Horseplay

Sunday, June 10, 2012 40 0

DRESS: H&M. HANDBAG: Coach Willis Bag. SHOES: Nine West. SUNGLASSES: Chanel. BELT: Wilfred via Aritzia. WATCH: Michael Kors MK5160. BRACELETS: BCBG, J.Crew, Forever 21. RINGS: Kate Spade Love Notes Bow Ring, Ardene Thin Ring.

 

I have a weakness for whimsical prints.  Since I look much younger than my age, I must be very careful when selecting these prints, otherwise it can look too juvenile.  I try to stick to sophisticated cuts (à la this shirt dress), subtle prints or luxe fabrics.  I’ll also pair them with more refined, polished pieces such as pencil skirts, pointy toe pumps or statement jewellery.  Do you have any tips for  making whimsical prints look more mature?

 

 

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40 Comments
  • Maria
    June 10, 2012

    I love this print! I am the same way about people thinking I’m younger but the cut and print of this dress is perfect!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thanks so much Maria!!!

  • Scarllet Gonçalves
    June 10, 2012

    You look absolutely beautiful
    love the whole outfit!
    Have a good day sweetie 🙂
    xoxo
    http://www.scarlletgs.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Awww, you are very sweet! Thanks Scarllet!

  • zerohearts
    June 10, 2012

    thats a dress that i need after reading your post!
    very nice look 🙂

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thank you very much!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    June 10, 2012

    Very fun outfit Jenny!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thanks Rebecca!

  • Joy shana
    June 10, 2012

    OMG love ur outfit simply gorgeous
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thank you so much! And, thanks for stopping by!

  • Jessica Broyles
    June 10, 2012

    Love it! Cute post title! 😉

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Jessica!

  • Fashionable People
    June 10, 2012

    Love the satchel bag!

    http://www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thanks for commenting and visiting!

  • Timna
    June 10, 2012

    Thanks for your comment!
    Really nice dress. It looks very chic with your gold jewelry!

    xx Timna
    http://www.timnalovescouture.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thanks so much Timna!

  • ellen
    June 10, 2012

    Love this dress, such a cool print. Great outfit! Happy to have found your very stylish blog 🙂

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thank you so much for your kind words Ellen!

  • Mrs C
    June 10, 2012

    No whimsical will ever make me look juvenile! 😉 That shirt-dress looks good! It is not fair that you get better stuff in your H&M than here in Dubai huhuhu..

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thanks so much Mrs C! Too bad about your H&M. Even each of our H&M stores get different stock. What I find in one, I don’t see in another.

  • Christina-Lauren
    June 10, 2012

    Pretty outfit and very well styled!

    Christina-Lauren
    Inspirations & CELEBRATIONS
    http://inspirationsandcelebrations.net

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thank you so much Christina-Lauren!

  • Ani
    June 10, 2012

    Lovely Jenny, I have that same issue looking younger than 30, but hey we don’t wanna complain it could be worse hahaha but I hear ya when it comes to whimsical prints. The whole trick is to accessoires it with delicate and sophisticated jewellery, elegant pointy toe pumps (my favourite as they make your foot/leg look longer) and even a nice hair style (updo) can give that finish touch. I think it’s important to use a nice belt to accentuate the feminine waist and a classy leather purse. Even a lovely sensual make up plays an important role. You have it down cold Jenny.
    Another note, I am so jealous, the H&M I have around here doesnt have all those lovely items you have 🙁

    Have a great start in the week :´-)

    <3 Ani

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thank you so much Ani! You always write the sweetest, most thoughtful comments! Thank you for all of your support!

  • fashcollections
    June 10, 2012

    Love your dress, that print is awesome.

    Collections

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Thank you so much!

  • Catherine
    June 10, 2012

    I think this look is very mature – from far away, you can’t even tell it’s a horse print. You look gorgeous! I bet this dress would look fabulous with a black blazer if you wanted to dress it up more.

    • Jenny
      June 10, 2012

      Yes, I’ll definitely have to try it with a blazer next time. Thanks so much for the suggestion and for taking the time to visit!

  • Bri
    June 10, 2012

    Oh my goodness I am in love with this horse printed dress! The classic shirt dress style is perfect.

    • Jenny
      June 11, 2012

      Thank you very much Bri! I’m also a fan of shirt dresses!

  • SewPetiteGal
    June 10, 2012

    You know what’s funny? I was just looking at your blog from seeing it on tPF and realized you’d left a comment on my blog. Funny how small even the blogosphere can be 🙂 Love your style and happy to find another J. Crewaholic!

    • Jenny
      June 11, 2012

      You’re right, it is small! Thank you for visiting!

  • Vicky
    June 11, 2012

    You are so pretty!!! I follow you on bloglovin – follow me back! & thanks for your comment on my blog!!

    xx

    Vicky

    WIN A CANON IXUS 125

    • Jenny
      June 11, 2012

      Thanks Vicky!

  • Virginia
    June 11, 2012

    OMG! you look absolutelly gorgeus!
    kisses!
    self-dressed.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      June 11, 2012

      You are very sweet Virginia! Thanks!

  • Rachel
    June 11, 2012

    One could easily mistake you for Sofia Coppola with your chocolate tresses and sunglasses. I love you in this print. It’s simple, yet sophisticated.

    • Jenny
      June 11, 2012

      Thanks so much Rachel! I do love Sofia Coppola!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    June 11, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this dress!

    P.S. I’m now following you via gfc and bloglovin 🙂

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      June 11, 2012

      Thank you so much for stopping by!