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Friday, October 12, 2012

Drop Everything




I was thrilled, to say the least, when drop-waist dresses became popular again.  I love the slight vintage feel this shape has & I'm a big fan of the way they can elongate the torso, making even the most vertically-challenged (or short-waisted) appear tall & lean.  This houndstooth style pretty much fulfills all my requirements - flattering, comfortable, on-trend...plus the fabric is a slightly thicker knit, so it's an ideal choice for those sunny but crisp fall days.  {Great newsLondon Times is offering 20% off their entire site exclusively for PPF readers.  Just use code PPF20 at checkout - good through November 11th!}




What I'm wearing:
c/o London Times dress (here), Mossimo pumps (here), Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar) & Zara (here), ASOS clutch (on sale here + extra 10% off with code MEGA10), Lips: L'Oreal Infallible Red Fatale, Nails: Sally Hansen Nail Strips Tweed Le-Dee

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Sandy a la Mode said...

super pretty dress! i love drop waists!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Katie Cramer said...

simply fabulous! the necklace & bag are perfect additions to the look!
xo Katie
www.SuburbanSparkle.net

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

YAY! this dress looks AMAZING on you!!! i came SO close to picking this one too!!! loving your layered necklaces also!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Miss Ashleigh said...

I like the way you layered those necklaces, I thought they were one huge, lovely piece! Ashleigh-http://stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com/

Spring Wedlund said...

What a cute outfit! I liked it so much that I spotlighted it in my "Bloglovin" collection on Socialbliss, which can be seen here: http://www.socialbliss.com/spring-wedlund/bloglovin-GU3TGNRZ/penny-pincher-fashion-GI2DIMBWGM

Natali said...

Fabulous dress and necklace from Zara. Love this outfit!

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Alice Warren said...

Love how you layered your necklace! I have yet to try the drop waist dress - I am afraid it will make me look short legged and hippy.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Amy said...

This dress is fabulous!

xx Amy

Leopard and Lillies

RachieCakes said...

Great dress!! I've been slow to try a drop-waisted dress, but I may have to give it a try now!

xo Rach
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The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Jealous... I am sooo jealous!

That is the most amazing dress... and those heels are too die for!

Amazing look!

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jules said...

very pretty! the yellow shoes look great as well :)

xo julesinflats.com

Yazmin said...

That is such a great dress! LOVE your nails :)

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Styleclouds said...

Beautifuk, beautiful, beautiful! The dress is perfect and I love the pop of yellow in the shoes! You look amazing! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Sofia Donatelli said...

Good morning Kim,
Love the Houndtooth dress. I looks amazing on you. Also the pop of color shoes!

Have a great weekend

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Houndstooth is one of my favorites, and this dress is simply wonderful! I think the way you combined the necklaces was so creative, and the clutch is so awesome!

Alyson said...

not only do you look insanely stunning, this dress is amazing and girl, these photos are editorial quality. GORGEOUS!

For All Things Lovely said...

Love this dress! xx.
Megan

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

always love a good houndstooth!

Xo Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

dipitblack said...

Beautiful dress and love that clutch!
You look so classy!

X
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cchicc3 said...

stunning! I love the drop waist in the houndstooth print! Your necklace is gorgeous too!

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Lace And Tulle said...

super cute dress!! love it!!!

Cait Val said...

OMGosh. stop that dress is amazing! plus pairing it with that great art deco necklace & black leather clutch . . . . so fantastic.

happy friday.
xo. c & v
cake & valley

Trish said...

I love this dress! It looks great on you. And I love your choice of shoes and accessories!

Tina said...

Ahhh yellow shoes! You are so fabulous I can't stand it! Except, I can.

Star White said...

Such a sweet outfit!

I have the same length hair and would love to know how you styled it today. It's so cute!

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alongobucco said...

I love the vintage look of a drop waist dress! Because I'm on the shorter side, I have to be mindful of where the "drop" falls. Love your version!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Samantha Tananbaum said...

When Alyson did a London Times giveaway, this was my favorite! It looks so great on you, and I love the details.

xo
Sam

Danielle said...

Love that this look is coming back. As a short-waisted girl, this is so flattering on me!

3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

I am so happy drop waist dresses are back too! My Mom tells me that was all I wore as a child, hehe! xo
Best, M.
http://fadedmstyle.com

The Autumn Blue said...

I love that necklace too!!

The Autumn Blue said...

I love that necklace too!

Audrey said...

That dress is gorgeous on you! I've ALWAYS been a fan of drop waist dresses and can't for the life me understand how they are just now becoming so popular! Love the print and everything about it. Happy Friday! xo

Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE this houndstooth dress, super cute with your heels and necklace! I might have to go buy this dress with your discount, thanks! :)

xoxo,
Rachel

Kimberly said...

Hi Star,

My hair is naturally curly, so I just let it dry this way and then scrunched it a little. You can get the same effect with a 1" barrel curling iron & wrapping sections around (without using the clamp)! :)

xo,
Kimberly

Terry S said...

Needsless to say that I LOOOOOOOOOVE things houndstooth, and by extension, I sooo LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this dress.

xoxo,
Terry

terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Gorgeous flattering dress! Love the coordinating nails!

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Shannon said...

Great dress!
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RoselyC said...

Beautiful dress. Love this trend but I wonder if it flatters a curvy body because some clothes don´t really look good on everyone, I really like the style but I don't think it would work on me.

Sha' said...

This is nice!!

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

You look STUNNING in this drop waist dress! Love the black and white print with a pop of color from the shoes. So so pretty!

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Erica said...

You look fabulous in that dress! I love how you paired with yellow pumps too.

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saumya shiohare said...

you are my style diva. I learn so much from you as a stylish mom who is super cool at living fabulously even on a budget...cheers to you

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Christine said...

Awesome dress!
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Marie-Eve said...

You look absolutely amazing in that fabulous dress ! Love the dropped waist !

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2 Girls, 2 Cities said...

What an adorable dress, and in my favorite print! - J
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secretivestyle.com said...

Looking beautiful as always!!

Magz and Mez said...

Simple and gorgeous - love it!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

I love the print of this dress...so cute on you!

silvergirl said...

absolutely adore this dress!!!
brett

Rebecca said...

Love how that houndstooth print lessened the super feminine touch of this drop waist dress!!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Marsha C said...

very cute dress x

http://styleofalondontallgirl.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

Your necklace is absolutely gorgeous!

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fleurani said...

I love this houndstooth printed dress on you, so elegant. Great pop of colour with the yellow pumps. Super chic :-9

<3 Ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Cathy said...

Super cute!!!!!!!
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♥Celyne Glam♥ said...

great,wonderful post!
do you want follow each other?

xoxo


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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

A very flattering silhouette on you indeed! I love how you paired the classic houndstooth with punch yellow heels!
xx
Here&Now

LyddieGal said...

I adore houndstooth - and this dress looks contemporary, but with a lovely vintage flare. So cute on you!
Chic on the Cheap

Jamie said...

I personally look ridiculous in drop waist dresses, but this one looks amazing on you! I'm also a bit obsessed with houndstooth print, so that's also a plus. :)

The Blue Hour

Amy said...

this is gorgeous, esp. with those muted yellow shoes!
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styleonthecouch.com said...

Did I see this dress on POSE already? If not then I am dreaming but I still love the dress. Especially with the yellow shoes - I have a yellow pair from Zara you've reminded me will still work with my monochrome outfits x

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Northern Style Exposure said...

That statement necklace is a knock out! Loving it!

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Emily711 said...

I love love your style! You are such an inspiration for my new little blog. Keep the good stuff coming pretty girl!

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