Friday, April 30, 2010

darker days.

H&M divided black maxi dress and faux leather jacket; bird skull necklace (gifted), hammered knuckle ring, claw ring, and cross ring (gifted); the extras chain buckle bracelet; forever 21 watch, lowluv x erin wasson bone bracelet (gifted); asos ankle boot.

reverting back to happens to me quite often.
i first saw this dress on columbine's blog a while back when she visited the H&M showroom, and after waiting patiently for about a month, i picked it up when it finally came out two weeks ago. it looks just like the t by alexander wang maxi, except it was, um, only $12.95. it's also quite sheer, so i'm wearing leggings underneath. but it has a breast pocket. and i love pockets.
i wore it on my day off, as it's not practical to trip over your dress when you work on your feet, running around on a sales floor all day.

(iPhone pic from the day they arrived at my doorstep)

speaking of work, i'm glad i've added this pair of (nearly) flat boots to the collection of shoes i wear on the job, as my frye 8R's have taken quite a beating. i wish they came in black too.
and a lighter brown.


Tariro said...

WOW! You look amazing! LOVE the shoes

noirohio vintage said...

you're so thoughtful!! LOVE the dress. I found one similar to it at F21 and I pretty much live in it. Those shoes are killer!!


Love the long dress on you! You are such a nice person. x

fashionbelate said...

Gorgeous, love the dress! xox

Small Town Fashion said...

You look great!!! I have a black tank maxi dress on the way from forever21 and your post has made me even more excited about it!

thehautepursuit said...

i loooveeee it! that dress was only $13 bucks?? That's even shocking for H&M...I too have a sheer cotton maxi dress and only discovered it was semi-transparent AFTER wearing it several times outside.....with a thong >.< Oh my!

Those boots look awesome. I need more cowboy/motorcycle boots. mwah mwah mwah


an aspiring everything said...

Love the black maxi! I've been looking for one to wear over the summer and I haven't been able to find a cute one yet. Guess I'll try H&M :)

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

love the black chic, great boots! xoxo

Dylana Suarez said...

Amazing dress! I must look for it at my H&M!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Love your long dress!! Those boots are so chic!! xooxoxoo

danmyy said...

Love the maxi and leather! The boots are really cool too, they'd look amazing in black!


leflassh. said...

you look beyond amazing in that dress doll.
i have one like that that i got a while back but only worn it once.
this outfit makes me want to take it out again.
+love your boots.
++++ can't believe only $12 bucks dude i realllyy just need to come over where you are and shop.

*** said...

I love how this looks on you. I never bought the A Wang maxi dress from Tobi and have been lamenting it for months.
Thank you also for your comment and for all of your well wishes for my mom.
I truly appreciate that you are a genuine and super cool blogger. You are blogging for the right reasons and it shows. I would love for us to meet, I think we would be good friends :)

bravegrrl said...

great boots!


Grübchen said...

Black is beautiful. :)

MELISSA Z. said...

Awesome dress! Cool look!

moded'amour said...




LUU H. said...

ah, maxi dress! one of best summer clothing ever ; ) ooh, shoe porn. want them too. so badly..

Glamour Bbey. said...

You look great!

Bohemian said...

Great outfit! Love the dress!

Tinja said...

loving your darker day, looks hot!

Jess said...

Oh I tried on this dress as well. It fit really well but was way too long (and sheer!). I didn't think about wearing leggings with them though hmmmm thanks for the idea - I may have to go back and get it now :) It looks great on you btw

style baro said...

love this dress! :D


Taylor Sterling said...

oh man I love a long maxi dress! This one is perfect! I want it. I doubt my lame H&M store here carries it! It look amazing on you! I love you in black!!

Fashion Chalet said...

I love, love, love the way you wore it. The boots are ace! Oh now I really can't wait to try mine on. You're awesome, thanks for the help! :)


Tania said...

Those boots are soooo awesome! And you wear that dress so well! If I wear a long dress I instantly look smart like evening wear!

Nicole Jarecz said...

so beautiful! your hair is amazing!

Sarah said...

I loved the dress on Karen! You look incredible too! I'm convinced- WANT IT! xxx


Just wonderfull dress!! I love it!! YOu have style!!

Lainey said...

I have never seen that at my H&M and if I did, I would've snatched it up right away. What a buy!

Jennifer said...

Love your dress! Normally I am not a fan of maxi dresses, but this one is adorable! I might have to locate one for myself too. I am a major fan of black, too - it's definitely the staple color of my wardrobe.

And I dig your new boots too! So cute and comfy looking!

V. said...

this boots are amazing !! I totally love them

Martinacore said...

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Alice In Fashionland said...

Lovely dress!

-h said...

Great dress. I wish those boots came in black too, otherwise I would have been all over them too.

that girl lucy said...

gorgeous dress - wish i could rock a maxi half as good as you do!
loving the fahionology and low luv (jealous!) jewelry too


MARTA said...

long dress your the best :)

ANDY said...

Hi pretty!!! we are dress twins :D

Andy said...

OMG got that dress too! Seem we have similar style!
follow me :)

caylee said...

tariro - thank you!

noirohio vintage - thank you! i know which f21 dress you're talking about! i would've gotten it if i didn't have this h&m one.

fashion snag - thank you jacqueline =)

fashionbelate - thank you!

small town fashion - thank you! i almost bought the f21 dress you have =) glad my post made you excited to wear it!

thehautepursuit - thanks V! yes, $13 freaking dollars! such a steal. i remember your post where you were wearing your maxi and you talked about how you found out it was see-through, LOL! it happens =) and one can never have enough cowboy/moto boots!

an aspiring everything - thank you! i hope you found it at your local store.

lions, tigers, and fashion oh my! - thank you!

dylana suarez - thank you girl! did you find it??

fashion cappuccino - thank you!

danmyy - thank you! i so wish they came in black too =(

leflassh - aww thank you! you have to take your dress out and photograph it for all of us of course, because i want to see you in it!! lol. aren't there some amazing, inexpensive stores/brands in australia? and i'm sure h&m will make it's way over to you soon =)

*** - thank you! aww darn, and you would've been able to get it for 50% off too! i love his army green version. and you are so very welcome. i hope we do get to meet one day!

bravegrrl. grubchen, melissa z, moded'amour, i'm thatchiq - thank you!!

luu h. - thank you! yes, i'm so into the maxi dress for summer. i have another one that i can't wait to wear!

glamour bbey, bohemian, tinja - thank you!

jess - thank you! yes, mine is really long too but taller shoes take care of that problem pretty good, and the leggings solve the sheer problem quite well. i think you should go back and get it!

style baro - thank you!

taylor sterling - thank you! if your store carries the divided black line, i bet it will get it! hurry, go see! =)

fashion chalet - thank you! and it's no problem at all; anytime =)

tania - thank you! wearing a maxi dress does sort of allow you to be glamourous in the daytime =)

nicole jarecz, sarah, mitica illustrations - thank yoU!

lainey - aww i'm sorry you didn't see it! maybe it sold out super-fast. it did in my store.

jennifer - thank you! black will always be my favorite color =) and the boots are so comfy; i love them!

V - thank you!

martinacore - wow, thank you so much!

alice in fashionland - thank you!

-h - thank you! even though i want them in black too, i think that the brown is just as good as a black pair though; they still go with everything!

that girl lucy - aww thank you!

marta - haha thank you marta!! xx

andy - yes we are! you look amazing in your striped one =) - it's an awesome dress isn't it?! =)

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