6.2.13

You're Strange and You're Beautiful

Once in a while, I come across an article of clothing that I am “strangely attracted” to. I don’t necessarily fall in love with it right off the bat, the way I do with most items in my closet.You know like, usually I’ll pick up a dress and think, “Ok I can wear this with my brown boots and maybe this fur coat...and it might look cute with that one grey sweater.” These items that I am strangely attracted to tend to be of the more, avant garde variety; intimidating yet ripe with the possibility for FABULOUSNESS. Over the years, I have learned to respect and obey the force of my sartorial subconscious; I no longer try to quiet what I once thought was a silly little voice in my head. Today, I give you a prime example of the fabulousness that can arise out of listening to the little voices in your head. This vintage dress originally had a lining that was floor length, but I gave it a simple chop and a hem and voila- welcome to the 21st century biotch! I think my subconscious was 2 parts inspired by the Chanel Resort 2013 collection and 1 part Lolita Street Style. I was so confused by this dress. I mean it’s a bit ‘out there’ and it kinda looks like something you would find on a creepy headless baby doll. So, it sat in my closet for many weeks. Until last weekend I found out that one of my fave new artists Natalia Fabia would be showing her work at the Q Art Salon in Santa Ana. And it clicked; it was time to bust out the creepy baby doll dress. Art Shows are always the perfect occasion to push the fashion envelope! The moral of this story: Strange attractions can turn out to be a beautiful thing...don’t you think?

Customized Vintage dress. F21 boots. F21 necklace.

Until next time,

Brittany

29 comments:

  1. Loving that dress, and loving the pop of red with the shoes. Very "Free People"!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  2. You know how I feel about this dress. I want to try and place it on my body and stretch it out like I did with your Uggs in high school. This dress is so Peter, Paul, and Mary.

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  3. ahh the first thing i thought was chanel resort.....this is gorgeous....i love that you had the idea the shorten the lining, its soo editorial yet practical the way you styled it......thank you for being fawesome
    brooke @ what2wear

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  4. That dress is gorgeous! And it looks lovely on you, really like how you styled it with the boots.

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  5. Cool outfit!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Hi!
    Thanks for your comment.
    Love your necklace
    I'm gonna check out your posts! congrats for this outfit! is funny, chic... is great! =)
    And don't forget to stay in touch:

    http://theduplicity.blogspot.pt/

    with love,
    Ana

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  7. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. You look great I love the lace dress and the contrasting red shoes :))

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  8. okay, SO cool! strange attraction = (fashion)high :)

    thanks so much for your sweet comment!! i've completed vreaking bad and basically every other hit show on tv thus far. thank god i'm getting better!

    x h


    http://www.thefashionhash.com

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  9. This is the chic-est creepy baby doll dress I've ever seen! Love how you styled it!

    www.dressingroomdiaries.com

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  10. glad you found a way to wear the dress :) the neckline is very victorian, and you really did modernize it by making it half sheer

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  11. This outfit is so perfect for Valentines Day! By the way your blog name is amazing!

    www.trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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  12. This dress is brilliant!
    - Charlotte
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  13. the red boots are just the perfect pop of color here!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  14. Love this outfit!
    I also have a few pieces that im strangely attracted to and can really relate to this.

    xxx Anne

    http://4theloveofpancakes.blogspot.com.au/

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  15. those boots <3 aaaah, perfect

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, real techniques brushes and essie polishes! click here.

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  16. OMG so in love with your dress!! it looks perfect paired with red boots!

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  17. That is a great dress! Good on you for picking it up and then wearing it out :) You look fab.

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the shoes!

    http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

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  19. The shoes complete this already gorgeous outfit!

    http://www.candyliquor.co.uk
    UK High Street Fashion & Style
    xoxo

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  20. That dress is gorgeous and i love the way you styled it!

    Shannon
    bigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

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  21. you guys are so perfect. Like I can't believe I haven't seen your blog until now. I literally am drooling over all your outfits. I also love the fact that I recognize a lot of the places you guys take photos at haha. And it is so nice to know there are actually some cool people out there in Orange County!!!

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  22. nice post and nice blog!!
    i follow you , follow me back please !!
    ABLA
    http://ablacadabra.blogspot.com/
    kisses

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  23. Carina la collana (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Fammi sapere cosa ne pensi delle mie nuove sneakers:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/02/playhat.html

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  24. That dress is amazing! You look so whimsical in it and the photos are really creative and fun

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  25. Wow, that dress is such a great find! It's amaaazingly beautiful! And I love love love how you've styled it :) You look absolutely gorgeous!

    xo,
    Jenny

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