November 03, 2010

Orange you glad...

I didn't wear a cardigan? That's right, no sweater for me today. Yes, it was cold. But I loved this outfit as is and didn't want to cover up the orange shirt under my dress, so I endured a little bit of cool wind, all in the name of blogging. I also realize the shirt looks red, but I can't say "Red you glad..."

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This dress was really cheap and I love the shape. I originally tried on the medium, but it was kind of big in the top, so I opted to get the small. The small fits great, but you lose about an inch in length. I have such a strangely porportioned body. Small bust and waist, wide hips and thicker thighs. This makes shopping rather difficult sometimes! Does anyone else have a hard time finding things that fit every aspect of their body? Is it wishful thinking that's it's even possible?

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So my week is going much better than my weekend did! Jeff and I had our engagement pictures taken yesterday and I can't wait to see them! We had such a fun time, regardless of the dropping temperature. We had constant red, runny noses so we had to do a lot of cuddly pictures to keep warm! As soon as I get access to our pictures, you bet I will be posting some!

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Tonight, Jeff made chicken fried rice (from scratch!) and spiced lamb (PF Changs style) for dinner. I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but he is an amazing cook.

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So I'm playing with the layout a little. So bare with me while I work everything out! Hope you are all having a wonderful week! :)

Dress/Sunglasses: Forever 21
Top: Kohl's
Tights: Walmart
Boots: Ebay
Earrings: Target

18 comments:

Abbey said...

Your sunglasses are adorable! The shirt under the dress looks great! I'm not sure it would look right on me, but you're definitely inspiration enough to try it! (:

Ashley said...

I love how you layered under your dress instead of over, even if you were chilly! I always have problems finding stuff that fits, too - I'm short and need petite sizes, but I've got a D-cup chest so I'm always having issues with my ladies. Oh well!

Carrie said...

I have the exact same problem- very small on top/ small waist plus larger hips and legs. Also, I'm on the tall side (close to 5'8"), so when I buy smaller dresses and lose length, it can become an issue!

Michal said...

You look so sweet- that dress fits you so perfectly! I know what you mean though, I have a hard time finding clothes that fit all my proportions too. Glad you had such a good time taking the photos- I can't wait to see them. (:

Hannah said...

You sound like a very blessed girl to have a fiance that will cook for you! That is wonderful.

That is a really cute dress! If it gets too short, you then have an excuse to put on a pair of tights. I love having the chance to layer up clothes!
For sure I have problems finding clothes to fit right as well, it's a pain. I think if a girl said they didn't, then they would by lying. haha

.Alyspank said...

Strange proportions for the win! Having a size negative chest, average waist, and wider hips makes sizing a complete nightmare, so I know exactly how you feel!! :) It just makes the pieces we buy that fit well mean a lot more to us.

-Weezy

http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

Kate Maggie said...

This outfit is so perfect! I love the colors together and this dress is super cute on you. Love you in tights too! You always look so good :) Hope you're having a great first week of november girl. xo

bee. said...

This dress is such a nice fit! I love how you've layered this outfit. I'm loving the sound of this homemade chicken fried rice too (:

jessicachubb said...

I think it is a common problem. Finding clothes that fit well in all aspects. I think I heard somewhere once that we all need a good tailor. But who can afford that, right? I think you are always adorable. And my brother is a fantastic cook! I am sad that I was not able to enjoy his meal. Maybe next time. :)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

That dress with the top underneath looks lovely, you have great style...

Between Laundry Days said...

Yeah, my top half is about a full size smaller than my bottom half, which means that some dresses and fitted things don't quite fit properly.

This looks great, though! I like the layered sweetheart neckline with the orange/red shirt!

Pixie in Pumps said...

This is so cute. I love the look of wearing a shirt under a strapless dress. Try as I may strapless dresses don't find me in the top EVER so i usually only wear them with things under them.

Sophi said...

Oh man, dresses are the hardest! I'm smaller on top than on the bottom, so any snug-fitting shift/a-line dress is either too big on top or too tight on the bottom... sigh.

Love the layered look! And I think the length of that looks good on you, too :)

Stoked to see those photos!

Sophi
ohsosophi.blogspot.com

500 days of Jo said...

I can't wait to see your engagement photos! I'm a photography's addicted, and I have a particular love for weddings and engagements, I hope someday I could make that for living :) you look adorable Heather, so girly adorable!
<3, Jo

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

i love your dress it looks so pretty!! and i have the exact same problem with proportions i am smaller on top then the bottom so i can never find tighter dresses that fit both. I also don't have much of a waist so it is so hard to find something which fits my chest and waist. What a pain!!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I love this outfit Heather! It's simple, but you layered so perfectly!

I have a hard time finding clothes sometimes too. I have such a tiny waist, but broad shoulders and (as everyone in my family so lovingly puts it) a bubble butt! Hehe, but I like to think that just makes even more unique. Or, that's what I tell myself when I get bummed when I can't find something that fits right.

elanor, said...

So cute! I love this. :)
And I know what you mean about your body. My body is quite similar...!

xx Elanor

Stel said...

I just discovered you blog and wanted to say hi!

I love your dress sense and this outfit is super cute!!