2010-11-28

This Just Happened

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Dress? Jones New York, thrifted
Tights? Betsey Johnson, Winners
Boots? Aldo
Clutch? Hilary Radley, StyleSense

I'm going to go ahead and say the obvious about these pictures. It must have struck you immediately that this is the second time I am wearing these tights. It doesn't happen often that I keep tights run-free; this is a big deal.

A little bit less obvious is the fact that this dress matches the wall...perfectly. It's pretty subtle, so you may have missed it. Go ahead and scroll back up... maybe even take out your Pantone colour swatches... I've written before that sometimes a bit of doubt creeps in my mind about why I do this blog thing, but when I found a whole building painted in the same colour as my dress, I had a bit of a revelation. My city has my back... buildings are being painted to match what I wear. I will know that I have really made it when I find a wall covered in sequins. How will you know you made it?

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55 comments :

J'Anns Boutique said...

Love the clutch! and Winners is my store.

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

Natasha said...

I am SO in love with this dress! I love longsleeve tight short dresses...they do amazing things for a persons legs!! And I love the mixed patterns with the tights...love love love! haha

The Elegant Bohemian said...

LOVE this dress and LOVE that you score the most beautiful things thrifting! Beautifully styled! ~Serene

In Kinsey's Closet said...

That is so cute! I love how the color matches the background. Keeping tights tun free is hard work!!

Gingie said...

haha I have to buy new tights every month because no matter how careful I am when putting them on/wearing them I ALWAYS manage to ruin them. Good thing they are a cheap accessory :)


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Nadine said...

Yes, I totally noticed that your dress matched the wall - I was assuming you bought the dress to match the wall, no? Absolutely love the dress, too - feel free to let me know when you need me to take it off your hands.

Kaydee said...

I love this outfit! My tights always get runs in them too. It's the most frustrating thing!

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

We have a wall covered in sequins where I live. Google "Ned Kahn, A Slice of Wind" to see the prettiness.

linda said...

That thrifted dress fits you like a glove. Man. Teach us that on Thursday, will ya?

I'll be on the lookout for a sequined wall here in Portland.

The Auspicious Life

(and sorry for the confusion to the other Linda W. who loves you and posts on here like me. I'm going with the all lowercase this time - just to mix it up. We will have to come up with a system to distinguish ourselves.)

Emily (tomorrow never knows) said...

I LOVE seeing your pretty face on here. I did not notice a-your tights (you wore those like 2 weeks ago, whats the biggie?) nor the wall... but now I see it all!
that dress is pretty skin tight tacular. I like it. especially since it's thrifted.
I havent been to a thrift store in weeks! it's not easy being on a shopping ban. oh and betsey johnson shoe sales up in random rented out rooms on the 2nd floor of some random building.... SIGH. I love this purple building.

406 Olivia said...

I totally noticed the coordinating wall and wondered how you happened upon that wall when you were wearing that dress! Some girls have all the luck...

xoxo,
~Olivia

PS Bangin' bod...

Elizabeth said...

Great dress! I also love your hair

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Sydney said...

Gaw. my town SO does not back me up. Some girls just have all the luck...

You bod in bangin in that dress. Seriously.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look smokin' hot in that dress, Yen! I am pissed. My new town does not support me stylistically at all. WFT?!?

Kyla said...

Holy hotness, lady! I actually didn't notice the wall - not with that dress! You look slammin'!

Jameil said...

There will be a sequined wall and a wall covered in velvet in some garish shade. Hot pink! Turquoise! Purple! A paisley with those colors! ≈With sequins as the eye. √ Yes. THEN I will have made it.

Emily said...

Your waist, etc look amazing in this dress.

eleanor said...

Oh wow, these photos are beyond perfect. The wall! The dress! Those tight! Your amazing figure! Ah. LOVE this post.

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Dylana Suarez said...

The dress is gorgeous. You pull of that wicked cool print with flying colors.

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

I'll know I've made it when the Vulcan salute becomes a common greeting. Or when Starfleet or Hogwarts uniforms become everyday wear.

LyddieGal said...

that dress is just the most beautiful thing ever.
I love your chameleon photos as well.

Chic on the Cheap

Sally said...

Diggin' the new header & I love this dress and tights combo!

Sarah vP said...

i got to see this outfit in real life - and it was great even without the complimentary background . . . .

Sarah vP said...

or is it complementary??? both i think.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Girl you definitely have it going on. Screw red, they've painted the town purple for you.

I suppose I'd know I'd made it when they constructed apartment blocks out of clashing checks, plaids and gingham.

I can't wait.

Also, I'm hosting a give away. Check it out.

BekaLoves said...

A wall of sequins sounds awsome! lol.

Great outfit! Lovely :)

Fashion Butter said...

Hahaha, wall of sequins. Wait, what am I laughing at, I totally want one.

Linda said...

HEY OTHER LINDA W...NO PROBLEM, I'LL JUST DO ALL CAPS. YEN IT'S ME, THE LINDA YOU LOVE. THE ONE YOU SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS WITH IN UNI...THIS WILL HELP DISTINGUISH, METHINKS.

YOU SHOULD PAINT ONE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE A DIFFERENT COLOUR TO MATCH YOUR WARDROBE...START WITH THE MASSIVE CLOSET.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Not only is the dress *stunning*, your hair is gorgeous. You look perfect for a night on the town!

Half Dressed said...

Gorgeous dress, and I love the mix of patterns between it and the tights. :)
Nice outfit

L x
Half Dressed

briannelee said...

Love your tights and dress!!!! So cute!!!

Maggie said...

Those booties are awesome! And I love that wall too :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Great outfit! hehe, you're right, it does match the building! I like how you paired the dress with patterned tights, very chic!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Stella said...

Well, that dress is awesome. And I love the tights (I have a tights obsession :( You have also given me an idea because I'd never thought of short long-sleeve dress with boots. Hmmm.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love how you coordinated that fab dress with the wall.

How cool would a sequin wall be? Maybe we should start one, like a shinier and more hygienic version of bubblegum alley, where everyone who passed added some sparkle.

rlutz said...

such a amazing dress...love the pattern mixing and of course, the matching wall!

Merissa said...

I love the new header!! I also sometimes wear steel-toe boots for work (I work for a construction company, though I'm mainly in the office). I can't get enough of that picture with the boots and the heels side-by-side :).

A.Co said...

YES!!!!

Amazing score on the dress, fits you like a GLOVE.

The city DOES have your back.

Gawd-you make me laugh.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

closet365 said...

This is brilliance. I can't decide what I love more. The dress? The tights? The matching wall? Oh hell...I love it all. Well done, lady!

Em-Jae said...

Haha "buildings are being painted to match what I wear." LOVE THAT.
Love those rockin' tights, too! Cute.

Morgan and Lua said...

Oh hi.

I throughly enjoy this outfit situation. Plus a matching wall, bonus. What I want to know if what you did in this hottsy tottsy outfit. Romantic dinner date? Ice cream and bike rides? Walk in the woods?

I'm into the new layout. You two did a great job designing it together. I bet your cats were skyping behind your back to her cats though.

Sidewalk Chic said...

I'm ridiculously in love with this outfit, Yen. Even better that it matches that wall.

I love your blog redesign! The header just matches you so well.

Terri said...

Are you sure you didn't have this wall painted to match the outfit?

poca said...

Hot stuff you are! Replace the word "stuff" with a four letter word beginning with S and you'll know exactly what I was thinking.

LOVE LOVE LOVE these pics! I'm on the hunt for the sequin wall...we may just have to create one ourselves!!

xo,
Poca

Future Lint said...

That's awesome you found a matching wall, er, the wall matches you! That dress is so insanely flattering on you!

Lianna J said...

wow! your whole outfit is sublime!

Tiffany said...

I love the whole outfit!!! Those booties are so hot and look awesome with that dress!!

sartoriography said...

You look stunning in that dress...in the whole outfit, actually. And I'm really loving this new layout of yours, especially the header. Looking good all around!

Laura said...

those are some rockin tights!

20 York Street said...

And when you do find that wall Yen, call me! Ive got some sequins Im dying to bust out!

p.s. Dang! Somebody got a real puurrty make ovah!

Kate said...

Hoorah for not ripping tights! I am so bad for that. And a special hoorah for not ripping THESE tights, because they are so friggin' fantastic. Oh, by the way - did you notice that you match the wall? Just sayin'...

Bridget said...

you look awesome.

gangsterpixiestyle said...

I love that dress! It is sooo pretty! I want it!
It looks amazing how you styled it! Impressive.

amanda said...

daaaaaaammmnn! (is it okay i say that?) you look amazing! that dress was clearly made for you (who cares what the size says, i bet it was a girls size anyway :)

Aneta said...

ur winners in Hamilton must be amazing. i can never find anything good there!