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Dress: BCBG. Clutch: Henri Bendel. Shoes: Nine West. Necklace: BCBG. Bracelets: Forever 21, H&M bangles. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I usually cinch the waist of this dress with a bold gold belt, but instead decided to leave it flowy and add a statement necklace. Β This made me a little nervous as I hoped it wouldn’t look like I was wearing a tent. Β By the end of the day, I felt confident with my choice, and will definitely wear it this way again. Β Are you apprehensive when wearing tent or cape dresses, for fear of adding too much bulk?

 

 

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  • Ani
    July 5, 2012

    Jenny, you look so adorable. Earthy tone colours look so good on you and perfectly match your skintone and hair colour. Love your choice with the dress and the necklace, what a beautiful statement piece. Great modern twist with the animal printed clutch. Perfect outfit, I would def wear it myself πŸ™‚
    Hope you had a great time In NYC?

    <3 Ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much Ani! NYC was amazing…such a wonderful city!

  • Ani
    July 5, 2012

    On another note Jenny sorry totally forgot. What kind of photo programm do you use? like the effect of make the background kinda blurry? Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      I use a camera setting to make the background blurry. I use a 50mm lens, and set the aperature to the lowest level, I believe it’s 1.8. Sometimes I can get the effect I want, and other times it doesn’t seem to work out as well. It definitely works better for the closer up shots, and for shots where the background is further away from me. Thanks Ani!

  • Maria
    July 5, 2012

    That necklace is amazing and I love the color scheme!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much Maria!

  • Natalia
    July 5, 2012

    What a great look, the necklace is a masterpiece on its own! Normally I would add a belt to similarly proportioned dresses, too, but this one looks great the way you are wearing it.

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks Natalia! I normally add a belt too, but decided to change it up a bit.

  • Katie Frost
    July 5, 2012

    I love this all loose and flowy- it looks crisp and cool for this hot summer! You were spot on (hahaha) with the gold accessories and the clutch πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Awww, thanks Katie!

  • Martha
    July 5, 2012

    Hi Jenny…this look is so classy and perfect for a day lunch.
    I only wonder how it would look with a skinny belt?
    Did you try to cinch it ever….I think it would look very nice….:)
    Xoxo

    Lol!!! I just read what you wrote….disregard my question above πŸ˜‰

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Martha!

  • alison dulaney
    July 5, 2012

    Love this neutral look and the incorporation of leopard!

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks for commenting, Alison!

  • Kendall
    July 5, 2012

    I really like this look, and surprisingly love the flow πŸ™‚ I would usually reach for the belt as well, but it’s nice to see some inspiration to try something different.
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you very much Kendall!

  • Virginia a la Mode
    July 5, 2012

    Oh my goodness, I love this dress! The perfect foundation for a multitude of accessories and you styled it so well! I need something like this for work.

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks Virginia! Yes, because of the neutral colour, it looks good with a lot of different accessories!

  • Red Tag Chic Los Ang
    July 5, 2012

    I’m totally in love with the dress Jen….love the cut & the airy feel !!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you very much Rebecca!

  • AndrΓ©a
    July 5, 2012

    I always wear a belt, it is just a habit for me now, but I love this look on you. The necklace REALLY makes a statement! it’s great.

    -AndrΓ©a

    http://www.ohvadarling.blogpsot.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Me too, I usually wear a belt every day!

  • Erin
    July 5, 2012

    This is such an awesome dress! I love how the breezy shape gives a feminine touch to the safari look. So cute! And I do worry at times about leaving loose things flowy and unbelted, but usually the risk pays off.

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much Erin!!

  • Paula
    July 5, 2012

    This dress is great and has so much potential, awesome look.

    Thank you for visiting Blush and your lovely comment Jenny πŸ™‚
    Xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much Paula!

  • Jessica Broyles
    July 5, 2012

    Love it – I adore every outfit you post! Your necklace is amazing!

    I know how you feel about tent-like dresses/tops…. I just recently starting wearing these types of tops without belts. They look better, to my surprise!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Awww, you are so sweet Jessica! Thank you very much!

  • Amy
    July 5, 2012

    OMG I love your necklace! It’s just fabulous! You look beautiful Jenny!!

    xo Amy

    http://www.LeopardandLillies.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      As always, thank you so much Amy!

  • Diva In Me
    July 5, 2012

    Nice “wild” touch and I like your shoes a lot too =)

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting!

  • megan, tfdiaries
    July 5, 2012

    that dress is stunning on you
    Xo Megan

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much Megan!

  • Denise
    July 5, 2012

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my Blog!

    You have great style and I am sure the lace shorts will fit you perfect!

    http://styleandrecipes.blogspot.de/

    xo,

    Denise

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks for visiting Denise!

  • Annie
    July 5, 2012

    What a cute dress, and I LOVE that you didn’t belt it – it flows perfectly! And what a gorgeous necklace πŸ™‚

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much Annie, and thanks for commenting!

  • Brenna
    July 5, 2012

    Oh my I love this! The animal print is a great touch. I LOVE your blog.

    XoXo Brenna at http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Brenna!!!

  • Roxie Fitz
    July 5, 2012

    I love the statement necklace, it looks so stunning on you. And it definitely doesnt look like you’re wearing a tent.

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Oh good, thanks Roxie!

  • Diana
    July 5, 2012

    Your necklace is just great!! Soooo beautiful!

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you very much Diana, and thanks for visiting!

  • southerngloss
    July 5, 2012

    This is so cute! love the leopard bag πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much, and thanks for commenting!

  • Nancie
    July 5, 2012

    love the look on you girl…and I love the fact that you didnt wear a belt…totally on that loose fitting trend. πŸ™‚
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much Nancie!

  • Linda
    July 5, 2012

    I love how you dressed up this dress! Just shows how much further accessories can take an outfit πŸ™‚
    The leopard clutch and statement necklace are the perfect pieces!

    Trendy Teal

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Linda!!!

  • Rachel
    July 5, 2012

    Amazing style! I love every detail! The dress, the necklace, the clutch! Perfect! Love your blog too, new follower πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      You are so sweet! Thanks so much Rachel!

  • Ashleigh
    July 5, 2012

    Cute necklace! xo

    http://www.thedaileigh.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks Ashleigh!

  • Ashley Laurel
    July 5, 2012

    I found your blog through a comment you left on an IFB post (about sell-outs). Glad to see you’re not only insightful, but also have great style. Loving that necklace!!!

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      That is so kind…thank you so much Ashley!

  • Nic
    July 5, 2012

    Love these neutrals on you Jenny! They work really well with your hair color. I promise you don’t look like a tent but I know how you feel. Some dresses with this shape totally work and others it’s just too much material.

    xo
    Nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much Nic! πŸ™‚

  • Eve
    July 5, 2012

    gold and safari = perfect !! maybe followers ;> ?
    lot of loveee xoxo

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you very much Eve!

  • Kristian
    July 5, 2012

    Fun! Looks inspired by a safari but not costume-like at all.

    http://www.neverfullydressedwithoutastyle.blogpost.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks for visiting Kristian!

  • nancy @ adore to ado
    July 5, 2012

    your style is so lovely! It’s so polished and pretty. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      That is such a lovely comment, thank you Nancy!

  • Nico
    July 5, 2012

    Jenny I really love your style and choice in clothing. I swear to you that if I could have any blogger’s closet, it would certainly be yours! I honestly especially love this particular post because I JUST purchased a tent dress knowing that I’d belt it but you gave me the confidence to try wearing it all billow-y!

    -Nico

    http://www.SatinAndSalt.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Nico, you just made my day. That is so sweet, and exactly the reason why I started blogging. I sincerely thank you.

  • Krista @ Blonde Aest
    July 5, 2012

    I LOVE that necklace!!

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much Krista, and thanks for visiting!

  • FASHION TALES
    July 5, 2012

    What a beautiful colour and silhouette. I love the complementary jewellery. -xo

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you very much, and thank you so much for visiting!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    July 5, 2012

    That dress is stunning ! Love the clutch too !

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much Marie-Eve!

  • Courtney
    July 5, 2012

    Absolutely love this outfit! You look so pretty.

    xo,
    Courtney
    girlavantgarde.wordpress.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Awww, thanks for the sweet comment Courtney!

  • KT of KTRstyle.com
    July 5, 2012

    Wow Jenny this out if truly divine and a classic in my book! I love it! Also that necklace and the leopard clutch add so much character and I think it’s the perfect accessories! I came across your response on this article at IFB about bloggers who “sell out,” (lol) and I can’t agree more. I think it’s perfectly fine to have c/o, gifts, etc but if your entire outfit is consist of c/o’s than I have to question your authenticity and integrity. I also unfollowed someone’s blog I once liked. Oh well. πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I completely agree with you. Authenticity and integrity are so important to me as a blogger, and honestly, I really only want to read blogs that share the same values. I think you can easily tell who is authentic and who isn’t. Thank you again for your comment!

  • KT of KTRstyle.com
    July 5, 2012

    Sorry I meant to say “this outfit is truly divine.” My long fingernails are just not cooperating today! πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Ha ha, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to send a “correction comment”! πŸ™‚

  • Sofia
    July 5, 2012

    You look fab!

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks Sofia!

  • Toni Styles
    July 5, 2012

    Gorgeous look! I love how the leopard clutch adds that cool element to an otherwise chic, classic look.

    http://rhythmandruffle.com <3

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting, Toni!

  • LINA
    July 5, 2012

    So in love with the clutch!! And you necklace is a true statement piece!!! πŸ™‚ Looking great!

    linastyle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 5, 2012

      Awww, thanks Lina!!!

  • PEPA
    July 6, 2012

    like this look. perfect!

    http://therubberdoll.com/

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Thank you so much Pepa!

  • Julia
    July 6, 2012

    Love your outfit! Especially the bag!

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Awww, thanks Julia!

  • Brasilian_Babe
    July 6, 2012

    Lovely outfit. I’m specially in love with your BCBG necklace. πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Thank you so much, Brasilian Babe!

  • Jacqueline
    July 6, 2012

    Love the necklace!!!

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Thanks, it’s definitely one of my favourites!

  • Jess
    July 6, 2012

    I bought a dress with a similar shape last week and didn’t wear it with a belt either – it was the most comfortable thing ever! Except my sister told me it looked like a maternity dress, and a coworker suggested I belt it. LOL I don’t really care though – I liked how it looked – effortless and comfortable! I probably still wouldn’t belt it. I think it looks great on you without a belt! As long as you like it, who cares, right? πŸ™‚

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Completely agree, thanks Jess! You are right, we should be making ourselves happy, and I shouldn’t worry so much about what others think of my wardrobe!!

  • Hannah
    July 6, 2012

    The FIRST thing I thought when I saw this outfit was “I am so glad she didn’t belt this dress.” Seriously. I love it unbelted and think it looks amazing this way. Perfect styling, as usual girl!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Whewww, thanks Hannah! Makes me definitely feel better about my decision!

  • Ileana
    July 6, 2012

    GREAT outfit!!! Love safari inspired looks πŸ˜€
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 6, 2012

      Thank you Ileana!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    July 7, 2012

    I love the flowy dress and your necklace is to die for!

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

    • Jenny
      July 7, 2012

      Thank you Kacie!