Friday, May 25, 2012

CopyCat Friday: Lace Dress and Military Jacket

 I missed the last Copycat Friday because I totally forgot about it and nearly forgot it again this time.  I had to ask my husband to take some pictures at 10pm because on Friday morning, I have some workers coming to install hardwood flooring in my house.  I do not want them peering at me, wondering what narcissistic activities I am up to, photographing myself with a self timer.

I noticed that I always seem to copy Briar from Atlantic Pacific. I love her style because she is so daring with textures, juxtapositions and colours. I would say that she started the arm stacking with bracelets, watches and other bling, which other bloggers have adopted.

Here is my spin on her outfit.  I won my dress at an auction called I bought this dress for $26 including shipping. It comes with a belt but I prefer not to use it with the dress.

As Briar has a pop of red, I decided to go with a bit of orange, in my necklace from Ann Taylor which I bought from their factory outlet in Dec 2011. I paid $16 for it.

My jacket is from Forever 21, it was half off and I think I paid $12 for it. The belt and bracelet are thrifted.

Oh, and my shoes. They are everywhere, have you seen them making the blog rounds? They are from Zara's and it comes in two other colours, which I have been tempted to get. These are the highest pair of heels I own, 11 cms, a touch over 4 inches. It is near impossible to walk in them but I LOVE them!

This dress has a surprise, it looks totally innocent in the front but the back.... (like my Angelina Jolie leg?) open. I do not have a special bra that straps down low so I am braless here. I have not worn it out before because I think this is a dress I would wear on a date night with my husband but I have many other clothes which I want to wear on date nights with him first before this one.

 I hope you have enjoyed reading my interpretation of Briar's look. Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment if you can, I love hearing from my visitors! Linking this post to Frills4Thrills!

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PS. My curtains are really bugging me because they need to be ironed and also adjusted so that the back of it doesn't show!


  1. This outfit is so great! I love the lace roughed up a bit with the military jacket! And the shoes...I am swooning!

  2. Wow. I am in love with this outfit! I love the fact that you put your belt over the jacket and the two splashes of orange are actually perfect :) Plus, both you and your dress are beautiful :)

    Say x

  3. i think i even like yours better! i love those shoes, and that back detailing on your dress is gorgeous!

  4. Pretty! I love this outfit's mix of girly and tough! You wear it well. :-)

  5. Whoohooo hot dress & Shoes!! Love it so feminine!

  6. you did a great job copying that outfit!! love the belted jackets and those shoes and necklace are great!!

  7. I noticed that outfit on Atlantic pacific too! Love the mix of feminine and tough. Looks great on you!