Thursday, March 29, 2012

OOTD: Hi-Lo Ikat





More "Adventures-in-Lisa-attempting-to-be-more-experimental-in-her-everyday-dressing" haha. Trying out two trends in one today Hi-Low hemlines and Ikat.. oh and The Hub's commented that my necklace was "really Tribal" his exact words hahahaha.. so is that three trends?? or is Ikat part of Tribal? HAHA. Confusd-ed.

Recently I discovered Hi-Low dresses and tunics and I'M HOOKED!  I'm definitely on the curvier end of the spectrum - especially in a sea of svelte bloggers so I tend to dress very "classically" because of my shape.

Last year I went through that with Maxi Dresses.. I thought "Oh that's too hard for me to pull off" but then I bit the bullet went into a store and tried one on and it was LOVE and that's how I feel about Hi-Lo lately!  It's so chic and effortless.  I always thought it was too fashion forward for me and now I find that it's just a unique and interesting twist on everyday clothes! 

Blazer: H&M, Dress: Forever 21, Tights: DKNY, Necklace: BCBG, Belt: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Prada, Handbag: YSL

69 comments:

  1. loving hi-lo on you! i think it`s my favorite on you so far! and definitely love that you sinched in at the waist, it`s giving you such a great hourglass figure (not that you didn`t have one already ;)) okay i sound like a lunatic loving everything on you, but this print is amazing! it`s great because it`s neutral colors!

    and srsly, your hubs and you must have an amazing time together because you guys are both so funny! i love the things he says..you should do a "whathubssays" twitter lmao. i would def. follow!

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  2. That's such a pretty dress! You always find the prettiest clothes from F21. I want to shop with you!

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  3. Love love LOVE the outfit! I definitely agree about feeling the need to dress in more classic and structured items to fit my shape - but I'm going to have to seek out some hi-lo dresses/tunics! You look fab!

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  4. I love the hi-lo on you. It looks very good.

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  5. looks great, very cute ^^

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
    http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com

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  6. i love ikat prints and the hi-lo trend is growing on me. black tights + black shoes = classic! :)

    p.s. i love how your husband knows the right words to describe your accessories. ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  7. cute outfit ^___^ can't believe the dress is from f21!!!

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  8. I love it! Looks great on you :) You and your husband are too funny.

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  9. Ohh, I love this! I have a hi-low skirt I am planning on wearing to a wine tasting night this weekend. Your dress is so cute!

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  10. OMG I love the dress!! Ikat is sorta tribal, it's usually village, handmade sewn materials - in Indonesian it literally means something like "to tie" or "intertwine"

    Come check out the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge happening in April - I look forward to you participating, Lisa!! :)

    You and your husband are the cutest - hopefully someday I get to meet you!

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  11. That dress is just darling. I love the hemline and I am always a huge fan of chevrons. You look beautiful.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  12. You and your husband are so funny together! :)

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  13. absolutely loving the dress on you! <3 and those shoes behind you, what a collection!

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  14. I love this look on you! The dress is gorge and those heels!

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  15. The hi-lo looks great on you! I really want a skirt in that hemline. Love the print too!

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  16. Omg that dress is LOVE! You look so chic!! I love classic looks and you always pull it off nicely. :D

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  17. nice! I love the necklaces Lisa!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  18. This looks fabulous on you Lisa! I love Ikat and btw was laughing at your arm party twitter comment from your hubby :)

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  19. Actually Lisa, I think this is one of my all-time fave outfit/looks on you! I LOVE the B&W high-low dress and the tights! You look super chic and ready for any kind of event! And your dressing room is coming along so nicely. Can I say how envious I am? :)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  20. i thought it was fashion forawrd too but i think when you try it you change your mind!it happens to me often with trends.. i think there not for me and when i try them on i am like wow is not as bad as i thought!
    this looks amazing on you and i like how you adopt it in your own style! i always thought that it was more urban but u manage to make it look so chic :) x

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  21. This dress looks stunning on you :) You look SO chic :) I think that's a great thing about trends... you can adapt them to your style and make them look as fashion forward or classic as you like :)

    Love, Rachel

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  22. Love that dress. It looks great on you paired with that blazer! :)

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  23. Ikat fabrics are gorgeous! And the blazer just makes this look so sharp and chic!

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  24. you looked pretty!!Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comments.

    xx

    Selvia
    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  25. This is definitely an effortless chic look! I love the muted colors!
    Oh and guess what a Nordstrom SA found the Miu Miu pimps in red that are like your leopard ones. My mom opened them and said "ooh sexy shoes!". I will check them out when I am back in June!

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  26. Perfect dress! Look perfect on you! Keep up the great outfit post, yeah?

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE
    SHOP

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  27. Love the outfit! Looks fantastic on you!
    Best, M.

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  28. Structured blazers look amaaazing on you! I can't wait until it's a little warmer to start busting out the white blazers! :]

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  29. i think hi-low hems are so pretty and feminine. i like that you added a structured blazer to the dress.

    wow, you are a long way from here! are you in germany permanently? do you still have family here?

    [oomph.]

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  30. I've always like the ikat print and the high low hem is so fun to walk around in...you look great.

    xo erica

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  31. How pretty! I love you in a blazer! I haven't gotten the guts to go high-low hemline just yet.. but I want to! Maybe this summer :)

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  32. This dress is super cute, you look amazing!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  33. Fabulous dress! I'm been picking up on the high-low trend myself and collected a few skirts in this theme.

    Hope you don't mind that I tagged you with the "Tell me about yourself" award! <3 You don't have to, but I thought it would be fun. :)

    Ida
    http://style-cocoon.blogspot.com/

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  34. dam the balzer looks stunning on you and your outfit is soo pretty i love this look amazing..and in love with the killer shoes..they are wonderfull.
    Mi_Mi
    x
    mi-miworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. hey dear , i like your outfit , dress look so good !! :)

    kisses

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  36. I have a similar print dress which I've abused, I've worn it so often.
    :D
    I just posted about high-low too, actually....but I don't personally own any pieces.
    kisssss!!!
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  37. Your dress is so cute!!
    Greetings from Spain!
    xoxo
    M.

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  38. (Haha...I found her really annoying on that show too! :\)

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  39. I love the dress on you Lisa! You look great :D I've been seeing a lot of hi-lo skirts lately but I'm not so sure they'll look good on me. But you'll never know until you try, right? :)

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  40. You look awesome and preppy. The dress is gorgeous and a blazer is so chic. Great combo girl, you look terrific as always.

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  41. Your experiment is a success because you look amazing!!!

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  42. You have an amazing shape girly and you know how to dress it well too!! Speaking of maxi dresses, I've yet to find one because I'm just too short =( BOO You're looking fab as always!

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  43. Awesome clutch. I'm in a blue mood. I'm looking for the perfect blu bag but it's all usually over my budget. Haha.

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  44. It's supposed to take the place of shampoo and conditioner so yeah, kinda like a two in one ;D

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  45. Lisa! I love the print on that dress & the hemline is fab! You look great as always!! I have a skirt with the asymmetrical hem as well that I'm waiting to wear.. but.. it snowed again today, ugh!

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  46. I'm all about the hi low hem! You seriously look AMAZE in this dress! Looooooooove it! xo

    www.frankieheartsfashion.com

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  47. perfect dress!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  48. Oh, I love your dress, very pretty!:)

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  49. the dress is sooo cute! i saw it at the f21 online shop and i actually thought about buying it :D but since i'm so tiny i'm always afraid it might look weird :/ how do you like germany? are you still here? i saw that you visited paris ^_^ you two look like you had a reall great time :)
    lippi~

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  50. It's such a gorgeous dress, Lisa, and you wear it expertly! I was like, what? that's f21? no freaking way! Love how you've styled it to make it look luxe!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  51. oh gosh, of course that dress is from forever 21. dying!!! this hi low fashion better stay in for a long time. i'm too in love ;)
    xo TJ

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  52. oooh! I love love the ikat print dress and you look fabulous! I try to refrain from prints but this one i like a lot!

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  53. What a beautiful dress! The print is just fabulous, who would've guessed it was F21!

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  54. very nice dress! ;)

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Giuseppe

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  55. Love your hi-lo dress and the print is just amazing! Nice closet ;)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  56. lisa!!! im so happy to be back to blogging!! you look gorgeous!! are you living in europe these days??

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  57. yay for hi low dresses!!! i want some more!!

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  58. I don't know what mesmerizes me more: your fabulous outfit or your insanely awesome closet. Look at those gorgeous shoes!!!

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  59. lisaaaaa missed your blog so much, haven't been on blogger in so long, i missed so many posts you made! gotta have some catch up time. i love your dress!

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  60. I love ikat prints! I think they are super fun and flirty and just plain awesome.


    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  61. You are lovely and so is your blog, I LOVE COCO too! I am learning the importance of being frugal so I can splurge on CHANEL!

    New Follower!

    Always, SOULBeautiful www.alilpieceofmysoul.blogspot.com

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  62. i admiore how you can always walk in heels they looks great!

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