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Friday, July 9, 2010

First Time Out Of The Closet - Thrifted Shirt Dress

After playing (and struggling) with technology, my blog has a new look! I needed a change. (Now I'm ok with my white photo backgrounds, but eventually I'll need to get creative with that as well.)

And on with the post...
So I had the opportunity to wear my recently thrifted shirt dress to work....

The fabric is a heavier cotton and I thought that maybe it would be too heavy for Texas summer, but I was proved wrong. On the day I wore it, we were getting rain from the hurricane and the humidity forced the air conditioners into full force. I could have used some leggings or tights and an additional shirt layered underneath!

I did try it with socks after I got home, but it just didn't do it for me...

But these sandals sure worked for me! They were a Christmas gift 2 years ago. (Or at least I got a gift certificate to purchase them.) As much as I love them, however, I don't wear them that much. So this was the perfect opportunity! They had just enough red for me to bring out this old DKNY clutch, which sort of looks like a giant coin purse.

In case you were wondering what that weird glowing thing was around my neck, I also wore the Lucite necklace I picked up a few months ago.

Shirt dress success! I think the dress will be in heavy rotation this fall...tights, boots...STOP! Seriously, it's to soon to be talking about fall!
J.

29 comments:

erin :) said...

That shirt dress really looks great out you!! And I like your blog's new look! I want to change mine as well but I don't know where to start and how to work with html, but we shall see!

Love,
Erin :)

livin wide said...

whoo! you did great with it!

TOXiC said...

for some reason I like da socks it looks nerdy but still cute.

::Salutes::

MalibuMara said...

i LOVE it,
the pops of red are so cute :)

emily viveur said...

nothing like a classic shirt dress...love the lucite jewelry too :)

bravegrrl said...

love the new layout.... and i really like the dress! something so sexy about shirt dresses :) looks great with the sandals... and i like them with the socks :D

xo

Misery said...

new layout is cool! (struggling with technology you say? oh, I know that pain all too well haha)

And I think that this looked good with socks too!

Ash Fox said...

so pretty. love the dress and shoes.

xx

Pearl Westwood said...

Woooo look at your chic new blog! I cannot express how much I want your shoes and clutch, so gorg!!

Mouthwash said...

I love the new look for your blog! And those shoes are just awesome. They go perfectly with the dress.

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to say that with, or without socks that shirt dress rocks! You look so incredibly adorable; and it is never too early to start talking about fall. Honestly, I have been talking about it all week - bring on the sweaters!! :P

Ashley said...

Adorable! Love your style Joyce! The red is absolutely fabulous against the dark material.

rouli said...

cool post here girl!

love the combo socks-heels!!!!!!!

u look great!

thanx for visitin!

keep in touch!

kiss

www.thebeautifulandthehard.blogspot.com

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Yes, that shirt dress is fantastic. You should def get lots of use out of that! Sorry to hear about the dreadful weather. The worst is when the AC is on full blast causing the inside to be drastically different from the outside.

Vinda Sonata said...

you look pretty. i love the dress: very simple, and sweet.

by the way, about the 50s that's very similar to doherty, what's his name? :) i'll hunt for his books right away. i'm a big fan of artistic writings. thank you for the info, by the way. :)

AH said...

great outfit! the shirt dress turned out amazing! i'm moving to oslo in august, or as soon as i find an apartment that isn't crazy expensive or too small to even turn around in...

Kristin said...

Love the dress and those shoes are freaking awesome!

Kristin said...

Love the dress and those shoes are freaking awesome!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the t-shirt dress!

Diya said...

love the shirt dress! I actually kind of like the socks look with those sandals...

RE your comment: The Parlor? where's that? the outfit shots were right outside my apartment and the pizza shots were at Death Metal Pizza ;)

Oh and I TOTALLY forgot you worked at the domain! Else I would have visited anthropologie just to see if you were working there... damn.

Melanie said...

So pretty! Love the shape of that dress!

Remember to enter for your chance to win a Two Strap Belt from Sway!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Claire said...

great outfit! XOXO :)

Charleston said...

great outfit x

www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

Nubiasnonsense said...

very cute dress.. almost reminds me of the boyfriend shirt trend =)

Chloé Bradshaw said...

http://145thandchloe.blogspot.com/ I know you'll love it xoxo

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i really like that f21 jaket! it cool because it not to fitted!

jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

Neekoh said...

Such a staple, that shirt dress! I love how you've dressed it up a bit with the necklace and red clutch :D

XXo,
Neekoh

Fé... said...

I'm more into the little red purse. Anything red, I'm in love!

J. said...

I love this dress!