Rain, Sun: Sun, Rain

With small blooms of spring being revealed periodically it is indeed exciting! However, in transition I was caught in the sprinkles of rain last week from time-to-time. Here's a few snapshots from the effects of the brisk wind and sun peeking through trying to shine a nice "hello" in my direction just moments before I left to go shopping one day.

This dress is an old favourite purchase. My decision to add a layered skirt underneath was simply because the dress probably wasn't designed for a person of my height. Well, I am guessing, anyway! Nonetheless, I was determined to make it work. How's the April weather where you're located?
Back detailing: At first I wasn't fond of the exposed zipper, but now it's growing on me!
Skirt that I made: (oldie but goodie) I am sure that you will see this many times in the future!
Drops of rain still falling in this quick shot!!  Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell, Jacket-Thrifted
Belt-H&M

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58 comments

  1. Absolutely LOVE the back of this dress! You look sooo pretty! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  2. Love what you have done with the dress!! Great way to style it and make use! Great belt too.

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! Love the detailing of that dress.

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  4. I really like the cutout effect on the back as well as the exposed zipper.

    The weather here is actually nuts- yes it was 90/32 yesterday, but this week is supposed to drop significantly (as in 70/21)

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  5. Moniquezuman17 April, 2011

    That dress is amazing!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  6. i love everything about this look so cute!

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  7. That dress is fantastic, and I actually love the exposed zipper with all the back detail. Great idea layering a skirt under it, too. These are the kinds of things I never think of.

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  8. I have that dress too but in black! It doesn't wash very well and I swear it's shrunk (but I'm short anyway so it wasn't too bad) but I like wearing it layered with a lacey top underneath. I love how you've layered yours!

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  9. Hi Winnie,
    I had too many black dresses so I decided to get this one instead. Hhmm... interesting, I have washed mine and have not had any problems, but I also hung it to dry instead of putting it in the dryer. Thanks so much for your comment! -xxoo

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  10. Thanks Marissa! Yes, the exposed zipper grew on me! stay tuned for more innovative style approaches... hehe! :)

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  11. Oh Monique, I'm glad that you like it, I loved this dress quite a bit!! :)

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  12. God almighty!! 32/90, that is hot... Looking forward to those digits.. Thanks, Alexis! ;)

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  13. Thanks so much Jacquelyn & you're welcome. -xxoo

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  14. Thank you, Yvonne! The belt was a score at H&M! = Excitement!! :)

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  15. Hi Tanvi! Thank you for the sweet comment, the back detail is the best part. -xxoo

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  16. The Compassion Fashion Project18 April, 2011

    Oh wow! You look amazing in that dress! It is so cute:)~Meredith

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  17. Thanks so much Meredith! -xxoo

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  18. love the detail in the back. Great belt too!

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  19. Ah, that is such a sweet dress - and I adore the detailing at the back, too.

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  20. You look gorgeous!! I love that your skirt layering, I thought it was all part of the dress until you said it was a skirt. I love this outfit!!!

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  21. Your outfit is stunning!!! You look like a princess! So effortless and girly!!

    You should post your outfit on The Wear to go Girls' facebook wall for a chance to be featured Best Look of the Week!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wear-to-go-Girls/138631736207424

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  22. I love this outfit is very modern and sleek!

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  23. Oh Thanks Mel, I never even thought of that! checking out the site now! Thanks for the sweet comment! -xxoo

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  24. Hi Mandi,
    Glad that you liked it, Thanks so much! :)

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  25. Thank you! & come visit again! :)

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  26. Hey there lovely Kirstin,
    That's good, I was going for exactly that!! Especially since it was a tad short on me! Thanks! -xxoo

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  27. Sweet Veloso18 April, 2011

    hello dear gorgeous...I definitely love your dress when I saw this earlier while browsing some photos...I fell in love with the back design of your dress...

    you are smokin' hot!!!

    kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens
    @mistytewest

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  28. Love your style!New follower on Bloglovin.I loved that also followed!Kisses.

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  29. Oh Sweet my dear, you are just too kind!! Thank you so very much for the lovely comment. I have not done many outfit posts on my blog. I think including the FTFCommunity blog event it's only my third or fourth one. But, I've been inspired lately & definitely have more to come... -xxoo

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  30. Thank you! & Welcome to my blog!

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  31. the nyanzi report18 April, 2011

    Love the outift.

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  32. I love that dress on you! I actually like it with the black showing underneath, maaaybe more than I would like it with skin showing. And like Marissa I dig exposed zipper too!! I'm glad it's growing on you.

    Gawsh, we've had so much rain already this April! But spring has FINAAAALLLY come in the form of warmer weather here in NY.

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  33. Very nice! I like the skirt underneath. I would totally do that too. I don't like things being too short these days.

    Love,
    Heather
    http://thestyleconfessions.com/

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  34. Oh thanks my dear! Yes, it has grown on me! I think it looks best with layers also!! hehe!

    There has been a great deal of abnormal weather everywhere! I hope it gets sunny for you soon! -xxoo

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  35. Yes, I'm with you on the the length Heather! I like some dresses short, but not like that!! -This one needed to be lengthened desperately. Thanks for the comment!
    Cheers and love,
    Madison :)

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  36. I love the way that you've worn that dress, it looks great on you! x

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  37. Very cute dress, love the back detailing!

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  38. i love the dress !
    the details on the back are so pretty !

    xoxo
    www.glistersandblisters.com

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  39. This is an awesome outfit, I love that you added to it. So cute!!
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  40. Loving the shoes, the weather here is really goooood! It's been really warm (warm for the UK anyway) over here and blue skies and sunshine. Finally feels like spring/summer is on it's way. But I know that the rain will be just around the corner now I've said that.

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  41. Hi Jamie-lee thanks so much for your lovely comment! :)

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  42. Hey there!! Thanks dear, really appreciate the comment! -xo

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  43. Hi Ellie,
    that's so sweet! Hope that you have a beautiful day! -xxoo

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  44. Hi Arash,
    Yes, UK weather is pretty much the same as SF & Seattle weather. Thanks for the comment. Hopefully the sun will keep shining, I can't wait! :)

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  45. Hi Ofelia! Thanks, glad that you liked it too! :)

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  46. Madison, i love the dress! you look gorgeous!
    I just realized that Fashion Tales IS (on twitter) Lady of Fashion- starting to put the pieces together- I'm a bit slow on the draw. xo to you darlin'! -Bella Q

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  47. hehe! It is quite alright lovely Bella! It's ME!! -xxoo Thank you for the sweet words dear! :)

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  48. Great outfit!! You paired the black skirt under the dress and I would have never known they were separates. The jacket, the wedges your hair .. looks so good!!

    http://www.LifesObsessions.com
    -Tee

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  49. This is such great styling, girl! The layered shirt underneath the dress really highlights the cutouts, and the crinoline/skirt under the dress gives is so much girly oomph! I am officially inspired!

    Have a great weekend!
    Jen

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  50. I love your dress ♥ ♥
    Thank :)

    Bisous ♥

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  51. Hello Yuliya, welcome to FASHION TALES & thanks for your comment! -xxoo

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  52. Awwh, Thank you Jen, that is a very sweet comment, I'm glad that you were inspired. Thanks for visiting my blog. stay tuned for more interesting ways to style outfits... Enjoy your weekend. -xxoo

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