Sunday, January 18, 2009

Code red

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I bought this dress a while back but I never wore it because I always felt it was way too girly. I paired it with my stripper boots because they've been sitting on my shoe shelf with no one to love them.

Wearing F21 silk bubble dress, Pleaser boots, Wolford tights, and M by MJ bag

190 comments:

Anonymous said...

god they're high!

Looking good though!

KEREN said...

May I just say that your boots are hot?
Mmhmm, and your dress is pretty wicked too.
;)

Hannele said...

Looking awesome as always!

Zita said...

Beautiful! I love girly/tough contrasts!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Divine - that is an amazing colour on you.

Carlita said...

Wowza, that's a fierce outfit! I love how you paired such a girly dress with the heavy duty boots :).

...love Maegan said...

um ...ADORABLE!

Alexa said...

you look so happy@ haha cute dress


xoalexa.blogspot.com

Martina said...

well i'm sorry but i'm not a fan of those boots... but the dress is absolutly beautiful and it fits very well on you, i don't think that it's too ladylike because it depends on the person who wears the clothes so, i see the dress and i say: it's Karlalike!!!

Adiel said...

Everything about it is fab. I love the silly pose in the first photo! You just make me smile...

P.S. Give me that dress. I love being girly. ;)

Frida said...

please let me be buried in those shoes!!!!

Rikki Lane said...

I love how you're always able to pair your outfits perfectly. This is one of my favorite outfits you've put together, It's stunning!

Noreen said...

Have you tried getting through the airport with those? They some weapons! Love the combination of stripper and classy. Opposites are forever destined to be together.

Selinas said...

nice dress! but heels..toooooo high;P i meaN, it must be hard to walk in such shoes;>

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Lady, LOVE it. So much! So fun.

Hugs,
The Stylish Wanderer

The Stylish Wanderer said...

OH! and back picture! NICE

syd vicious said...

Perfect dress/shoe combo! And it's such a pretty color too.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

OH! and dont know if you got my email.

Shout out to you on my blog lovely.

ahhh, too many comments.

ambiquitous said...

great combination, its always fun to mix feminine pieces with more daring accessories.

mira said...

love the color!

Krystal said...

adorable x

Miranda said...

love the red dress! i have the same dress in white and i absolutely love it!

i call it my cream puff dress :)

smalltown_girl said...

Karla, you look super pretty in this shot! that is a fantastic dress, great colour.

Catarina said...

Oh, i'd love to see the front of the dress! Can you post any pictures for us to see it better?

Anyway, amazing outfit :)

Brigadeiro said...

You look gorgeous in that dress! Love the rich colour and the idea to 'toughen' it up :)
xx

yvonne said...

the first picture's so cute! love the dress.

indie said...

ha love it :D I want those shoes!

N said...

wow love the volume of the dress and the colour.

id love it if youd add me to your links. ;) :)

Natalie

Anonymous said...

you should consider ironing your clothes!

KD said...

Girly dress + stripper boots = match made in heaven.

copperoranges said...

i love it!

Fashion Fille said...

THOSE SHOES ARE HOTTTTTTTTTTTTT! and reallllllllly high. hahahahh i'm laughing so hard that the brand is pleaser!!!!!!

GoldDustGirl said...
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GoldDustGirl said...

suuuuper cute, the shoes give the dress a different vibe!

www.golddustgirl.com

Anonymous said...

i'm not completely sold on those boots, but w/e - you make them work as always. :) i really like the exposed zipper and the rich colour of the dress on your skin tone. beautiful!

tres22 said...

Girly and gorgeous!!

PUG and PIPS said...

first pose=cutest thing ever

I don't think it looks too feminine...quite sexy actually (in a good way)

laura xx

The Spelunkers said...

like a hardcore audrey? or something?
did anyone stop in the street?
that's a lotta quezzions.
--the lightning

hannah345meow said...

Gorgeous! Love!

MONAE. said...

beautiful.

Eva said...

I love that Forever 21 has great finds for extremely cheap. I recently purchased a dress there (the one in my blogger photo) that I completely adore it. Love the Marc Jacobs bag you're rocking too, I was gawking today at one in Saks but had to refrain myself from buying it, haha.

Ursula said...

Good God, those shoes are a code red!! I love it. Work it, girl!

Renée said...

Hola!
Me llamo Renée Corazonadas y tengo un Blogspot en el que puedes consultarme algún problema que tengas. En algunas revistas de moda aparece cómo "Consultorio Sentimental".
Espero que me escribas,
Renée :)

P.D: ¡Te vistes muy lindo, Karla!

Renée said...

Hola!
Me llamo Renée Corazonadas y tengo un Blogspot en el que puedes consultarme algún problema que tengas. En algunas revistas de moda aparece cómo "Consultorio Sentimental".
Espero que me escribas,
Renée :)

fhen said...

love the bubble dress.. totally gorgeous

katherinelou said...

you look amazing !

Sara said...

I love that outfit (not as much as the yellow one though :D)
I was thinking if you could do a WWKW Post! (what would Karla wear) and I could so much use a wwkw to the office!

Karafina said...

ahhh, that dimple! those boots are freakin dangerous looking! i love that youve paired the girly dress with them, i think its a great balance with your short hair too.

Dane said...

I love that youre smiling! Gorgeous outfit.

The Vogue Society said...

Love the fit!

Lydia said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, inspiring, lovely.

I like the non-girly spin to an uber girly dress.

brittany said...

that first photo is TO DIE FOR cute! and i honestly don't believe there are many people in this world able to pull off stripper heels and not look like one. somehow you've totally managed! loveeee it!

clareassiral said...

it's a lovely dress, especially with those exposed zippers!

Nini Nguyen said...

Looking great as always Karla!!

Nini Nguyen
http://www.ninistyle.net

silvia said...

i love the dress color!
actually i love this whole outfit here, seriously great putting-together of elements against each other and stuff

Tanya said...

you look gorgeous!

deep_in_vogue said...

Karla, it looks AMAZING. You're simply ingenious.

cras4 said...

damn those shoes....and being a girl doesn't mean we always have to wear dresses, but if we did, I wouldn't mind owning this red one.

karla said...

noreen: Haha no I haven’t actually worn these to the airport although I must say they’re surprisingly comfortable.

the stylish wanderer: Yes I did! Thanks for the shou-out cyber sister ;)

miranda: I saw the cream colored one but they didn’t have it in my size. so sad.

catarina: Yea I’ll try to find some good ones!

anon5:32: I did consider it, but I was running late. Oops.

the spelunkers: Haha hardcore Audrey- I love it!

Sarah: Ya totally, I’ll try to do one soon.

WendyB said...

Love this. Plus you look so happy.

Alice said...

I'm really liking your recent outfit posts. Do you go to events that require dressing up, or do you simply go to casual things overdressed? Personally, I love dressing up but often must refrain.

This dress is really cute. Unfortunately, a lot of F21 dresses are too short for me (I'm about 6ft tall).

Lastly, it kills my soul to self-promote, but, if you don't mind, would you add me to your extensive list of links?

thanks!

blessings,
Alice

p.s. you look a lot like one of my classmates :)

Alice said...

woopsies. forgot the link: aliceunderthesea.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

The fist pictures is so cute and the heels are gorgeous!

Kalin said...

That dress is super cute. I love the contrast between the super prim and proper dress and the streetwalker shoes.

Sing-me-songs said...

stripper boots ? ooooooooooooh !

Shani said...

The shoes are absolutely wicked! Loves it!

the_kitten said...

i love the happy vibe in these pics. it does emphasize how nice this dress is, although id agree with you and wouldnt wear it myself since iam not at all the type for girly stuff. the boots are absolutely fierce, but when theres someone who can pull them off, its obviously u!

Andrea said...

The boots tone down the girliness of the dress. May I just say though, that the dress is delicious! Very cute.

chelsea said...

gorgeous, as always. you make that F21 dress look like a million bucks.

Nita-Karoliina said...

i am mad about this look girl!

Anonymous said...

you look skinny, in a good way, hot. this is a good silhouette for you too.

Aless & Rocío said...

This dress is gorgeous and with the boots it looks so special!!
xx

Pixienish said...

Hahaha I love that first picture! This ensemble is perfect; just the right amount of edgy & feminine.

Lita said...

OMG U look fantastic as usual!:)
Love the color of that dress!

Milla said...

aaah, I LOVE your blog and the pics, and I LOVE those shoes!

fashionboobies said...

Those boots got the craziest heels i've ever seen! Easy to walk with?? Mixing them with such a pink party cocktail dress is a very hot idea!!! Good pick once again! ;)

Cullen Fashion said...

Love the back zipper dress!
And o-m-g.
Those heels are smexayyy!!
Hahah i'm like 5'8 and waaay too tall for an asian girl in an asian country filled with petite asian girls who loves wearing anything but heels so i can't possibly make myself any bigger & taller by wearing heels though i absolutely love them and your shoes are just making me drool AHAHA.

i've added you to my links, hope u don't mind! (:

Tonia said...

The shoes and dress combination is delicious! I wonder where I can get stripper boots without clear heels and feather crap all over them. I was also wondering if you could link to me if I ask nicely, or if that would require more extencive sucking up?

http://labelleetlaitgirl.wordpress.com

Esmée said...

Haha love your first post! It's só happy, really like it!

xxx

Anonymous said...

Don't like the shoes... but beautiful dress!! it's not too much girly, it fits very well on you.

Viktorija

jasmine ldn said...

each to there own but I'm not feeling the shoes at all, but i like how you mesh tough with soft, i dress like that, but your way ahead of the game Karla.

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Amazing outfit.
Those boots are insane.
xx.

dree said...

LOVE this dress..saw it in the store and thought it should be rocked out properly..glad to see the mission accomplished!
xoxoDree

lana said...

Aren't you embaressed posing like that in front of your father? And anyway, why do you have to stick your ass out like that? Who wants to see that except for some perves, of course.

Jen said...

The first picture is so fun :) Yay for stripper boots being loved.

Mariëlle said...

Cute pose! And that colour looks really, really great on you, perhaps you should wear a little colour more often :)

I still think those shoes are insane <333 I really need to find myself something similar!

Anonymous said...

the dress REAAALLLLY needs a steam or an iron, it's screaming out for it! the arse is all squished up!

i find it impossible to actually tell if this looks interesting or not because your pose in the first photo is so completely weird, i can't even see the dress. what exactly *are* you doing in this pose?

HoneyBunny said...

You look gorgeous! I love the dress<333

Gina said...

sooo cute, you look ridiculously happy in the first pic :)

happy monday!

Dejana said...

You look absolutely amazing, and I adore your shoes!

emelie said...

oh my, they're high

AlicePleasance said...

Beautiful dress and I like a lot how you paired it with the boots!

sarah said...

those heels! there are no words for them, just...amazing!

Nataly said...

Those are some crazy heels! props for being able to walk in those.

Katrín said...

I love the combination of the purple dress, your dark hair and pale skintone. Gorgeous!

jem said...

the dress is beautiful. although i would love to see what the dress looks like in the front, since you really cant tell in the pics. the shoes are crazy high, but i like them. congrats for even attempting to walk in them, i would just fall if i even tried! :)

T.R.S.A. said...

love it!!everybody should wear more desses!! very stylish!! great pic

Ssu- said...

You're so pretty! And so is your outfit (:

christina d said...

this outfit is smashin' !

♥ fashion chalet said...

You look cute in raspberry pink and when you smile (wish I had your dimples!!) =]

xxx

elisa H said...

You're really gorgeous!
I admire your daring to wear an outfit like this one!
On the first picture you look like a modern fashion pin-up, you are just adorable and sexy!

Jenna said...

That dress is fantastic! (Wish you would have ironed it though)

Bronte. said...

I love this. The contrast is amazing and those heels are wicked! How high are they?
Your blog is a joy to read
-B

Isabel said...

Holy shit those shoes are INTENSE.

C* said...

I really like ur dress, but I love-love-love ur boots! So stylish!

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Thank you very much!

xoxo

alice said...

very pretty! i just wanted to ask where are that stripper boots because you didn't wear it for a while and bang! here they are! :D

Mira said...

I think you made this dress look very cool. Gorgeous.

Pretty Portobello said...

Love the exposed zip and the colour of the dress. The shoes are amazing makes the outfit very punkish.

Demi said...

such a pretty dress, gorgeous killer heels and adorable pose!
xx

Anonymous said...

NO on the boots. Nice shape but they should've been less stripper like. No matter how fashionable and stylish you are, how can anyone justify wearing stipper shoes unless you're a stripper. An amazingly cool dress tough but unless you are going somewhere it is a bit silly. You tend to go overboard on dress up sometimes though I do adore your style.

Judy said...

Too girly? I would say Paris Hilton dresses are too girly. But I think this and the fringed pants are the only items I don't like. I love 6 inch heels but they aren't for strippers. I was like wow when I saw your outfit but the boots was kinda a turn off.

Sharon said...

wow nunca pensé que podrían gustarme unas botas así, supongo que eso pasa cuando encasillas ciertas cosas, definitivamente hay que dejar fluir la imaginación!!

C.B. said...

Love those killer boots and the dress!!!

Paris Tarts said...

Wow! Love the dress, perfect color...not sold on the shoes but ya know :)

Tart

leftontheground said...

WOW..

Mode Junkie said...

you're such a cutie karla! :)
i envy you for always picking the nicest stuff from f21.

Cookie said...

great!

Martha said...

your boots are amazing =]

Marina said...

Great style, Karla!Amazing dress. Smth like Oscar De La Renta shape and this abs crazy stripper heels. I love you!You are the best!

Anonymous said...

worst EVER. i don't know how anyone could say they like this. those stripper heels are seriously tacky and the dress looks like cheap counterfeit crap, like all things F21. ghetto!

bellefantaisie.net said...

honestly can you walk for more than 5 minutes in those shoes?!
the dress looks gorgeous on you though!
x

Scarlett said...

You're back :)
kind of felt like you went somewhere for a bit

love the boots, and the pretty dress good combination

do you wear this during the day?
good for you!!

candy_cotton said...

so hot hahha!
great colours at the photo

Juliet Cocker said...

if only i could wear heels like you!!! :) i thikn this outfit looks great with your cute little smile! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't get this. I love the color and your adorable face makes any photo look good, but I'm just not feeling this outfit.

keepfeelingjoanna said...

it's amazing how fantastic stripper heels can look when wore with just the right thing. and in patent leather? bonus.

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Oh gosh your shoes... i could never wear them but they're HOT! :)

I love it too when you smile on pictures, I always found dimples veeery cute! :)

Nesli

Ana said...

I have that dress :)
And I love how you wore it.

anne said...

Beautiful dress!

TeeEmCee said...

Those BOOTS! Hot. Stripper shoes always give outfits the edge - I love platforms.

Style Remains (as always!)

Jessica said...

KARLA, your shoes are killing me with lust and envy! I cannot imagine being able to walk in shoes like that. Major talent. OOOHHH yesterday I was at the San Francisco Portfolio Day and stopped by the FIDM booth to get my Portfolio checked out. They brought up fashion blogging and I mentioned YOU!

By the way, I'm having a sale of my vintage. You should check some if it out.

http://girlsaidwhatnow.blogspot.com/2009/01/vintage-sale.html

mangopeachapple said...

Loving your dress. And your stripper dress doesn't look stripper-ish at all in that outfit!

Justmel and my style said...

You look so lovely with this red dress! love it!

Binnie said...

you always look like a million bucks!

Jessica said...

I was so excited to see what you were going to do with these shoes and you definitely pulled it off! I love the contrast with the dress. Beautiful as always!

Biru said...

You are gorgeous. and you pull that contrast off very well. excelent!

p.s.: looking at your hair i kind of miss my short one...

Yuska said...

i love the dress! and the boots are hot.

Jordan said...

Those are... some hot ass boots.

Anonymous said...

you could stab somone with those shoes

lolzzzzz

Anonymous said...

karla, you are completely awesome. I have to say i love your look the most when you put killer heels with more casual clothing though, like you did back when you started this blog...still, keep up the good work- you have an amazing eye when it comes to style!!!

ryann said...

i love it, karla. gorgeous.

im strugling trying to figure out how you walk in those heels though. they've got to be at least 5 inches tall. crazyy.

xo, ry

Poster Girl said...

How pretty! I have the same dress! You can see it here: http://fashiontrendguide.blogspot.com/2008/09/summer-wonderland.html

Redlipshotstuff said...

Karla, I love the 1st pictre that pose that color everyhting is ust perfect. LOVE IT.

Irina said...

omg! how do you walk in them?! i am so impressed!

annie said...

Wow, the dress looks great on you the the colour is great on you too!

pigeon.toed said...

you are way too cute! and i love the dangerous heights of your boots!

Christine said...

You look really cute!

Rachel said...

You have a gorgeous face... and great style... wonder how you afford it. I have a lot of respect for you. I don't know about other bloggers?? I like sussie bubble... but don't like rumi at all... she is disgusting... errr....

Keep up the good work.

Becca said...

This whole outfit is perfect! I love how simple it is yet how strong a statement it makes!

Trendy Gourmandise said...

very HIGH heels

carla said...

This dress and heels combo is LOVE and the first photo is so much FUN!

My Daily Vintage said...

hot! love the shoes. work it girl!

Fell4fashion said...

LOVE that red dress!! :)

Brooklynfluff said...

Those stripper boots are unbelievable, I'm in love!

Shirin said...

i think the dress is very cute and that it fits your hair!! :)

and those boots.. damn girl.

Frou Flu said...

this is totally cute:) i love that you wore the dress with the stripper boots:)

Anna said...

Love the dress! Those shoes look really difficult to walk in, aren't they?

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

you make stripper shoes look so classy and chic

Anonymous said...

iron

Erica said...

Simply stunning! This is beautiful!

Who What Wear said...

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my, oh my! said...

That dress really is amazing. And way to work the boots Karla!

Emily said...

props for being able to walk in those shoes! you must be sooo tall in them! i love the dress and your pose. too cute. <3. There is something about those shoes and dress that makes the outfit so original. basically i love it =D
-e

Lil Midget said...

Cute and dangerous (as in those heels can really kill someone! ;P). Love the dress xx

Shadjihar said...

i thought you looked really classy.and those pleaser boots are gorgeous!!!
hey,do they hurt when you wear 'em? so high almost like rodarte shoes.

MODA CADISI said...

Love the color and shape of the dress :)

Amy said...

What a gorgeous color on you! I've never seen you NOT look polished, sophisticated and put-together on these pages - keep up the fabulous work!

Anonymous said...

HOW DO YOU WALK IN THOSE WOMAN?!


who were you for during the election?I dont think you ever mentioned...

love the color, btw.

Mina said...

wow B E A U T I F U L dress! your smile is very cute!
but these shoes are to high for me ;)

Kat said...

wow, beautiful, that's all i can say!

June said...

Fantastic! :-D

TrueSilver said...

those heels are gorgeous, i must ask you though, how do you walk in them?

i always thought i was doing a good job walking in 4 inch heels, until one day my friend asked me if i was okay, because I looked like i was struggling.

Do you walk toe heel? or HOW? please help me!

Becca Jane said...

i love that dress - and the amazing shoes as well. Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I've just discoverd that being a tomboy for the past 21 years (im 24 now) hasnt helped me at all because i cannot walk in any high heels, only if it has a platform at the front,a thick platform or a wedge, so your so lucky you get to wear shoes like this, not really my cup of tea but it works with your outfit.

Adriana said...

amazing! love the bubble dress.

ps youve got a jennifer garner smile.

...sorry but Alias was one of the reasons I enjoy fashion so much.

Anna Pope said...

Love the color, and LOVE the boots!!

Phytagore said...

You look pretty and WOW !! Your boots !! I love them ;)

(sorry for my english, i'm french)

Anonymous said...

Aww I have that dress! I also thought it was too girly but I think I surprised everyone by wearing pink, though I didn't have any killer boots. Very cute!

Florence said...

I totally love the boots! Damn sexy and trendy

Anonymous said...

LOVE this dress! What a great thing to pair it with these boots! Great color on you!!!

Linda Famularcano said...

Loving this outfit so much (^_^) you're looking beautifully chic. Those boots are so awesome and that dress is so pretty. x

Olviya said...

ohh, you look like Victoria Beckham here!

DamaDeNegro said...

omg! i NEED THAT SHOES!!!!


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Donna said...

This is the best outfit EVER! I love it!!! Wow!

Anonymous said...

just shows that stripper heels really DO look cute with the right outfit.

Jade said...

love the color and bubble effect of the frock

villa rentals miami said...

I wouldn't probably think that you can combine such a dress with such shoes but it looks great together! I absolutely love these shoes, gorgeous!

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I get weird about wearing things that I feel are too 'girly' sometimes, too...but then I think. Well I AM a girl...and sometimes it's nice to feel that way.