Friday, September 13, 2013

White Collar, Navy Sleeves


______I received this dainty little navy dress in the mail from Fiigirl last week. Other than being about two inches too short in the leg region, it fits perfectly, which is surprising for me considering it has sleeves; I think that in the winter it'll be much easier to wear this dress, perhaps with some thick white leggings and tall boots. I especially like the white lace collar and the fact that the dress is lined underneath. And it's navy, duh! Navy is my favorite color to wear. I almost like wearing navy as much as I like creepily drawing people and their legging-enshrouded booties from the darkest, shadiest corner of our campus Starbucks. And man, do I enjoy a good creep session.


______I feel like this semester is gonna fly by faster than a piece of toast wrapped around a speeding bullet (clearly, I'm running low on my supply of excellent metaphors). It's already happening in a, "Help, I'm drowning, but not enough to actually drown" kind of way. It's as if a windowless, doorless room has been slowly filling with water (or blue kool-aid, to spice things up) and I'm shoving my face to the ceiling with less than half an inch of air to breathe from; sometimes the water level will lower, but more than often it will rise centimeter by centimeter as it attempts to brush the ceiling tiles with furious little ripples. Does that even make sense?


______I hope that makes sense. It took me a whole four minutes to think of such an extended comparison.


______On the brighter, sheep-infested grassy green side of life, my art teacher has nodded a "yes" to my fairy circle-esque idea from last week's post. All I've gotta do is tie the sticks together with some hemp string for portability purposes, or so that as my art teacher said, it'll become "a portable meditation station."


Dress: c/o Fiigirl
Heels: Chelsea Crew
Necklace: Altr'd State, pressie from brother
Earrings: Charming Charlie

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Sammi said...

Ohh I love this dress (and it is short, but your legs look great). The collar and hem are so lovely, and it'll look great with tights for winter. Hang in there -- even though I'm not in school anymore, I can definitely relate to the feeling-like-I'm-drowning scenario!

xox Sammi

Ivana Džidić said...

leggins are just perfect for dresses that are too short...This one looks lovely on you but when it comes to sitting down you might feel as I did a few times this summer... realizing that too much is showing just in a moment when you want to look all prim and proper. btw I love collars and really is such a cute dress.

That metaphor with the ceiling does make sense, the one with toast doesn't, but it did made me laugh as it is funny thing to imagine so I guess it works in its own way which is all it matters.


ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

such an amazing dress, dear :)

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Linda B said...

You're such a creeper...haha, I've taken to doing the same thing though. Creepers like to creeeep *_*
Haha, this navy dress is gorgeous! I love the long sleeves and how you paired it with boots. Although I feel you on the hemline...I got a dress from them too (a navy one as well if I do recall correctly) and man, I may be half Asian, but I do NOT have the height of one! Haha
Portable meditation's gonna be a hit with the new age yoga fanatics... ;)

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worryaboutitlater bianca said...

super cute outfit :)


Boheme.Fille said...

That's one cute dress! And it looks great with the boots!

ftashion said...

The dress is lovely especially the collar details. It's such a beautiful shade of blue too!

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Keit said...

Bahaha, portable meditation station :D

The water thingy does makes sense, time has been passing by waaay to quickly for me too, guess it's because we're old :D

Adore the collar of this dress, it has kind of a granny vibe to it.

Jo said...

I love the lace lining peeking out from beneath the dress. It makes the cool blue navy blue looks dainty. Yes, I notice you are clad in navy blue quite often.

I've always loved your metaphors. They are so whimsical at times.

Jacqueline said...

awesome bout your art teacher saying yes! that's good news. :) this dress is so beautiful too, oh so dainty.

Sam said...

Hi Ali, you have no idea how much I love this dress! I featured something quite similar in bright blue on my blog today. Obsessed!! It looks so elegant in navy, really posh outfit! I have something to confess to you...I really thing your forte lies in writing, because you are brilliant at it (cute metaphors and all!) Coming from that industry I think You should seriously consider taking up writing as a profession. Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

Jessi said...

Haha I totally got you with the kool aid room metaphor ;) You always have the best ways of explaining things! This dress is seriously gorgeous!! I'm obsessed with that collar and the little booties and socks you paired it with. Yes, it's pretty short but with your mile long skinny little legs, why not?
P.S. I totally went in Altr'd state while staying at my Dad's apt last fall in Alabama :)

Frances said...

You look so adorable with your dress! Honestly, I love how you remind me of my doll collection with your whole ensemble. lol :)

By the way, please do stay away from those creeps who like to creep in Starbucks since you look too cute and all with your navy blue dainty dress! haha. :)

-xoxo, FRANCES

Carly {style snapshot} said...

You are such an interesting human being. I love reading your writing :)

The dress doesn't really look too short at all! You have killer legs so you can pull it off :)

Have a lovely day,

Margarita M. said...

What a perfect look!
Love it!

Hanna & Christel said...

Love this dress!


London Loafers said...

Love this look, you look absolutely perfect, everything from the boots to the hairstyle!


JelenasFashionObsession said...

so unique! love the hair :)

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Imogen said...

This is the perfect dress. You look so beautiful in navy blue and the lace and the collar are so beautiful. I always wish there were more dresses around like this with lovely statement collars.

Katie Aman said...

Oh you KNOW I am all about that dress! Navy is the best 'neutral' in my book. I love to wear it as well, and I love the unique cut and tailoring of this dress especially. Just a win all around :)
Haha, do you just have a notebook full of metaphors you've been saving up? Because you always make me smile with envious delight at your writings.
And I hope classes start slowing down a bit for you! I remember how swamped I felt at college too and it can be quite unrelenting. Thinking of you!

Joyce said...

I love that cute little navy dress, so pretty with the collar and would look so awesome in the winter too! Hehehe your comparisons are always so interesting :) And yay so happy that your teacher approved of your project, can't wait to see it.

Alicia Mackin said...

Love vintage look and also styled your hair

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Sam said...

Thanks for your great comment.. Wishing you a great start to the week doll!

LyddieGal said...

Yikes! you sound overwhelmed Ail, I hope you make it through the semester okay, and don't become overtaken by blue kool-aid. I mean, it could at least be navy blue, so if you have to drown, it's in your favorite color.

lauren, curious constellation said...

This dress is stunning! I'm in love with your blog and your kooky metaphors.

Francesca said...

Ali, you look so pretty! I seriously love that hairstyle, and that is such a great picture of your hair! And no wonder you love navy, you look so good it it! That's a very pretty dress and collar!

I love that you creep in Starbucks to draw people, signs of a true artist. I love people watching too!

School does get difficult, although my classes aren't too hard this year. Good luck with yours, and hope you do very well! :)


Anonymous said...

You've got the most AMAZING legs, girl! So jealous! I love your little booties too, and I'm glad to hear that your art teacher liked your project :)

Xo, Hannah said...

Great post :D! love the dress and the necklace!

Alyssa Marie said...

Ali, this dress is totttttally adoorrrrable. Ok, so enough of that- but seriously, I love this dress on you! I've actually been looking around for this style of dress lately, I love collared dresses with sleeves for the Fall- a timeless classic! Maybe I will have to make one of that style :) (Thinking of another future project now!!) I love the little bit of lace peeking under the bottom and the Navy suits you wonderfull!

Also, I can not possibly tell you how wonderful your comments were on my post with the wedding photos- but it was incredibly sweet and complimentary, goodness girl, you are the best! Thank you! I totally adore you!

Have a lovely day and good luck on that fairy-esque ring :) It sounds magical!

xo, Alyssa

L.E.N said...

wow! nice post!!
love your blog so much and I'd be glad if we could follow each other!
Let me know on my blog!!


Anonymous said...

Oh Dear, so fantastic. You are a princess... You would see me down on my knees imagining to kiss Your booties, would love to be Your girl servant, thanks so much for a wonderful blog... Tina

mochaccinoland said...

such a charming dress! love the details on the collar!!! u must be really tall for this dress to appear short :D u look great in it though <3


Anat Koren said...

Gorgeous look! I love the dress!

Pop Champagne said...

the dress looks great on you, soo adorable!!

Marlen said...

hahah i love you and your creep sessions- just the image of you in a dark corner makes me LOL. and that dress of yours is adorable- i love that lace collar. it looks so vintagey and precious. also, your elaborate metaphors are the best. THE BEST.

xo marlen
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Kassi said...

What an adorably vintage looking dress and look. Navy is an obsession of mine. I want this dress but i'm quite tall and I'm pretty sure my business would be out and about!! Love the simple necklace along with's just super cute.

libys11 said...

how amazing is this!?! love the dress and boots together!! and your hair is superb!! you look like a doll!!

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Kacie Cone said...

So cute! I LOVE that dress!!

Rin Handika said...

Love this dress and also your hairrr! Awh you are so cute, such a vintage darling <3

Marina said...

Dress is so perfect , really look stunning !


Inna said...

Nice dress and so deep blue color)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

This dress looks so pretty on you! Like you, my favorite part is that adorable collar. I can't wait to see you wear it with white tights and boots for fall/winter!!

Halie said...

That dress is perfection.

Rory said...

Hahahah I love your metaphors always :) And you look darling as usual my beautiful Ali! We need to catch up via email or somethin it's been too long since we had a chat! <3
Love the boots too. You get more stylish every time I turn my back for a few weeks :)