Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Animal Backwards

This dress is the only thing I asked for on Christmas and I was thrilled that my mom got it. I saw it at a local boutique and I could not stop thinking about it. The price was a bit more than I like spending on a dress, so serious props to my mom for being really awesome. This dress is truly stunning. It's basically everything I want in a dress: peter pan collar, lace, floral, poofy skirt. Getting into black dresses is very different for me. This is only the third black dress I own. Solid black dresses are the opposite of my style, but I'm really into it. The local PacSun is closing and I got these amazing Kirra booties for $17. They retail for $50 and all the other PacSun's are still selling them for that price. What a steal!

On Friday, I'll be heading to Cleveland to participate in a really wonderful event presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art. The event is called "Project Tunic" and it's equal parts a wearable art show and a runway show. I'm a judge alongside Valerie of Yellowcake (she was on Project Runway), an art curator, and a textile professor. The runway show features local designers that submitted their work based off their designs inspired by the Wari's and modern culture. The Wari time refers to the unknown pre-Inca civilization in Peru, dated 600-1000. Which sounds incredibly interesting! From what I've heard, there's even a first grader and her mom included.

It's a whole wonderful event and I'm so pleased to have been invited. It's a little nerve racking to think my opinion will help shape someone's design future! It's a complete honor and a wonderful way to kick off the New Year. I'll be bringing my boyfriend along so he can snap plenty of photos during the event for me to share with you all.

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Outfit Details:
Dress: Christmas gift from my mom
Tights: Express
Shoes: PacSun
Hat: Francesca's
45 comments on "Animal Backwards"
  1. Eeeep! That dress is seriously gorgeous; what a wonderful mama you have. It looks so wonderful on you!

    What an exciting event you get to be apart of! Can't wait to see pictures. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  2. MAJOR props to your mom! This dress is just stunning on you Jessica! And the event sounds like it will be a blast!

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  3. THOSE SHOES ARE AMAZINNNNG. so is the dress. you look adorable

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  4. Wow, this may be my favorite post ever from you! That dress seriously looks like it was made for you, so nice that your mom got it! I of course love the pop of colored tights, and the snowy backdrop sets everything off perfectly!
    Happy New Year to you!
    xo Hannah

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  5. I realllllly love this look. I don't blame you for falling for this dress, it has so many gorgeous details and fits you like a dream. I can't wait to see your pictures from Project Tunic, that is such an honor!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  6. Your dress is lovely! I can't believe the PacSun near you in closing. We don't have that shop in the UK, but I love it. I hope you have fun at Project Tunic :) x

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  7. A stunning dress and exciting opportunity! Can't wait to hear more about it.

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  8. This is such a great dress!!! I absolutely love the lace details on the top part, your mom is awesome for getting it for you! It's perfect with the bright tights. And that event sounds like so much fun, I'm sure you'll enjoy it
    xJennaD

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  9. Gorgeous dress! I'm looking forward to reading how it all goes!

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  10. Love the bright tights with all black! So cute

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  11. Everything about this is so striking and beautiful. I love the all black look with a pop of pink, somehow it seems so you- edgy and definitely fun. You are so gorgeous girl! And yes, that dress is perfection-your mom knows what's up :)

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  12. Wow! First of all - this photo is gorgeous! You look stunning. Second of all - what an exciting opportunity to go and be a judge for such a fabulous sounding event! You'll do great. =)

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  13. That dress is so beautiful, I love all the details like the lace and the pleats! Wow the event sounds like so much fun :)

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  14. So beautiful!! Stopping by from Sugar and Dots- just wanted to say hello. :) Have a wonderful week and a very happy 2013! XO

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  15. What a gorgeous dress! Lucky you for having such a cool mom. :) And I love the dress with the pink tights. So cute! Congrats on the judging gig. That sounds really fun and I bet there will be tons of really cool designs. <3

    toni

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  16. Oh man this dress is so pretty on you! What a wonderful gift. The lace on it is gorgeous and the shape is perfect. I really love the bright tights you paired with it. Those boots were a steal too!
    That event sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you have a great time!

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  17. The pop of pink with this outfit is wonderful and unexpected. I love it! Your entire outfit looks perfect =]

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  18. Ooooh LOVE this dress! It looks similar to one I just bought from PacSun :) You look gorgeous in it too. This might be my favorite outfit of yours!

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  19. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this outfit! You look sooo gorgeous!! <3 That dress is to die for!

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  20. The dress is beautiful. I see why you loved it so much. And "Project Tuninc" sounds so cool. It's an amazing opportunity. I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  21. Beautiful outfit! The dress is gorgeous.

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  22. YAy for awesome Christmas gifts! This dress is SO pretty on you and definitely your style. That event sounds awesome - hope you take photos and share

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  23. Absolutely adore your outfit! Followed :)

    Summer x

    http://ohsummercandy.blogspot.com

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  24. This is a gorgeous dress! I love the tights with it too, you look beautiful! That is so amazing that you were invited to be a judge! Congratulations, I can't wait to see all the photos!!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  25. That dress is beautiful, love the lace! Have lots of fun at the event, sounds great! :)

    Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  26. Holy wow, your mom did well. This dress is amazing and perfect and I'm incredibly jealous. Also jealous about the price of those boots. And that event sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see photos.

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  27. what an awesome event to be a part of! Have fun!
    Great outfit btw. Love those pink tights!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the bright tights with your dress!
    -Kati

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  29. You look so beautiful! The pop of pink is outstanding, your mom completely rocks for getting you that gorgeous dress, and the deal you got on those shoes?! My goodness...
    I just found you through Flock Together and it's so nice to meet you! You have fantastic style :)

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  30. such cute dress!!!! the hat is also lovely! nice ictures, doll!
    happy new year!

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  31. Such a pretty dress! Looks beautiful on you! x

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  32. Your styles seriously so lovely! And hurray for good deals on shoes :)

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  33. Hi Jessica!
    You will do just great at the event~with your stunning sensibilities!


    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

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  34. Hello dear,
    You look beautiful!
    Maybe you would like to follow each others blogs with blogger, facebook and bloglovin?

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/wolffashion/369430966451649

    Have a nice day!
    gV

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  35. you rock this outfit! I mean, really, you look incredible in this dress! happy new year :)

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  36. This outfit is so stunning! Such a beautiful snowy background too <3
    I hope you had an amazing holidays and new year! Happy 2013

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  37. Hope you had a great time on Friday. Love the dress and it looks perfected paired with those bright tights. So fun!

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  38. wow, amazing photos! the colors in the outfit are beautiful!

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  39. Just stumbled upon your blog! Love your blog!
    New follower! Follow me back too?

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  40. that dress is beautiful! i'm sure you will find so many ways and reasons to wear it.

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  41. This dress is gooorrrggeeoousss

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  42. I adore this dress and your blog.

    xo

    Taylor

    Nothing but a Pigeon

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  43. how sweet of your mom to get you this dress! it really is amazing on you & seriously perfect, as you say. i love how only the back is sheer, so pretty and of course easier to wear. i generally am not into black dresses either but have been liking them more w/ colored tights & really love this outfit of yours, so basic but so hip.
    http://dusanabotswana.com

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  44. Amazing deal on the boots! I love the colored tights with the outfit. I have a bit of an obsession with patterned and colored tights.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Enter to a Target Gift Card!

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