Monday, August 6, 2012

It's a jungle out there!

Hi lovelies!! Happy Monday, hope your week is off to a good start. This weekend I spent the majority of my time helping my brother prepare for his move and seeing his show Cabaret. The show was good - really provocative and depressing - but performed well. The woman who played Sally was fantastic! It also rained on Saturday :] Super exciting for Illinois. It has been ages. Anywho...the weekend flew by. I hope you enjoyed yours!

Today I have a fun summer outfit to share with you. Last week I was jumping for joy when I received this Jungle Book Dress in the mail from Sugarlips Apparel. Fun, isn't it? As soon as I saw the cute print and fun chain back detailing I knew I wanted had to add it to my wardrobe. I also love how light weight the dress is - perfect for this 90+ degree heat! The next day I had my awesome and incredibly wonderful boyfriend Brian take me out on a hot date wearing this number (not without taking some blog photos first of course) haha - did I mention he is a sweetheart?

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I had too much fun dressing this look up and down with accessories and shoes (you can check out more on my Flickr). This dress is perfect for a hot date or shopping around town on a hot summer day. I thought it was also only fitting to take photos of this look in a jungle-esque setting - aka, Brian's mother's garden/koi pond.

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With my newly brightened red hair I think it is only necessary that I incorporate more green in to my wardrobe ;]

Outfit Details: Dress - Jungle Book Dress c/o Sugarlips Apparel | Hat & necklace - Target | Belt - thrifted | Purse - Urban Outfitters| Flats - Payless | Wedges - Old Navy.

Any fun plans for your upcoming week? I think I need to start exploring the neighborhood I work in during my lunch breaks. There are so many incredible thrift stores calling my name :]

49 comments:

  1. I love the outfit! Especially the bottom part of the dress.

    Courtney
    xoxo
    chaseallyourdream.blogspot.com

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  2. you look adorable!! I love the back of that top!!!

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  3. I love the back detailing to the top, also loving that pond!

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    1. :] Thank you. The pond is so pretty!

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  4. gorgeous! i thought they were separates and not a dress. and i love the fun details at the back too! :)

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    1. :] I love pieces that give off that illusion. Thanks!

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  5. The chain detail is so great.

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  6. Love this whole look! the green with the skirt- and that chained back?! L.O.V.E.

    xo-Magen

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  7. Love this dress! It's so fabulous on you! I also love how it looks like 2 separate pieces and the back is just fabulous! :)

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    1. Thank you! I love that it looks like separates too :]

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  8. I was gonna ask where you were! haha It's so beautiful there and yes, perfect for your outfit photos! Especially with those gorgeous lilly pads.
    I love how you did two looks with this dress! I almost didn't notice the change in shoes. I love it with the strappy sandals and fedora best, I think! But I do love the more casual first version as well..ah, tough decisions! ;) Thanks for doing the dressed up and down versions though. I like when I can see it come to life outside of my head.
    Congrats to your brother Henry on another play! Maybe I'll see him on Broadway someday. :)

    P.s. That chain is definitely bringing sexy back. hehe

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    1. Her garden is incredible. I was so happy when Brian volunteered the garden.

      Thank you! It was a bit subtle. I like the dressy version as well, but it was fun trying out slightly different thing.

      Thank you! I sure hope so :]

      Tehehe. Definitely.

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  9. This dress looks beautiful on you!

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  10. You look gorgeous!! Love the real top with that necklace and of course the hat!! I always love a hat.

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much :] I just got the hat, I like it a lot!

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  11. Um..teal top not real top haha I was typing this out on my phone if you couldn't tell.

    -Jessi

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  12. What an amazing outfit. I love the triangle theme on the skirt and back of your top. Rad!

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  13. Wow I love it! And the back is just stunning!

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  14. oh my goodness I adore this outfit! love love the way you styled everything! following you xx

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  15. Especially love the back of this dress its just so differnet.

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    1. It is definitely what sold it for me :]

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  16. The back of that top is awesome!
    I love how different it is.

    Have fun exploring your work neighborhood! I hope there are some great finds in the thrift stores.

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    1. Thank you!

      I still haven't explored it YET :-/ I do love looking at all the shops though when I drive to and from work. Hopefully soon!

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  17. The back of that dress is amazing !

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
    http://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  18. you look so great! I love the back of that dress! so cute! and your hair looks fabulous!

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  19. This is such a gorgeous dress and it looks fabulous on you, the back of the dress is beautiful. Your hair looks pretty too! I don't have many plans for the week, hanging out with friends hopefully but that's about it. I'm ready for Summer to be over, this constant heat is the suck.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Aw, thank you so much.

      Sounds like good plans to me. Yeah, the heat has been awful.

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  20. I love the back on this dress! Very detailed and pretty.

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  21. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh your hair! And that dress! And those chains!! Its beautiful! And I love the little lily pond in the background. Sawoon!

    xo,
    Melanie from My Billie

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  22. Hello from a fellow Land-o-Lincolner! I am in love with that whole outfit, super summery. Newest follower! :)

    -Heather
    http://heathermeaghan.blogspot.com/

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