as fun and easy to wear this summer.




Details:
Dress, Lux, Urban Outfitters
Earrings, Charlotte Russe (similar)
Sandals, F21 (similar)
Purse, Deux Lux (I got mine on GILT) (in black, blue & red)

13 comments:

Maria said...

great look Jill you look so sweet and summery, and patterns are my favorite!

Dobbygirl said...

I did that when I was pregnant too, unfortunately I can't wear any of them now - all are too big (which is a good thing). I was not a small pregnant person, my body held on to every calorie until my daughter was like 3 months old - LOL! Enough of that - you look so cute - I'm still digging that bag! I'm like you, about 20% of my closet is pattern, I need to work on that ;o)

jill said...

i ♥ that dress!! it's really cute on you. i feel the same way about patterns...don't have too many in my closet, but i'm working on adding more!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

You look GREAT in patterns. I want that dress -- it's like Tea Collection for adults! I love your hair pulled back too. xxoo

MerciBlahBlah said...

Lurv lurv lurve that dress! It's one of those great patterns that can go from summer with cute flats to fall/winter, with some cool Frye boots and tights. TRES cute!
Merci,
Shannan

b.a. said...

cuuuute! love it. and it's amazing what a shower & a dress can do for you, huh?!

Staley Mc said...

Jill, I love that dress! You look so cute and the pattern is great!

Angie said...

Found you through Style your life- all I had to see was this dress and I was hooked!! Following along now ;)

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

What a gorgeous dress! Perfect for such a lovely summer Saturday evening, like you had.

jen v said...

Love, love, love this dress. I wish it was still available. Great idea for pregnancy as well..i'll have to start keeping my eyes open for something like this.

Michelle said...

Cuuute dress!! They are so easy and always make me feel so feminine!

lauren @ gathering moss said...

totally agree with you on the pattern thing - love it, but am extremely picky. that makes for a lot of "this pattern is so YOU" comments from friends and family, so i guess i'm consistent! i'll definitely file away the maternity tip for some day in the future - great idea!

valerielovesyou said...

I love this!! my favourite outfit of yours since I stumbled onto your blog a few weeks ago! Great dress.


 

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