Dresses, double denim and new trews.... (OOTW)

23 May 2010

The weather is always a hot topic (geddit) on this blog, as I guess I'm either moaning about it being too hot or cold and therefore having nothing to wear.  I guess I've been a bit distracted from trying to buy things from my wishlist, but after hiding all the thermals and things I don't wear so much anymore, I'm trying to present a more summery version of myself.  Thinking less leggings and more just legs, plus brighter colours and less black and definitely more dresses with ankle boots.  How is your summer outfit planning going?

 Cardigan, shorts - H&M
Dress - Forever 21
Boots - Steve Madden
Belt - Vintage via Angels

There's a lot you can say about Forever 21 (controversial employee treatment, crazy store layout, and overworked pieces) but you can't deny that they know how to produce a decent summer dress.  A lot of stores are doing premium ranges at the moment, and Forever obviously doesn't want to miss out, so this dress is a silk mix with an unusual trellis sort of detail at the neckline and hem, all for $33!  It's definitely grown on me and I've already worn it twice....

 Shirt - Topshop
Dress/top/thing, sunglasses - H&M
Boots - Doc Martens

I never learn; re-bought this H&M tank dress (which I need to yank down every few minutes) in purple to brighten myself up a bit and decided to wear it to the Opening Ceremony sample sale, which had no changing rooms whatsoever.  Luckily I hid behind a rail to try on the trousers, and the rest as we know is history.  Next!

Cardigan - H&M
Vest - Topshop
Bandeau - Forever 21
Trousers - Acne
Sandals - Steve Madden

First outing of the super comfy Acne trews, wasn't sure about the hot pink stitching at first as I'm generally not a pink person, but I definitely think they add an element of fun.  I've worn the sandals so much they're actually falling apart and I should really get them fixed, but never fear, a new pair is on the way.  

Still wearing the broken sandals...
Shirt - Topshop
Tank - Erin Wasson x RVCA
Bandeau -  random shop on Broadway
Jeggings - TK Maxx
Sandals - Steve Madden

I'm not going to lie, sometimes blogs are a go to source for outfit inspiration if you need to get dressed in five minutes.  Just head to your wardrobe and pick your own versions of the look displayed and presto!  You're ready to actually get to work on time.  I was finally convinced to do double denim by calivintage mixing two different shades, instead of how I used to do it when I was 13 with my matching indigo bootcut jeans and baggy denim jacket.   Will I be regretting this in 9 years time?  I hope not...

Dress, belt - Vintage via Amacord
Vest - Topshop
Boots - Steve Madden
Sunglasses - H&M

Finally got round to doing my bodge-job shortening on the dress I bought here.   I might take it up even higher eventually, but for now I'm wearing it with layered vests to counteract the extreme girly-ness.  Note to self; find more layered vests!

I need to live here...please?

Photos from a water taxi tour around lower Manhattan; this city never ceases to amaze me.  I think I have slightly under two months left here and I'm fitting in some super touristy excursions.

Hope everyone has had a great weekend!

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  1. I love that F21 dress. I agree, F21 is crazy and I've always thought that their layout and actually, clothes are more akin to New Look in the UK. Bit haphazard but some nice things can definitely be found!

    Ahhh I can never get sick of your shots of NY. 2 months to go already? Bahh time has flown!

  2. I love these looks... definitely a fabulous transition from cold to warm weathers. I love the denims and the dresses.

    Happy Sunday! xoxo

  3. love your shorts in your first outfit!
    thanks for your comment on my blog :)

  4. i love your mix silk dress!! and looks amazing on you! Like last summer, I'm planning on wearing dresses, skirts and shorts. Can't stand long jeans for summer!! And I must say I used to!

  5. I am in love with the forever 21 floral dress!

  6. I love the first dress, going to have to figure out how to get one over to me!

  7. I'll have to remember to add you to my next double denim post!

  8. Those Steve Madden sandals are way too cool!

  9. Love the hold ups in the first look - wish I could get away with that look!


  10. Such a great post! lots of lovely outfits lady :)
    - Adele

  11. i LOVE both saturday dresses!
    I'm loving the second saturday outfit especially :)
    I have that purple h&m dress and yes, you certainly need to keep adjustin it.
    New york looks wonderful from you pictures :)

  12. love all the outfits - especially the F21 dress!



  13. My summer outfit has been composed of lots of flip flops. It's too hot where I am :(