one tough cookie

5.28.10A few things I learned this week:

1. I am not a good packer.
2. Never leave your photographer at home.
3. I’m addicted to taking pictures of myself and posting them on the internet.
4. I’ve missed you guys.
As we were taking outfit pictures today all of my narcism that had faded away over the past few days came right back to me. I felt warmth in my blood for the first time in days. I started sounding like myself again, starting out all of my sentences with ‘I’ or “What about me?” Let’s just say, it feels good to be back.
You know when you come upon a piece of clothing and you are so drawn to it that you must not only buy it but talk to it? That is what this dress is to me. I saw her on the rack at J.Crew and immediately began speaking baby talk to her. I asked her if she wanted to come home with me and although she didn’t respond, I knew that we were destined to be together.
Anyways, earlier this week on What I Wore, Jessica posted outfits from a weekend challenge called Sweet and Rough. Well I wasn’t able to send in photos, but I had this outfit in mind the whole time. I love this sweet little dress with my grommeted belt and my bruised arm. Nothing says sweet like a nice thumb-sized bruise, possibly from a car door, possibly from a bar fight.
I guess there is one more thing I learned this week. A bruise will get you attention but a bruise on your arm in the shape of a male’s thumb, will get you more.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love this dress! I saw it at J. Crew and am now hating myself for not buying it. It looks so good on you!

    Glad you're back!

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  2. A.Co says:

    The dress looks so sweet – love it without the jacket (but with is pretty nice too πŸ˜‰

    Haha I guess that sort of bruise WILL get you more attention.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    PS – welcome back

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  3. piglet says:

    I'm such a sucker for all neutral outfits and I love this!
    Those shoes are perfection!

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  4. Ahhh, THAT DRESS! I saw it this weekend and instantly had a huge crush on it. It looks beyond cute, and somehow even better on you than it did on the hanger.

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  5. jessica says:

    beautiful as always! love the outfit!!

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  6. L says:

    we've missed you too!
    i love the dress, so so SO amazing.
    i'm not a good packer either.

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  7. Shelby says:

    you look so cute intha last picture!

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  8. Londyn says:

    Just found (and love!) your blog πŸ™‚

    Love this dress on you – they show off your fabulous muscle arms πŸ˜‰

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  9. The dress is darling but I adore the belt (probably because I just got one in a different color and it is perfect!) haha. But seriously. Love your outfit as always!

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  10. Loving the thrifted blazer.
    It's linen?

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  11. Allison says:

    That blazer is all kinds of fabulous! Love it!

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  12. Nicole says:

    cute dress!! love that it's floral!

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  13. Melanie says:

    Ha, nice grimace! That dress was made for you.


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  14. Not sure what I love more your sense of humor or your sense of style. Looking nice lady!

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  15. This post geniunely had be laughing out loud. Fantastic stuff and very cute outfit

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  16. ooo I like this color palette

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  17. Great dress!

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  18. That dress is so adorable. I say, if it makes you talk baby talk in the store, how could you possibly pass it up? You can't : )

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  19. Bwaaa ha ha ha. You're so awesome.

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  20. Pamela says:

    A bruise on a women's arm will always get a second glance!!

    What a great outfit. I totally bypassed that dress but seeing on a real person makes me want to take a second look. I love how you mixed it with the rough belt.

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  21. Vanessa says:

    I love this dress. Also, I usually have at least 3 or 4 bruises that size or larger covering my arms and/or legs…clumsy, and I bruise like a peach. Oh well, what are ya gonna do?

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  22. the lighting in these pictures is so lovely! and i really like that jcrew dress!

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  23. Clare says:

    Heehee, love it. You ROCK that bruise. It's the up-and-coming fashion accessory for the masses!

    And your take on sweet and rough is perfect!

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  24. I saw that dress too, tried it on, and i'll be honest it looks 1000 times better on you!


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  25. Such an adorable dress!! Love it!


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  26. tess says:

    oo that dress is rather lovely, you look so great in it. Maybe I'm stupid and clearly not business saavy, but I could totally see that outfit with its chic little blazer at a business lunch. I mean that in the best possible way, because you look both fashionable and professional! a tough thing to pull off, but you definitely do

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  27. I love the soft feeling of this outfit. I tend to favor outfits like this and i love it on you! So pretty! So, I have the same list as you. I am a bad packer and I feel a little narcissistic posting images of myself all the time and how much I love it! Oh, well. You look great and I always enjoy stopping by your blog! Have a great weekend!

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  28. Jenni says:

    I love this dress so much and I love the way you styled it. And I hear you about the bruises! I'm a total klutz and I usually have about a hundred bruises on my body at any one time.

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  29. hah! i love the nasty looks people give your man when you have bruises. i'm constantly covered in them from cycling and i swear people think i'm being abused.

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  30. Lucy says:

    I really love your dress

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  31. you kill me, i love your sense of humor. LOVE this outfit, i'm obsessed with neutrals right now. also, do you ever feel self-conscience about posting photos of yourself? i've been feeling that way this week πŸ™

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  32. I love this outfit, the nudes and pastels are so great together.

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  33. You look beautiful in these photos! I love how you went for the rough yet sweet look. I also love the warm and soft color palette. Great job!

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  34. alya says:

    Still getting used to seeing you in outfits other than from the challenge set – strange but true.

    Good to have you back, I will encourage your narcissism until the very end of time.

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  36. Celine says:

    Haaaaa. Hope your husband didn't get in trouble πŸ˜‰ That dress is so cute and perfect on you. Nice find.

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  37. Keira says:

    Wow, I heart this look. I love tailored blazers over flirty flowy dresses! Looking pretty tough with that bruise, lady. I would definitely assume it's from a bar brawl… "you should see the other guy" πŸ˜‰

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  38. Ade says:

    you totally just made me laugh. πŸ™‚ (alone on a saturday night, so trust me, i needed it).

    here via jinah's blog and i will definitely be sticking around!

    also? you are super cute. just sayin.

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  39. Love the outfit, and oh my the bruise! I just got one almost exact same size on my arm as well… and yes it does attract attention, how silly

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