Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Perfect Summer Frock





(By Corpus dress, Volcom cargo jacket, 80%20 shoes, Sienna Ray bag, Mango sunglasses)

Living in NYC, I've become a mix and match master. Whether it be switching up shorts with blouses or skirts and crop tops, I'm always playing around with colors and proportions. It really just helps make my wardrobe feel fresh and fun. But the perfect summer frock makes life SO MUCH EASIER. I just left the house for a stroll down the Promenade and threw on this one simple piece, a little floral dress. It's a relief sometimes not to worry about what to wear. I need more dresses in my life! This one's got a perfect cut: small on the top with a sexy open back. It's simplicity makes it a must have for whenever I just want to run out without the fuss. I seem to always throw in a little something completely unexpected into my looks as well. This time? My CREEPERS. Girly with a touch of punk! And if you haven't noticed yet, this green Volcom cargo jacket goes with me everywhere and I know I'll wear it deep into Fall. Erm, it's dying for a wash...

Speaking of Volcom, I'm excited to announce that starting today my DAILY VIDEO SERIES featuring Volcom's Fall '11 collection is out now! Watch a new video for the next 7 days! Super fun, candid, and totally real. Watch them all on Volcomunity.com!


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rebecca said...

so much love for the dress and creepers combination! and, of course, you've got to have the jacket too (:

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Haru said...

Hmmm loveing the combi of the mini dress & masculine shoes!!

Haru x

Nafissa said...

love the dress !!

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xx

Katie said...

That really is the perfect summer dress :) I'm lusting after your sunglasses as well! xoxo

Heba said...

lovely dress :)

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The Sassy Wardrobe said...

I love your sunglasses!! And the back of your dress lovely!!
Kisses from Chile!!

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Julie Khuu said...

So so cute babe! Love that back detailing...goes from sweet to sexy in 5 seconds flat! Great pick!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love love love that dress! :D
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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love the back of that dress - the print is fantastic!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

This is such an excellent combination of items. I'm not usually a big fan of creepers, but I really like how you've styled them here.

Katia said...

Ouh I love the opening at the back! You look lovely :)

Anna said...

the dress has a perfect fit and the open back is so refreshing! i love the combination with the creepers and the jacket you styled the dress with. I always look forward to seeing your posts!

Kristen said...

Exactly why my closet is filled with dresses! Throw it on and go.

Michelle's Style File said...

Fabulous summer dress, I love that you've made it a little less girly with those creepers : )

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Super awesome! The cutting of the dress looks great on you. Love the print, it's fabulous for summer!

Claire G. said...

Girlie! You rock that frock! so cuteee

GUAXARA said...

love your pretty dress¡¡ amazing for summer season.
kisses from Spain

Two Happy Hearts said...

i love the dress with the creepers! such an unexpected pairing, but they look wonderful. and that Volcom cargo jacket seems like such a staple item. i bet it looks perfect with just about everything.

rebelrousher said...

Adorable dress Natalie! Perfect for this very hot summer :)

xx
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Krissy ~ said...

your dress is gorgeous!!
LOVE love love it!
Krissy xoxo

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the sparkling dust said...

cute dress! You look so beautiful as always :)

Maria said...

Wow! That dress is so stunning. Perfect for Summer.
xx, Maria
http://avenuemaria.blogspot.com/

Sarah M. said...

Cute dress! I'm loving those shoes with it.

xx from Montreal,

Sarah
I Bleed Fashion

Delmy said...

Love the dress and your sunnies!!

KimChicSisters said...

love the florals!

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stylemailbox said...

such a pretty fun summer dress!

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The Fancy Teacup said...

That dress is darling, and adore the exposed back detail. And those sunglasses are so fierce!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

jamie said...

this is an awesome look dear natalie =) you look as pretty as always! and your shoes, oh my lord!

Sheryl said...

adorable dress!! Loving the shoes...

xoxo
Sheryl

www.walkinwonderland.com

SAMANTHA said...

Very pretty dress! definitely the perfect summer-y outfit!

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Gal Meets Glam said...

Natalie! I love this dress you look beautiful

xo Julia
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Karissa said...

ahhh this is so amazing,I love the shoes that you paired with this! & I nearly bought sunglasses like those today (: Thanks so much for commenting on my blog by the way. Following you now!

xoxo,
www.thelushfleet.blogspot.com

Beckerman Girls said...

AMAZZZZZINg shoes!!! The dress is soooooo stunning and the cut out in the back is too cool! LOVE IT ALLL babe! Lookin' super rockin'!!! Happy summer gorgeous!
kisses
xoThe Beckerman Girls

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celeste said...

the dress is adorable! all business in the front and party in the back! i'm really loving the hole. it gives the dress an even cooler vibe than it already has. :)

Bows and Brooches said...

I really, really love that dress :)

xx Dinah

fashion nightmare said...

WOW ! amazing outfit.
love it, all over :)

xx,
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Victoria said...

hi Natalie,

just saw you in a new issue of Nylon. :)

veronicaa said...

Love the pattern on the dress and the back is perfect!
You look gorgeous :)

XO Veronica
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putche. said...

Oh no, now i can't stand the shoes. They're too gorgeous.

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Ale. said...

It's such a pretty dress for summer, I love the back of it!

xx,
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Liana said...

such a cute dress! the cut out back totally transforms it from just a cute dress to one that's little more daring and fun...and those creepers are so awesome :)

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Vasilieva said...

such an awesome dress, love your sunnies


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x

Taina Princess said...

Love the tough shoes with the flowery and girly dress!

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Christina Wonsbeck said...

lovely dress. the back is amazing!!

Trips & Treasures said...

When I'm not sure what to wear I pick out a girly dress aswell ca, never go wrong with that :)

Really like this outfit !

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Andrea said...

I love this dress! :)

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Vicky said...

Love the print and shape of the dress (the cut-out back is lovely), and everything looks so perfect worn with the creepers and military style jacket x

Emilie said...

Love the cut-out back of the dress!
Really like this outfit!
xx

Michelle said...

the dress and the shoes so amazing :) you are so pretty !!!

madzia said...

nice dress:)
it coll loook with brown bag:)

greet.

Ragnhild Iversen said...

thanks, love yours too:)

Rachel said...

I have a green cargo jacket like that too, that I got in the H&M sale - I seem to have taken it pretty much everywhere with me to since I got it - they go so well with everything!

The doll on fashion said...

Love the cut out back!

The doll on fashion

Heather said...

Thanks for your comment Natalie, it made my day! I've been reading your blog for a while :)

you look so sweet in this dress, the cutout is sick!

xxx

Nasrin said...

such a cute dress for summer, everything comes together so easily.
x

Fashion is a Sunny Day said...

love the dress!! :)

Francesca Felix said...

this really is perfect. this is so cute! love the boots also
francesca
http://www.frankvinyl.com

lisa signorini said...

lovely!!!
New post on my blog: I'm waiting for you!!!
Enjoy your life!!

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Marloes. said...

This dress is so cute!!

Lou said...

Love the dress, you wear it so well. Hope you had a great time.

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Lucy said...

I love the dress!! It looks perfect on you :)

rahelita said...

the dress is just awfully cute. love the combination with the rough jacket and the manly shoes.

greetings from Berlin,
rahelita

beba said...

Oh, what a great dress!

You gotta show your jacket love and care..Wash it! ;D

Peace and love!

I love my old Levi's said...

Really nice dress ! You look so cute :)

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THE said...

Love your shoes!!

XO Charlotte
www.thefashionguitar.com

FashionFlirt said...
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FashionFlirt said...

You look stunning! Lovely dress :)
xoxo Jasmin

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NoEsTrivial said...

I really love your dress and his back. Kisses
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I love those shoes with that dress! Fun and unexpected! And simple dresses are the bessst in summer! ; )

sajuki said...

amazing dress
thanks for visit my blog ;)

Gabriella Olivia said...

i love your dress and shoes!! they're just perfect and amazing! <3
thank you for dropping by my blog. i really appreciate that ;)

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Arantza said...

I love the dress!

Camilla said...

that dress is so cute, and I love the sunglasses. I agree, finding the perfect dress to just throw on and go when it's hot outside is a life saver

x Camilla

Last day to enter my LOVE dress giveaway...

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Shared closet said...

wow!! VOLCOM!!!!!! i want to watch it!!!:) you are soooo swet! i love the dress
xoxo!

Laura said...

Love those creepers, lovely outfit x

the Rocket Fashionista said...

Love the outfit, those shoes can make any outfit look a bit more edgy!

xx

Manon H. said...

Love your dress !!!

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Julia F. said...

Extra sunny lovely dress! I love it! You look amazing! Kisses
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szahan said...

I love your dress!

the sisberry blog said...

Amazing dress!

amalie said...

that dress is gorgeous! i love the back of it. need one!!
x

Kaśq. said...

amazing dress :)

Whitney said...

the dress looks great on you! too bad berkeley is mostly too cold for me to wear sunny summery clothes :(

Whitney
whitwatwear

Pralinka said...

I adore your mango sunglasses!
can I ask with what camera were taken these photos?

with love,
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Pralinka said...

I adore your mango sunglasses!
can I ask with what camera were taken these photos?

with love,
http://chocarome.blogspot.com/

ASH said...

pretty lady! love the dress!

Sher said...

Dresses with cutouts are the sweetest;)

Matilda Niklasson said...

Damn Natalie! I just love your blog :)

The Headless Mannequin said...

Beautiful dress and the cut-out detail in the back is so pretty :)

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De todo y nada said...

I agree with you, the dresses are the best for the summer! And the bag is really cute :)

Emmett Katherine said...

Cute dress, love the exposed back!

livingbelowtheclouds said...

I love your dress!

Camilla said...

Lovely dress, darling! :)

xoxo

Twins said...

gorgeous! love ur dress and sunglasses :)
so nice

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lifeisamaze said...

This dress is ... AMAZING ! <3

Olya said...

Love the dress! You look so cute!

Manon said...

I love, your dress is so pretty !
I like all,

AyLin said...

lovely dress! ♥

love,
tHeDaiLyPosH

Misty Chaos said...

Such a cute dress!
& Those sunglasses are lovely ♥

Pauline said...

Fantastic dress! Love the back :)
Love the shoes you're wearing as well. Makes the look less girly but still great of course.

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EUGENIA GONZÁLEZ said...

Fantástica Natalie!

besos!

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

gorgeous look! this dress looks so nice on you :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

franca maisha said...

gorgeous! love the dress :)

xx

Michelle Lee said...

love the video series :)

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songbird said...

love the dress..especially the back!!

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KimChicSisters said...

lovely dress!! ~xx

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Abi said...

lovely lovely!
I am absolutely following your nice blog,
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merci beaucoup said...

fabulous dress <3
you are so cute !

Flora said...

beautiful dress, love your blog! ^^

xoxo
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Shelby said...

i love those sweet little dresses that i can pull out of my closet and be done getting dressed quickly, because every once in a while it just feels good not to worry about putting together an entire outfit. this dress is gorgeous and fits you flawlessly. lovely photos too <3shelby

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Jessie said...

absolutely love that dress! wore it just the other night. shocking that it is from urban outfitters and i love it.
xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

Lace and Tulle said...

I love this dress and those glasses are super chic!!!

Collections said...

You look GORGEOUS. Love that dress.


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Kate said...

gorgeous dress, and I love the boots with it, they really add an edge!
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Leah said...

This absolutely is the perfect summer dress! You look great!

xo L.

wantatatste said...

I love your dress and sunglasses <3
Lovely!

Liz Quach said...

Looooovvee that dress! The back is so cute!!

justQUACHit

Lisa Fergus said...

Love this dress!! you look amazing!

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María said...

love your oufit!! xx
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Everyone loves fashion said...

oh yeah girl, your rock! I wanted to see you in dress soo long time ago

Charline said...

The dress is amazing! and I love your sunglasses!! :)

Ænne said...

Tha back of your dress is just amazing!!!

Kisses Anne
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Caroline Robianto said...

love your glasses and i love your dress :D

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Eda ♥ said...

Thankyou so much Natalie for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. This dress, I have to agree is perfect for summer, you look lovely as per usual!

*following your blog - would love for you to follow mine*

Eda ♥

Laura Carolina said...

nice dress!!!
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Christine said...

I love the cut out back of your dress :)

Christine
www.heartmadefashion.blogspot.com

fashionfletcher said...

Love those shades! :)

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Gabrielle said...

You look gorgeous! I really love the dress
xx
I LIKE IT FAST

cassiopeia said...

cute dress..
you look amazing :)

Chelsea Lane said...

WANT THIS DRESS! looking awesome with your creepin' creepers :)

xxoxoxoxoo

Elise said...

Such a gorgeous dress! x

Ugly Cute said...

so cute, i love summer florals

xoxo
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Zweiteiler said...

really nice! I love your dress and shoes!

crystal

Jade Briony said...

your dress is welllll pretty!

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DNA (designers+artists) said...

Love the back of the dress, so pretty.

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Marloes said...

That dress is adorable! x

Irene Villora Esteve. said...

I love this outfits mixing floral prints with those kind of green jackets :)
xxx.

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Desirae said...

I love your dress! The open back is cute!

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Jess said...

LOVE the floral with the tough boots - you really are a mix master :)

CHOUCHOU-ROBINE said...

Brilliant look, you are so stunning!!

xx

becky-may said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments lately! Sorry i haven't been commenting here a lot, just to let you know I always read your posts and love them all!

xo
Becky-May

Nell said...

Great dress and love YOUR CREEPERS !!!! Cool combination :)

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Rebecca Jane said...

That dress is indeed a perfect summer frock. Such a pretty print!

Helen and Emma said...

i love the photographs......so so lovely. xx

p.s your shoes are amazingggggg

wrednasmerfetka said...

beautifull dress ;)

itsmeadri said...

Beauty dress, I was looking for something like this, I really like it in the part back.

Your shoes remind me to ones from Balenciaga that I love!



xxxx

adri

Hannah said...

I totally know what you mean about dresses, they are just so easy to throw on!That's why I love dresses. I even have a blog all about dresses!
Hannah
http://icollectdresses.blogspot.com/

Bay Park Dream said...

LOVE the cut out back of the dress :)

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog, yours is quite fabulous :)

~Tammy
www.bayparkdream.blogspot.com

Jenni Wells said...

gorgeous! you have a beautiful back.

ELLESAPPELLE said...

YOUR SUNNIES ARE GREAT!

XX
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M e l a n i e said...

Wow. I love the dress and the sunglasses AND the jacket! All such great pieces! =)

<3
http://aetherlily.com

The Key To Chic said...

I think every girl can use the perfect dress like yours. It's super flattering and versatile. I'm on the hunt for some creepers - preferably with a 2-3" sole. Love yours, they actually look a bit preppy with the floral print. Natalie, do you find that NYC inspires your style?

leonie said...

cute dress...i love florals with a throw in of a black/leathered piece

✘leonie

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Meisha.Style said...

such a pretty dress! lovely on you!

--J said...

ah the shoes! thank god you provided a link

--a shittin awesome girl
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Life by Alice said...

I love your shoes.
Perfect!

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Katarzyna Zuzanna said...

great dress! xx

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Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

Very nice blog, I can learn a lot from you, adding to bookmarks, you have so interesting posts! :)

check out mine too,
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Claudia Mosca said...

Grazie per la tua visita sul mio blog: ti seguo!
Carinissimo il vestitino a fiori con inaspettato scollo sulla schiena: I love it!
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Don't Think Twice said...

Perfecttt outfit !!!! i want those black shoes! and the dress back is so elegant!

I see your blog every day and its one of my favorits!

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Moda said...

Fantastico Outfit !!! Baci Marcella

Lau said...

I love the dress!!

xoxo
Undisclosed Behaviour

tasha faye said...

the perfect one indeed! <3 i am in love with the cutout back. so beautiful! you look so lovely, Natalie. (: sorry i've missed out on your last few posts! such a stunning illustration and beautiful photos! xxx

Roz said...

Perfect indeed - you look like you could be just as easily wafting around a stately garden as wandering down the Promenade.

fashionparanoya said...

Beautiful dress looks perfect for summer and congratulations for the DAILY VIDEO SERIES! :)

Lilla and Gii said...

I love this post!

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DSTONE Magazine said...

I want those sunnies so much!!! I love them!



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Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

That is adorable on you! I love how you threw in a edgy cut. I have been wearing so many flroal dresses this summer. I love how easy it is!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

Virgit said...

Wau amazing dress my Dear love the way u play with the clothes love that dress

sara tee said...

your bangs make me one to get some!

sara tee.

menina elegante said...

I really love your dress!! You look beautiful! x

Nita -Karoliina said...

perfect shoes!!

Jules said...

girl, you always look perfect! love the dress with the creepers! Genius!

miss you more! cant wait to see you! Party, Party!

xx

sincerely,
Jules

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

I love your dress and glasses !

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Kimberly said...

really love this dress especially with those shoes!

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Aissata said...

love the dress Natalie. You look great

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style point said...

u look grat.love that dress on u!shades rocks !!!xx

Funky Fraîche said...

loving your outfit, esp the shades =)

Love Love Love

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The.Red.See said...

Great look! Love the print and detail of your dress.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

love the back of this dress! too cute!
Xo

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Miss Lou said...

Hi Natalie!!!

Many thanks for your kind comment! I love your blog so I'm YOUR NEW FOLLOWER!

I love the dress and the bag! are so amazing!

Besos from BARCELONA!

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Kiara said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! (:

FOLLOW YOU.


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Taryn said...

The girly and tough contrast works perfectly! I'm a dress addict and they are so perfect in New York's ridiculously hot and humid weather. Super cute :)

Cindy said...

That dress fits you like a dream!

Cindy
Style Soufflé

Sick by Trend said...

you look spectacular! Gorgeous dress with that cut in back! :)

xx

have a nice weekend

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moded'amour said...

Love the outfit, gorgeous dress!

allthatshewants said...

i really love the shoes!!!
xx

Nana MoonDancer said...

this dress is amazing!
it's simple but so chic.
I love the back detail.
lovely and perfect for the summer!

alexandra grecco said...

Lovely dress!
xo
Alexandra Grecco

Odd-ette said...

creepers and sunglasses : really good choice !

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Lillyness said...

Mmh.. thanks :)
I love love love your last dress, so pretty!

Анна said...

I love your outfit! You look so chic!

Blue said...

This dress really is perfect, the flowers, the light colors... And due to the back cutout, it is far from any boring dress, but unique! Especially the way you styled it, certainly no risk of looking too girly...

mutianugrabita said...

really nice dress :D I'm following you now, you're great!

Cristiana Nunes said...

Such a sweet dress and daring at the same time as we notice its' back. beautiful dress!

BN said...

J'adore ton blog, tu es toute jolie ! (:
Bis

commeunreve said...

lovely dress and love the back of dress
xxx
AG
http://rockngirly.wordpress.com/

Maria Bastida said...

Thanks for your comment! I really appreciate it :D
You look amazing here... as always ;)
xx

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UNA CENICIENTA MODERNA said...

wooow Im so jealous! I love the place weher you´ve taken that pictures!!! I´m following yo from now, kisses from Spain! xxx

Lilla and Gii said...

love outfit
luv lilla
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