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I'm Not Fancy


It's only fitting that I would wear one of the most amazing dresses I've ever owned while my hair is a mess. I mean I get lucky with already co-ordinated nails and find the perfect shoes to match, then sort of forget I haven't washed my hair in a couple of days and notice how obvious my roots are getting after I'm dressed...But it sort of suits my overall style. I'm drawn to more formal, elegant pieces but I feel slightly uncomfortable when I'm very polished. A messy ponytail becomes a metaphor for my unkempt room and even the random assortment of items that collects in the backseat of my car. But too fancy for me or not, I'll happily mark this down in the records as my favorite dress. There might be more basic pieces I'll always end up wearing, but to me this dress is where reality and fantasy collide and just looking at it makes me smile...
P.S. Aren't these Seychelles 30th anniversary special edition sandals the best?

Outfit details:
vintage purse
*pictures by Jon




19 comments:

Diamond Dann said...

Wow! You always amaze me. Your dresses are just divine and you carry off so many different looks so effortlessly and flawlessly. I wish I had your dress selection and your flair for photography. Keep it up, I'm absolutely in love with what you're doing. :-)

bestie said...

that really is the prettiest dress! it may just be my favorite, too, which is sad to admit since it isn't even mine. lol.

and i absolutely adore the hair with the look--just as it is. (:

Tamara said...

That really is a beautiful dress! I love the color and the pattern :).

Tamara
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Anna Neumann said...

The pattern on the dress is gorgeous! It goes really well with the location. I think the "messy" hair look pairs well with fancy dresses. It makes the look more "human." I think is why I typically don't care for high-end fashion; it just looks too harsh and impractical.

Alexandra Marie said...

Gorgeous!! Alex

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Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

you look stunning in that dress!

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Sienna Rose said...

Wow, what a stunning dress!
Love the details :)

Sienna xx

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Revital said...

this dress is gorgeous! I love the photos!

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Nikki Williams said...

that dress is stunning on you!

xxoo,
nikki

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Andini Ria said...

Such a gorgeous dress and your hair looks lovely like this! <3

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alexis said...

If your hair is messy then I don't wanna know what mine is haha. That dress is so crazy pretty!!

- alexis

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Helen said...

Wooowwwww this is amazing! I love the sleeves and the detail and everything. Lovely location too.

Helen said...

Wooowwwww this is amazing! I love the sleeves and the detail and everything. Lovely location too.

Malka Isanta said...

This dress is absolutely amazing!! Kisses from Spain!

Sabbie Narwal said...

I can definitely identify with this look! I can never quite feel like myself until there is something, anything, a little off kilter with my looks!

Sarah K. said...

yeahhh, that dress is pretty perfect. and you look so lovely!
I feel like I'll never really pull off that "polished" sophisticate look some women have so effortlessly, mainly because I've come to embrace my constantly messy hair. but I have some pretty sweet natural bed head, so I guess I'm ok with it!

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Anonymous said...

Hi :) ! I LOVE THIS DRESS from Chiclist!... it s apparently not in stock anymore, can you give me its name so maybe I could find it somewhere :( ? I ve a marriage soon and your posts help me to inspire myself it s hard to find the right one and I absolutely need this!.. Xxx

Audrey

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Audrey it was called the "red embossment mesh dress" good luck! :)

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

I know exactly how you feel - I always feel as though I need to add a bit of scruffiness when I'm dressed up all fancy... otherwise I just don't feel quite like myself! P.s. you remind me SO much of Emma Stone with your hair this colour.

xo
Lost in the Haze