Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Polka Dot Frock

Hi everyone, Elana here from Room 334! I'm starting to think Flock Together is a bad idea. Sure, the chance to collaborate with some of my favorite bloggers is wonderful, but there's no worse feeling than wearing a perfect dress and knowing that it will soon be out of your grasp. 

When I opened up this dress from Ashley, it was love at first sight. I'm no stranger to polka dots, but despite my promise to myself to try to borrow clothes that were different for me, or a challenge, I couldn't resist asking to borrow this one. It's everything I think a dress should be; it's the perfect length, it's trimmed with lace, it has subtle (but gorgeous) details, it has the most flattering shape, it's navy, and, most importantly, it's covered in polka dots.

I have to admit, it had been awhile since I had looked at how Ashley had style it, so if the styling looks slightly similar, I swear it was completely by coincidence. 






Dress: Zara, via Ashley; Necklace: Ebay; Belt: H&M; Boots: Cathy Jean; Tights: Target

The day I wore this was one of those weird weather days, where it couldn't decide if it was hot or cold so I opted for colored tights and bare arms. I hadn't worn these boots in forever, which I hear is a punishable crime in some countries, but I loved pairing a light color shoe with the navy dress.

Check out how Ashley styled it:

I love the peep-toe heels and minimal accessories she paired with it, it all complements the dress so well. You can find her whole post here for more details on her outfit and the dress!

27 comments:

  1. Hi,you look great! Such a lovely dress!
    have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alex
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  2. You look great in my dress! I love the little booties and the color of your tights :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  3. Yes! Polka dots are my favorite and this dress looks so cute on you! I'm also loving the burgundy tights for fall!

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  4. I love it. You have great blog! <3

    Would You like to follow each other?
    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  5. Super cute dress, love the way you both styled it. Elana, LOVE the red tights!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. You two are so cute! I really like it with the maroon tights and light boots, it makes it looks fall-ish even if it was still pretty warm! You looks SO pretty in the first picture!Wee, can't wait to post my surprise item pictures later this week!

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  7. Love the dress it's so cute!

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Flock together is kind of the best idea ever, I think i'm going to ask my local ladies to do something similar.
    I love the way you both styled the dress, you're right it is the perfect dress!! I love it with the burgundy tights and those booties are toooo cute!
    xJennaD

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  9. I love how Ashley just did it all blue- I never do that and it really is a great look. And Elana, I looove how you styled this! Those boots were the perfect touch to roughen up that super girly dress

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  10. I am in love with this dress as well! AND your booties!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  11. That dress IS perfect. Elana I'm in love with how you styled it! I love the color of your tights, the cute collar necklace and those boots! I love how you both styled it with tights and a belt. Perfection.

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. You just made me want to wear this!

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  13. both outfits were styled lovely and i love this dress. esp. the back what a pretty delicate detail!

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  14. Ahaha_ I'm like Jessica- now I want to swap this too!

    The lace is so pretty. You both look so lovely in this dress. Its amazing the different shoes+tights can make to the vibe of a dress too...

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  15. everything looks so good, in love.

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  16. Such a fun idea, I love seeing how both bloggers styled it! That dress IS darling, and Elana, your hair is looking especially gorgeous lately!

    perfectly priya

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  17. I think you styled it just fine. You look great. I love how you wore it with burgundy tights.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  18. that's such a pretty dress!! looks perfect with the maroon tights <3 and you are just so darling too :)

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  19. Great blog!! Love all your pics!! Would you like to follow each other?

    Love,Nyt
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  20. Holy moly I love this dress on the both of you! What a fun back :). Adoring how "fall" you made this Elana! The Oxblood tights & booties are lovely! Xoxo

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  22. Love this! Sending love from New York City, hope you are well. Please follow me! & like me on Facebook! If you have bloglovin, we should follow each other!
    xox
    Janicethitran.blogspot.com
    <3

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  23. Adorable dress plus I love your wine-colored sites! Such a perfect accessorizing piece for fall.

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  24. super cute both of you! I love Ashley's original sort of officey look w/ the navy tights w/ the navy dress, what a good idea I can do to work to not be so diff w/ my tight choices but not always be in black, thx! & then I love Elana's casual fall take on it too, great w/ those tights & gorgeous necklace! Elana-is it vintage from ebay or a normal shop? i never think to get accessories on there.
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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