August 5, 2013

Summer Tweed & Stripes

Despite the tweed material of the dress, the thing just says "summer" to me. The weave of the tweed (kind of loose) and the lighter colors and fun stripe details feel appropriate for warm weather. Wearing a lighter colored blazer like here also makes it feel summer appropriate. What do you think about wearing "winter" fabrics in the summer heat? 
Dress: Ann Taylor (now on final sale - w/ extra 40% off comes to $48) 
Blazer: Theory
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21
Bag: Michael Kors (similar)
Below I'm trying on the "Miracle Dress" from Ann Taylor (I returned it). It certainly did not work miracles for me. I was too tall for this particular dress in petite sizes because the waist on the dress hit a few inches above my natural waist. The end result was that the ruching (which is supposed to flatter and conceal your stomach) made me look like I was pregnant. Not a flattering look :) The material also wrinkled easily (see below) and felt kind of cheap. I did love the bright cobalt color though. 
Dress: Ann Taylor
Necklace: Forever 21 (check stores, don't see it online) (similar)
Bracelets: Forever 21
Shoes: Cole Haan


  1. This tweed dress has such a pretty pattern! Love that it's on super sale now, too. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  2. Amber, thanks for your comment! I went to go comment on your blog but noticed you use Google +. Unfortunately I try to keep some level of anonymity on the internet and I can't use Google + without using my full name :( Anyway, I wanted to say you look EXACTLY like Amanda Seyfried and I actually thought you posted pics of her at first and then realized it was you! Wow!

  3. oh no, I'm sorry it didn't work out. The color is STUNNING on you and I love the necklace. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xo

  4. So funny - I wore a very similar tweed yesterday in the form of a blazer - felt just right for summer. And today I'm rocking a tweed skirt. Must be my thing lately...