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10 November 2014

Wardrobe Favorites





I haven't done a good old-fashioned outfit post in a long time, so we snapped these while waiting on the sidewalk for our bus to work the other day. My hair looks a little different because I straightened it, but I was in a hurry, so it didn't end up completely straight.

This outfit is basically a collection of some of the favorite pieces of my wardrobe:

Dress - I am not an online shopper, but this is the first dress that convinced me to step out of my comfort zone and take the risk of buying something online without being able to try it on. Somehow, even before I started blogging, I stumbled across the Shabby Apple brand and fell in love with this dress. I haven't often taken photos of it, but it's been a go-to dress when I want to feel very fabulous on many occasions since.

Shoes - My Christmas present from last year. They were love at first sight in a mall in Texas--if I hadn't bought them, I know they'd still haunt my dreams to this day. Funny, I'm asking for shoes again this Christmas...

Hair flower - You may have noticed that I'm fond of sticking flowers and bows in my hair. This be-feathered clip has been my favorite since I spied it at craft show on the day after Thanksgiving in 2012. The jewel tones are just my style!

Watch - My Dad bought me this watch as a "Congratulations, all your tests are done!" when I finished the ACT and SAT tests in winter 2007. It's the only watch I've had since then (I wore it in my high school senior pictures). In recent years I hadn't worn it much, but since starting my job as a teacher, I wear it every day. I need to keep good track of time to know where we're at in the lesson and when I need to start wrapping up, in order to not be interrupted mid-sentence by the school bell!
Anonymous said...

Lovely dress: it looks so comfy! Rocking shoes! Love them! You definitely would have mourned them forever had you not purchased them!

Patti said...

So glad you got the shoes! They make this outfit even more fabulous. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

Miriam said...

Oh my, I LOVE your outfit! That dress is beautiful, and the shoes are what pulls it all perfectly together. Great look!

Bekah Walsh said...

so fun! I especially love the hair clip!

Liz said...

So cute! I love to see others posting outfit ideas, because I am not the greatest :) Visiting from The Peony Project!

Julia said...

This is darling! You look fabulous!

Megan S. said...

Cute dress! You are adorable!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That hair pin looks like it was taken right out of my stash. I make those : )

I LOVE the shoes. The whole outfit is so cute.

bisous
Suzanne

SuperLux said...

Looks formal but fun in the same way. Nice!

Tayler Morrell said...

Love the dress.

chris thompson said...

Very cute! I'd like to invite you to come share your posts on my weekly link up parties at somuchathome.blogspot.com. I host a new party each Wednesday. The parties last a full week, so you can share your posts any day of the week. I hope you will visit and read some of my posts and share many of your own!
God bless.

Patty said...

I love that pattern...and flower clips are something I've been getting into as well

Susannah said...

Ooo... That dress is really fun! What a great purchase!

Carolynn Markey said...

I love how your shoes match your dress! You are super cute and very good a posing in this set of pictures. Love them.

Kari said...

You look fabulous! I love that dress on you!!

Sarah Moore said...

This whole outfit is amazing! I LOVE that dress and those shoes!

Erica Jacquline said...

what a cute outfit! I love black and white!

Kristen said...

I LOVE that dress!

Hollands Reverie said...

Great style! I love how brave you are with your selections and you make it all look so lovely, I do so need to step up my style game.

www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

The Lady Okie said...

That dress is super cute on you. I absolutely could never pull that off, but you look fabulous.

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Excellent combination ... some dresses just deserve all the styling love we can give them! You do wear it well, and it's flattering to your sleek figure. Those shoes! Of course they're favorites. Adorable.
Black and white just looks so fresh these days! Loving wearing it and seeing it all around, especially as well as you wear this outfit.

meandmr.com said...

Great dress! You look fantastic!!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Bethany Carson said...

Neat outfit, Rachel! Nice watch in particular; I can't stand going anywhere without a watch!

Mariel Collins said...

I love your style! That dress is so pretty and you always look gorgeous of course:)

Sarah Shumate said...

You are adorable, Rachel! I love the whole ensemble, especially the dress. I've never ordered from Shabby Apple but I'm familiar with the brand. I salivated over their 60's line a few years ago.

Stephanie Kastelan said...

What a fun dress! Love the houndstooth!
Stephanie
http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

Your dress is so chic. I love the pattern and how it compliments your body shape. Very pretty!

Tina @ Girl-Meets-Globe said...

The Shabby Apple has such cute dresses!!! This one is beautiful!! Definitely chic!! Cute shoes too!

Blush and Barbells said...

Good grief that dress is amazing and special. You wear it very well!

Lauren Michelle Major said...

I LOVE that dress! The way the buttons are slightly to the side and the collar is perfect! I, too, am generally uncomfortable buying online, especially with expensive products. Shabby Apple is one of those brands whose website I browse all the time, but have yet to buy something from. Now that (sort of, the internet version of) know some one who bought online and is happy with Shabby Apple I'm way more likely to buy from them! Great post!

http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

The Rachael Way said...

OMG... that dress is gorgeous and so you!

Erika T. said...

That is an awesome dress! I've seen many dresses on that site that I want, but don't usually have good luck with my internet dress purchases. I haven't tried one of theirs yet though...

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Houndstooth and oxford shoes, especially ones in two color-blocked colors are two of my favorite things for Fall Rachel. So obviously I love those pieces. You look great.

Happy Hump Day Girlie!!

Jessica Jannenga said...

HI! Supercute dress, love th efit and the oxford shoes are my favorite. Love your look!
from the link up,
please stop by, jess xx
http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

Jennifer Prod said...

love that dress! very Olivia Pope.

Rebecca O said...

Such a great dress!!

Alice Warren said...

This dress is gorgeous on you and all the accessories are perfect with it. I have been wanting to buy things from Shabby Apple - everything is so pretty but have not pulled the trigger yet. What do you think of the quality?

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

P.S. Hope you will stop by Thursday and join TBT Fashion link up.

Jenna Brussee said...

I love how you wear big clips or flowers in your hair! You really pull it off. And this dress looks great on you. Thanks for joining us for Hump Day Happenings.

Saxon @ Lets Drink Coffee, Darling said...

LOVE your dress! It's so classy. Love that you remember all the sentimental things behind your clothing!

Brita Long said...

Your whole outfit is the perfect blend of sophistication and quirkiness. I love the dress and the hair clip the most. I would wear either of those!