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cutout of my comfort zone

This dress took me way out of my comfort zone. First, I am not a fan of the updo. I just can’t seem to pull it off. But when I found this gorgeous electric blue dress for a wedding on Saturday I knew it was time. The keyhole neckline detail deserved front and center stage. I curled my hair and threw it in a low pony, and I have to say, I’m digging the messy-meets-classy do. Definitely worth a repeat. Second, I don’t usually do well with shift dresses. My petite frame gets eaten by the shape, or lack there of, as beautiful frocks become moo moos. I fell in love with the sleeves and cutouts instantly on this dress and I was determined to make it work. Enter this orange and grey two-toned belt with fun gold hardware. It cinched my waist and added a bit of shape. Plus, I am slightly obsessed with these bright colors. Orange and blue were made for each other.

these shoes need no introduction. love love love love love.

{BCBG dress + belt; ASOS heels; Michael Kors clutch; J.Crew + Sequin + vintage + local boutique bracelets; Essie Lacquered Up}

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11 Comments

  • Reply Natalie Heather October 29, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Gorgeous! You look amazing! It may be out of your comfort zone, but it works for you. Everything works perfectly together.

    • Reply reallyrisa October 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Natalie! So sweet. :)

  • Reply thenauticalwheeler October 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

    LOVE your outfit! That necklace is fab!!

    xx

    jen

    • Reply reallyrisa October 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks, Jen! Spain has all kinds of little gems like this necklace sold on the side of the street for pennies. Worth a visit!

  • Reply Brookly Gal October 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Love that blue and the pops of color you’ve incorporated with it.

    http://www.penchantforpretty.com

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