Friday, July 13, 2012

Outfit Post: My Huckleberry Friend

I've been eyeing this dress all summer. It was a limited edition run, so when my size sold out, I was disappointed but not all that surprised. It was a perfect dress. Classic, iconic and a bit quirky. In short, something that should be in my closet.  So what a wonderful little surprise when I get a note from Hilary over at Karina Dresses, that one singular dress IN MY SIZE was returned and available, and would I like it? YES, yes friend, I would.

Stars + Stripes: Audrey Hepburn get a striped tribute in a limited edition Audrey dress by Karina Dresses
The dress made of a breathable microfiber, is in a black and white print, cut on the diagonal. I love how it can mix almost like a chevron print. To me it's a bit retro, and versatile, meant to be styled in many different ways. What makes this Audrey dress special (I'm a big fan of this particular dress style) is the silk screen of its namesake on the front and back of the skirt. Gorgeous Audrey Hepburn, one of my style icons, peeps out in her inimitable way. The moment I tried the dress on, Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany'sstarted playing in my head.

For its virgin voyage, I styled the dress very "bubble gum pop" and casual- I was running errands and was riding the bus that day, and I didn't want to look overly dressed. For added warmth, I layered with my AWESOME new black custom hoodie.  It's a vanity hoodie, because silk screened on the back of it is a big fat plug for my blog. It reads: I (heart) the Citizen Rosebud.

Sweatshirt hoodies are the unofficial uniform for a proper Seattle-ite. I know this because I was told this by more than one Seattle resident. Therefore, I needed to get myself one, you know so I can blend in. I got mine with a custom design from fibers.com. The fabric is high-quality cotton blend, and the screen print is just right- one wash and my new hoodie was soft as a kitten, while the graphic was still crisp and bright.


Man, I LOVE black and white worn with red. I love how the colors are are such a strong presence and go "pow", without a lot of work. I was soooo comfortable all day, even with all the running around I did, and I felt like I looked great, even at the end of it. I've been wearing the hoodie non-stop since I got it- and have so many plans for my very special, special edition Karina Dress. 

But enough about me? Let's talk about you. 
What do you think of me (and my huckleberry friend)? 
Ha. Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Now Wearing:
  • customized hoodie c/o Fibers.com
  • vintage '60's black coat, Goodwill
  • the Audrey dress c/o Karina Dresses
  • striped tights, similar HERE
  • sandals, Target

http://karinadresses.com

38 comments:

c... said...

Loving it !

Sara said...

That dress is so cool! Looks great on you, I am glad you got it in the end! :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

it was meant to be! It's a gorgeous dress, you're grat at mixing patterns

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

It is the perfect Bella dress! And Moon River is one of my favorite songs of all times! Thanks for the smiles...

edie pop said...

I adore Breakfast at Tiffany since I was a child and I imagine a modern Audrey dressed like you, with a special talent in mixing patterns and styles!The dress is fabulous!
xxxx

pastcaring said...

I think you and stripey Audrey were meant to be together! When I saw you wearing the dress on Krista's blog, I thought it had chevron stripes. It's a fabulous frock and fits you so well. And your very own boggy hoodie - you're famous! xxxx

Patti said...

You look gorgeous in Audrey!! I have an Audrey too (will be wearing her this weekend). Love your styling too, with your striped tights and eponymous hoodie. Rock on, pretty woman!

Lisa said...

Yes...Audrey becomes you!

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

It was obviously meant to be, and looks great on you. I love a chevron type pattern. And I LOVE your hoody, how cool! *races to nearest place which does personalising*

x

thorne garnet said...

black and white and red all over,even your hair! I love black and white dresses, think I have three. They are just so cool looking

SACRAMENTO said...

So perfect, my dear Bella.
have a grand weekend.
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Krista said...

I love this dress on you and I saw you wear it for real and it looked fab, almost vintage in a way. I also am digging your custom hoodie.
xxooo
Krista

Vix said...

What a fab frock! It certainly shows your killer bod off a treat! Love how you've worn it with stripy tights, proper kick-ass styling!
The hoodie is too cool for school, maybe I could persuade Jon to rock a Vintage Vixen hoodie as he lives in them! xxx

Stacyverb said...

WOW. That dress is fantastic, and I love what you've done with the different stripes in this outfit. Red/black/white is my #1 go-to color scheme (well, besides leopard print, of course!).

Joni James said...

That dress is a perfect celebration of you! No doubt it has its own spirit and found its way to you with a little help from your Karina friends. Fantastic hoodie too!

Aminta Paiz said...

Im fan of stripes too.. this combo is fantastic!! Happy weekend dear :D

Aminta Paiz said...

Im fan of stripes too.. this combo is fantastic!! Happy weekend dear :D

Forest City Fashionista said...

Audrey, and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" have been on my list of inspirations since I first saw her (and it). Black and white, with red accents is one of my favourite looks - it's confident and eye-catching. The dress is GORGEOUS! I'm thinking I need a vanity hoodie with my blog name on the back ;)

Little-Hat said...

Lovely!
Your style never fails to amaze.
And I'm an Audrey devotee, so I love the dress itself, as well!

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Joanna said...

How awesomely fabulicious is that dress!!! I love it!!! It suits you well. It was so meant to be for you!!
Love Audrey!

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Casee Marie said...

Aww, you know I love this! That dress is gorgeous, just like the lady rocking it. xx

Stacey said...

What a gorgeous dress! And obviously it was meant to be yours. I'm a big fan of white, black & red together as well. It's such a bold combination.

déjà pseu said...

Love, love, love the Audrey dress!!!!

Low Couture said...

I was just telling (lecturing) my sister on how what makes a good look is head-to-toe continuity. This look is perfect!

x Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

Soccer Mom Style said...

So cute! Can't go wrong with red, black and white.
xx
maya

The White List said...

OMG!!! Loving it!!!!!

señora Allnut said...

wouu, this dress is really perfect for/on you!, love how you wear it with striped tights, so fabulously double striped!! and red&black&white is also a favorite combo for me!
besos en rojo

Heather Fonseca said...

That dress is so you! Hoodie is "you" too, in a whole different way. Great outfit Bella.

Ulla-Marie said...

Of course we all love Breakfast at Tiffany's, and what a bonus that the dress fits you perfectly!

Anusha said...

I LOVE that dress! Looks absolutely smashing on you!

I love black and white too, especially with a pop of red! It's been one of my favorite color combinations since the '80s.

I used to watch and rewatch B@T just to kind of memorize the costumes! I think it's pretty much a prototype for a certain kind of single and fancyfree NYC girl-character that has been redone in movies and TV ever since. I think the Carrie Bradshaw character in SATC is modeled after Holly Golightly to a great extent.

Helga! said...

Hello,my darling!!!
I SO love that frock,but you already know that cos I groped you in it!Yay you got home all safe and sound! I ADORED meeting you!You just so totally ROCK! Dreaming of doing it again........and again.........!
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Sasha said...

Oh! It's so wonderful you were able to get that dress! It's beyond exciting.

Terri said...

I shall fall asleep now with Moon River stuck in MY head. Actually, I want a citizen rosebud hoodie!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

love that jacket! yay, you.



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The Style Crone said...

This Karina dress was made for you and the custom hoodie is a great idea. Loving the touch of red from head to toe.

Tooth Soap® said...

Fabulous, love those tights!!!

Megan said...

I love everything about that dress. And with the striped tights! = Fabulous

La Dama said...

You can rock a striped frock so well amor! loving your ciudadana heart hoodie.
besitos

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