Charcoal and Hunter

Ah, an outfit post! I feel like I shoot (and show) outfits in weird bursts. Well, less weird bursts and more like "only when my hair looks kind of decent"... I can curl my hair with my wand and it'll last for a handful of days. Then I pack as many outfits in as possible to stock pile. Does that make me a bad blogger?! haha I'm trying to gather up stuff for posts all next week while we'll be busy moving. Sometimes scheduled posts come in handy! 

I snagged this dress on super sale via PLNDR last week and I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do. It's black, tiered, and FOX... three things I don't tend to seek out. But it's one of the only dresses I have in my wardrobe that I'd feel 100% comfortable with sans tights. It's such a great length! What is with brands today making dresses that barely cover your backside?! Maybe it's just that I have a rather... uh... generous... backside?! :P I thought black on black on black would be too much so I opted for some hunter green tights. My Gee WaWa "Flora" wedges probably wouldn't be most people's first choice of footwear, but I like the chunky balance. I wore this out and about yesterday to have coffee in East Nashville with Maya. Lovely conversation as usual. Afterward we popped into UAE and fawned over Betsey Johnson dresses, then feelings of frustration that my iPhone is in the hands of a "fixer person" yet again quickly followed. I got a new iPhone on Sunday (finally!) after mine malfunctioned on Friday. Then I wanted it turned into a pink iPhone and they can't seem to get it to work properly. Here's to hoping I get it back soon (I'm sure you're all tired of hearing me whine about that silly phone!) I think the universe is telling me a pink iPhone is just silly.

Today is a day of designing (always!) and packing. Also - Mike's grandpa isn't fairing all that well currently so any well wishes/prayers/positive thoughts would be most appreciated. He's the sweetest man in the whole wide world and we're really rooting for him. He's a tough cookie though, so we're just here cheering him on!

Here's to another working weekend! Hope it's a rad one for y'all xo

Target cardigan
Target tights

PS; The dress above is still on sale at PLNDR for only $20! They also have the black + purple one I got marked down to $25 + a few others for $15! Believe me when I say it's such a fabulous frock! (Junkyard Biker Black Check // Junkyard Biker Purple Check) Annnnddd Motel + BB Dakota is on sale right now. I die.

PPS; I don't know what was so interesting out that window. Sometimes style blogging is so awkward.

42 comments:

  1. Gosh, that dress! little skulls! so cute.

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  2. Oh so adorable! I love that little cardigan! Beautiful.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  3. I love that dark green color! I have a cardigan that color, and when I bought it I thought I'd rarely wear it...but I've been surprised how much it fits into my wardrobe! Anyway, I hope Mike's grandpa gets better. I'll send lots of good thoughts your way!

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  4. You look adorable!
    Quick Q about the dress, is it stretchy? Does it have a zipper or is it just pull over? I'm pretty "well endowed" up top so I have to make sure of these things before I buy :)

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  5. Grrrrrrrrl. Hide that dress, it's MINE! Oh my god. Seriously. I am so in love! I have a mad crush on anything skull related. Especially with bones underneath. EEEEEP!!!

    You look rockin'!!!

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  6. Those shoes are amazing! I really love the shape of them.
    Good luck moving, i recently moved home and even with only 1 cat and the boy in tow it was really stressful. Hope it all goes well!


    Thoughts are with Mike's family!

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  7. those piercings on your dimple are so wow! ♥

    best wishes for mike's grandpa - hope he pulls through this tough period! (:

    ♥ ♥ ♥
    valour and lace

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  8. Cute! Love the skull print!
    I hope Mike's grandpa is okay!!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  9. love your dress :)
    Your shoes are amazing!!!!

    Beautiful Dreams

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  10. Im in love with the color of your hair. It always looks so bright and awesome!

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  11. I love this dress on you! It is not your backside, dresses are just short as hell these days. I feel like am back in the 90s with the dress length issues, but then again, I am old :)

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  12. I love it when you curl your hair with that wand! It looks great... I definitely need to invest in one of those; hopefully they make them in a decently small size because I just chopped my hair off :]

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  13. @meganjlar: it's stretchy! it has a smocked back and it actually runs kind of big in the top, too!

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  14. Gorgeous color combination. I love your shoes! You always have the coolest and most unique shoes.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  15. You are gorgeous. And those shoes are epic. They remind me of my childhood….probably because they remind me of the Spice Girls. ;)

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  16. Love the dress (and shoes)! Sending positive thoughts your way! Good luck with your phone situation! :)

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  17. LOVE the way the green tights bring out your red hair :) It's a really great combo!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the outfit, as always {charcoal is my go-to color-- it is a great place to start & goes with all manner of colors}.
    & sending good vibes to you & yours & hoping all turns out well~*

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  19. I just realized...I would love to see a straight-haired post! I always curl my hair, so it gives everyone a shock when I wear it straight. I bet it looks fab on you!

    -Lindsey

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  20. Sending lots of good wishes your way!

    I feel a bit flippant commenting on how much I like your dress as a result, but I really do. I didn't even noticed it was tiered- does it fan out amazingly in the wind (or when you twirl?!)?

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  21. Cute outfit! I love the shoes!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  22. Love your color pallet and your micro-print of skulls :)

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com

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  23. That outfit is too amazing. Everything is always put together so well... your tights, dress, cardigan, hair, shoes... I just love it! :)
    And I'll be praying for you guys! <3

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  24. Aw you look stunning, I love the colors! c:

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  25. That dress is lovely! I thought it was polka dots from afar, but I love that close up its really little skulls!
    I hope Mike's grandpa feels better :(

    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ugh, I'm sure 'normal' length dresses are really turning into mini dresses everywhere. Although I always wear tights underneath, it gets so hot here that sometimes you just can't and so I spend an hour throwing dresses on my closet floor trying to find one that won't show my undies!

    xx Melanie

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  27. So cute! I've been lurking for a while, but I rarely comment. I had to today since you inspired my outfit yesterday! lol Take a gander: http://birdgottafly.blogspot.com/2012/02/honeybee.html

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  28. Very cute outfit! I love how feminine it is overall, and I just adore the pop of color with your tight! Cuteness!! I feel like our styles are very similar. I'm definitely a skirt & dress girl, but I also hate how short they make them.

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  29. pretty as per usual! the platform heels of those shoes are interesting. i like all items of clothing unique!

    xx
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  30. So gorgeous! <3 You always have the best quirky prints!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear about your fiance's grandfather, I hope he gets better soon.

    Good luck with the packing, I'm packing right now for my vacation and I know that does not compare at all to packing your entire belongings.

    You look adorable, I love this dress! It is so hard to find a good length dress, I don't know what it is with designers going for too short or too long.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  32. those shoes are hot!

    and i agree, dresses/skirts today are becoming shorter and shorter. i'm very petite with no backside and even *i* can't imagine wearing some of my current dresses without tights!

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  33. I love how you wore those heels, they look so cute on!

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  34. That dress is so cool! I love how you've styled it with the green tights and awesome heels. The color of your tights is really unique.

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  35. you look gorgeous, love your skirt and shoes

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  36. Cool skulls, sweet ruffles... a perfect mixture! You look lovely.

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  37. I love your outfit posts, they're always so cute! I love the exposed brick walls, I suppose this will be one of your last outfit posts in your loft?
    I emailed you a bit ago about blog design for my Amsterdam adventure, my site is up and running now and I'd love for you to check it out! xo

    http://adventuresofemilylynn.blogspot.com/

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB