Complementary Combinations

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I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! Well, I took a short stint off last week, because I was taken out for an early birthday retreat, although my actual birthday is on Wednesday! However, since having to work away on an assignment I was quite happy to be fairly whisked away for revitalising moments. 

Though, it was only a couple days of rest, I do feel completely rejuvenated. And now, back to normal. 

I have also been actively planning a dinner party (for a friend), and trying to wrap things up soon as other important summer tasks approach. Lately, my event planning and negotiating abilities have been very useful ... this specific event is of a smaller magnitude than preparations for my parent’s anniversary gift, yet still a lot of work, so my attitude has been to just go with the flow!

This is an outfit that I actually wore not long ago to a fun outing with visiting family. I pulled out my DIY collar to pair it with this scarf printed dress as a unique accessory addition. I like scarf prints and other border-styled motifs, and I'm normally very selective with purchasing them.
 Scarf Prints
I acquired this dress in the Bahamas, essentially for a fraction of the price of a cocktail! It was during a period when it was beyond humid, of course, and one of those times when an easy pull-on silhouette (that wasn’t typically my style) spoke to me. Other than the striking yellow colour in this print, I was immediately drawn to the richness of the purple as well. The result: simply a couple years later becoming fond of scarf prints even more!
 Summer Scarf Prints


The goods: Dress-random store in the Bahamas, Collar-DIY, Sandals-Love culture 


*Lastly, I'm happy to be featured as photo of the week on Streets & People even though they got the city wrong!

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  1. francesca romana capizzi16 July, 2012

    You don't know how much i love this derss! Great colors and nice prints!!
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  2. Beautiful dress!

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  3. Stunning dress my dear!! Love love loving the scarf print and the beautiful colours! The sandals look gorgeous and the collar adds an unexpected edgy twist! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  4. I LOVE the mix of blue and yellow. But even more? That DIY Collar! Talk about perfection!  :)

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  5. very cute!
    happy monday!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  6.  haha! Thanks dear. xxoo

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  7.  :) I know, finally took out the DIY collar, so glad that I made two versions!:)

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  8. Punctuation Mark16 July, 2012

    That's a really cute print!

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  9. that looks fabulous.. 
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  10. OMG how adorable is your dress!!! Collars have been on my DIY to do list for awhile now. Love yours. :)

    Hope all is well. :)

    xo

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  11. Gorgeous dress, darling!
    You look amazing!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. Great print and so unexpectedly cool with that collar!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  13. Tarah and the City16 July, 2012

    Hello there,
    Beautiful Scarf dress. Yellow looks great on you. 
    Always,
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  14. Cute dress, love the scarf print & the yellow/purple combo :)

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  15. Sounds like you have been busy--- and happy early birthday!  I love a scarf print.  It tends to feel a classic statement and not some trendy throwaway...

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  16. The Purple Clown16 July, 2012

    Great look! The collar is fabulous! I love your blog! I'm following! Hope you can check out mine and follow as well! Kisses <3

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  17. you rock that dress like no other! I really love the colors in it, and how you've dressed it up with that collar!

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  18. That is great! And even more awesome since it was a bargain. (:

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  19. Great dress! So cute and summery!
    --Vivienne

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  20. Oh wow!  I don't think I've ever seen a pattern quite like this one.  It's beautiful and you're beautiful in it!

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  21. We all need blog breaks from time to time! So glad you're back and rejuvenated. You look great! I love the print in that dress. So gorgeous! Keep celebrating your birthday.
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  22. That is a fabulous dress, it just screams SUMMER! I love the additional of the DiY collar, just gorgeous! Happy Birthday! xxx

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  23. gorgeous print... and loving the color combo.  so regal and luxe-looking.  you look amazing! :)

    kisses,
    jasmine
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  24. That dress was less than the price of a cocktail?????  What has the world come to! I love the yellow and the scarf print, you can't get beat it.

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  25. GlamKitten8816 July, 2012

    Oh, I am in LOVE with this print.  It's so pretty.

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  26. Oh to Be a Muse16 July, 2012

    I love the scarf on the dress, which you got for less than a cocktail! Amazing.

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  27. sisters closet16 July, 2012

    you look great- I like how you styled your outfit & you did a wonderful job with the sandals! Also, congratulations on the feature..
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  28. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle17 July, 2012

    Fabulous dress and accessories! Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

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  29.  Yes, it was such an unbelievable deal! :) x

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  30.  Thank so much Vix dear! xx

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  31. Definitely agree, time away is good to enjoy, live life, and smile! Have a wonderful week. Thank you. :)

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  32.  Hey there Mel! Hope you're doing well hun, miss ya! -xo Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. tia_cherie17 July, 2012

    Wow this is so lovely. The scarf print is a really great look. I have never had anything in scarf print but I would like to. The collar is an excellent addition.

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  34. The scarf dress is a beauty and I love the collar with it!

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  35. pratishtha Durga17 July, 2012

    I love that picture on Streets & people!!! Love the scarf print! You carry colors so exceptionally well... 

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  36. Veshoevius17 July, 2012

    That is a super dress! Love the groovy scarf pattern on the skirt. You look fabulous in yellow - (I'm so jealous of people who can wear yellow - it doesn't suit me but I love it). Great touch putting the collar with it (and I spy it's DIY - you clever thing!)

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  37. Congratulations on Streets and people.They are the best, no voting involved.
    I love your dress and your BIGGER photos, at last, lol.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dearest Madison
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  38. Adore the print and the colours, yellow and purple - so pretty. Loving the collar too lovely!
    i hope you're having a great week so far!
    x.o.x.o

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  39. Congratulations on your feature!! It looks great. The scarf dress is really great, and I love the color on you.

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  40. Great purchase! Love the colours. Took me a while to realize that the DIY collar isn't actually part of it - the perfect accessory!

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  41. Eloquettish17 July, 2012

    you look stunning in that dress darling

    mind following on bloglovin ?

    Kisses

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  42. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls17 July, 2012

    Wow, that dress looks really stunning, it has the most beautiful colors and pattern ever!

    xx IvanaMacarons and Pearls

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  43. Hi dear, the scarf/dress looks stunning, what a beautiful print in the loveliest colours. The collar is DIY? Wow, thats amazing.

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  44. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle17 July, 2012

    I love that scarf dress--the purple is beautiful and looks great on you! Congrats on being featured in Streets and People--so cool.

    xo Mary Jo

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  45. Clara Turbay17 July, 2012

    I see a good person doing a good job!

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  46. Thanks for your comment!!!
    I follow you, if you want follow me!
    Anthea

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  47. Asterisque_517 July, 2012

    oh my gosh, that dress is really amazing!X

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  48. Ellesees.blogspot.com17 July, 2012

    Loveeeeee this on you!

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  49. Wow, the scarf print looks incredible on you! I love yellow and purple together, such awesome contrasting colours!

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  50. perfect dress, looks amazing on you!!!

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  51. ah, how I love the dress. the prints/colors suit you best. :)

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  52. Beautiful dress.  And Happy Birthday!

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  53. vogue_or_bust18 July, 2012

    Absolutely loving that printed skirt on you! So stunning :)

    Alexandra xo

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  54. i just love scarf print - so bright and pretty! happy birthday, and congrats on the feature!

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  55. Fashionablecollections18 July, 2012

    I'm a huge huge fan of scarf prints and I absolutely adore your dress.

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  56. Love the addition of the color to this look, hope you have a lovely birthday!
    xx
    Jessica

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  57.  Thanks Winnie, I've become a true scarf print fan again. -xo Have a great week!

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  58.  Thanks so much Mary Jo! Hope your week was off to a good start.  :)

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  59.  Yes, I actually created two collars, but this was pretty much the first time I wore the white version out! Thanks!

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  60. I actually love most colours, but yellow (and turquoise) seem to be one of those hues that I buy most. Thank you. xx

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  61.  haha! Thanks Laura! That' so sweet! Yeah, I had to add a touch of edginess with the collar, you know! :) x

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  62. Yes, I like that there's no voting=brilliant! Thanks ... actually these are pretty much the same size. haha! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes dear xx Hugs!

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  63.  Thanks Jessica! I'll be celebrating most of the week ...  :)

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  64. Such a gorgeous summer dress in gorgeous summer colors.  The print looks like some delicate vase in the corner of the room! -- J xx

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  65. I love the scarf print on your dress and the fantastic colour combination. Perfect for the warm weather. Congrats on being featured on Streets and People and Happy Birthday.

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  66. congrats on feature! and your dress is amazing! I love the print and the top of your dress looks very combined. Love it!

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  67. Love the print on that dress friend, bringing fun things from travels is like my fave. Going to check out your feature now :).

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  68. mika st. fleur19 July, 2012

    lovely dress.. I love the print, I am crazy over any pieces with print this year.. anyway thanks so much for stopping by I really appreciate it. Let's follow each other.. well I am following you already, hope you do the same doll :)

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  69. mika st. fleur19 July, 2012

    oh btw this is my blog http://lafemme-chic.blogspot.com/

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  70. looove the scarf print! you look great <3

    XO Sahra
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  71. nice outfit i like it 

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  72. gorgeous lady in fantastic colors!
    oxoxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
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  73. Mary Summers24 July, 2012

    AMazing look!!!! Love the collar and everything!! 

    xx

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