Monday, July 11, 2011

OOTD: Cheap and cheerful sandals

Hello my lovelies, how's everything?

Me? Well, I've been enjoying the sunny weather, and, strangely, wearing heels! I know, who am I and what have I done with the other Rebecca, who is every bit as beautiful and witty, but more sensible in footwear choices?

I've just been inspired lately by all the short summer dresses paired with chunky platform sandals, so I had to go get in on that action.



My preferred method of easing into a style that I'm not too sure of (in this case, wooden platform sandals) is to buy it cheap at first, then invest later if the trend sticks with me.

I found these sandals at Target and they definitely fit the bill - cheap and cheerful, the perfect way for me to try out the platform look.

Outfit details:
Dress: Asos.com, 2010
Necklace: Whiteowl.etsy.com
Platform sandals: Target



I also tried Stephanie's headband hairstyle again to much better effect (here's the last attempt). My longer hair worked better and required far fewer bobby pins! As my British friends may say, result!*



All in all, a good day with a good outfit and good hair. And, I must say, this dress paired with this lovely lace necklace I got from White Owl is really becoming my equivalent of a power tie. I feel fabulous every time I wear it.



Do you have an accessory or a combo that transports you to feelings of fabulousity about yourself?

*Claire, am I using that correctly?

27 comments:

Mme. Penelope said...

I know just what you mean! My mom recently gave me a vintage necklace and (clip on) earring set with these gorgeous pink marblized beads. I adore wearing them with my navy knit dress, I feel gorgeous even when I'm feeling crummy! (and it's surprisingly comfy!)

geetabix said...

I love that dress and lace necklace! And the hairband style does look better with the headband further back. Is it comfy there?

My "power tie" is boots and a dress.

I'm pretty sure "result!" is right :)

tallgirlblogging said...

Everything about this is awesome. The shoes, the dress, the hair, the power tie. Total win.

Pretty Penny Mae said...

This outfit is really cute! I love your power tie necklace, it does go nicely with this dress. I remember when that dress went on sale and it always killed me that I didn't jump on it! It looks wonderful on you.
♡ Brooke

Nanetter said...

My power tie... is a black halter dress with a vintage sequin bag and victory curls.

http://www.onestopplus.com/clothing/Stop-Staring-Cover-Girl-Black-and-Red-Pleated-Halter-Dress.aspx?PfId=248032&DeptId=23168&ProductTypeId=1&PurchaseType=G&pref=ps

Sandra Bick said...

I too am large and I wish I could look that good in a dress.

Colleen said...

I want that necklace. I've been loving orange this summer with shades of a very pale turquoise/light blue.

Jaimie said...

I might have just watched a tutorial all in a foreign language because I loved your hairstyle so much. Thanks for the fun tip! Love your style :)

MG said...

Beautifulllllllllll.
Also I have been lusting after those shoes for such a long time, and seeing you in them convinced me to go out and get them today. I love 'em already.

SassyingSarah said...

It's all so perfect together! Especially the leg tattoo peeping out under your hem. I love the hairstyle, it looks so intricate.

I'm pining for dress and sandal weather myself.

MelMelForLife said...

That outfit is completely adorable! You look so relaxed and yet so suave. I'm never that comfortable in dresses--I may be a wee bit jealous :P

Popsy said...

is that a tattoo on your leg? :)
I love platforms and wedges! they give me height and their very comfy! :)
I love your outfit..
with proper accessories, simple outfits becomes fabulous!

Lula said...

love everything you have on today!

Amber Elfrink said...

I absolutely adore that necklace! I love vintage clothing/jewelry, and this just screams vintage to me! I also really love your glasses, I could never pull them off, but you definitely do!

Me said...

So cute and perfect for summer! I am always wearing flats for comfort but your shoes encourage me to try some heals.

amonkeyfatshionista said...

Wow! So many comments....! Haha I love that dress, really wish I'd picked it up last year. Always the case with me - coulda woulda shoulda! Also your use of "result" was correct! So urm RESULT!

Rebecca said...

Wow, thanks for all the comments everyone! And thanks Geetabix and Monkey for confirming my use of "result" :)

Abigail Smith said...

I have two dark blue summer dresses that I love wearing out in the heat that has finally graced Chicago. Love your dress as well. Super flirty. As for sandals, I'm pretty boring. I usually head for the basic flats...but you totally rock those platforms. =)

peony said...

OK-I'm going to target tomorrow and crossing my fingers that those shoes are still there in my size!

Rachele said...

I have never been a heel person but you look wonderful in them! Good idea starting cheap :) I love the tattoo on our upper leg so much!

beatrice said...

I'm going to copy your hairstyle!

Kyla said...

I love your pictures! You look fabulous.

Anyway, I wanted to pop over and let you know that I did a post on blogs I love today and linked over to your blog. I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to share your fashion advice with my friends.

If you want to check it out, it's on the post entitled Blogs, Blogs, Blogs at:

http://kylasnotnormal.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

The Tame Lion said...

Voguish, classy, refreshing!
Fantastic!

Rebecca said...

Rachele - thanks so much! You also have so many beautiful tattoos. We should hang out and talk tattoos sometime! I have some questions about portland area artists that you may be able to answer.

Beatrice - go for it!

Kyla - thanks so much, that is super sweet of you!

Thanks everyone else for the kind compliments and sweet words!

choi said...

Nice dress huh. Your beautiful.. Keep posting. Ocean Audit

KayGee said...

Three things:

1) I'm new to your blog and I *adore* you already!
2) Your dress=to die for.
3) I love your tattoos!

Let's be long-distance besties, yes?

-Kelly from I Just Call it Thursday.

The Merry Traveller said...

I love this outfit! The dress, the necklace and the hair go well perfectly hand in hand!

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