Mar 25, 2013

WILD WILD WEST PART I (WITH VIDEO)


dress c/o Chicwish, hat from Inner Mongolia

I love a good white dress - in fact, I just love wearing white no matter what season it is. From winter's substantial, heavy, or furry white coats, to spring's chunky white sandals, to summer's diaphanous white frocks, I just feel happy wearing the color! It's clean, it's calming, it's cooling. Throughout all seasons, I just adore the timelessness of a good all-white ensemble.

The one thing, however, about white dresses that I find myself struggling with is making sure that they appear different with each wear. They often say a lot standing alone - which is completely fine, but I do love variety and newness. Especially in the hot, sticky, summer heat, it's a hassle to pile on the layers and jackets to spice it up a bit, so the route I most likely take is with accessories - like this black cowboy hat! There's just something about how it transforms the dress, maybe how the darkness adds an edge to the lace and girlish collar of the dress, or maybe even how the western influences completely re-context the dress! I'm not particularly a huge fan of cowboy boots (although I do love the song Cowboy Boots by Macklemore - don't judge), but I enjoy how the hat is a more subtle homage to the west.

To be completely honest here, I prefer wearing separates over wearing dresses, just because I think that there's more room for depth and intrigue when you can combine and really take advantage of the possibilities of mixing up various pieces - but when the dress is right, I will definitely hop on the train.

I have also filmed a video for you all ft. Lulu's (the rest of the outfits will be in future posts), as I had a bit of extra time during spring break, and rather than write essays, I decided to do something I wouldn't normally be able to do when school is happening! Please tell me your thoughts and opinions - if you guys enjoy it, I'll definitely be making more! I think it is now very evident that frolicking in the fields is one of my favorite pastimes - yes, boys, and girls, I adore flowers (for future reference, wink, wink).

PS. On another note, my friend is in the running for this internship contest here. It would be lovely if you guys could vote for her by searching her name "Brennan" and voting three times!




29 comments:

  1. I absolutely love white dresses, especially white lace ones! (: So pretty and fresh!

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  2. Yeaaaaah love a good cowboy hat!!! Cute video :)

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  3. Cute dress <3

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    1. is the hat we got in inner mongolia?

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  5. the place + outfit! lovely!

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  6. nice dresse love it!

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  7. I love how your hat compliments your dress so well <3

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  8. Love your hat !

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  9. Thanks you SO much for the uber sweet comment :*) You look so lovely in these pics!!! So ethereal .. loving the boho chic vibe.

    xoxo, Ally
    pinsandroses.blogspot.ca

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  10. You're so cute! I love your dress. Looks simple but beautiful :)


    The Girl Behind The Pen

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  11. i love a good all-white outfit too. they're clean, simple and still stylish. love your dress so much stephanie <3

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  12. I love the pictures' look and the third one in your video! Wish I could go to Coachella's!

    Mónica <3
    lookatmonica.blogspot.com

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    let me know I'll follow back for sure
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    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  14. Just lovely style choices!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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  15. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  17. it is quite difficult to dress up a white dress, isn't it? love your take on it with the cowboy hat, very creative and stunning :)

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  18. The white dress looks great on you! I like how you've added the cowboy hat to it haha! I've had a bit of a white obsession lately as well, I feel like I've been stocking up on white shirts and tops recently!

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  19. Okay, how adorable are you?! Loving all of these looks and now wishing I was going to Coachella!!!
    xo TJ

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  21. Love the western look, mixing the white dress with a cowboy hat!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  22. you are just too cute! Loving the dress <3

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