Wednesday, July 25, 2012

High-Low Hem and Aztec Print


A friend took a peek inside my closet recently and was bewildered to find that at least 75% of my wardrobe consists of dresses.  In fact, I own less than 5 pairs of pants in total.  (If not for a few frigid San Francisco winter weeks, I wouldn't own slacks at all.)  Hey, whatever makes us girls happy, right. ;)




Blu Pepper Dress (a few other great high-low dresses: here, here, and here) and Belt (similar), F21 Envelope Clutch (similar picks here and here) and Bangles (another fabulous pick), H&M Bracelet (similar), Pierre Dumas Sandals (other good picks here and here), Michael Kors Sunglasses

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 I'm particularly loving dresses with high-low hems right now...so fresh and fun!  In keeping with the Aztec-inspired theme for the look, I paired this fun, Aztec print dress with similar shapes -  a pyramid bangle, envelope clutch with gold V-shaped opening, and strappy sandals. 

I've got travel on my mind lately. Over the past week, when not working, catching up with friends, or blogging, I've been busy planning for my upcoming trips to Germany and the Netherlands.  I'll be in Cologne, Germany for a week-long conference and also plan to spend a few days in Berlin and Amsterdam in order to sightsee, eat, and (of course) shop!  I'm especially excited to visit Berlin...in addition to its myriad of history and cultural sights that I look forward to checking out, Berlin has also put itself on the map as an emerging hotspot for fashion and design.   Luckily, my company is paying for my flight, hotel, and meals, which means more trip budget for shopping. ;) I've been spending a lot of time researching and putting together my itinerary, and I'd also love to hear what your favorite spots are in these cities.

For those of you who have been, what are your favorite places to eat and shop in Berlin, Cologne, or Amsterdam?  If not, what destinations are at the top of your travel wish list?

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday! 


Love, S

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61 comments:

  1. I am loving the high-low hemline trend right now. I actually don't own any with that right now, unfortunately, but I found a great DIY for a high-low hemline skirt! I just need to thrift a really cute longer skirt first.

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    1. DIY sounds like a fantastic option! I'd love to see the finished product after you try it out. :)

      Love, S

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  2. Very cute dress! I love those strappy sandals with it. And your bracelets are perfect with the gold tone accents in your whole look. :)

    xoxo

    Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  3. i wish i could visit germany! i've been learning german for the past 12 years and still haven't been to germany!
    anyways, nice dress, i love the waterfall side and the print. i have a new post come visit me!
    Dolly, xo
    Unicorns, Heels and American Dreams

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  4. love this outfit! chic!

    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

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  5. your dress must have made many heads turn....
    very beautiful, special and suitable for you!

    Following u now via bloglovin'. Follow me back if you like! ♥
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  6. I love the high-low hem too. Although being on the shorter side I've been having a hard time finding one that hits me at the right places. Or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough because yours is lovely!

    <3 Maggie
    http://lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com/

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  7. I LOVE this look, and your photos are fantastic!

    would you like to follow each other!?


    With Love From Hollywood, Kier
    Fashion Addict
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  8. Amazing aztec print dress! You look fantastic!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  9. Hello fellow SF blogger! And you're totally right about the frigid weather, ugh! Haha. That's a really fantastic dress! Not quite sure when my own love affair with high-low dresses will be over, but I love how its both edgy and romantic at the same time. Love how you paired it with those simple strappy sandals and that gorgeous clutch!

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  10. Oh hay, cutie pie! You look so chic in that awesome dress. Love the asymmetry! What do you do for work? I go on work trips sometimes, but they're to places like vegas.... or kentucky. Yuck. I would LOVE to be sent to Berlin!!

    BTW, hop over and enter my Lulus.com giveaway for a piece of jewelry of your choice :)

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  11. pretty pretty!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  12. Haha nothing better than a wardobe full of dresses!
    They're so easy :)
    Love this outfit!

    The Lovelorn

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  13. Nice look i like so much the combinations and style.

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  14. you look lovely in this outfit! anyway, i found your blog via chictopia. if you wanna follow each other, let me know ;)

    http://www.chictopia.com/thatyellowtutu
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  15. Love this look on you. I'm so obsessed with hilo dresses!

    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We definitely have similar style (both petite, never wear pants and believe in dressing up) so I'm glad you found me! Love the outfit and sound like you have such a fun trip ahead :)

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  17. amazing dress and blog! newest follower! That black and white number is a keeper, love it!

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  18. love this dress!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  19. That is awesome that your company is paying for your trip! Will you get much time to sight-see during the conference?

    Your outfit is perfection here. You look very glamourous!

    Btw, have you checked out my giveaway? :)

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  20. Your dress is so pretty!! And thanks so much for the sweet blog comment!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. Today is the LAST DAY of my INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway, so don't forget to enter if you haven't done so already! :)
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  21. That dress looks great on you. And the shade of lipstick you're wearing seriously suits you!

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  22. Beautiful dress! Love it! xx
    www.blazereblush.com

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  23. absolutely gorgeous.
    your pictures are amazing.

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.blogspot.com
    kristin
    xx

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  24. You are beautiful and this outfit is amazing!

    Following from LB :)

    www.steffysworld.com

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  25. hi! im visiting from the gfc blog hop! GREAT name for your blog!

    gorgeous outfit too! how fun that your company is sponsoring your trip?! cant wait to read more about it!

    your newest follower,
    marj

    raisingroscoe.blogspot.com

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  26. this dress is amazing!

    xoxo
    your newest follower, Melisa
    http://mylittlesliceoflife.blogspot.com/

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  27. Fantastic blog! I am a new follower. :)

    -♡ Valerie Angel
    Check out and follow my blog for beauty and fashion updates!

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  28. this would be a perfect dress for a weekend getaway!

    Allison

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  29. cute outfit....
    i think the colors are really nice
    xx
    www.vnikali.com

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  30. Nice dress!!

    I´m following you
    Kiss
    http://jourlejour-marie.blogspot.com.es/

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  31. HI there! Thanks for swinging by my blog and saying "hi", and I'm glad it led me back to yours - you have such great style! This hi-low dress is stunning. :) Following via GFC.

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  32. lovely outfit!:)

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  33. Love your dress and how exciting for your trips! I hope you have a fun fun time!! Of course take lots of pics.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com/

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  34. Cool style, following through GFC and Bloglovin'!
    Waiting you to do the same ;)

    http://fehmoda.blogspot.it/

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  35. hi dear, i saw your message from IFB :) you have a great sense of style (and blog name haha) i wore aztec print in one of my posts so of course i LOVE this look! following you now on GFC, hope you will too xoxo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  36. Nice outfit! I like the hem on that dress!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  37. Love this outfit on you! The print is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  38. Love the contrast of the black and white!
    www.rockandsole.net

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  39. Such a wonderful dress!!!
    Vicky

    Ps.: following on Bloglovin'

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  40. Hi we are frineds via IFB!

    I love your style and your blog!
    I am now following! id love for you to check out mine
    as well and follow please.

    http://www.ethelelaine.com/

    thank you

    Xx Ashley

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  41. Seriously lovely! love the clutch! Also posting outfit posts over at my blog that you might enjoy!

    Hope you have a great week! Drop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello!

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  42. love the outfit...wanna follow each other?

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  43. I love this whole look! :) Following you on GFC. Hope you can check out my blog and follow as well. :)

    Gazillionth Thought Bubble

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  44. Such a gorgeous dress, I love it :)

    xo
    Carolina

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  45. Thanks for the message on IFB! I'd love it if you follow me back: www.guiltfreedonut.com. I'm also ridiculously obsessed with this dress.

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  46. I love your blog, just subscribed!
    I would love if you would subscribe to my new blog!
    queenofsparkle.blogspot.com

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  47. Hello there, pretty girl, nice to meet you on IFB! I hope you can enjoy IFB so much, it is a very useful blog!

    How stylish is your dress, huh! And you paired all so well!


    Well, have a funny blogging time and a wonderful day!

    Kisses,
    Cri.

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  48. absolutely gorgeous look!
    If you like it, follow my blog about life and fashion in LA, on Bloglovin'. Let me know in the comments and I will follow back ;)

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  49. Such a cute dress! Loving the print and how the it's longer in the back! FAb!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  50. love the dress! follow me on bloglovin?
    http://lamodeetwanderlust.blogspot.com

    Esther xx

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  51. ahh your so cute, this dress is so adorable i love it!! your style is wonderful!

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  52. Love your outfit!!! Super cute! :)

    xo - Brittany

    http://www.edgymisfit.blogspot.com

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  53. Love your style...this dress is beautiful! The clutch is a perfect fit. I followed on GFC. Check out my blog:

    sirenchic2012.blogspot.com

    Follow if you like

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  54. Cute outfit, love your style!!!

    Check out my blog! New and starting up :)
    http://fuciufashionobservatory.blogspot.com

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  55. Hi!! We loove your blog and the photos, not to mention this killer clutch!! Your style is epic!! We noticed you on Ifb and def started following you. We were wondering if maybe you could possibly follow us back too? Look foward to hearing back from you!!
    xoxo,
    Missvintagegold

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  56. Girl, that dress is AWESOME!!!!!!

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