14 July 2011

Flower Power

Dress: Alice McCall, Shirt: Gap, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Chanel, Necklaces: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Sunnies: Oliver Peoples

This is one of my favorite dresses by Australian designer Alice McCall...the thick brocade, the floral print, the fit....all too good to resist! 
I love it but it's a bit dressy for daytime, so throwing on my Gap button up was the perfect solution to dress it down. When we went out that night I just took off the shirt and added my black cardi and it was instantly transformed! Gotta love transitional outfits...

50 comments:

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Fantastic look hun, this shirt and the gold chain necklace gave some special vibe to the whole outfit!! Fab!!!!
xoxo
Jelena
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Ramona said...

Oh, I have some beautiful flower printed too dressy dress which I can't figure out how to dress day time.
Now I have great inspirationa. Absolutely beautiful!
thanks!

xoxo Ra

Vasu said...

wow, u look awesome. I love ur style. Great heels. Love the way u styled the outfit


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Polly said...

Alice McCall is magic. I love this look its so elegant.

Katie said...

I love it all - such a fun dress and of course the bag is amazing :)

Diamonddigger said...

this combination is just gorgeous!! i will have to save it in my 'inspiration' folder ;-)

Sarah said...

love this look - the necklace and shoes are the perfect amount of 'edge' to this feminine dress and I love the green shirt over it! Love!

-Sarah
http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

RosaLovesDC said...

Wow!!!! Incredible pairing of a super girly dress with casual shirt. It's such an edgy look!

Shelby said...

OMG this dress is stunning! I love the soft colors in the floral print... what amazing spring/summer piece. And genius move with the casual button down, I might have to try this trick to make some of my favorite dresses a bit more wearable <3shelby

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Kate said...

Beauty! Completely obsessed with that necklace! Gah! And this whole outfit is so pretty.

Leah said...

I love these soft colours! Looks beautiful for a summer day on the town.

xo L.

Courtney Erin said...

I love how you added the green top over the floral dress!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

marissa at the boot said...

the transformational element is key to a floral dress! you work it well! :) and those heels? HOT!

divina said...

i love your style. you put great pieces together and always looking so stylish and classy.

divina

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

that dress is gorgeous! i can understand why it's a fave... :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

yup u rocked it like always - AUGH i want a Chanel bag SOOOOOOOOO bad! .. n thoe shoes - can i borrow? i'm a 7? haha

Stefany said...

I love the big bold flower print the dress has! You look beautiful. :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Agreed - what a perfect little dress! Love the first picture dear and that smile!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sally from Sorelle In Style said...

you look GORGEOUS! i love the chanel bag. i must get one similar!!

love your blog! i am following! maybe you can follow mine!?

xox,
s

sorelle in style

Cara said...

Gorgeous dress, I love the color and the button up looks perfect layered on top...

I am drooling over your shoes and Chanel bag, fabulous accessories!

xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

Audrey said...

LOVE those shoes!! love your style...just started following you.

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Marissa said...

Ohh, I LOVE This dress. So girly, and I can see how versatile it is. Those pieces are the best! You look gorg.

P.S. What color nail polish is on your toes? Love!

xx
Marissa
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In Love with San Diego said...

Gorgeous dress! So feminine.. it's perfect.

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Taylor said...

I LOVE!!!!!!! the fabric reminds me of my wedding dress!!!!

Julip Made said...

This is also the perfect solution for versatility to a strapless that otherwise couldn't be worn to work. Lovee this look Nicole!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

I like it a lot! Stunning dress.

Lisa said...

NICOLE!!! I ADORE THE 2nd photo of you!! the motion from your hair and your post and your face just seems to elegant and statuesque. hahaha.. ok that sounds kinda weird.. either way you look absolutely stunning in that photograph!

Bud and Leo said...

Fab! I'm with you, love multi-functioning outfits!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Just pretty and the heavy gold chains is so old Hollywood glamour!

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Krystal said...

that's such an awesome outfit, way to transition flawlessly :)

Flaviana Boni said...

nice look and love the bag!

Check out my new outfit post!
Dress up for armageddon

this free bird said...

OMG cute!! I love the shirt tied over top and the print on the dress is so cute Nicole. One of my faves right here.

xo,
C

Catita said...

this is not only one of your fave dresses but mine too! I mean it is the first time I see it but I've fallen in love!! pls tell me you got it online?
xoxo
Catita

Beautygirl24 said...

The dress is beautiful! I love how you toughened it up with the black shoes. And the Chanel? Such a gorgeous piece to own!

Shea said...

Ooh, now I want to do nothing more than throw my olive green button up over one of my party dresses! I love this look!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the way you dressed down your dress!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Connie Guenther said...

What an amazing way of making that beautiful dress into a brand new look. The necklace makes the difference.

taylor said...

the green top goes great with the chunky gold necklaces!

aaagata said...

love the outfit!

BlueVanilla said...

Such pretty colors together! Love your shoes...as usual!
xx

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Kavery said...

That's an easy transition from day to night. This is a gorgeous fabric- like they used to make many moons ago.

Ashley said...

what a great way to transform the dress from night to daytime ready!

B.Inspired said...

I love this skirt and the button up was a perfect addition to make it into a daytime look!

Unknown said...

Love the look......classic !!!

Aprilia said...

Love the skirt and the Chanel bag!
Definitely something you can wear night or day!

xx

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Carly said...

I LOVE this ladylike girl who lunches w an edge look (try saying that all at once, geesh)

Anyway...looking beautiful as always...I love that dress:)
C

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

60's house wife, 2011 style... loves it

Shasie said...

What a great way to dress it down! I love the dress!

Shasie
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Annie said...

you're too cute! love that shade of green and I really want those shoes!

Kara said...

omg! I love the fit of the skirt part of your dress! It's so feminine, especially with the florals. I like the tied shirt on top to make it more casual.