Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mod

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Dress h&M I forgot to get a pic of the industrial zipper up the back!
Jacket Bitten by SJP for Steve and Barrys
Boots Clarks
Headband Unsure
Tights Hue

We attempted an outside photo today. It was high 29s and windy! Yeah not warm enough yet. I froze and couldn't stop my hair from taking flight.

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I have a little jacket on for in the office too.

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I have to admit I am loving this dress and it's because it is being kind to my size (as in I look thinner. I assure you I haven't lost an ounce!) I tried on a skirt when I got this dress and it had the total opposite effect. Oy bad. But I quickly cropped it on the phone to show Dave the shirt only instead.

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For a makeup

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I had two makeup photos and I was in potatoshop putting them side by side for the blog and I thought hey what if I flip one! I just did a dark purple eye wing and orange gloss with peach blush.

I also got a blurry snap of yesterday's outfit.

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Dress, tights, jacket Target
Scarf H&M
Boots Clarks

Are you a dressing room photo sneaker? I don't often because I don't often shop alone but if I am on the fence of if something flatters I snap a few and ask for input.

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My mom's reply on this was. No belt, flat flat hair, headband and knee high black boots. Great idea. My crown teasing fell in the high winds. Next time bump-it all the way!

Edited to add. Someone at work said I looked like I should be a dunkin donuts spokesmodel.hrm.

49 comments:

Colleen McCloskey said...

I am definitely loving this dress.

I liked your mom's reply.

I also take dressing room pics if I'm alone. I send them to my husband.

byhillary said...

You can get your very own at H&M :) I only got it last week so I am sure they still have it.

Jenn said...

LOVE that dress! If you ever want to give it up... :)

Jenn said...

LOVE that dress! If you ever want to give it up... :)

byhillary said...

thank yoU!

byhillary said...

hit up the end of winter sales that is THE time for boots. I got $200 clarks boots for $50 recently.

byhillary said...

hit up the end of winter sales that is THE time for boots. I got $200 clarks boots for $50 recently.

Chelsea said...

haha and I thought sarah palin ruined it for us all! who cares about those other jerks. it looks fabulous on you, and I want one!

Chelsea said...

Seriously do NOT defend your boot collection. It is fabulous and essential and I totally get it. Even though it's not "winter" here like where you live... I could wear boots about 7-8 months out of the year given the fog, rain, and overall chilliness we have most of the time. I hope to have a collection like yours eventually, because my one pair of comfortable boots needs a break (and new soles)!

Rlutz said...

I absolutely love the stripes...so springy and chic...great hoe you grounded it with the black boots and blazer!!

Rlutz said...

I absolutely love the stripes...so springy and chic...great hoe you grounded it with the black boots and blazer!!

byhillary said...

No. Could you link me to what you are referring to? I wasn't inspired by anything exactly I bought a dress that I liked and then as I mentioned my mom picked the other elements. I am positive she has no idea who Prada is. But she was alive in the 60's which is what we both lean towards. This was one of her picks as well from 2009. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3500182433_cd92beb1bd_b.jpg

michelle said...

you're so inspired by prada look right? :)
love your outfit

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byhillary said...

thats what I thought! thank you!

byhillary said...

thats what I thought! thank you!

byhillary said...

boooo!

byhillary said...

thanks!

byhillary said...

thanks!

byhillary said...

thank you!

Andi B said...

I love this dress SO MUCH!!! You look so good. Everything is perfect- your hair, the boots, the little jacket. You look spectacular!

Andi B said...

I love this dress SO MUCH!!! You look so good. Everything is perfect- your hair, the boots, the little jacket. You look spectacular!

BetweenLaundryDays said...

Ah! That dress is awesome. AWESOME. And was totally made for you! I love it with the flat-ironed hair and tall boots. Mod at its best.

byhillary said...

I don't have shopping friends anymore. I need to make some because sometimes I worry if I can trust my moms opinion! I look like her!

LORENA said...

I want your dress. You look fabulous !!! Those stripes are just too cool (i sound so 80's)
Am totally jealous - there is no H&M here!!!!!

ShrinkingKenz said...

I adore that dress! I don't think it would be as kind to me as it is to you. It's hot!

Dunkin Donuts? Not so much...

Cara said...

I'm generally a dressing room picture taker, simply because my shopping buddies don't live in the same city as me. However I never snap a picture if I think someone is around. Fortunately, I also work strange and flexible hours so I usually shop when no one else would think to!

byhillary said...

pettipants!!!!

Cassykins said...

Love it! I'm totally done with skirts and dresses right now. I have had enough panty flashes (thanks to the wind) in a month to last me a lifetime. Not until the summer... maybe.

byhillary said...

Just remembered this might of been before you started reading. i did do a bumpit tutorial 2 years ago http://www.byhillary.com/2009/05/my-bumpit-tutorial_04.html

I think it looks cute still but people do feel the need to call it snooki or a "that thing in your hair"

byhillary said...

That is exactly what it is. People assume that if you wear something they wouldn't they have free reign to just say what ever pops in their mouth. If she'd said it differently I might not of been so embarrassed. People are afraid of color around here I think..

Horse blanket. I mean horses are nice but "horse blanket" is not a nice comparassion really. OH you remind me of someone who thinks its ok to just say random things!

Tigerteacher said...

I love this! Also, I haven't had a chance to comment since the hair color change and I just wanted to say how great it looks! I loved the red and I love this too! So shiny! :-)

As for the Dunkin Donuts comment...I can relate. Sometimes I think that when you wear a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g out of the total ordinary or even just dress with some personality, people feel the need (or maybe just the freedom) to offer their 2 cents. I have a bright red vintage winter coat that I adore. It's shocking red with a couple of black stripes and super warm. First a few weeks back a woman on the train told me that I was "brave" for wearing such a color. Then last week my train conductor told me it looked like a horse blanket!! I guffawed at that one! People are a riot! :-)

byhillary said...

sometimes its hard to come out too because you have this line of people staring!

byhillary said...

sometimes its hard to come out too because you have this line of people staring!

Megan Mae said...

Aww, boo on them - just tell them they're reminded of Dunkin because you look so sweet ;D.. I think you look uber cute. It's a different silhouette for you. I've been loving that shade of orange for spring/summer. I actually like the dress with the purple tights too.

I'm guilty of the sneaky photos. Even if I'm dragging someone along, I may snap a quick snapshot to take out of the dressing room to share with friends/hubby, for example if the dressing room isn't one I can't easily pop out of.

Megan Mae said...

Aww, boo on them - just tell them they're reminded of Dunkin because you look so sweet ;D.. I think you look uber cute. It's a different silhouette for you. I've been loving that shade of orange for spring/summer. I actually like the dress with the purple tights too.

I'm guilty of the sneaky photos. Even if I'm dragging someone along, I may snap a quick snapshot to take out of the dressing room to share with friends/hubby, for example if the dressing room isn't one I can't easily pop out of.

byhillary said...

I think because it is a newer store. Our older h&ms are that dark dank lighting too.

byhillary said...

I think because it is a newer store. Our older h&ms are that dark dank lighting too.

Em said...

You look amazing! Fab dress

byhillary said...

I don't think she meant to be but I was wicked embarrassed.

byhillary said...

I don't think she meant to be but I was wicked embarrassed.

Dave2 said...

You work with some of the least considerate people.

LORENA said...

I want your dress. You look fabulous !!! Those stripes are just too cool (i sound so 80's)
Am totally jealous - there is no H&M here!!!!!

oranges_and_apples said...

I love this dress! I never take pictures in changing rooms, the light is usually so unflattering, espcially in h&m. I don't know how yours has got such good lighting!

D'Rae said...

That dress is super cute on you!

byhillary said...

They hurt too much :( I fear I can't wear them anymore. Fat head + Sensitive + headband = OUUUUUUUUUUUCH

In defense of my boot collection. It's winter 7-8 months a year here so they are much more practical than anything else ;) and I also recently replaced a few pairs so youll see more than I have. (I had to get rid of 3 pairs due to unrepairable holes in them. I walk hard I guess)

Chelsea said...

looking fabulous! and bravo mama for the inspiration. looking forward to seeing it with the bump-it next time :) maybe a wider headband too?

also... I envy your boot collection.

byhillary said...

I told her if it had brown yes but since it's black no. Ha! She embarrassed me by proclaiming in a room full of people.

Marie said...

HA! It is a bit dunkin but that just makes it cheerier and cuter! Love it.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Alex said...

whoa, that dress is amazing... the chunky horizontal stripes, the colors, perfect! I might just have to use my H&M giftcard to buy that sucker so I can be a Dunkin Donuts spokesman too :)