Thursday, June 26, 2008

Experiment: White AA U-neck Dress

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American Apparel white U-neck dress paired with a vintage shirt, Louboutins, and Zara belt.
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Vintage blazer and BCBG ankle boots.
Vintage leather jacket and Marc by Marc Jacobs ankle boots.

131 comments:

Mimi said...

I love the first outfit...it's by far my fave :)

K said...

they all work. can't go wrong with the MJs. & that blazer is badass. love it, love it.

MONI said...

I love them all!!...

Nay'Chelle said...

I love all three looks. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

this is so cool, you look like a super hip kidd..


ps can you show us a coouple picture of you an your mann,

this sounds so weird, but just because i wonder what your bf dresses like??

cause his girlfriend is amazingly cool :)

Caroline said...

i wish i didn't have hips so I could wear that dress. i've always wanted it, but it makes me look like a sluttt :( so bummed. but YOU look gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! I have this dress and it is too see through...what do you wear underneath to avoid lumps and what not???

vix said...

Ahh! I own those bcbg booties! Sorry I just never expected to see you wearing something that I actually own lol. Love all 3 looks but the first is definitely my favourite. I'm with anon 8:44 I am really curious to see your boyfriend as well. Since you mention him so much could you please do us the pleasure of sharing a picture of him and his style :)? Oh and have fun in Vegas!!

Fashion Tidbits said...

you look so awesome in your body-con dresses. it makes me feel like i have to hit the gym,urgh

love the jacket in the last pic!

sublimely.trendoid said...

I am so jealous of your Marc boots but I cannot live for more than 5 mins in 4 in. heels! They look super hot! I totally dig your style!

NICOLE said...

versatile must be your middle name lol cus it all works lol (corny) but... the dress looks amazing on you. but i have a question, should girls with um... how should i put this... larges asses (me lol) where this kind of dress? i dont want to look hookerish lol and im afraid my behind in this dress will call the wrong attention lol



http://theavenuea.blogspot.com/

(i felt like i just wrote a dear abby letter lol)

Wendy said...

The dress looks really great in all of the outfits. Good investment.

apricot. said...

LOVE this! :]

Aria said...

I love how you play with menswear.

lalatragickk said...

you've got such exquisite taste!! i love every outfit. though so simple, they're so unique & look so thought out!! I LOOOVE IT!

karla said...

anon 8:44: "Super hip kid"- I LIKE THAT! :) Thanks! And I'll totally try and convince my sweet bf of taking pictures so you guys can get a taste of his style too.

caroline: I have hips too! Just get a size bigger than usual, you'll feel more comfortable because it's not as tight or short.

anon8:55: I wore nude undergarments!

vix: I used to wear these BCBG boots to death last year, around Christmas time I believe. And yes, I'll try to do a post on his style...it's rather simple like mine. You know, levis, cords, vintage tees, blazers, and such.

nicole: Dear nicole, (just kidding)
Well I think large derriere or not, this dress is for anyone. You can get a different color or you could get the white one and try a larger size. For example, I'm not like super stick thin, I have a bit of booty & hips so to avoid looking like a skank, I got a size medium instead of a usual small. Another way to minimize the skankiness of the dress is to wear flats with it.. Hope this helped!

Lil Midget said...

It's amazing how many different looks a simple white dress can have! awesome:)

Fashion Is Poison said...

all 3 looks are great Karla. i really love..well, all 3 of them! the MJ booties, the bcbg and the loubs.

btw I DID get the Vivian Westwoods! sooo excited. but they're coming from abroad so I have to wait :I

elle said...

Karla, you rock AA. Dov needs to hit you up for his next ad campaign!

Amanda said...

You look great with all the outfits....You are brilliant, all the styles are incredible, you have facility great to create outfits, to which you devote yourself? (Sorry for my english I'm from spain....) Besos.

Citona said...

I like the second and third outfit :) very nice and very you.

Unwise Pedestrian said...

I love them all, though the first is probably my favourite - I want that belt! I've got a white tube top I want to use as a skirt, but I've been afraid it'll be too skanky. You've changed my mind!

pammish said...

ireally love the last one :) tough and sexy!

R said...

Love them all, I cant choose which one is my fave!

Joanna-s-style said...

you look fantastic in that dress!!!!

analyn said...

Ugh you're so beautiful it's sickening.

Lana said...

Like the last outfit.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

i love the couloured blazer...but that last pic is so wonderful!!!¡¡ =)

Diana Coronado said...

Adorable shots !!
I luv the shoes !!

Ida said...

Oooooh, Karla, the first version is just fantastic, I am still looking at it and admiring your versatile mind. You are such a great inspiration, every time, every day, really!

Yes, thank you for making yourself "reachable" and not ignoring comments! That's the point in making/receiving them, no?

Matilda said...

Give me your jacket and I will be as happy as a child on christmas day.

Robin said...

Love it! and do you already saw that your at whowhatweardaily.com ? Great job X

CRISTA said...

I love that last look!!!!

Tea said...

Dare I say...the last look is your best yet!

Madame Izma said...

The last outfit is so my favorite! you totally rocks in this jacket, I have a similar that I wear so many time, you should wear it more ;-)

a.t. said...

Hi karla! I just wanted to ask where you shop vintage clothes!? I always try to get some pieces on ebay, but most of the time, they become far too expensive.

Oh, and I also think that versatility is the key to great style, that's why you always do a great job

greetings from germany

Belowen said...

The first outfit is my fave, I love the colours <33

Mimi said...

You totally made that experiment :D

Love it

The Clothes Horse said...

Very nice! I have the same dress in maroon and I always do sort of ballerina looks with it--I really like this way though. The "skank" factor is a bit frightening and I would never wear it around my parents...they're already not happy about my tattoo and are loathe to ever see it...

Anonymous said...

hi karla! you have sweet fashion sense :D love it. hey by the way karla deras isn't your name hanna?

NICOLE said...

lol thanks for the prompt response it helped... but i just wanted to let you know you were featured on whowhatweardaily.com as a myspace muse! go you!

Diabolina said...

loving the blog :)

adding it to my blogroll.

air kiss,
D

AsianCajuns said...

I love it! And thanks for all the great ideas. I have two of those AA dresses and would just wear them out at night. You look lovely!

Terren said...

you look fantastic darling! i love versatile pieces too...they're SO much more convenient while travelling. have a lovely time in vegas with your family! can't wait to see pictures! :]

kels said...

another reason to love aa. as if i needed another one.

ps congrats on who what wear.

Anonymous said...

Karla! Congrats on the WWD Myspace Muse posting today!

Luxe. said...

I really like it with the 1st outfit and with the leather jacket. It looks great on you!

punky said...

That jacket is amazing!

Beka said...

Ooh! That's a good dress! I love pieces that you can wear in lots of different ways. That's the beauty of American Apparel.

Tali said...

1st and 3rd(with leather jacket) are really cute. I have this in grey but always feel self conscious haha because of the "skank factor" unless I put a loose vest on over it or something. And tights.

emma said...

i have the same dress and i LOVE it, have fun in las vegas im going there too in a couple of days, maybe i'll see you!

Anna said...

i love that dress! i have it in black and i would get it in white but i am afraid of it being see through...do you have this problem?

esther said...

I do love my U-neck dress but I am 5'11 and it always rides up. Ah well!

You look fantastic!

angeline said...

ohmy! you and fashiontoast.com wore the same dress. nifty!

btw, i like it with the leather bomber

said...

what does body-con mean? i keep seeing that...

you look great with the leather jacket and white dress with the MJ boots. the green coat is amazing as well <3

Daniela said...

i so wanted this dress but when i tried it on in the store it was 100% see-through. i know you said you wore nude undergarments....does this mean you wore a slip, or just nude bra and panties????? thanks so much!

Camilla said...

I just discovered you (thanks WWWD) and your outfits are amazing!! this is one of my favourite blogs hands down.

ClaudiaM said...

The first outfit is my fav! But you look great in all the pics.*

Tinky Minky said...

Fabulous! You look just so fantastic! I really like the first style! ;-)

kitty kate said...

congrats on myspace muse!

nikki said...

karla, i love love love your zara belt. when did you get it? think its still at the stores? and how tall are you/ weight? sorry, i'm just wondering cus you make all your outfit work incredibaly.

Daniela said...

congratulations on being a whowhatweardaily.com myspace muse! i just checked their site and was so excited to see you!

Taghrid said...

leather jacket and mj combo is my fave! fab as usual!

Taghrid said...

btw, would you mind exchanging links?

Adiel said...

Okay, now I want to buy that dress to wear with my black leather jacket.

Love all three outfits!

Kira Fashion said...

i love your wardrobe!!

a kiss

Sarah said...

I love all the outfits. I have the same dress in a different color, but I'm always too chicken to wear it as a dress because I'm not used to wearing things that short and tight.
I wish I could pull it off like you.

Knight Cat said...

karla, karla, karla!

in the leather jacket you look like you could be one of the strokes girlfriend, probably jules..its already true, i love you...and the first outfit is pure genius, you really think out of the box bbut keep it simple and clean.... oh and i want to put you in my pocket, thats how cute you are!

so much love,
xxx
knightcat

Hejin said...

I'm sorry if you're tired of hearing this, but I think you look like Keira Knightley!

Bon-Bons said...

lovely outfits. thanks for exchanging links with me =)

Anonymous said...

jesus ur a beauty. why hasn't ur boyfriend proposed to u yet!? how old are you btw?

stephanie said...

i love the first picture, the dress is styled best there even though it kind of looks like a white bandage skirt, instead. I love it though

Vintage Vinyl said...

That is a fabulous dress, it makes me want to buy one. I have never noticed it at the store before! I love the ways you styled it. The leather bomber jacket is wicked.

bestie said...

you have AWESOME style. all your shoes are totally drool-worthy!

oh, and i just added you to my blogroll.(:

mej said...

i love all three looks. the third one is particularly hot.=) thanks for the multiple outfit posts karla. and i read through previous comments, i didn't realize that you really do reply to all comments. amazing! thank you.

Charlotte said...

You're definitely my new girl crush! Love you Karla! =]

Nita-Karoliina said...

i am gonna go and steal all ur outfits

Knuspi said...

Oh all Outfits are awesome!
But I think the first one is my fave, or the last one?
I don't know^^

Anonymous said...

I just started to read your blog, and i freakin' love it! You're blog is the best fashion blog that i've ever read. Love your outfits. =)

styledigger said...

Fisrt city-safari stylization is great. I also love your mint blazer. Last outfit is stunning, this shoes make me jealous! Have a nice trip.

kasia said...

the first one is great! it makes me want to go and get a similar dress/skirt and wear it that way

lisa said...

Great as always i like the first one the best !

Jill said...

Definetly versatile, all the outfits look amazing. I love the colour that's added in the second outfit!

annie hall said...

I love the way you dress !
the jacket and the shirt are sooo beautuiful. (:
watchthemshine (thanks for comment)

lydia said...

love the last one <3

Flo said...

your style is really versatile, and often I end up googling shoes from Wild or MJ or Nine west to copy you!! Love your blog

Like Teen Spirit said...

Hey Karla, i just found your chictopia.com by some friend of a friend of mine, that made a post on his blospot about the chictopia website, and put a photo of yours and another guy as an example of some "cool styles" on chictopia. and now, here i am..haha i loved your style, specially when u put some of your father's clothes together. they mix very well with some brand's clothes! :D ill definally be comming here always.

oh, and yeah, i just read some post of yours talking about the summer, and how it doesnt aloud you to wear more stuffs, and yeah, i totally agree with you, and as a brazilian, i must say that u can't complain coz at least u have cool weather and winter. while we, in brazil, only have summer :( it kinda of sux haha

xoxxo

emily said...

karla BLAZERS WITH EVERYTHING Deras

i am so jealous of your blazer collection! they are all so brilliant

i love the grey shirt with this white AA. i'm so buying that once the weather warms up here mmm

xx

i think thats hauttte said...

all your outfits are really cool, my favorite is the firstt one!

Anonymous said...

the first outfit is vicious. Ques: would you ever wear the white dress alone? You, being a girl with curves, do you think it might look like inappropiate? I'm askingbecause we pretty much have the same body type, and I have the U neck in black...but i havent worn it yet. do u have any ideas for how to make it look less skankish?

Mimi said...

Karla tocks W.W.W.D.com

:D :D

♥♥

Lady Melbourne said...

91 comments and counting- I think that says it all Miss. Karla!
What amazing outfits, thank god the blog world has you to take their inspiration from.

Mo said...

gotta love versatility. you are quite like me. xo.

jakubowa said...

Your experiments are very cool. All your shoes are fantastic! I admire you and your blog and you inspire me so much!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

You always look great, but I think you've outdone yourself this time. It's quite an achievement,de-slutting the dress- and you work monochrome amazingly well.

alex said...

Your outfits are amazing. I love the vintange blazer, but in my opinion the best outfit is the first FAB!

Shop Ikeyia said...

You look great in all of the pics!
Great Style

XOXO,
Shop Ikeyia
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* Fashion Dreamer * said...

I *heart* the last outfit with the Marc by Marc boots which I've been stalking since forever.

sarah said...

Love them all.

I made a blog entry about you:

http://modanetta.blogspot.com/2008/06/addicted-to-her.html

I hope it`s okay.

Great Blog!

Elana said...

i was planning on saying which look was my favorite until I realized that each one of them is completely amazing! great job! yay (and WOW WOW WOW) I get to be your 100th comment on this post!

fashionista said...

AMAZING!!!!

She's Dressing Up said...

The last outfit is perfect!

fashionismymiddlename said...

I LOVE that leather jacket oh my god ive been searching for one for so long! my favorite outfit is probably the first one though, because i love how casual, and nonchalant it looks. i love love love those shoes. i may have to go out and get me that dress!

cheers,

Anonymous said...

Karla please help!

You have really inspired me to start my own blog, so since I am in the process of setting on up can you please tell me you how you set the links up on the left side of your page!

-Victoria

FASHIONPICS said...

LOOOOOOVE your Louboutains!!!


xx
//fashionpics

katie said...

Yeah, all three looks are definately winners !

royalBee said...

really great! i love it.. And i love your blog.. i send the link from your blog, to all my friends. and we love it !! All the best from Switzerland! :)

carrie / wishwishwish said...

totally love it with the denim jacket. i love my double U neck too, they're so great.
x

Anonymous said...

Awwwh, come back from Vegas!! I'm suffering from Karla withdrawal. . .

Chelle said...

haha, i love the last pic of you...very natural....

awesome outfits!

Marilynn said...

That dress is PERFECT! I think I like it best with the motorcycle jacket and the teal coast. You look so gorgeous in the last picture.


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michelle said...

What an amazing dress!

Anjeanette said...

Love love love the teal blazer! Great find!

Ragamala said...

Ive just gotten the u neck and was thinking about how i could wear it!
thanks for the inspiration!

fashionfake said...

All of the outfits look great, I love the dress and how versatile it is (I have it in cranberry).

I've tagged you on my blog - 7 unimportant things about you and 7 songs for summer/winter/whatever.. have fun =]

wewearthings said...

you looks are super fantastic and inspiring!! definitely one of our favorite fashion bloggers!

we just started a blog of our own, and would love it if you could stop by!

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karla said...

fashion is poison: Ahhhh! You better post pictures when you get them :)

elle: Haha, that would be pretty sweet! Wouldn’t mind posing in one of there u-neck dresses ;)

amanda: Thank you! By the way, I really want to visit Spain!

ida: Exactly! You’re wonderful Ida.

robin, nicole, kels, anon8:35am, kitty kate, daniela12:37: Yes, so exciting :)

a.t.: I usually go to vintage stores around the city and the Goodwill. Once you find a vintage store you like, that’s really all you need as your “clothing supplier”.

the clothes horse: Ahhh! My father hates any dress above my knee, he finds them rather indecent.

anonymous6:18am: Thanks! And nope, my real name is Karla Deras.

anna: Yes it is a bit see-through. That’s why I pair it with things that hide the transparency of the dress.

fashion chalet: Body-con means body-conscious :)

daniela: I wore a nude high-waisted undergarment with a nude bra...haha I feel rather awkward now.

camilla: Thank you so much :)

knight cat: Jesus, you’re always so sweet and I really enjoy reading your comments lady. Thank you so much showering my posts with compliments :)

anon8:48: I’m 18...maybe that is why he hasn’t proposed yet, haha.

anon3:51: Aw I feel so special :)

like teen spirit: Hey! Glad you’re enjoying my blog :) And I really want to visit Brazil- what’s it like there?

anon12:21am: Well, I don’t think I would ever wear it alone, just like that. I would feel borderline naked. That’s why I tend to pair it with oversized blazers and longer dress shirts to make the dress appear less skankish. However, I also own the black uneck dress and I have worn it alone, I just wore it with flat shoes instead of heels. Hope this helps!

lady melbourne: Ugh you’re too freakin awesome. Thank you for your kind words!

sarah: Checked it out, thank you so much!

anon9:35pm: Hi victoria! Okay so what you do: On your home page, click on LAYOUT. Then you’re gonna see the link “ADD A PAGE ELEMENT”, click on that. A page of different page elements pops up- find the option LINK LIST and click ADD TO BLOG. A new element will be added to your layout page. Click on EDIT to start adding links, naming your link list, etc. Now to add a link, simply just copy the blogs URL and site name and click SAVE at the top to add the link. Hope this helps..email me at karladerass@aol.com if you have more questions :)

royalbee: Aw that’s beautiful! Thanks for all the support!

anon10:03: I’M BACK! :)

wewearthings: Yea I’ll totally check it out!

Always In Style said...

that vintage motorcycle jacket is so gorgeous and it look great with that body con dress!

Christine said...

Love your style! Was at a Louboutin Sample Sale today looking for the zipper booties, but only saw them in electric blue-- couldn't justify it! :(
Anyway, you look fantastic. Love how you styled the AA dress!
Check out my blog :)

http://paddingtonssuitcase.blogspot.com/

chauss said...

i think you did a great job with that dress. i own it in several colors and have not worn them in a while, so i need to go shopping in my own closet!

i particularly like the black and white combo on you.

xoxgoodbye said...

That vintage jacket is absolute love.

Angelyn said...

I like your last pic, spontaneity and fashion sense :D

antony said...

Love them. Very figure hugging!
tanzanite

jennifer said...

amazing style

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