7.15.2010

ballerina buns and boiler rooms

Out of habit, I usually wear my hair down whenever I put on a long floor-length dress. It gives the dress an extra dose of some hippie spirit that I am naturally quite fond of. It also lends a relaxed air in contrast to the extra fabric. However, I decided to shake things up today and wear my hair in a high ballerina bun. The results were something quite elegant and lovely, which I think I might try more often.

This dress is something I pulled from the sales racks at French Connection a few years ago after months of stalking it. I was instantly drawn to its super long length, the pretty geometric patterns and subdued colors. I would try it on every time I saw it and marvel at its body lengthening capabilities. The only hiccup I had? The cutouts in the dress (as well as the plunging neckline) were a little too scandalous for me to wear in the daytime. Luckily, I have this adorable little bralette I scooped up from Free People to mend these concerns. Add a few accessories and this look is perfection, no?








{French Connection maxi dress; Sam Edelman sandals; Free People bralette; random flower bracelet; Urban Outfitters leaf bracelet}

*Thank you everyone for all of your sweet comments - they always make my day :} I am trying my best to answer you all! Also thank you to all of my followers (over 50 now! wow!!), I am so happy you like what I have here - keep visiting!

-xo Diana

45 comments:

  1. hey that's a cool pattern dress! you look really elegant in it as well. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. lovely dress!
    i like it!
    xoxo

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  3. lovin the dress girlfraaaand, you're soo purdy!!

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  4. i love the print!
    and cute bracelets :)

    http://malibumara.blogspot.com

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  5. the dress suits you very well and yes with hair in bun looks more 70s and you look so gorgeous here
    the pattern on dress just beautiful!

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  6. this reminds me of nicole richie for some reason..but u look adorable.
    http://thelooktoday.blogspot.com

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  7. The pattern of that dress is amazing! And my hair always looks stupid when I put it in a bun :(

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  8. this dress is absolutely fabulous! i love the ballerina bun, it adds kind of a high fashion feel. loveee it!

    hautecalifornian.blogspot.com

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  9. So beautiful!!!

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  10. i loove your dress, it is fabulous!

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  11. love it! the maxi print dress is beautiful and i think the look works perfectly with your hair up. the accessories are amazing!

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

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  12. Looking good with the hair tied up - I love a great messy bun.
    Amazing bracelets too btw

    Thanks for the comment on my blog x
    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  13. Perfect setting for your dress! :D

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  14. MAXI DRESS!!! HOTNESS!!


    www.iamcoloring.com

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  15. Love the dress and the bracelets!!


    <3 Kelly

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  16. great look, i love the jewelry and the bun!

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  17. Great dress! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    www.poolovesboo.blogspot.com

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  18. I love your dress and the sandals! So simple and chic and easy for a daytime look! :)

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  19. pretty dress^^

    Let's make a deal, I'm going to follow your blog and you're going to follow my blog;)

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  20. the dress is so pretty; love your look!

    p.s.: i've followed you! mind following me back? :)

    Castor Pollux

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  21. Long dresses are so great to wear, Im really liking your elegant up do hair! I need to change it up and wear my hair differently as well. Great print on your dress!

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  22. A really gorgeous dress! :D It looks great on your, and the hair's lovely! (: And again, you're really beautiful, loving the second picture most of all! :D

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment too, and also for following! ((: Loving your blog and outfit posts, definitely coming back for more. :D

    Love,
    Gets

    http://wastedseventeen.blogspot.com

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  23. thank you very much girl!
    I actually made the skirt myself last summer :D
    and getting a new follower always makes me SO happy, so I'm following you too
    I love this dress, and you're beautiful!
    much love, rachel

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  24. Cute dress!

    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  25. Great dress!

    http://thequietingmuses.blogspot.com/

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  26. LOVELY dress is just Amazing!
    I like your blog so mutch !
    I follow u u follow me ?
    xxx
    www.fashionapp.blogspot.com

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  27. Amazing pictures. You look lovely.

    Thanks for your comment!

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  28. you're beautiful and I really love that maxidress!!

    http://subconchicness.blogspot.com

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  29. very cute dress! i love long dresses right now

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  30. That is a gorgeous dress, I'm surprised it is from a few seasons ago.. it is so very now!! Hope you are having the loveliest of weekends :) Hazel

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  31. Sweet dress. You look gorgeous in it even without hair down. And oh gosh, those bracelets are lovely!!!

    heartsandtreasures.blogspot.com

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  32. that maxi looks so good on you! And of course those sam edelmans are too cute! :D

    http://hayleygolightlystyle.blogspot.com/

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  33. It's the perfect festival dress--provided you don't live anywhere too hot. I have made the mistake of wearing a maxi dress on a number of occasions when I ended up wishing I could hack off the bottom 3 ft. of the dress so my legs could get some air!

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  34. What a divine dress! I love maxi's x

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  35. fabulous dress :) love it, you look stunning!

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  36. You look stunning the dress is gorgeous I love the print xoxo

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  37. nice photos!
    i like your dress!

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  38. Maxi dresses are so fab!! You look great!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana