From the Office to the Beach

August 22, 2009

WorkIt’s really been hot here the past couple of weeks….so I am always thinking of how to look good without sweltering. And, of course, if you are dressed for the outside temperature you freeze when you go into the air-conditioning…for me, blazers and cardigans are the answer. And this is just the kind of thing I like to wear. Something that can go almost anywhere depending on the accessories. This sundress from AlaFolie is colorful and light and with the addition of a blazer, heels and the right bag, it’s even perfect for the office..or maybe a lunch downtown.

Sweater2This second look is a little more casual but still covered, just exchange the blazer for a small, thin cardigan. Still great for work, shopping a movie or happy hour. And at the end of the day when it is time to kick off the heels and walk down to the beach, a change of shoes and bag is all it takes.

two plainAdmittedly, all this is an excuse to wear this dress a lot. The fabric is wonderful and I love the way the skirt floats when you move. I don’t know what this designer (pixivor Allen) does but it really seems that the skirt moves differently. I can say that the textures are beautiful and that everything I tried from the store is very well made so tp over a take a look yourself.  (Thanks to my friend Rene Caerndow for showing me the shop.) The white blazer is an old Armidi favorite but the cardigan from Pig is new and I really love it’s hand-drawn goodness. It comes in tons of  great colors. The necklace is from Paper Couture and like all of their jewelry it is really special. The other super cute thing are the flip flops. I had to buy the fat pack of these…I love them, they are so cute and even my feet look pretty cute!!  Now I have to go out and brave the heat…

See ya,

(Click on any of the shots for a larger image for more detail.)


Hair:; Leigh, blond
Skin: Curio; June, Oriental Poppy, Sundust
Necklace: P.C; Glass Flower Necklace
Earrings: Swallowtail; Natural Stone Turquoise Earrings
Dress: AlaFolie; Satine Bluered, Flowered Sundress
Belt: Lelutka; Michelle, White

Purse: (for office) B@R ; Freja, White
Shoes: Armidi Gisaci; Barcelona Slingback – White
Blazer: Armidi; Classic Pin Striped Blazer, White

Sweater: Pig; Ladies Like Flowers, Spring Fresh
Second Bag: Lelutka; LoveJUNKYbag, FULLwhite
Flip-flops: [SC] Surf Couture; Freedom Flops, Light Blue

9 Responses to “From the Office to the Beach”

  1. OMG this is BEUTIMOUS! I love that dress and I love the way you take the dress and show three different looks. Hugs.

  2. *LOVE* this dress!

    Off to get it (before that darn Lizzie does… grrrrrrr…..)


  3. Chance Says:

    i love how you mixed the colors!:)

  4. Ana Lutetia Says:

    Love the looks you created. You look fabulous

  5. Emi Bade Says:

    Kawaii dress 🙂
    I love how you put together the outfits.
    Love the cardigan ❤

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