27.2.10

woman vs. man


They say we all have two sides, right and left, masculine and feminine, yin and yang, you get it, and I feel this outfit strikes the perfect balance.  I love a good shirt dress and happened to find a few of them last week.  This one, with is Chambray fabric, tuxedo pleat breast, and button up style, paired with the lady like sleeves, mid length skirt, pockets and red lipstick, cat eyes and a braid, make me so happy.  It raining here a little so the addition of a hooded trench and fedora made sense and added to the jazzy feel.  These shoe were a gift from the girl that gave me this.  They are so great right!! This look is a bit conservative, but that is sort of what I love about the mens wear look, a little mystery is so fun sometimes.

For anyone who was interested in having a dress made by Sabrina (see dress in last post) she would be more than happy to have it done in any of your specifications.   Want it longer than mine, no problem, want a different fabric, no problem just contact her at this address sabrinahartoto(at)gmail(dot)com.  She said she would love to bring Batik to the rest of the world!  So have at it! 


COMMENT OF THE DAY: Check out Tess and her blog.  She is a very wise girl, especially at almost 20.


tess said...

Hi, so this comment will be random, but I was procrastinating by reading my old blog post comments and realized I missed one of yours from January. I saw that on one of my earliest posts on the new blog you asked how old I am. I am 19 (but 3 months away from turning 20), so I feel like your comment about aging in 7 year intervals is somewhat true since I am close to 21. I think part of the reason why I've been forced to mature so much this year us because I'm in my second year of college, so all of my delusions from freshman year are being swept away for reality.

34 comments:

catherine_sr. said...

This is the perfect combination of textures and colors, and different eras (I think your outfit is reminiscent of the 1920s thanks to the shoes and hat, and the 1970s thanks to the menswear inspiration and the coat). I love every piece!
the renegade bean

J. said...

You have the best dress collection!

J. said...

You have the best dress collection!

Charmalade said...

I really love menswear inspired clothing, and I think you've effectively achieved a zen of two sides! I love the hooded trench, it's as if Holly Golightly decided to go snoopin'.

Toast with Charmalade

Trendology said...

I love this outfit - especially the coat. I'm looking for something similar - the hood is just perfection!

tess said...

love your sailor esque belt and your pioneer braid

Amanda said...

So cute! I love it with the hat and those shoes!!!

Ali said...

What a stunning shirt dress! I love the pleats and the pockets.

mahayanna said...

This trench is gorgeous! Love it

Katie, Tinda Keelie said...

gorgeous as usual!

Chloe said...

I love the little pleats in the top of the dress.

Oh and by the way I am actually a picses not a virgo.

Sara Lynn said...

I love this look!!! YOu look awesome!! :D

amanda said...

your hair is looking so gorgeous lately. i mean, it's always been enviable, but the last couple weeks it's been on a whole different level lovely!

RETRO REVA said...

Do you stand differently when wearing men's wear inspired outfits ? I call it "the stance " ! My legs widen , and My head tilts differently ! Maybe it's a power pose from cave-men day mentality ! you wear it well !

RETRO REVA said...

Thanks for your blog list !!! I love visiting blogs otherwise I might miss, but you keep me in the loopy !

myedit said...

You never get it wrong, you know that? The shoes are pretty perfect!
I have a very similar dress from Maxmara (thrifted, of course) that I cannot wait to wear. I need some snow to melt first though...

Kelley Anne said...

I really like the way that you've styled this and the menswear nod. A lot of times, I'm not sure how to work a more masculine look. But this is just a perfect balance.

lkfeely said...

this dress is wonderful! you have such great style.

-leanne
pawsonmyface.blogspot.com

Corie said...

Well you look awesome as always. It's a great dress..and I totally love the vintage shoes.

BikeWorkPlay said...

Perfect look. I love the shirt-dress and the hooded trench. Brilliant finds!

Clare said...

This dress is beyond wonderful, and I especially love the addition of those shoes!

LyddieGal said...

I love the messy braid and the fedora - it's that perfectly purposeful messyness--

and your oxfords are adorable!!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This dress is perfect! Where did you get that amazing trench??? I need one.. and this one is lovely! :)

Jen said...

You're right about the contrast between feminine and masculine - the cute cut of your dress looks great with the study shoes and handsome hat. :)

Jessica said...

This look is so adorable and spring-y! Love those shoes!

tess said...

Hi, so this comment will be random, but I was procrastinating by reading my old blog post comments and realized I missed one of yours from January. I saw that on one of my earliest posts on the new blog you asked how old I am. I am 19 (but 3 months away from turning 20), so I feel like your comment about aging in 7 year intervals is somewhat true since I am close to 21. I think part of the reason why I've been forced to mature so much this year us because I'm in my second year of college, so all of my delusions from freshman year are being swept away for reality.

Lucy Marmalade said...

The shoes and the belt are perfect-o together.

Kate said...

I want to steal your trench coat! It is amazing! Love it...

C'est Moi said...

the trench coat with the hood is absolutely adorable!

what dia like said...

beautiful trench!!

www.whatdialike.com

Linds said...

where did you get those shoes?!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I absolutely LOVE this look!! You so so feminine and care-free. So pretty!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Girl from the North Country said...

haha I love Tess, she makes me laugh!

You look amazing by the way in that dress! What a dream!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

the shoes are amazing. swoony. fabulous.

the whole outfit is pretty darn amazing.

but the shoes. wow.

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