Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wardrobe Malfunctions

Dress: Forever 21, $19 // Belt: Came with a dress // Shoes: Vintage, thrifted, $2 // Ring: Gift // Earrings: Courtesy of Early Jewelry

Today was defined by items that are difficult to wear. I started with this kind of odd (but kind of cute?) trench coat dress. I'm not really sure if it's supposed to be worn as a dress or a jacket because the slit comes up super high. I decided to wear a nude slip underneath, only to discover that it rides up when I walk. I ended up pinning the dress shut while at work. Anyway, I wanted to cinch the dress with a gorgeous vintage leather flower belt. I've had it for a couple of years but can't, for the life of me, figure out how it works! It's strangely designed and just doesn't stay put. So after fumbling with that for awhile, I decided to take the easy way out and throw on some black and red accessories. My troubles only continued when I remembered this bow belt requires an office clip to stay on, and these sandals have issues, too. They should be incredibly comfortable (the straps are elastic and the soles are soft and flexible), but they're astoundingly narrow. Whew! Anyway, here's hoping for a fuss-free day tomorrow.

48 comments:

Laura Gerencser said...

I love the belt!!!

Brianna said...

I love the belt and trench. I think I would wear it as a coat because I would definetely have a malfunction with a slit that high :P

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

You wouldn't know to look at it all. You carry it well :)

Phyllis said...

you cant tell its a hassle - the belt is adorb =D

Chelsea said...

Sorry for your outfit troubles, but everything looks great!

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Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

what a lovely dress, I can't believe it is from F21! xoxo

Second Skin said...

As difficult as this outfit may have been behavior wise for you, you look effortlessly well put together. The classic color combo of tan black and red make for a very elegant look. I do hope you are more comfortable tomorrow though! That riding up thing is one of my pet peeves!

MELISSA Z. said...

Lovely belt! I have one like this me too!

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FashionJazz said...

Stunning outfit! X

Danielle said...

This dress is awesome! Really the whole outfit in general. I'd never guess about the wardrobe malfunctions!!

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Melanie said...

You'd never know it was difficult based on the pics, the outcome was beautiful. I'm also really loving those bold earrings! Great look!

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

All that effort was totally worth it because this look is perfection! You look great!

Jamie said...

i love this dress. it's like a trench but not.

also the red lips look great.


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Celine said...

Ha, well you look beautiful. That dress/coat is awesome!

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Laura said...

Despite all the wardrobe/outfit troubles I have to say that your outfit turned out beautifully and I love your earings too.

Christina said...

I love the mix of nude, black and red. The shoes look like a pair I have seen at Anthropologie that are probably ridiculously overpriced, so good find!

Jenni said...

hahaha... well it looks fantastic! I hate when that happens though.

seven said...

Adorable dress.

ほし said...

Wardrobe malfunctions notwithstanding, very cute outfit! I like the pops of red. :)

Eli said...

I love those earrings and the ruffled trench dress. Hella cute! Sometimes annoying clothes are worth it! (NOT for everyday, though. Or I would live in corseted pencil skirts and 4-inch heels.)

Hal said...

The belt & the banded flats are so great with the khaki. Love it!

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DearBeatrice said...

So cute! I love the dress, can't believe it's from F21, it has a vintage look about it!! ^.^

Becky said...

Hahah it sounds like you had a hell of a time staying clothed today! I would never have guessed from the photos - you look adorable!

Jenni said...

Haha, I hate days like that! Oh well. Despite the problems, you look great. I love the dress/coat/thing. :D

meganbarkley said...

Your waist is SO tiny! Love it
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**OnYxStA** said...

cute outfit

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Kimberellie said...

Wow, that sounds incredibly annoying. I have those "high maintenance" outfit days too. They sneak attack.

But, if it's any consolation (and of course it is): you look fabulous.

Also, I really am so curious about the belt now and want to make it work from thousands of miles away!

thingsIlove said...

Love the dress!

Katie said...

If you ever decide that you can't handle the narrow shoes I have exceptionally skinny feet ;)
You'd never know that you struggled with this look!

megannielsen said...

Oh my gosh I've had days like that! so stressful~ But that dress really looks amazing, i love it with that belt

shealennon said...

I love this despite your malfunctions. I sound like a broken record, but you can't tell how much trouble you had--you look gorgeous!

teenfashionista said...

Despite the wardrobe malfunctions, this outfit is PERFECTION! And I love the bow belt with it so, so much.

Dress up scientist said...

The touches of red are so nice. It looks like you put this together pretty easily.

Shanette said...

So cute! very creative! XX

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Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Greattttttt outfit! Love the look! :)

Clare said...

Sorry you had a bit of a hassly (is that a word?) outfit today, but you look phenomenal!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Love this entire look! The khaki and red colors are perfect together!

closet365 said...

Eeep! I hate it when things refuse to function.

Still. The end result is absolutely lovely. Everything about it screams super chic.

The Queen of Oz said...

Congrats on being Weardrobe's spotlight blogger of the day! I love your blog!

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Skyline Eyes said...

Lovely outfit, it was worth all the trouble! (:
x

Erika said...

Slovak:
Tie šaty sú nádherné. Priam dokonalé. Len ticho závidím.

En:
The dress be awesome. Practically ideal.

Jolie said...

You look fantastic, u wouldnt know you were uncomfortable! I really like the red accessories and lips!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

looks great! having a skirt that rides up from the friction of whatever you're wearing under it (in my case, it's always tights), is the worst.

origami said...

Lol, I totally get the outfits-that-just-don't-work-though-they-should situation! And I mean that in terms of actually wearing it, not the way it looks (the outfit looks wonderful).

I can't tell you how many times I've planned to wear a skirt with a pair of leggings in the winter, only to find that the combo results in my skirt trying to ride up all day! ><

PS - I've been reading your blog for ages, but I don't think I've ever commented. Anyhow, just thought I'd let you know that your posts are a great source of inspiration for me. :)

The Jazzy Belle said...

I hate it was a day that your clothes wanted to fight you but you look fantastic anyway!!

Alyssa said...

Oh, I TOTALLY love the matching orangey red color of your shoes, ring, and lips... A great way to connect the whole outfit together, to the eye.

Delane said...

malfuctions aside, you look tres chic

Hannah :0] said...

I Love the bow belt! And the trench is cute too~