Monday, February 11, 2013

Dragonblood + DressesStylist Review


______This outfit features another lovely dress that DressesStylist sent me for review.  This one is flowy and fabulous, and just like the first dress I received, is of high-quality.  Though still quite dressy, I feel that this one is a lot more acceptable for day-to-day wear.  The criss-cross back is a cute detail, and I also adore the asymmetrical chiffon hemline since the layers catch the wind so elegantly.  The hemline is like a cape, but for your booty. A booty cape. My friends, join me as we begin the generation of the booty cape people.

______The deep red color is another nice little element, and I'm pretty sure it's the exact color of dragon blood.  I don't know what color dragon blood would actually be since dragons are extinct and all, but if I did know, I'd say their blood was the color of this dress.  I sure hope dragons stop being extinct soon so we can find out.  Dragon blood just sounds rad.  It sounds even cooler when you take the space out of it words together: dragonblood.  That would be an awesome book title.  I should write book titles.  Is that a job--writing book titles, and nothing more?  It should be.

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______I feel like this post is pretty choppy, and I'm going to end this post by saying, "I hope it stops raining."  I like the rain and all, but not when it interferes with my morning bike rides.  I much prefer foggy mornings. Every morning last week, I was able to ride around campus in the fog, and it made for the best bike rides in the history of bike rides ever.  Fog is neat because it not only devours all the sounds and brave souls around it like some semi-transparent sponge, but it also makes the temperature perfect--not too extreme on either side, just the ideal 55 degree lovechild of hot and cold.

Asymmetrical dress: c/o DressesStylist
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Collar necklace: Wet Seal
Bracelet: Lulu*s
Clutch: won via giveaway


Chari T said...

AMAZING PHOTOS!!!! I love the idea of the colour dragonblood!!! ha ha you should copy right that! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that comment it made me smile!!! I'm sure you'll soon be making bucket loads of friends you seem like a wicket awesome and funny person! Much LOve
Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xoxo

LyddieGal said...

You certainly know how to make a booty cape look elegant. And yes, the dragon blood color is fabulous.
Hope the rain stops and the perfect fog rolls back in.
Chic on the Cheap

Katie Aman said...

Fog is my favorite too- as you say it means it's the perfect temperature out, and also makes for amazing photography. I love the detail droplet shots though! They are stunning. You always look like a chic princess or something in whatever you wear. Especially talking of dragonblood, I feel as though you could be a chic medieval princess who orders a knight to kill a dragon for her so she can dye her dress with it's blood. Haha! I meant that to be a compliment in any case...stunning as always!

Sakuranko said...

Oh sweetie really cute and beautiful drss.


Judy C said...

That dress is terrific but I'm totally in love with those shoes. I wish I could wear heels. I'd try to get some.

mochaccinoland said...

this is so elegant & romantic! perfect for valentine's day! <3 hope the weather improves and u can ride around in your bike again :)


blackberryfashion said...

Wow, you look like a princess!! Amazing dress :)

Well... said...

I really like how you just made a new term for me to use. Booty cape is so going into my regular vocabulary :D (on a side note: CAFE CAPES!!!)
Also, remember, rain is a good thing Ali ;)
Although I agree about fog. Fog is a lovely thing - tis magical! Glad you've gotten in some good bike rides.
Anyway, this dress? I think you picked a gorgeous one! I love the zebra heels you paired with it too. Just awesome all around!

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Rebecca said...

That is a gorgeous dress, and I like the deep red color.

Heather Belle said...

Love the colours of that dress! Those shoes are fantastic!!

Ivana Džidić said...

You look amazing! Great photos and those shoes go perfectly with that dress.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

Those shoes!!! So pretty! Love them! And the dress - is amazing! I agree, it's not so dressy that you couldn't wear it on a day to day basis, which I like more. And booty cape! So much more of a better term than 'hi-low' and cuter!

<3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

Sixth Tractate said...

Lovely post and blog! I'm your newest follower :)

Jessi said...

Wow this dress is just stunning! You look incredible. I love the long draped skirt on this and its such a pretty wine color! Just wow.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Totally made my day! it means a lot coming from you being so tiny ;)

Sam said...

Hi Ali, you should get into modeling of some kind, you wear these glamourous evening dresses so beautifully, I love the styling on this one!

Little-Hat said...

Hey! I'm following you now; just checked out your latest couple of posts, and I'm entranced! Your spunky, artistic personality shines through your blog, and I'm lovin' it!


Alexaa said...

I love this dress <3

Jacqueline said...

wow ali, this outfit is great, I gotta say, I LOVE these shoes!

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Keit said...

Hahaha, now you made me wonder what does dragon blood really look like :D Can't get it out of my head.
The dress is very fancy, and perfect fit! It looks lovely with your pretty hair too :)

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Erin said...

you look gorgeous! and like a mythical goddess-love that skirt!


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Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

wow love this look. the dress is amazing xx

Sam said...

Thanks for your comment on my Grammy post, I completely agree on your picks!

Anonymous said...

Ali, you are the best! A booty cape! I giggled out loud. Also you look beautiful in that shade of red. So stunning.

Kat said...

wow wow wow you look sooo absolutely beautiful :)

Levi (tlnique) said...

Gorgeous!! The dress is so beautiful, you look super chic and sexy! :)

Ashley said...

Okay...I'm convinced you are really a princess. No joke. WHY ARE ALL OF YOUR PICTURES SO PERFECT?! Ali. You can tell me now. I know your secret :)

I'm obsessed with this dress. It's beautiful on you. You look regal and stunning and perfecttt.

xo Ashley

Nike Onile said...

Wow! Those shoes are stunning. Loving the close-ups! Gives you a chance to really appreciate the pieces.

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

gorgeous dress! And it looks beautiful on you.

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Imogen said...

This is a beautiful dress and you always look so elegant. I adore the shoes. I am in love with them. I saw they were Jeffrey Campbell and realised that is why they are so nice!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful look!

Joyce said...

Your dress is so beautiful! I really like the booty cape (haha) and the color. Hmmm I always assumed dragonblood was green for some reason but I guess it would make more sense for it to be red...OR IT COULD BE BOTH :D Ooo I love biking in the fog too, it feels much more like an adventure.

KERRIN said...

stunning! x

MbF said...

The bustier and those heel, wow. Thanks for posting the beautiful photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

Francesca said...

That is another beautiful dress, you look gorgeous! I love the hemline and the colors, and how you styled it! Very pretty! :)Happy Valentine's day!

Amanda said...

oh wow u look so damn beautiful =) Have a great weekend

LyddieGal said...

Ail, in regards to recreating my look - I'm pretty sure you already have, and I think it was actually my subconscious recreating YOUR look.
Because I was just looking through my inspiration folder, and saw it there.

ftashion said...

This is just elegant! You will totally stand out in any parties! So stunning!

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MondayNightFashion said...

Wonderful photos!! I love the color of your skirt!

Katie said...

Stunning outfit, you look amazing. Followed!
Katie xx

Valentina said...

amazing dress!

Patricia G. said...

Pretty! Nice shoes!!

Lauren said...

Such a beautiful dress! You styled it perfectly, especially with the gold accessories. xo

monica said...

you look unbelievably amazing

Joy Shana said...

Love the dress, stunning look

Yulia Yudina said...

Great heels and adorable clutch!

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Lorena said...

Gasp- SHOES - Gasp
Those are some amazing heels !