Style: June ’11

I love this dress so much, I wrote about it on Babble too. It comes in two other patterns, but I wanted to pair it with this kooky necklace so I chose the solid one here. These glasses are kind of kooky too, so I balanced the overall look with a classic leather bag and trendy sandals.* I think this is the perfect outfit for sitting in a museum and sketching, or maybe browsing the stacks at a used bookstore.

* I received a pair of those sandals for review. Thanks, Wanted.

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  • Rebecca
    June 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Perfect outfit for shopping too. I love it, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Cindy
    June 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Love the sandals! I need to get more kooky in my dressing. I feel so boring from wearing stuffy work clothes all the time.

  • Sarah Hettervik @
    June 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Super fun. Those glasses are totally kooky, but I like them =)

    – Sarah

  • Elizabeth
    June 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Fabulous… I see a chic chemistry professor!

  • Heidi
    June 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i love that bag; i look at it every time i’m in banana. i tried on the blue print version (ikat?? striped?) at anthro and was disappointed in how frumpy i looked in it, even though it was really cute on the hanger and super comfy. i hate that. now i see it here again and i think maybe i should give it another shot. ;)

  • Jayca @ Cartwheels
    June 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I think I want to be the kind of girl who sits in a museum and sketches.

    Also? I want poor eyesight as an excuse to wear glasses:)
    I think that and having the dress would push me into museum-mode. Instant artist!

    See how helpful fashion can be?

    • Making it Lovely
      June 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm


      I wish I could still be the girl that sits and sketches, but now I’ll be the stylish mom with two little kids at the museum. ;)

  • Amber Wallace
    June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I really wish I was wearing that outfit right now. Love it all!

  • joanne
    June 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    cute outfit! :)
    the hemlock dress went on sale today for $79.95!!! i just bought it

    • Making it Lovely
      June 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Ooh, good timing, Anthro! Thanks for letting us know.

  • kelsey
    June 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    That necklace is so fun! Love the shoes, too!

  • Michelle
    June 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Has the winner of the contest been posted yet????

    • Making it Lovely
      June 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      I posted in the comments section, but I’ll have a full post on it too. Heather won, with Lisa and Mary Sue tying for second place.

  • Brittney
    June 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Target has a skirt identical to the bottom half of the dress. Same color and everything. After seeing this post, I will have to go back and get it!

    • Making it Lovely
      June 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      I’d like one too! I’ll have to go check it out.

  • katrina
    June 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    This is so different from my normal style… but I love it! Esspecially those sandals

  • Ali
    June 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I also tried on that dress and also, sadly, looked frumpy in it. It was improved by the addition of a belt, but I still looked so very much more sleek and svelte in this one, which is also cute and super comfy:

    • Making it Lovely
      June 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

      Oh, see I looked awful in that one! So matronly and frumpy on me.

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    June 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    That dress is super precious. I love the shape. Great picks yet again!

  • Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    June 22, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Yipppieee!!! I just discovered your blog and lala love! The butterfly necklace is beautiful what a statement piece and that dress is perfect not too dressy and just the right amount of casual.

  • d
    June 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I have to say, the dress (blue ikat version) was awful when I put it on. It was way too thin and sheer and had a goofy cut. Definitely not proportioned for my DD boobs. Even going up a size didn’t help, it was just all kinds of wrong.

    • Making it Lovely
      June 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

      I’m a very curvy DD, but I love the dress on me.

  • Sarah
    June 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I love that necklace! Big, chunky beaded necklaces always make me think, “art teacher.”

  • kasey at girl in the gray house
    June 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

    i need this outfit, i’m curvy too and this dress looks so comfy! and the necklace is awesome!