Spring Rain

May 6, 2013

Hello, friends!  Can you believe it’s raining here today?!  Well, considering that parts of the country are still experiencing blizzard weather, it’s probably not that big of a stretch that we are getting a teeny bit of rain in Southern California, BUT it was over 90 degrees last week!!!  I will be amazed if hordes of people don’t get sick around here from all the weather fluctuations, that’s all I’m sayin’.  Of course, it is also still in the mid 60’s so it is a bit of an uncomfortable, humid rain, which presents unique wardrobe challenges.  I decided to break out a new dress that I have been dying to wear, check it out!

ootd - red dress, belt, riding boots

I am wearing an Eastern print boho-style dress (H&M) that I belted at the waist with a tan leather belt (American Eagle, old).  I paired this outfit with my tan leather riding boots (Zara) and accessorized with a gold mustache necklace (gift), a gold mustache bracelet (ModCloth) and a few more wooden bead bracelets for good measure.  I also added a dark denim / jean jacket (H&M) in case of drizzle.

ootd - red eastern boho dress, belt, riding boots, jean jacket

I cannot say how much I love, love, LOVE this dress!  It is made of a super lightweight viscose material, which not only makes it perfect for any season, but also makes it super comfortable.  I can wear this dress as is for the warmer months; or, for added warmth, I can layer a slip dress underneath with some tights or leggings.  Today, because of the unseasonable rain, I added boots, but it looks equally cute with sandals and a sun hat. Aside from it’s versatility, the best part of this dress is the fit, which is super flattering.  I just can’t wait to wear this dress again and again!

Hope you’re having better weather wherever you are!  Thanks for reading :)


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  • Sarmistha Goswami

    I so love your dress and you have styled it so beautifully. Love the combination of denim jacket and the belt. Looks very sweet :) Thanks for sharing.
    Do visit my blog as well : https://littlebookoffashion.wordpress.com/

    May 6, 2013 at 10:08 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much! I love when an outfit comes together as easily as this one did! I’m heading over to your blog right now! :)

      May 6, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Caroliina Guzman

    I absolutely LOVE that dress!

    May 6, 2013 at 10:22 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you, I love this dress, too! It might just be my new favorite!! :)

      May 6, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply
  • yourstylejourney

    Cute dress! I live in So Cal too and this weather is wacky!

    May 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks! It’s so hard to figure out what to wear when the weather is all over the place – simple is always best! Oh, and layering (duh)! ;)

      May 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • Lady Kate

    i love this dress!! I saw it a couple of weeks ago & was so tempted to buy it, you have styled it perfectly! I may just have to buy one for myself :)

    May 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you, thank you! I am absolutely in love with this dress (if you couldn’t tell already) – the fit, the pattern, the style, everything! You should definitely get one, too! :)

      May 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm Reply
      • Lady Kate

        They have it in purple also & I couldn’t decide which colour I preferred. After seeing it on you, I know it is the red colour I should go for! It looks so pretty on you!

        May 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm Reply
        • alligatortoe

          OMG thank you, that is so sweet!! It’s so funny you say that, though, because I was totally looking at the purple one as well and I couldn’t decide which to try on, but for whatever reason I just liked the look of the red better haha!

          May 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm Reply
      • Lady Kate

        I think the red is a more summery colour, a bit brighter, it looks wonderful :)

        May 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    I love this outfit! SO cute and the dress is perfect and looks so good on you!

    May 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    SO cute! Love the denim jacket, goes so well! It was rainy in the midwest today too but at least you brightened it up with a cute outfit!

    May 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I have to give credit for the jacket to my mom – it’s her but she graciously shares it with me! ;)

      May 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm Reply

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