Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Chanteuse

Outfit Details:
Polka dot dress: Urban Outfitters (no longer available)
Stick with Knit Cardigan: ModCloth
Rock the Mic Pin: ModCloth (no longer available)
Black belt: from another dress
Black flats: JC Penney




Although I own a boatload (I'm pretty sure this might be literal) of loud, statement dresses, I really love classic combinations like black and white.  I got this adorable polka dot dress on sale at Urban Outfitters a while back (sadly, it's no longer available).  I actually attempted to take outfit photos while wearing it before, but I really disliked the way the photos came out.  The dress looked really unflattering on me, and I was sort of afraid of trying again.  But I think adding this little cardigan made all the difference; the dress is on the short side, and I think having a dark color on top evens out the fullness of the skirt.  I was kind of bummed to find that there's already a hole underneath one of the cap sleeves -- and this was the first time I've worn it!  It'll be an easy fix though.  But this sweater did give me a place to add this amazing brooch!



I couldn't not buy this!  Not only am I a singer, but I come from 2 previous generations of singers as well.  I've mentioned before that my mom made her living as a singer for years (seriously, you have to check out her unbelievably 80s music video), and my grandma was also a singer, as a longtime member of Sweet Adelines.  This whole outfit made me feel like a jazz singer.








Have a great Tuesday!
xox Sammi

20 comments:

  1. I firmly believe you can't go wrong with polka dots. I love your little brooch, and the meaning behind it! Isn't it great when little pieces like that mean something to you? It just makes wearing them so nice.

    Rachel

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  2. Pretty sure this is my favorite outfit of yours! Love it!

    xo Kristina Rose
    www.thewhimsicaldays.blogspot.com

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  3. Hehe, I love seeing both your pretty statement dresses and more "dressy cute" outfits (that is totally not the right word. I just need a word that describes something that is still super cute and dressed up hahaha). That polka dot dress is the perfect remix piece!!

    And oh... that brooch! Yet another tiny cute accessory of yours. :D

    Have a waaaaaaanderful Tuesday, Sammi!! ~~ (tosses internet butterflies at ye)

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  4. This dress is so so beautiful on you! Love the polkadot print!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  5. such a darling pin! =)
    Love this classic color combination and lovely polka dot print!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  6. That dress is soo nice. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  7. this dress is gorgeous and that microphone pin is adorable!!! my favourite shot has to be the last one!!! really really lovely! gonna totally check out your mums video now! hee hee!

    I too think our wardrobes are the same from the crazy prints to the more subdued classics! xxxxx

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  8. Polka dot dresses are always winners :) And I think this does look great with the cardigan!

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  9. Love those polka dots! That pin is such a sweet accessory!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  10. How fun is it that you come from a line of singers :) You should show us sometime! You're adorable as always, girl.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  11. this is such a cute outfit, and i love your little half-beehive too! i wear my hair like that a lot, it's such a simple way to look a bit more special than usual. you're adorable! x

    little henry lee

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  12. You're such a babe! Love this dress on you. And that brooch is amazing. xo

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  13. so cute. love your hair as well! x

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  14. Awe, this outfit is so cute! I love the dress :)

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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  15. This dress is so freakin' cute. It looks perfect on you.

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  16. Oh I love polka dots! This dress is so pretty and the shape looks great on you! Great classic black and white combo, and what an adorable microphone broach!

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  17. This dress is gorgeous, so retro and fun!!
    xJennaD

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  18. heehee! Too cute! And I had no idea you were a singer, let alone your grandmother and mother. How amazing to share a heritage in such a unique way.

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