Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Almost Alice, or Dress # 12

Dress: Taylor, from Sym's, NYC;
Shell necklace: Aloha Stadium marketplace, Honolulu;
Tights: Anne Klein, Marshall's;
Boots: Kady cognac, Target.
How I've worn the dress before: here.

This would be my interpretation of  the "Alice in Wonderland" color palette -- black tights, bright blue dress, white necklace. I didn't want to look too costume-y while running some errands today, so I broke it up with my brown boots. I really love this dress and have been contemplating when exactly to wear it for The Dress Project (it's hard when the weather keeps oscillating -- do I wear the cute stuff now to break up the rain, or save them for sunny days?) . I'm hoping Jeremiah will take me to see the new movie on a date soon ... I really like Tim Burton movies.
My post title comes from another great Alice in literature -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's "Alice McKinley" series. I loved those books when I was 11-13 -- they were funny, from a teen's point of view and dealt with lots of serious topics without sounding like an after-school Lifetime special. I just found out that there are a couple of prequel books and that a final Alice book is going to come out in a couple of years. Coupling that with a Babysitters' Club prequel coming soon, I may have to make a trip to the library soon for some teenage nostalgia ...

I'm about to experiment making a new salad for dinner, so have a great night!


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34 comments:

  1. this is such a cute and fun interpretation of the alice theme! this will be such a sweet dress for the summer, too. i love that it's dress-up-or-down-able.

    might have to check that reading out.

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  2. I love this color on you! Super cute. How very alice of you. ;) Good luck with your new salad! x

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  3. I love this dress on you! So bright and cheery. What a great take on the ALice theme.

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  4. This dress is awesome! I hope you go to see Alice soon I really enjoyed it.

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  5. I am loving all of your dresses! I probably like them because they are all the sort of thing I would pick out. I too own too many dresses, in fact, I own dress #2.

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  6. I love the color. Its so beautiful. I have an outfit with a similar color and it has pink thread work on the back. Will wear it sometime and post about it too !

    Do swing by my blog. Your input will be so valuable.

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  7. That is the perfect Alice in Wonderland blue. All you need is a fluffy bunny and you'd be the modern-day interpretation!

    Ah Babysitters' Club, talk about some good ole times. That reminds me also of Nancy Drew and the Sweet Valley Twins.

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  8. This dress's color is just plain gorgeous! Love your styling with the black tights/brown boots. Hope your new salad is a winner.

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  9. This dress is so happy : )

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  10. You look so adorable in that first pic!!!

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  11. The dress is so cute and so Alice (although maybe a little more grown up version :-)

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  12. Wow! I REALLY love this dress! That tie is such a great detail!

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  13. ohmygoodness, could this dress be any cuter?? i love that front bow thing--so adorable (and very alice!)

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  14. Love the bright blue color! It goes very well with your skin tone.

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  15. 2 things I need in life;
    1. More dresses
    2. Target in Canada

    You look cute, to say the least!

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  16. That color is beautiful on you!

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  17. What a gorgeous dress!!!! Love the tie!

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  18. You look absolutely radiant in this color! I think I need to go count how many dresses I have.

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  19. Joann, my GOSH! You look amazing, woman. The cut of that dress could not be any more flattering, and the color is marvelous on you.

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  20. This is such a cute dress, and I love those boots!

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  21. You look absolutely beautiful in these pics! This is a great color on you!

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  22. I love this one, it's so cute! You should definitely go and see the new Alice movie, it's so neat in 3D. And the costumes for Alice are amazing!

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  23. Wow, I LOVE that dress! It's so pretty and it looks phenomenal on you. That full body shot is a really wonderful picture.

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  24. such a cute dress!! it does have an 'Alice' feel to it :)

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  25. That blue is gorgeous!!

    CC xXx

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  26. This might be my favorite dress yet. This color is AMAZING on you! And that detail of the belt is fantastic! I have serious dress envy right now. You look incredible!

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  27. You are a modern day Alice! I love the setting that you have photographed your outfit as well. Very dreamy by the beach!

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  28. Ah! This may be my favourite dress! It fits like a dream and has the best detailing...love, love, love it!

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  29. I love it! That color is amazing on you!!! And I would've never thought to pair that color blue with brown!

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  30. This is such an adorable dress!!

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  31. tim burton is magic isnt he? and ure dress is a lil magic too my dear! i love it! and love that ure wearing this just to run errands ... we need more cute girls like u in dresses in the everyday life ... ;-)

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  32. Soooooo so cute. So CUTE!

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