Apr 10, 2013

Outfit of the Week - April Showers

I hate how many of my posts start with information on the weather, but hey, I live in Oklahoma. And tornado-watch season officially began last night, which means I've got a bag full of water bottles and granola bars for basement hideouts, regular tv programming turns into constant storm warnings, and my iPhone weather app has hail icons all over it. Funsies.

Now, on to the outfit. I bought this dress back in October, but I've never worn it on the blog. I got it thinking it would be incredibly versatile, but honestly, it's just a little too short to wear to work. Even so, I'm still glad I bought it for $12. Totally worth it to wear just to wear with my new rain boots even once. You guys, I love them. I keep them by the front door and think of any excuse to wear them. "Oh, the dog needs to go out? Let me put on my rain boots and go outside to keep him company while he goes to the bathroom." "You want me to bring in that package from the front porch? Oh well, let me put on my rain boots so my socks don't get dirty." You guys, I love them. 





Dress: Target (similar, similar)
Scarf: GAP (similar)
 Wellies: Hunter
Watch: Fossil

40 comments:

  1. so cute! wish i had some rain boots - i'd totally find excuses to wear them!

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  2. Oh, my goodness. I have the same dress! It totally looks better on you. Mine is a bit hip huggie.

    I recently did a post where I wore that dress 7 ways. I never nailed the scarf though and you totally did! Nice work.

    Here's a link to my 7 ways to wear 1 Target dress. Just in case you're bored to death or something and have nothing better to do. ;-)

    http://thedomesticfringe.com/one-target-dress-worn-seven-ways/

    ~FringeGirl

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    1. I remember that post! I remember commenting on it because it motivated me to actually wear the dress :) I like ALL 7 ways you styled it!

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  3. Tornado weather is no fun but at least you look adorable!
    xx

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  4. This is the best way I have seen a striped dress lately. It's so simple but oh so perfect with that scarf and the rain boots. Love this look!

    Amy
    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  5. Oh, I've been dying for a striped dress like this! You look great Nd this is definitely one of favorites of your!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  6. I dont think the dress looks short but if you want, can always wear with skinny jeans & turn it into a tunic top during cold weather with the boots & then it really gets versatile. Stripes never go out of fashion, so $12 is well worth it.

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    1. That's a good idea! I've worn the dress with leggings and boots in the winter, but I hadn't thought of pairing it with jeans. And I agree - for $12, it was totally worth it!

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  7. I love this outfit. I can't tell you why, but something about it is just so perfect for this weather :)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  8. I tried on a very similar dress last week and almost bought it. Now I'm wishing I had. You styled it so perfectly. I love the Wellies and bright scarf. Your photos are gorgeous too!

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  9. I hear you. I wear mine to work. People thought I was odd. Started doing it about two years ago. Now look how entrend we all are. But beside that, they're warm and comfy and cool! Love them.

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  10. I love this week's Outfit of the Week Girl. That dress looks perfect with the Wellies & Scarf. I have said it before & will say it again, you should do more Outfit Posts. ;-)

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  11. I am loving that dress paired with the Wellies! Too cute! Just started following ;)
    xoxo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  12. you are too cute. I love the boots with the dress! If it wasn't raining here I'd say I'd wish for rain so I could copy ;)

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  13. Love that dress - it was definitely still a great buy, even though you can't wear it to work! Perfect weekend look. :)

    Jess - J's Style

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  14. Adorable outfit!! Love the strips and navy/red combo. I've been dying to get a pair of my own Hunter wellies but A. I can't decide on a color and B. I can't seem to take the plunge since they are a little pricier than my usual footwear choices. You've made me rethink my "need" for them. I'm moving to Arkansas in July and I hear it rains a lot... maybe that should be my reason for finally buying them :)

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    1. Doooooo it! I had a cheaper pair of boots that busted open one day and I just decided I needed something that would last me a much longer time. I had to give up buying any other clothes for a month, but it was totally worth it!

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  15. Your style is so simple, pretty and put together! I love love loveee black and white stripes, so I have no reason not to love this outfit! Those rain boots are adorable too!

    <3 danielle
    goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  16. Ohmygosh I love the black and white stripes with your red scarf, and the boots just make it even cuter!

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  17. I absolutely love this outfit! Especially the BOOTS! I'm glad to hear that you love them, because I've had my eye on them forever, and I'm slowly working up the courage to buy them (I'm pretty thrifty haha). I'm pretty sure you said they were black in the other post, but I just have to make sure; are they black, or blue? Either way, they're perfect :)

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    1. It was really hard for me to buy them too - I HATE spending money! But I feel like they were a good investment, I'm sure I'll have them forever. Mine are actually the high gloss gray - they are a little hard to photograph so sorry about the confusion!

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  18. I love the scarf with this dress. Makes the whole outfit pop!

    wiww wandering...

    Julia
    Glitterandjuls.com

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  19. A classic striped dress is a spring essential - and I don't have one! Love this version and the scarf is the perfect accessory!

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  20. this dress looks amazing on you! so flattering! and yes, i would find any excuse to wear those boots, too!!

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  21. This is an ADORABLE outfit. I recently bought a pair of Hunter wellies too, so I completely understand you obsession. Any excuse to throw them on is a good one!

    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. I'm so glad you understand! I am seriously obsessed :)

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  22. I think I have that same dress in black. I agree it's a tad short for work. I wore mine and then tugged on it all day long.
    I totally want a cute pair of rain boots. Love how you styled them with this dress :)

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    1. I agree - it's just a tiiiny bit too short :( I wore mine to work with tights once and every time I stood up, I had to adjust it. But I love the look so I'm sure I'll continue to endure the uncomfortable-ness!

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  23. Amazing blog !
    Kisses from Poland;*

    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh Sweetheart it's lovely to see you wearing your Wellies, I wear Wellies all the time, it would be fun to wear them together.
    Kisses
    Julie

    Visit my blog http://juliewearswellingtons.wordpress.com

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  25. I love this dress! Truthfully, I love anything Target. And it looks great with the wellies!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  26. You look so adorable! Love this simple rainy day outfit. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. I love my Hunter Wellingtons and wear them whatever the weather and seeing you with your Wellingtons on makes me very happy and I'm so glad that you love them too.
    Love and Kisses
    Carole

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  28. Oh Ash!! I would be all over the Hunter boots too!! Although mine are imaginary.. For now ;)

    I absolutely adore this dress and scarf combo! I have a dress that I just love that is way too short for comfort, but I just pair it with leggings and off to work I go :)

    And trust me, I am getting "flood warnings" constantly on my phone here in Illinois.
    Although I don't mind the rain. Floods, sure. But rain, not so much. Especially if I had Hunter rainboots ;) HE HE!

    I hope you are safe and sound in OK!

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    1. Haha that's definitely how I am feeling about the rain - bring it on! Tornadoes, not so much :(

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  29. Love your outfit girl!! I'm all about stripes for spring!

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

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  30. Love the Hunters with the stripes ;) I have a striped one I picked up from F21 that is too short for work too...it has been great for weekends though!

    -Tiffany
    www.stylesidebar.com

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  31. Love the chic stripe dress!!!

    Hope you have a great day!

    xx

    Kelly

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