Monday, June 13, 2011

Tasseled Shoulders

Wearing what is quite possibly one of the greatest vintage finds ever. First of all, it is polka dots which I love... second, it has tassels on the shoulders! I've never seen that type of detail on a dress before!
Worn with vintage Escada belt, jewelry from Hubba Hubba, YSL clutch, and Givenchy sandals.
Officially my most favorite dress!
xxx

195 comments:

tj said...

stunning style, love your blog!
TJ

November Grey said...

Love the print!

didi said...

gorgeous!! love the dress

Abi said...

Really the polka dots and cut of the dress. Love the pairing with the gold toned belt. Gorgeous!

Rada Priya said...

Fabulous dress, the cut, the print, the detail - who? where?
and can I get one similar in Australia ;)
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Francy Flicks said...

What a unique find! Very cool.

Lily said...

The dress is stunning on you. You wear vintage so well !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Olivia said...

so cool! i always love your look! you're gorgeous


xxxxx

Natalya's Closet said...

I can see why you love it, stunning dress! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

à.dé said...

polka dots + a horse shoe belt- so great!

Amaka said...

this is my most favorite dress ;)

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I Dress Therefore I Am said...

Just absolutely SICK. Your style is out of this world!

Alexa Rae xx
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Kimmiepooh said...

the tassles are a neat little accent to the dress!

The Fancy Teacup said...

You always find the most remarkable vintage items! Polka dots and tassels never looked better. So glamorous, girl!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Mars said...

You have the most amazing vintage finds, Karla. That dress is really gorgeous, very gorgeous indeed.

Mars of fashion insouciance

Tayler said...

very cool dress. love it <3

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blue roses said...

i have done quite a bit of vintage shopping in my day, and while tassels can be found aplenty on furniture and certain clutches, on the shoulders is a new one for me as well. i like the cut, particularly the high front slit, which keeps it from being a tad austere. what an incredible lucky find. that escada belt is divine as well.

margarita monday?

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Julie Khuu said...

Oh it's gorgeous hun! I can totally see you reworking this into a beautiful jacket with cute little shorts and a tee underneath...Great find!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Lisa-Bisa said...

i luv how it doubles as a coat and a dress! They really don't make clothes like they use to:( The craftsmanship and unique qualities are definitely lost in today's mass production. Great look:)

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Xoxo ☺ said...

Beautiful I love it!!!! Xo

Helen said...

gorgeous dress! so elegant!

helen

Fashion Euphoria

Marissa said...

ha! i was just on a polka dot dress expedition with my grandma (she loves them) this dress is all kinds of perfect :).

PinkPopMash

DeniseAngela said...

Love the black bias contrast on the polka dots......beautiful!

Daphne said...

I love the dress!!

Zeinabou said...

that is an awesome find!

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FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

Well it is officially my most favorite dress too!! I have never seen tassels on the shoulders of a dress either. Ever since I laid my eyes on that gold Gucci tassel belt (that I could never afford) I have been in love with tassels!! It just so happens that I found the bomb-est tassel belt at a vintage store the other day. I plan on bedazzling (my word for making it more fabulous) it up soon. You look like a million bucks BOO!! BEAUTIFUL! I am so in love with polka dots right now. I just received some cool polka dot pants from ASOS that I can't wait to rock!! That belt is too stunning for words! You knocked this one out of the park! You killing it girl...don't hurt em!! lol xoxo Kiah

christina said...

Tassles FTW

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HS said...

love it, its a beautiful dress, good for you ;)


HS

Aliza said...

I absolutely love that dress! Ahh you are amazing at finding great vintage pieces! What's your secret? For me it seems like the luck of the draw!

Virginie's Cinema said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Great tassel detail. It's just the right size to add a punch without being overwhelming or too style specific.

I always like a polka dot on someone else, although don't think it's very me. Also enjoying the pop of color in the yellow belt. Looking good as usual!

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robyn said...

OMG this dress is too cute, you're right about the tassel detail, but I must say you always seem to find the cutest dresses, you're a magnet for them :) Love your blog!

Robyn

boluxe.wordpress.com

Alexa said...

First off, I love your blog and get so excited whenever you post something new! I've gone through all ur posts since you started and it's amazing how much your style has changed through time and has always remained so fashionable! Hope you keep on blogging for a long time because I'm sure so many people enjoy reading your blog, as I do :).

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Morgan DeLapa said...

I love this dress, it's awesome. I'm a sucker for polka dots.
<3
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Vasilieva said...

wow, that dress is pretty amazing, nothing beats polka dots and tassels. stunning shots

http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
x

Lippylash said...

these pics look like they come out of a magazine!! beautiful!

Apple said...

Magnificent dress! A magnificent belt!

J'Anns Boutique said...

Gorgeous as usual, love the vintage dress

A Girl's Next Best Friend

monkeyshines said...

dandy polka dots!

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monkeyshines said...

dandy polka dots!

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Ri(t)ch Styles said...

Hotness amplified!! :)

sam @ bento said...

There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Love the dress too! :)

Neijah Lanae said...

Amazing Karla! You inspired me to get my vintage shopping spree sessions started lol

Un Duex Trois said...

GIrl, love this dress! SO yummy.

_emily

un-deux-trois.net

leonie said...

its fab! the belt really tops it off

✘leonie

www.monstrexi.com

Christina Barcelona said...

nice look



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Alicia said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the polka dots & the tassels!! GREAT belt as finishing touch!

Love,
http://mundodealicia.blogspot.com

FashionHippieLoves said...

you look amazing as always Karla!!

X

SAMANTHA said...

you look beautiful this dress is so lovely and classy!


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Francesca Felix said...

such a beautiful and unique look! love this
francesca
http://www.frankvinyl.com

Justinne said...

perfection!

s said...

GORGEOUS ;)

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Kamila Z. said...

love this sandals !

Natalie Leung said...

aww wow that looks lovely! that tassel is so cute!

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL said...

tassels and polka dots equals orgasmic fashion drool :)) oh, and your accessories are mad :))) yayyyyy!

katerina said...

love your outfit!!!

xx
http://katerinascloset.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

aww boo! You look stunning! LOVE THAT POLKA DOT lil number on you especially w the red nails!, Fancy! ...you know im a suckerr for anything polka dotted!

Miss you, lets hang soon!
xo

sincerely
jules

Marloes. said...

You always have the most amazing dresses! I love this one!

MELISSA Z. said...

this dress is adorable and that belt is awesome! <3

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Raspberry & Rouge said...

That is pretty! I absolutely understand why this is your favourite dress! Pretty! XO Rebecca

http://raspberry-rouge.com

Katrin said...

beautiful! just beautiful!

kisses from germany!
Katrin
Vintage & Vanilla, Darling!

My mom's clothes said...

This dress it's simply beautiful <3

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LeSimple said...

yes! very nice dress!
xx

lesimple.sk

Olivilla said...

wow Carla!!! what a dress!!!
where have you found it?
Love the look

I'm Just Me said...

stunning!!! chic as always!!

http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

Dea Rose said...

Gorgeous as always! I absolutely love that dress, the clutch, the sandals and your jewellery!! Love everythings!

Dea Rose
http://mayahasnoname.blogspot.com/

Camilla said...

amazing belt, and dress :)

x Camilla

intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

letiziabarcelona said...

I love this outfit, you look wonderful Karla!!



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Neris said...

WOW, what ana amazing and interesting dress! Love it!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

franca maisha said...

gorgeous Karla!! the dress is absolutely lovely :)

xx

Monica - Un biscotto al giorno said...

Perfect outfit!!!

Prêt-à-Penser said...

The two last pictures are definitely my favorite!
:)

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likeable said...

KARLA I LOVE YOUR STYLE. YOU'RE AMAZING!!

Jelena MS said...

beautiful,unique dress,and beautiful you!

Faridah said...

You're such a stunner, Karla. Unique style and beauty, what a winning combination. x

SoapyMermaid said...

as sublime as usual!

Rinny said...

The dress is so unique! I love the print and the tassled shoulders. You look beautiful :)

LoveE ♥ said...

AHH this dress is so unique it's amazing! Love everything about it, me want one!!!

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x

Emy said...

It is gorgeous and so are you!! Love your vintage finds, very inspiring!!
xx
Emy

http://emykoster.com/

Bog-Bog said...

Wow, amazing vintage piece!

Plami said...

You look beautiful and stylish as always :)

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

fashion and frank said...

Officially! I can see why! What a find! x

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moded'amour said...

Gorgeous outfit!
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KMW said...

Oh my that dress is divine! Good find! And you look amazing in it!

Kxx

www.camarattajuliette.com

AJ TAYLOR said...

love it. definitely a standout piece. how do you find them? you have a great eye

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Mom Fashion World said...

Awesome!
I love polka dots!

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Jen S. said...

I love it! That dress with the belt are fantastic!

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Shellena said...

Gorgeous dress on you Lady!
xx
Shellena
Mint a la Mode

amalie said...

STUNNING as always x

KimChicSisters said...

lovely outfit!

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Charity said...

That is a beautiful dress! And those earring are gorgeous!

Lace and Tulle said...

lovely!

A Lot Like Fashion said...

All your dresses are such delights!:)
XX

http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

Jessie said...

your vintage frocks are to die for. I absolutely love this dress and belt combination.
xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

Iman said...

Love the shlouders details!

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Ravenna Moreira said...

LOVELY DRESS!!!!! :))))))) www.pulsacoesplanetarias.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Karla your pictures always come out gorgeous. Who takes your photos and what camera is used?

briannelee said...

Love that dress and belt!

Shevah said...

Wow! I love the tassels! Amazing.





www.shevahh.blogspot.com
xo

Salima Jenkins said...

You are wonderful *_*

Céline K.G said...

Love the prints, love the shapes.

xoxo, Céline
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Ashley said...

I spy my fav YSL clutch!

Looking lovely!

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

Kimberly said...

amazing outfit love the dress and the tassels on the shoulder is so cute!

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Raspberry Jam said...

Amazing!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

xoxo

Is this it? said...

You sure know how to work it. beautiful dress.

7eventh Letter said...

This is FAB!!!!! WERK!

CessOviedo said...

Such beautiful pictures, that dress is stunning so unique and shoulders are awesome!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Copper Etiquette said...

It should be!
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UnaBb said...

You look amaazing!This is so stylish and timeless!

Martha T said...

I am sooo inspired.. have been shopping thinking WWKD (what would Karla do) ... you are my new fashion hero... thanks for the fun inspiration.

Helene Adélé said...

the belt, the cluth... I WANT!!!!


Helene
Bon Vivant + a Budget

Sara said...

I love the dress! Remindes me of a mod 50's housewife

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laxmi said...

Such an amazing dress. It looks good on you, well so does everything.

Tori said...

So chic! I am in love with your hair:)
-Tori
fashiontrendsmore.blogspot.com

End Of Time said...

When I read this article, it made me think of you.

http://galadarling.com/article/the-only-3-vintage-stores-in-los-angeles-youll-ever-need

This post, really makes me wanna visit all the great vintage stores in LA.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

that belt is just fabulous!! especially paired with a black and white polka dotted dress!!

Molliee said...

I can see why this dress is your fave:) it is so adorable with the little polka dots:)

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Urban Couture 53 said...

Officialy our favorite dress too! you look stunning, you are so pretty!!

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paperwhales said...

You always look amazing in bold prints!

Macy Young said...

Amazing Dress! It looks so great on you!

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LBVieVintage said...

Absolutely loving your vintage dresses as of late :o)

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Tara said...

very nice :)

Tara
greeneyedopinions.blogspot.com

Théa Unknown said...

Great dress and belt!



xo

Théa Unknown

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Em said...

The tassels are so beautiful!

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Jennifer Rose said...

Beautiful vintage find, very unique and in such pristine condition. I love the way you have one lock of hair curled slightly on your forehead.

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DNA (designers+artists) said...

Completely in love with this whole look!!!

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Q's Daydream said...

Perfect!

Jasmine said...

stunning

Alex Ingram said...

beautiful look
-Alex
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Skinny said...

polka dots are such a timeless staple!! very nice look! xxx

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Sinful Imperfection said...

beautiful outfit...love....especially the belt gorge...

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jemappelleshen said...

You always find the most amazing dresses! This is lovely.

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Anonymous said...

Karla! Do you ever not wear vintage?! Vintage vintage vintage! It pisses me off because I always love your clothes but suprise, it's vintage so unavailable to us! lol. You look amazing though and I agree, one of your best vintage finds!

Hair Romance said...

This is the best find. I love it!

Christina @ Hair Romance

DISTRIKMODE said...

POLKA POLKA! Cute lil tassels on the shoulders... so unexpected, which gives massive character to the dress! Fab :)

x

▲ Farrah @ DISTRIKMODE

naomi said...

so unique and chic!

Tiffany said...

Hi Karla,

I'm following your blog since 2 years ago, I love it!

This dress, is so perfect, you wear vintage like nobody does!

Have you got tips for finding amazing pieces ?

Thanks
Tiffany (From France)

Monia said...

Nice mix, the dot dress is so cute and I love the belt with it!
Monia, Rome
http://moniantinori.blogspot.com/

antique engagement rings said...

I love your bracelet... wonderful and your belt is fantastic!

sterling silver necklace said...

nice design. thanks to post.

My Linh said...

Very nice outfit. Love the dotted coat. <3

CJ said...

Your make-up looks flawless as always and the styling is fresh yet immaculate. Wonderful viewing.

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Yo no soy una it girl said...

Great dress!!XOXO

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Annushka said...

you are amazing, excellent post)) is so beautiful and inspiring!!!!!!
I love this blog!))
xoxo

in Aie's shoes said...

lovely dress! You always rock pretty vintage dresses! =)

xoxo
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LA Lynn's said...

I think everything that can be said has been... U R Simply Flawless!!!! ~Love ur style!!!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

you always have the best vintage finds

Rachael said...

That dress is incredibly chic and beautiful! A great find indeed.

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Mariona said...

Karla, you have to put more pieces in the store because everything is sold... amuaa

Cecily said...

Karla,how do you wear all these fairly dressy vintage finds day to day as a young girl in California? Where do you wear them? Always for brunch/coffee/errands?

I do appreciate the sartorial merit in so many of the vintage dresses you find, as well as the shoes and jewellry you pair them with (personally not much of a bag person)- but what is the point if the clothes are not functional at all?

Surely that takes away from the beauty if clothes. True style is being able to dress for the occasion. I would love to see you dress for your life, rather than bending your life around how you dress! After all,what is more important?

This outfit would be sublime if it had a purpose. Context is everything!

Anonymous said...

@cecily: i think they're more curch outfits. Thats why shes always dressed up on a sunday and rest of the week she wears vintage levi's.

Anonymous said...

I think this is your best yet. Beautiful!

MYTRENDTELLER said...

I love the simplicity, elegance, and art in all this.

Worn and Torn said...

Amazing vintage dress. Love the detailing and the cut. Flawless for sure. Are the earrings you're wearing in the post vintage pieces as well? Fabulous nonetheless. Great Work!

- Worn&Torn

Anonymous said...

@cecily --- what's the point of having such an awesome find if you have to wait for the "perfect context" to wear it? those beauts aren't made to hang in closets! besides, why not be the most fabulous person in the room?

go on karla. show the gals how it's done!

Carla McCarthy said...

You deserve to be in Vogue's front page! Stunning!

htt://www.cougarvintage.blogspot.com

Fourth Daughter said...

Simply perfection. Tassels and fringing (and big earrings) are my weakness so your blog was love at first sight!

Carrie's Clothes said...

oh my gosh! The tassels are such a cute detail!

GretchTM said...

Beautiful dress indeed!

Jill said...

It's so great to see women who wear non-traditional clothing, especially clothing from other eras!


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Anonymous said...

wear a vintage dress, add some fancy shoes, accessories and bag and you're ready to go.

Your blog is becoming boring.

Meg said...

I'm not a huge fan of polka dots this season... or maybe i wasn't:) until today.
on this dress it definitely works. Looks ravishingly!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love the yellow touch!

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pinkmate said...

i love your dress and the belt!

vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

EUGENIA GONZÁLEZ said...

Me encanta el vestido,es precioso!
Yo adoro la moda vintage!!!

Un beso desde http://sigue-mi-huella.blogspot.com/

XX

Fay Heather said...

Wow, what a stunning dress! ♥

Maryjane said...

Polka dots at it's very best! Love that dress!

Maryjane xoxo

Ivy said...

Your dress is so unique!

Fash Boulevard said...

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Jagiri said...

Stunning find! And you look amazing in it.

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Maya said...

That is a GREAT find!

My Style Canvas said...

I absolutely love the cut of this dress. It makes your legs look amazing.

the smoking nuns said...

the belt is the best part.

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AlienBaby said...

Karla, this dress would be great worn as a lightweight coat as well.

Dark Blue Stripes said...

LOVE the YSL clutch!

www.darkbluestripes.com

sky@laestetica said...

very sexy and fashionable at the same time. i envy you!

Elena said...

Sublime dots dress!

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Nakia said...

You always find the best vintage pieces!

xoxo,
Vogue & Vintage

http://vogueandvintage.blogspot.com

Cecily said...

@Anonymous at 2:02pm
Is the most fabolous person in the room the most overdressed? If I go to lunch, say, and there is a girlwearing a fifties ballgown, full make up, 6 inch platforms and pounds of baubles, there ain't nothing fab about her. Her outfit may objectively look stunning, but CONTEXT DETERMINES EVERYTHING. Just because I look great in a Missoni bikini, I'm not going to wear it to coffee with a friend. What's fabolous about that?

By the way Karla, I am NOT taking a dig. You are not the hypothetical person I just described.

The awesome find is so much sweeter if there is the perfect occasion to which to wear it! Karla herself has said she wished she had occasions to get dressed up for.

It is all subjective. The same outfit can be fabolous for one thing, awkward for the next.

To me, Karla is stylish. I would just extract so much more joy if I saw her stylishness effortlessly incorporated into her life.

Dipper on Pockeydips said...

I'm loving your blog :) so amazing fashion <3


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Betsy said...

Your hair is amazing.

Mad For Fashion said...

Love the belt! Everytime I see you wearing dresses like this I always hit my local thrift store trying to find similar pieces. You are a real inspiration!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGG I AM JUST AS IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESS - WELL DONE KARLA !!!!!!!!!!!

Grace said...

fantastic look!

helle said...

Fantastic, I´m also in love with dots ...and tassels!!
Great find!

Anonymous said...

it really fits you, you look absolutely fab.

Hugs from Italy :D

Erica Joy said...

You look fabulous!!!!

harps said...

I bought a houndstooth trench with tasselled shoulders from ebay last year. Unfortunately it was far too big for me, still it was wonderful. Love the little curl on your forehead, you should make more of a feature of it.

Sugarlace said...

O YES!!!! I looooove that belt!

Little Pretty said...

(gasps) I adore your YSL clutch. I have the large size cuff of this, but don't often have chance to wear it (i'm going to try harder now, having been inspired by your blog!). you look astounding, as always....

http://thislittlepretty.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

You remind me so much of Keira Knightley!

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

I do really like the dots and actually the tassels as well, not sure I could pull this ensemble off but it looks great on you! Everything does though.

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