Vibrant Summer Outfit

Here is an ensemble I put together for Khatu's Vibrant Summer Contest. At the time of the contest I had hardly any vibrant pieces in my wardrobe (not anymore...acquired quite a few in the past 2 weeks!). This linen dress was rescued from the blog sale pile.
Dress: Banana Republic 00P
Belt: H&M sz XS    Necklace: J.Crew
Pumps: thrifted - Marc Fisher sz 6

Here I am trying it on with a different set of accessories. Belt - F21, necklace - thrifted. I have come to love poking around thrift stores for vintage jewelry. This heavy gold-toned necklace was just $4.99 and I almost paid many times that for a similar version at Ann Taylor or BR. I came home and washed it thoroughly w/ rubbing alcohol : )
Wearing: $1 ELF falsies from this post and Revlon Matte lipstick in pink pout. Kind of a milky pink...a bit drying.
I hope everyone had or is having a wonderful weekend. Any great Labor day weekend purchases? Please share : )

31 comments:

  1. What a lovely color! I sent in my entry too. I will share it this week. I went to the outlet today but it was disappointed. I didn't find anything that worth spending the money for. This weekend goes fast! Thank God we have one more day at home.

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  2. Love this dress, especially the color! You look really pretty.

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  3. Cute! You look great in aqua. I especially like the look with the wider belt. I feel like it balances out the dress nicely.

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  4. Love, LOVE this color! Such a great dress for the end of the summer:) You look great! The necklace is such an awesome find. Hope ure enjoying the 3 day weekend!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  5. Lol about the rubbing alcohol... I think I would too! :P Yeah unfortunately my closet is devoid of anything that could be considered 'vibrant', so I had to pass on the contest. Can't wait to see the other vibrant items you hinted at :)

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  6. you look great in bright colours, jean! :D my bf says you look much taller than you actually are :)

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  7. I barely have any vibrant colors! Trying to change that and love the aqua color on you :)

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  8. Great colour! That's a perfect summer look. I have a few vibrant pieces but they always get paired with neutrals.

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  9. Pretty color..looks great against your skin.

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  10. Hm rarely seen you in such bright color but I LOVE it! Bright colors actually suit you really well, my dear! the necklace you bought from a thrift store is lovely!

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  11. Your dress is one of my favorite clothing colors! :p It looks great on you.. the belt is great as well. I really like this outfit!! What a wonderful find @ the thrift stores! $4.99 for a necklace is great :D

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  12. Love the skinny brown belt against the vibrant dress, you look so beautiful!

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  13. Very nice! You can wear strong color and not look washed out (as I tend to...).

    I had some good luck at LOFT today... even found the loop halter - in my size - though it's been taken off the website. I'm guessing it was a return.

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  14. That's my favorite shade of blue! When did you buy this dress? I wish I had one too.

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  15. super cute color on you and i do love that shade of blue too. i like how you matched the belt color with your shoes! i think i am liking the thicker belt...gives a better contrast...

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  16. You look sooo good in this colour Jean and that necklace is gorgeous! I always see you in neutrals but you should definitely wear more bright colours because you look gorgeous :)

    I forgot to thank you for the sweet comment you left a while ago about my being excited about double digit comments before and where I am now. It is so thoughtful of you to remember a small detail like that and really goes to show how much you really care about your relationships with your readers! You are so awesome, girl!

    Hope you're having a great long weekend!
    Jen

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  17. Jean! I love your entry for the contest. This color is actually fabulous on you. I think you should wear more bright colors, it compliments your bright smile. :) I hope you're enjoying your three day weekend. I'll actually be in the office tomorrow. Yay. ha ha.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  18. Lovely! You manage to look chic and comfy at the same time.

    I splurged this weekend on this:
    http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/browse/product.jsp?maxRec=53&pageId=1&productId=570006447&viewAll=&prd=RosePrint+Sheath+Dress&subCatId=&color=&fromSearch=&inSeam=&posId=1&catId=cat210002&cat=Dresses++Skirts&onSale=&colorFamily=&maxPg=4&size=

    It was $168 and way expensive (for me!)just couldn't resist - the OOP fit me like a glove (especially since pregnancy has made the "girls" more prominent). I will of course keep the receipt, stalk the sales, etc. but I actually can live with it at this price.

    As for fit notes, I am 5-2, 97 pounds, and normally a 32B but am creeping into a 32D as I am 3 mos. pregnant. The dress is a tiny bit loose in the bust but fits my shoulders, waist, & hips perfectly. The length is perfect too - hits at my sweet spot at the knee. I normally do not wear 00P (I usually wear 0 at GAP and BR and occassionally an 00P at AT) so I am guessing this brand runs large.

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  19. I really like this dress and the second belt is very summery!

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  20. The dress is SOOOO pretty on you. I didn't know about this contest, otherwise I would've entered with my new red dress. Haha. I still can't over your Marc Fisher pumps. Completely breathtaking.

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  21. I love the colour on you!!

    By the way, I have the same dress, but in pink.

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  22. oh, love the dress and the color pattern you put together! Somehow I'm not so impressed with BR this summer's style. I wish it would carry more pieces like this, simple but absolutely gordeous!

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  23. that color is gorgeous on you! i love thrifted stuff too, sometimes more so than the non-thrifted stuff! i think i just feel less guilty :P great dress!

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  24. I love this combo on you! It is simple yet so chic - oh so effortless!

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  25. That is definitely vibrant! Hope you win! I love turquoise/aquas paired with camel, such a nice combo!

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  26. i love love this color on you! actually i love anything Turquoise! if this is for a contest..hope u win!

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  27. I love how well the belt and shoes match. Such a rich camel color! I can't believe those shoes were thrifted... they look so new!

    I was looking back at your outfits from winter and simply cannot wait to see what you and the other petite bloggers will post for the colder seasons. I am sucker for all things pea coats and tights!! I follow you on Twitter and can't believe you want to move to California. I grew up near the West coast and never experienced fall and winter until moving to the South. I actually want to move to Boston once I'm done with school so I can rock a plaid Burberry coat like yours and for other legitimate reasons as well ;)

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  28. Thank you ladies for your comments!

    thoshebebutlittle - wow, lucky you! I love that top, and I bet it was quite cheap too with the 40% off this weekend.

    love.blue - unfortunately this is an old fine...a year or two ago? I haven't seen anything there lately that's caught my eye, sadly.

    Annapurna - what a beautiful, vibrant, dress! And I had no idea you were pregnant...congrats!! How very exciting. Btw, they frequently have online codes for 15% off or more. Did you google for coupon codes?

    Vicky - hehe, thank you! I love the pumps too and they hardly had a scratch on them. To answer your question from a while back, these fit in sz 6 because they have adjustable ankle straps. I have another pair of Marc Fisher shoes from Macy's with adjustable straps and I like them very much.

    Mix and Match - I totally agree, they are falling behind Ann Taylor and LOFT. I have so many pieces from their past collections but NADA so far this year!

    RL - lol, the grass is always greener eh : ) I could definitely do away with seasons, but I suppose I wouldn't mind a "mildly cool" Fall or Winter. I do adore coats but I think part of the reason is because I turned to coats to cope during the bitter cold winter. I think winters in the south are perfect...cool enough to wear coats, but never bitterly freezing.

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  29. Lovely color, just started following
    http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

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