Black & Blue

12 July 2010















Hello hello! I made a quick outfit post today
wearing something other than florals, wahoo.
Also, I got this belt today from a lovely 60
year old woman getting rid of her AMAZING
vintage wardrobe. So wonderful. Also: I straightened my hair
(kinda) for the first time in a long time. What
do ya think?

I do not have very much
at all to say today, except that I am going to Chicago in
a little over a week. So with that said, anyone who has
recommendations for things to do in the city, please
let me know! And of course, I'd love to know about
any cool vintage shops.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I can't
believe it's already the middle of July.

wearing: H&M dress; vintage belt & bag; Xhiliration wedges.

73 comments :

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh wow I love it!! That belt is soo great!! :D
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Marisa said...

That dress and belt look amazing together. I love unique pieces like that belt. Very pretty!

Meg! said...

I love that belt! It looks so great with that little dress. Love.

Kate Maggie said...

Everything about this is just perfect. Black and blue - good combo! I need to try it! Ah, you inspire me so much. x

Kelly Preston said...

Hi Bonnie,
Beautiful outfit! Your style is so classy. And I would definitely recommend going to The Chicago Diner, it's all vegetarian and/or vegan. I'm a vegan, so it's great. And it's really got a nice laid-back vibe. Hope you have fun, it's one of my favorite cities.

Kelly Preston said...

Oh shoot, and I forgot to mention...definitely go to Land of the Lost. It's a fun thrift store, full of crazy t-shirts. But it's quite small. They have a bit of odd store times too.

Flashes of Style said...

Yayy, thank you Kelly! These both sound like places I'd love.

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, I really, really love your dress! Its so cute, and the detail on the back is so unexpected and unique.

The Runaway Dress said...

Love that dress, you know what you should do in Chicago? Eat. I went there once and all I did was eat since I was little and didn't know much about shopping. So this was kind of a useless advice. Anywhooo, hope you have loads of fun.

-j

M. said...

ah so lucky to find an older women getting rid of her clothes!

eleanor said...

You look gorgeous as per usual! There is nothing wrong with florals but this is a nice twist on things :) That belt is fantastic.

X

eleanor said...

PS. Have an amazing time in Chicago, pretty girl! I wish I lived in America sometimes :(

Jessica said...

That dress looks great and I love your straightened hair.

AlejandrA said...

wow have a great style!
thanks for your comment! i follow you
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Kathyrine said...

I love those wedges, I'm desperately needing a pair...
Lovely outfit! :) I love how light and flowy the top is the belt is so cute.

Tanvi said...

Cute top! Like the whole outfit. It's unconventional but very easy and goes well together

Glenda C said...

really adorable!

Shelby said...

that belt is something wonder woman would wear. so awesome.

Amanda Lee said...

i love this outfit! the belt esp!
and as always, you're looking gorgeous!

xx
a.

FashionHippieLoves said...

wow you look amazing!!!
Love your style and your blog!

X

Oana R said...

Chicago... Nive! Hope you'll have fun!
I like the belt. :)

Anthea said...

Love this outfit especially the belt. You're lucky that you got it from that 60 year old woman. Good find!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Heather Yarnell said...

Beautiful dress!

Stevia said...

lovely dress
who knows blue and black can look so good?

that old lady was really nice to give you the belt
kindness of strangers! :)

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KANI said...

congrats on the belt find! really enjoy your outfits and am following you :)

Swalvs said...

Oh you're so lucky, that belt is so so so beautiful!!! Loved it a lot! Made the simple look very elegant!!! Wow! And have good days in Chicago!

ChloƩ :) said...

Thankyou !!
Come on my blog today, because i make an article about the shopping. :)

*rachelwears said...

that belt is gorgeous! thanks so much for the comment- i'm new so it means a lot! i also love your hair and think it looks lovely straight on you :)

Sabina said...

Thank you for your sweet comment hon! :)) Meanwhile feel more than free to follow my blog if you like, so that you can stay updated :))

Much love
xxx

Enchanted Gardens said...

How romantic, love it! It looks lovely on you :)

Mila said...

You can never go wrong eith blak.
Looks AMAZING!

LJ said...

lovely dress! i heart h&m.
xx-LJ from SOS!

Becky said...

I love your dress! It looks great with the leggings! ♥

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mariska said...

aww..love ur dress..it's cute.
u r sweet as always,
=)

xoxo

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Abi-Anne said...

Such a sweet look. Can't believe you snagged that belt from the lady. Lucky you!

And your hair looks good straight.

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Annie said...

Such a gorgeous outfit, and your hair looks fab! Have fun in Chicago!

xxx
Annie
www.mesmericoutsider.blogspot.com

Sjaar said...

lovely as always!

Anonymous said...

I loooovw this outfit! Definitely a nice change.

going-in-sane said...

I love the back of your dress, it's very interesting.
And your hair looks really cool as well.
Enjoy the Chicago trip!

-Ana

Diane said...

That dress is so lovely (I adore the back!) and it hangs well with the belt; great combination there.

Also, I can't believe it's the middle of July already either. 2010 is just going by way too quickly.

Winnie said...

I can't believe that dres is from H&M, it's truly lovely on you. That belt is a really great shape, you're so lucky to have bought that from the woman and her vintage wardrobe.

ilsteviewonder said...

I love your top the back is so pretty. The shape of your belt and the way it fits you is awesome! I love your style and blog i'm following you now :)

Claire said...

love the belt! love the outfit! XOXO :)

Anonymous said...

Love the outfit! I suggest u check out the museums and the shedd aquarium in chicago the shows are loads of fun and im not sure on the vintage shops but I hear boys town is fun and north michigan avenue is always a good bet for shopping.

Native Chicagoain!

Hannah said...

it's scaring me how fast this year is going...

my mum used to tell me not to wear black and blue together, i knew she was wrong!

Sassi said...

your shirt is so amazing!
X

allthatshewants said...

the blue belt is perfect on this outfit!
xx

Yaneldys said...

That belt is the perfect accessory to this outfit (and many others I am sure)!

I'm a new blogger and have been reading your blog for a while, and I love all your posts! :)
Hope you are having a great day!

Amanda said...

Cute outfit, love the belt. Wonder what other goodies that lady had in her wardrobe?

I've never been to Chicago but I hear the pizza is amazing...so eat lots of pizza!

janettaylor said...

So so sweet outfit!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Gorgeous belt. What a find!

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

oh that dress is awesome!!

xxx

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i really like that navy belt with the black -- one of my favorite combinations lately!

Mae Lu said...

When I clicked on this, I did notice that you straightened your hair. Then I was like, wait, did she change it and I didn't even stop by and notice?

It looks great.

Those jeans are perfect on you, and the belt is a nice kick of colour.

XXs,
Mae Lu, thereafterish.

B a la Moda said...

What a nice combo of colors. That blue is very special. Have fun in Chicago. I have never been there.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

ana said...

adorable back on that dress :)

Sayla said...

Hello, I never really leave comments on your blog, but i absolutely love all of your outfits, and this one is just as adorable.
But as far as Chicago goes I would say to definitely go to Ragstock. They have newer stuff alongside used/vintage stuff and I've found amazing coats and scarves there. (They have a huge crate of old silk scarves for $2.00 each)
I would also go to Hollywood Mirror. It's right underneath Ragstock, and a little bit crazy inside, but you can find some pretty cute things as well if you search long enough. They also have a few vintage magazines that I've cut up and turned into collages before and they are really funny to look through!
As far as places to eat goes, there are a ton, but my personal favorite is The Grand Lux Cafe on Michigan Avenue. It's a little pricy, but totally worth it, and it's a good place to go for both meat-eaters and vegetarians! (They don't have very many vegetarian options, but I'm a vegetarian and can ALWAYS find something to eat there.)
I hope this helps!

KIRAFASHION said...

Bonnie!

You look amazing here! I love this interesting belt, very special!

Emilie said...

Great outfit!

Raquel said...

despite most of people thinking black and blue together is a fashion not, I love it, and you did an amazing job! the dress and belt are beautiful! oh and you look cute with your hair like that, though I prefer it wavy :)

zahira said...

i loove that belt! it makes the outfit :)

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Viv said...

love your hair, you've got such a cute outfit on, fabulous!




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seesaw designs said...

So chic! Feminine and casual.

V. said...

i love ur dress, and all ur outfit !!!! u r gorgeous

xoxo

Bionica said...

I love that belt!!!!
the detail of the dress is great =)

-Bionica

elspeth angharad said...

The belt is just lovely! Your hair is nice straight aswell, xx

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Ambypure said...

Cute dress!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to rename this blog Flushes of Style - down the drain. Really though, your sad excuse for style is obviously unoriginal and copies others without doing them justice. Not only that but you counter this by boasting excessively about your personal life. I've truly tried to appreciate what you're doing here but it comes off as way too self-centered and self-fulfilling. And the worst part is you having nothing to be proud of about it. You're a twat that cares only about buying (and showing off) clothing. You're a product of the disgusting american consumer culture.

indigotangerine said...

I love the back of the dress.
-indigo

Danielle said...

Absolutely awesome belt!

Nicki said...

That belt is wonderful! I'm quite jealous.

marina said...

amazing!!
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...One Girl said...

super cute belt!

 

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