Sunday, August 9, 2009

My name isn't pretty-pretty. It's Barbarella.

My name isn't pretty-pretty.  It's Barbarella.

My name isn't pretty-pretty.  It's Barbarella.

My name isn't pretty-pretty.  It's Barbarella.

My name isn't pretty-pretty. It's Barbarella.

I love how bike shorts make any dress instantly more mobile. Wore this to Poste (excellent cocktail and cheese selection, btw) on Friday for a friend's bday and could not have been more comfortable.

Also, Delectable Swank featured me as her Delectable Blog of the Week. Check it out!

Mara Hoffman dress
vintage bike shorts
vintage Ralph Lauren necklace
Forever 21 shoes

54 comments:

Meg said...

I love the print on the dress and it was clever to put biking shorts underneath so you don't have to ever worry about overexposure!

WendyB said...

Cute, cute! Nice color for you.

Elizabeth Marie said...

You look perfect, I LOVE the dress! I also loved your interview on Delectable Swank...you had me laughing out loud.

Polished Sense said...

Oh wow lady! You are too cute, love this look on you! I can't believe those fab shoes are from forever! Great find girl :P

xo,
Jessica

Delectable Swank said...

I love the print and color of that dress AND the vintage necklace, it goes so well with the outfit!

FabBlab said...

You look stunning, as usual. I love how you incorporated the biker shorts in the outfit. And those shoes are fab!

Amelia said...

I love the print and color of that dress! Biker shorts were a good choice :)

Susan said...

love the dress and the shorts together- you look great, as always! :)
xoxo

FabBlab said...

PS- I've given you a FabAward! Come check it out ;)

Jowy said...

diggin the bikeshorts!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

thesydneygirl said...

gorgeous outfit girl! i love it!!!!!! the green is fantastic!
x

GingerSnap said...

What an interesting mix! I love that it allows you to be more mobile!

Little Red said...

Love the dress! It's such a great color on you!

Antonia said...

lovelovelove the color of the dress and the biker shorts add a next level of cool!

x Antonia
LIVEGLAMORDIE.blogspot.com

Blue is in Fashion said...

Love your outfits.
One of them is featured today on my blog...
Ciao!

6roove said...

lovely look

and these long long legs :]

http://stylewaves.blogspot.com

chicfaced said...

i've been wanting to go to Poste for awhile now. I love the color & print of that dress, btw.

Beth said...

Love the colours on that dress.
And what a great idea, I would never have though of pairing it with cycling shirts but it looks fab!
Beth xx

che idrees said...

I love the whole outfit! :)
Nice legs too!

Have a nice day!xxx

Kristin said...

I wish I could fly you down her to revamp my closet. You are so creative with your looks!

Erika said...

You are just too gorgeous for words. Everything about you screams class. J'adore this ensemble, darling! And that necklace...oh, I covet it! :)

Grace said...

Congrats on the interview! And might I say, you are perfectly proportioned for fashion.

Love Grace.

janettaylor said...

Nice dress Honey!

X★X★

Emma said...

so cute :)

Couture Carrie said...

Hi darling E!
1) You look stunning!
2) Congrats on your feature!
3) Loooooove the new profile pic :)

xoxox,
CC

Savvy Gal said...

i love the color and you look just darling.

Wicked Halo said...

That's a great tactic, I have some biker shorts I haven't used in ages, but thanks to your great idea I think I'll be putting them to use for something other than sport :)

Kristiane said...

The biker shorts are perfect for everything, especially at this time of summer, as its getting colder.. nice colour at the dress!

Hanako66 said...

ahhhhh, I love it, and I love barbarella!

xtinagirl said...

I love the biker shorts! They are super cute with your shirt.

And I knowww, school appropriate and work appropriate is difficult when I want to wear something crazy and random. Oh well, wear it anyway right? :]

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

Damsels said...

love how you threw on the biker shorts . makes the whole look tie up so well .with so many buckeled straps and then the shorts the dress goes from fem to fem/edgyish :)
love it

stylefyles said...

I LOVE that top. And the heels. Very cute, very...chic....

Fashion Court said...

confession: i found a pair of shorts similar to that which fit under some of the longer dresses i have.

i always feel like i'm hiding a huge secret when i wear them under my dresses, so comfy :P

maggie said...

omgosh. i love bike shorts! i swear by them (especially for biking, haha). at this fashion board meeting i had, we were trend spotting and i just spazzed because i loved biker shorts. haha. you look GREAT! and i lovelovelove your heels (:

Shin said...

I love the printed blouse! It looks so cute with the biker shorts! Did I mention I can't get enough of those Forever 21 shoes? xxoxxo

Rosa said...

that color is divine on you!!!

and i keep staring at your hair and debating whether i want to chop mine off.... i'm so indecisive about this

nicola ticola ponders said...

very cute pics!

I'm having a t-shirt giveaway on my blog today, everyone's welcome to enter

nicola xx

nicolaticolaponders.blogspot.com

Kansas Couture said...

Love the dress + bike shorts + edgy heels. It strikes to perfect balance of girly and tough.

Maverick Malone said...

Love those shoes!! :D

x.

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

Loving this whole ensemble :) Very chic!

XO

Clare said...

OOOOH! I love the bike shorts. I've seen a few VERY stylish bloggers sport them lately, and now I'm thinking I might need to look into it!!

http://betweenlaundrydays.blogspot.com

piglet said...

Great dress. I love the shape and colour. The bike shorts are a cute twist!

Flashes of Style said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!! And I just love those shoes :)

Annie Spandex said...

Me too. And you have the prettiest profile!

Samantha said...

so pretty, the dress looks stunning on you, and the shoessss<3
peace&love

Hippie Frou Frou said...

get it gurrrrl!!! great color, it suits you nicely!!

jess s//

Melissa~ said...

beautifull color!!
Looks very good, bike shorts are so cool.
Thanks for your comments

drollgirl said...

yup!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the bike shorts also protect against the HORRORS of wind blowing up one's skirt or dress!!! yippee for that! :)

Little Bow Prep said...

Oooh! I like the dress!

grace said...

i like it! i linked it on my blog if you don't mind!

princess politico said...

you have an amazing sense of style -- the addition of the biker shorts up the playfulness of the outfit. and the color/pattern are just gorgeous!

xo.
princesspolitico

leila grace said...

that dress is everything i want in a dress. the bright color (in my favorite hue of course) with the killer black pattern,with the fitted body, and the quarter length sleeves. loves it!

i just realized that i've been wearing the biker shorts for a while now, since what? three years ago i think. i wear them for the same reason you posted: mobility. cept i always rolled them up and never below the hems of my dresses.

and btw: yeah those shoes are stellar. the steel toes at the very tip of em are a excellent touch


leila grace
the vain and the bored

KAELA said...

Very sweet outfit !!

paty said...

I really love the resolution of the camera you are using :) and how do you upload your pics?? Its really nice and gives justice to what you are are wearing :)