Monday, April 15, 2013

Black & White

One of my favorite combos, plus stripes, plus fuller skirt, plus a bit of chevron print, plus short, sleeve...
Kind of an amazing dress.  I had several visions of styling it that went awry. I ended up with an 80s black & gold situation that is just not right.  I think this dress would work better for someone who enjoys wearing a more classic & polished retro/pin-up style or something.

Dress is listed here.

My shoes are the Anne Michelle boots I talked about in a previous post.  The belt is black and gold thrifted with amazing hardware that I love, necklace old and from Steinmart, and my earrings are vintage 80s door-knockers.
Knock-knock.
Who's there?
My fabulous earrings bitch!  Let us in!
I adore them.  They are big and incredibly unrealistically lightweight.  Lots of people don't like them and think they are tacky.
I think I'm visible enough to hook up with Patti today!
Becky
<3 <3 <3

42 comments:

  1. I think it's fabulous! Loving all the black and white today...

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  2. I love the dress on you and I'd have killed for those earrings back in the day (although I wouldn't say no now!)
    I think you need a bastard massive gold choker then you'd be perfect! xxx

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  3. I like the dress too - I'm stuck and black and white striped *everything*. You look really cute! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday xoxoxo

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  4. Black and white can't boring in a cool print like that. Tacky gold, um none for me but I think it rocks on you! I don't know why but you are reminding me of Madonna in DSS. Thats a compliment bigtime!
    XXOO

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  5. I love the vintage style of the dress and how you paired it with these marvellous boots!

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  6. I love that dress, Becky - I'd wear it in a heartbeat! It looks fabulous on you too.
    Oh those big old 80s earrings, how I remember the pain of those - some of them were really heavy and stretched the holes in my ears! xxxx

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  7. Love your vintage dress!!!
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    xxo

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  8. Hey, I like Your boots! Nice with the b&w striped dress.

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  9. No way, I like the 80's styling better. Polished is more expected.

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  10. I actually love the boots with this dress. Maybe try a brightly colored belt? Or swap out for silver or a printed scarf as a belt? Lots of ideas. I love black and white prints, but they can be a little challenging to style at times.

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  11. So so gorgeos

    kiss kiss

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  12. Great photos, nice outfit! :)

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  13. Black and white and stripes are all over the Spring 2013 collections and I think is because is easy to adapt to our individual styles.
    I'm into how you mix the different hues of gold and silver with the earrings, belt, necklace (Steinmart custom jewelry is the best!)and the boots belts details.

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  14. I love your bold black and white, and those boots really bring this look into your personal zone. Most excellent.

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  15. I love black and white stripes! Beautiful dress :)

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  16. I love your door knocker earrings! Haha! So Dynasty. You've done this 80s-90s look very well, but you need more make-up and lot more height and hairspray for your hair.

    Alternatively, a colorful obi would look great with this, and maybe a fabric necklace. Your boots, though, are perfect!

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  17. Happy Birthday to Girl London! cute she is, she looks just like you there
    Awww yes stripes, but you what you could have wear with gold accessories, gold belt, gold necklace, gold earrings and yes red boots, ouh! that would have looked nice!

    Thanks for your nice comments about my health issue, first time it happens, they are usually good around here, but it's a lesson well learned i tell you!

    Love and hugs

    Ariane xxxx

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  18. Going big has to happen with this print. Can you imagine tiny little itsy earbobs with this print? Nope.
    You look really well thought out, besides looking good.
    Conscious dressing is always en pointe!

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  19. Love the stripes and the shape - maybe it needs a wider belt? Those are pretty awesome boots! I've had people say that some stuff I have is tacky, but since they aren't going to wear it, I say, Pfffffffftttt to them!

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  20. The dress is great; I am having a flashback to Junior High. As usual, your bling rocks. Fab earrings, and I agree: very Dynasty or Working Girl or something! Xo

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  21. who cares what other people think of those awesome earrings. Love this whole 80s look - the stripes are gorgeous xx

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  22. I love this dress and you look amazing in it! Stripes are a huge trend right now and the accessories totally complement the outfit! love it dear xx

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  23. oMG , AWESOME DRESS !!!!!
    It looks so great on you!
    Hugs
    Reva

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  24. so so so adorable you look amazing!!

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    Kristin
    xx

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  25. I love this look! The stripey dress is great on you - very this season Marc Jacobs (and I bet a whole lot cheaper!)

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  26. I love stripe printed seriously it looks awesome!

    Gail

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  27. OMG OMG OMG!!! I love this dress- on you, on me, on anybody! I faved it, and think it might be a smidge too tight in my fat middle age middle but doh! I would LOVE to wear this- you look so good.

    As for those earrings, I like 'em. Perhaps I'm bit overwrought however- I'm drunk on your stripes!

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  28. that dress is so great! I would for sure use it as a skirt with a white tee too. would look too cute

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  29. Babes, I reckon you look pretty damned cute in this frock!!
    But if it doesn't make you feel fabularse, then it has to go!
    It's got the perfect elements of stripes and black and white, and I love a fifties shape! I'd wear it myself except horizontal stripes don't flatter a lass of my size!
    The earrings are hideously fabularse! So bad they're awesome!!! Nothing like a big chunk of tacky gold! Love 'em!
    XXXXXXXXX

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  30. What a perfect outfit, styled nicely. The striped dress is amazing on you. I love the belt and boots as well. :-) /Madison

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  31. I adore this dress on you hon, you're positively sparkling! Tacky jewellery? You're speaking my language darling!! xoxoo

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  32. What a Great Outfit! i absolutely love the belt! Would be awesome If you‘d take a look at my Blog too - would love to keep in touch with you! Maybe you like to follow each other!?

    Lots of Love, Kyra
    www.kyras.de

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  33. Wow! This is stunning~ especially loving the booties!!

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    Lauren at adorn la femme

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  34. I love the stripey dress, it's adorable!!!!

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  35. Merci for your lovely comment on my blog! ♥
    Love, Kyra

    www.kyras.de

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  36. Ooh this is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITEST EVERS!!! You are gorgeous.

    Sarah xxx

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  37. Wow, the dress is stunning. To think, the design and print are simple but the result is amazing!

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