Friday, June 17, 2011

outfit post: Short-n-Sweet

It's been an incredible, busy, sea-change sort of week. I am wiped-out, and wordless. Sacramento is serving up its signature summer heat, but I am unfazed- I just pared down my outfit to a whisper of a dress, which is actually a vintage navy swiss dot skirt, hiked up and worn muu-muu style.




Little navy blue with white trim shorts were worn for modesty sake. Keeping it simple, I wore my red knit hat to cover my now rather alarmingly unruly growing out hair, fave heart sunnies, white brogues and this vintage souvenir totes regaling old New Orleans.  Which is for sale by the way, $30 bucks including shipping, if in the United States.
Message me at shop@shopthecitizen.com if interested.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
For Sale: $30 includes domestic shipping

42 comments:

Kimi said...

Thank you for just inspiring me to hike up a certain midi skirt that's been bothering me at it's intended length. As always, your heart-shaped sunnies are the bomb.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Loving this look on you along with the pop of red!
The sunnies are dead cute with this outfit too.
Have a brilliant weekend Bella!
x.o.x.o

sacramento said...

What a brilliant idea, Bella.You pull off that skirt-dress like no one.
I am loving the background of your pics.
Mil besos.
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the fashion turd said...

it looks a bit sunnier where you are than gloomy old rainy London...i have had no occasion for my heart sunnies yet!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

It's so grey here - glad someone is having the weather they're supposed to in, you know, Summer. I have new dresses and am sitting inside debating putting the central heating on. Love your Lolita shades!

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

One of my fav color combos--- just so classic!!! And I love the skirt as a dress- stilllooking for the right skirt to do it with!

Misfits Vintage said...

Fantastic. How do you make something so simple look so stylish? You are awesome Bella!

Sarah xxx

dcresider said...

So cute. You should frame this shot.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Such a beautiful look Bella!! I love that tote bag too. If I wasn't on such a huge budget I'd buy it!!

Anika http://www.byanika.com said...

To be standing on a corner, heart beating faster, waiting for you, and then I turn around and see you walking towards me, skirt-dress, heart sunnies and that face. You are so beautiful Bella, I feel you! Love, Anika

Any Second Now said...

You look ADORABLE! Love the cut and the flow of the dress.

I am also up in San Diego at an ungodly time, and checking out blogs. It's starting to get hot out here, too som I'm going to do the same thing and start breaking out sundresses and such. Yay for Cali summers!

xoxo
Cyrillynn

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Cute! There's no way that could ever qualify as a muumuu. I'm glad you wore shorts, though. Sometimes I do the same. It's a huge tease and so comforting knowing your flimsies won't be on display with the next gust of wind!

xo

Shybiker said...

I love the ingenuity of fashion-bloggers. Wearing a skirt for a dress! What's next? Wearing socks as mittens?!

Elle Enchanted said...

Love it- simple and sweet for the hot hot weather we've been having- definitely better than my polyester/rayon work pants hahaha.

RocquelleIsLovely said...

I've been thinking of hiking up my vintage skirts and wearing as dresses, and now I'm definitely inspired to do so! Love the navy, white, and red. Such a cool casual look gorgeous Bella!

Pearl Westwood said...

I always do that too, hike up a skirt into a dress! This is a great summer outfit, you almost make me feel warm as I sit here in the rain with a hot cup of tea ha ha xxx

LonSac said...

Love it! That's a great place to for photos too!

frontrowspectator.com said...

OMG!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THIS OUTFIT. Can you see my enthusiam? I'm totally going to steal this look for tonight.

ps. thank you so much for voting and sharing for me Bella. You're the best.

Roz said...

Ah, I love that trick of simply hitching up an elasticated skirt to make an instant dress. Looking good, especially in front of that fine backdrop. Makes me wish I too was wafting around in something very summery.

Inez of Style Chic....360 said...

I love this look it is so comfy, simply but oh so chic! I love the simplicity and effortless style. Love those oxfords too! FAB!

Kristin said...

I'm right there with you! This heat is zapping my energy. Love that little frock on you!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Gorgeous Bella - how do you do it? You slip on some shorts, hoick up your skirt and you look bloody marvellous!! So cool and fresh for a hot day in Sac - lurve the bag lovely!! Your hair's growing so fast! Such a great haircut. Enjoy your Sunday:))) xo

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Cute skirt-turned-mini-dress! :)

WendyB said...

I think no one looks as adorable in heart sunglasses as you!

Ofelia said...

You look very cool and Summery!
Love the background art.

QueenVII said...

perfect summer outfit! and i love getting multiple uses out of a piece such as the skirt/dress! very cool :-)

Vix said...

That's such a perfect humid day outfit and the red beret just tops it all off to perfection. You are so cute it hurts. x

Polka Princess said...

Perfect way to brave the summer heat, my dear Bella! Love the touch of red to the navy & white - quite nautical, I must say! :)

Helga! said...

So fresh and breezy!!! Love that tote!!!
xxx

Fashion Tales.... said...

Love that rocking summer look & bag. I like wearing a few skirts as dresses as well! Looking stylish & fresh lady - navy & white really is special.

Bethany Heron said...

I love your style & your tattoos :) x

http://stylefashionvintagebaby.blogspot.com

Best Of Palm Beach said...

Adore this outfit from top to bottom!!!! love, love, love!!

Veronica

Terri said...

The skirt looks perfect for warm, warmer, warmest days!

UN-stitched said...

You look stunning as usual Bella! Love the background too. I love getting to see little bits of your surroundings in your pics. A skirt turned dress...I must do that!
xo Christine
http://un-stitched.com/

Beautifully Invisible said...

Why is it I never think to wear a skirt as a dress? I do the opposite sometime and wear a dress as a skirt, but you have just inspired me to look at my closet in a new way!

This looks super cute on you. I don't get the muumuu vibe at all and the hat just brings it together perfectly.

My Heart Blogged said...

You look great in your mini skirt turned dress. I love the fresh white shoes with it.

Marta said...

again, you inspired me! such a simple idea, but what an outcome! great!
Marta

Metsy said...

Yes... that seals it. I am boring. LOL You look so cute!

The Closet Shopper said...

That is SO Barbara! You look amazing.

xoxo,
Tracy

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Wonderful trick with the skirt, and I love your red-blue combos. Amazing backdrop too. To your note on my blog: yes, I do take all the photos (unless otherwise noted) on my blog. Enjoy the summer heat xxx

Kara said...

Cool tote! I like this look with the dress and hat- just the right amount of nautical. And those sunnies are great :)

E said...

Aw, I love this adorable nautical look! And that tote!!

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