Look Book: Striped Dresses & Parka's

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Since making the decision to take my blog in a slightly different direction, I'd also like to bring a new focus to my look book posts and feature more of my day-to-day outfits. Sometimes, it's easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you have to get dressed up for a blog post. But, the truth is I'm a pretty laid back kinda gal. I love spending time outdoors with my hubby + our dog... or heading out for casual eats at one of our favourite nearby pubs. I'm usually in jeans these days or in a simple dress + booties (my latest obsession). So, I'd like to feature a little more of that!

That's the thing about style though... it's always evolving and changing as our lives take us in new directions, which is exactly why I love it so much - it's fun to keep moving towards new inspiration. And, can we just take a moment to acknowledge that Christmas is next week. Wow, I feel like that was lightning fast. One minute it's summer, and poof, now it's Christmas. Nuts! I'm still scrambling to get a few gifts together... oops, so bad. Anyone else leaving it to the last minute?!... 


OUTFIT DETAILS:
Coat - Old Navy
Dress - H&M (similar)
Boots - Old Navy 

42 comments:

  1. That is an absolutely adorable outfit! Seriously I love all of these things and then the shoes are marvelous with it!

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  2. I hear you about feeling like you have to dress up for blog pics. but I love your laid back style and i love the booties.

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  3. I love your laid back looks - they're still so perfectly pulled together, and this dress is super cute.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. and your bangs are pulled back!! so pretty :)

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  5. I love how cute you look here!
    Your dress is fantastic, nice outfit.

    I hope you are having a nice day,
    see you!

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  6. Look at you, braving the rain for outfit photos - you have got to be the most dedicated blogger I know :) I love that you're sharing more of your everyday outfits in this new blogging direction; it's something I've often contemplated, but the fact is, on the four days of the week when I don't dress up, I wear the same combination of skinny jeans, sweater, layered necklaces and booties to death! Definitely need to start taking some inspiration from you - this striped dress is adorable and so similar to a maxi I just fell in love with from Twist&Tango that was sadly waaaay too long for my petite frame. Perhaps I need to take a trip to H&M. Happy Tuesday, lovely lady!
    xox,
    Cee
    PS: Good grief, I just wrote you a novel instead of a blog comment...!

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  7. it's simple outfit but so adorable !
    love it so much <3

    http://japobsganbare.blogspot.com/

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  8. I still have some gifts left to buy too, uh oh! I love that striped dress and booties. Sometimes simple is best. Oh, and I love the new feel of your blog :)

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  9. That's such a cute outfit!

    I haven't bought a single gift yet! It's awful, but since I'm flying home and don't want to carry things, I'm waiting til I'm at my parents. Here's hoping I get everything in time...

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  10. I love the direction your blog is going Veronika and I really love when bloggers post their day to day looks in general. The general population isn't going to a fashion related event or party every other day. I love this striped dress on you!

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  11. Inspired to wear stripes and tights! Love this look.


    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

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  12. I like the idea of just featuring your day to day outfits! And not having to look overly done because you know your going to photograph it. Love the coat.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  13. Adorable outfit from head to toe..Love the dress,jacket and boots! and i too still have a few things to pick up eeeekkkk!

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  14. This is a look I can (& most likely will) totally recreate...so simple & cute! :)

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  15. I love this simple look. I think it's a great idea to post more every day looks. Sometimes I feel like I have to get dressed up for a post too and I'm not a fan! xo
    Best, M.
    http://fadedmstyle.com

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  16. lovely outfit!

    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.ro/

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  17. i love how you've captured the rain! x

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  18. Love your outfit! That black and white photo of the pinecone is really beautiful....

    http://www.rachelroseblog.wordpress.com

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  19. Love your dress..so simple and casual. I need to get one! :)

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  20. I love each and every piece of this outfit! The coat is so cute and I love how the dress and tights and booties look together!


    I'm hosting an awesome jewelry giveaway with Joyo. I hope you'll enter it!
    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  21. Great outfit, love the stripe dress! xx

    www.hausofsarahrachel.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the more casual everyday looks, they bring a more realistic element to a blog. The striped dress with booties is perfect, my go-to for a lazy weekday.

    xx
    Ashlei
    www.kinksarethenewpink.com

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  23. I agree christmas has come way too fast this year! We haven't even put our tree up yet. I love this outfit! I pretty much wore the exactly the same thing yesterday.

    -Emily

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  24. this outfit post is amazing, adoring your dress.

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    the casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  25. Love the dress! You look cute and casual, but you could even add a fun belt and some bright lipstick to fancy it up if you ever feel like it. :)

    -Lindsey

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  26. Beautiful photos! I agree, I think it is nice to see what we all wear in day to day life, not just dress up time.


    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  27. love the direction you're taking, and this outfit is one of my favorites of all time!

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  28. So unusual seing you wihout bangs... You look different, somewhat youger, like a student! ;)

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  29. I swear you could be in sweat pants and be this gorgeous! Love the casual mix of the parka with this fun dress, pretty lady!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  30. I absolutely love the new direction your blog is taking! Your hair looks great like this and it really opens up your face, stunning, truly! I am really enjoying your more casual looks, this is a really classy look but also actually looks incredibly comfortable!

    Chelsea @ How I Dwell Now

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  31. I definitely favour a more relaxed style too! Love your dress. xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Stunning photos - your dress is so cute!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  33. I just came across your blog and love it! Really cute outfit too x

    raincheckfortimbuktu.blogspot.com

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  34. well day-to-day hoorah!!!! my socks are a rockin' for reals. this is exactly my kinda outfit, the stripes and parka pairing meet the mark. you look super darling all the time but there's something so feminine & chic you've added to an otherwise basic outfit. LOVE IT!!!!! and your hair looks fab-U-lous too V. you were right, i finally got mine cut and now know the relief again from having less tangles to manage. i KNOW you feel me. and best news ever......under the xmas tree sat a square package with my name on it. a new Canon camera and then another little box that revealed a 50mm lens!!!!!!!!!!! omg, now maybz i can try to create this awesome canvas-esque blur you got going on. gotta book a teaching day with you sometime in the new year - photo walk date?? happy weekend to you both, hope it's a warm, relaxing one! xo ♥

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  35. I'm growing out my bangs and your hair looks adorable :) Been wanting to try the center part, too! Too cute!

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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  36. I think I need to take a page out of your book and not stress so much about dresing to the nines for personal style posts. You look casual, stlish and happy! I love your look!

    ..and your blog, xo

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  37. Love black and white stripes, cute dress.

    Nora
    www.penchantforpretty.com

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