Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Navy Dress Inspiration: My Look

I have added my rendition of this dress to the post.  I shopped my closet of thrifted dresses to create a look that is inspired by the pricey dress below.

I love this classic dress and the simple clean lines.  I cannot afford this particular dress, but I do have a thrifted dress that is similar and decided to style it on Polyvore before styling my own.



Navy Dress Inspiration





This dress has a similar cut but lacks the embellishment and the gathers at the neckline.

There are gathers at the waist which is very flattering on a curvy or pear shaped figure.


I had to buy some new sunnies....my Juicy Couture sunglass have mysteriously disappeared.  I like these Brighton sunglasses and they were a fraction of the price of the missing pair.

This picture just makes me happy.  This is my precious Brady...my first grandchild.  I love that full out, head tipped back happy laughter!

28 comments:

  1. I love when people shop their own closets! Can't wait to see your look!
    --Vivienne

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    1. I have grown to love shopping my own closet and its taken a lot of work to get to this point....even to get to the point of thrifting. Now, I would not have it any other way.

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  2. Oh wow! that's a gorgeous dress. Can't wait to see your look too :)

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    1. I really like the dress and I'm happy that I had a similar one in my closet!

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  3. Wow, I love this outfit! And regarding your comment on my blog, I love the Tudors as well. I'm actually a professional historian of Stuart and Tudor Britain (I just graduated in May with my PhD from Yale).

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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    1. Wow....congrats on the PhD. I'm sure your Tudor history far exceeds mine! I have to say that although I loved the show The Tudors....I found many details to be historically inaccurate but the costumes were delicious!

      I've read everything I know of about Anne Boleyn; I'm fascinated by her. If you have any book recommendations...I would be very happy!

      Thank you for the compliment.

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  4. I'm a pear so this dress would work for me. I love it! I do have a hard time finding dresses that are cut right for my figure, it's frustrating.
    You look faaaaaantastic in it!

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    1. It is very frustrating! I have had to do a lot of closet editing in order to be at peace with my dress wardrobe and my exaggerated pear shape. I have found that anything with too much fullness in the skirt just makes my bottom have look even bigger. Most of the time; I choose the right dress....but as you can see in some of my past posts, I have made a few mistakes...and those dresses have been edited out!

      Thank you for the compliment!

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  5. Nicely done...it is definitely a classic look.

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    1. Thank you! I felt very worry free in that dress....unworried about my outfit which is one of my two main goals in dressing each day. The other is to look pretty. :)

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  6. You did a great job of "closet shopping"! I love the dress on you, very classic and chic.

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I'm learning to enjoy closet shopping therapy as much as I once did retail shopping therapy!

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  7. Hi Lisa,
    Lovely in navy! You don't look old enough to have a grandchild! What an adorable photo of Brady!

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    1. Awww...thank you for both compliments!

      My Brady is my sweetie and it makes me happy to see his face on my blog. By the way....your blog is phenomenal. You have excellent style.

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  8. As adorable as that picture is...it's not possible for you to be old enough to be a grandmother.

    You look stunning in that dress!!!

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    1. Melissa, Its so nice to hear that. I do think the camera hides much of my 'grandma-ness'; I think I look better in the pictures than in reality. I don't retouch the pictures, but the 'squinting lines' on my face don't really show up on camera! (I don't mind that at all).

      I won't complain about the compliments, though! I am in fact a very proud Granny!!!

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  9. You look great! I like your necklace. You look so classy!
    --Vivienne

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    1. Thank you! The necklace was the one I won at a Lia Sophia party!

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  10. You have a special way to show the trends that are better for you.

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  11. Wow, nicely done - that dress looks amazing on you, it's a great item that you can dress up or down according to the occasion. I think gold works so well with navy.

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    1. Thank you, Lorena....I think its very versatile. I can't figure out why I let it hang in my closet for so long!

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  12. That is such a cute picture, babies are so funny and cute when they laugh! :)
    Love this dress, it has such a lovely classic look and fit and I really like the long pendant.

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    1. Thank you for the compliments! Laughing babies are the most joyful thing! I think I need to find this dress in many other colors!

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  13. That dress looks magnificent on you. Love the photo of the grandbaby ... so precious.

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    1. Thank you Wendy....that dress was in the back of my closet and I had only worn it once before. What was I thinking? Its definitely been moved to the front of my closet to be worn often!

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  14. that LBD suit you! You look really elegant with a sparkle of sexyness
    kisses

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure why I wasn't wearing it much in the past; but I all definitely be wearing it more in the future!

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