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12 July 2015

Classy LBD vs. Rachel

Classy LBD

Classy LBD

Classy LBD

Classy LBD

I'm sure all the fashion experts would tell say that a classy LBD can be perfect for nearly any woman as well as nearly any occasion. All you need are the right accessories. For this woman, on this occasion, those accessories are:

Floral headband: purchased at H&M in ShenZhen, China. I'm usually a stickler for hard headbands but I decided to give this stretchy one a try.

Earrings: handmade, back when I had a big box full of crafting supplies.

Necklace: vintage, one of my great-grandmother's

Overly-large turquoise bow*: handmade, back when I had a sewing machine. (Have you ever noticed that this turquoise bow is actually part of my blog design? If you click on the turquoise bow in my header, it takes you to all of my "fashion" posts).

Brass bangle: from Cambodia, but not from this month's trip. Dad brought it back from a trip when I was in high school

Polka-dot Keds: purchased in Michigan, after I walked past the shoe store several times and longed for these lovelies every time I saw them in the window.

Red Hibiscus*: found on the ground next to the street. Also, coincidentally, iconic enough to be a part of my blog design. It's the national flower of Malaysia, so if you click on the hibiscus in my header, you are sent over to all of my Malaysia posts.

And THAT's how you use an LBD as the cornerstone upon which to build a rainbow-hued outfit.

*Maybe I should have titled this post "Wearing my blog design"
The Rachael Way said...

I love the headband! Girl, you look so cute!

Tayler Morrell said...

I love the addition of the bow!

Farrah said...

I lovelovelove that shade of blue! <3 It's such a pretty pop of color with your dress too! Hibiscuses are one of my favorite flowers--I had no idea that it was Malaysia's national flower! :]! I like how your outfit reflects your blog design! :P

Bethany Carson said...

Very lovely, Rachel!

Tinseltown Mom said...

I love these ideas and I Iove that your LBD is not so little and very versatile!

Shavon Olson said...

I love your outfit girl!! Never thought to add anything other than jewelry as an accessory! I will definitely have to try that

Alexandra B. said...

You look absolutely adorable :) Love your girly version of the little black dress.

Aishwarya Shenolikar said...

You're really pretty. I loved how you used the turquoise bow to make the outfit more rich. I love Keds too! :)

Erica Bartlett said...

Haha, wearing your blog design is something only you could do!

Marina @ Parental Journey said...

I love the bow!!

Mirror Watching-GinaB said...

Very nice LBD. I love the bow. Turquoise is my absolute favorite color. Visiting from the Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

So glad to see a style post again. Looking adorable. Love the shoes and big teal bow, Rachel.

Inge Jane said...

I LOVE how you made this look totally your own!

Jennifer Prod said...

ah, rachel! i miss getting a daily dose of your style. i've been a little blog MIA on account of the little guy, but i'm baccck, and excited about getting your dailies again :)

Julia said...

So cute, you look great! Love the bow and the jewelry!

Bekah Walsh said...

It's a lovely dress, and pops of color are always the best!

Ashleigh Wright said...

This is a super cute look! I love the bow! Thank you for sharing this great look!

Miss Angie said...

Suuuper cute! :D

Logan Cantrell said...

I love this look! That floral headband is adorable! I wish I could pull it off.

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets said...

I really love your shoes! I have zero fashion sense, lol! I can never come up with outfits as nice as this!

Patricia Conte said...

Super cute outfit! I love the necklace and the sash (one of my fave colors)!

Marie said...

What a lovely necklace, you are so lucky to have received such a pretty and sentimental gift!
Marie @ In Our Happy Place

à la plage said...

What a fun way to accessorize an LBD! Love it!

xoxo
Brenda
À LA PLAGE style

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the way you styled your LBD!

Anonymous said...

I love that you have accessories that match your blog design, so fun!

Liz @ Downtown Demure said...

Haha! I had to laugh at your "wearing my blog design" line. I don't blame you. Turquoise seems to be your color! You look lovely in this dress and I love how you've picked accessories that complement the dress as well as your personality. So cute.

Suzanne Carillo said...

All those details really make it a "Rachel" outfit.

bisous
Suzanne

Brita Long said...

Your LBD is still beautiful and classy, just in a very YOU fashion!

Catherine Short said...

Haha I did think the color palate look familiar! ;-) I love wearing sneakers with dresses.