Summer 08

Saturday, July 28, 2012 99 0

Dress: Rag & Bone. Handbag: Balenciaga City. Shoes: Nine West. Sunglasses: Chanel. Ring: Banana Republic. Nail Polish: OPI in San Tan-tonio.

 

The summer of 2008 was consumed by my obsession for this Rag & Bone shirt dress.  It started when I saw it on Cameron Diaz, and immediately knew it had to be mine.  I spent a week calling stores, checking the internet and finally having to call their head office to find out where I could get my hands on it.  I ended up finding the last one in my size in the entire U.S. at a small boutique in NYC.  I was thrilled once I received it, and pretty much wore it every day for the rest of the summer.  My persistence was definitely worth my time because I’ve continued to wear this dress every year since.  I know I will have this lightweight, classic tunic in my wardrobe for a very long time.

 

 

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  • Brenna
    July 28, 2012

    You are always efortlessly chic! Love that statement ring

    XoXo Brenna

    http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      That is so nice of you to say! Thanks Brenna!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    July 28, 2012

    Love that ring !!! Great outfit !

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      It was definitely love at first sight with the ring also. Thanks Marie-Eve!

  • Kendall
    July 28, 2012

    I love your persistence 🙂 It is a classic piece, and fits like a glove, definitely worth the hunt!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Awww, thanks Kendall! I can definitely be persistent when it comes to fashion!

  • Shea
    July 28, 2012

    Jenny,

    That was some dedication to finding something you really want!!

    I have to say you do look marvelous in it!!

    http://www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Shea, and thanks for visiting!

  • Emily
    July 28, 2012

    So pretty!
    Creamy

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Thanks Emily!

  • Imke
    July 28, 2012

    You look very pretty! Love the ring.

    Xo, Imke

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Thank you very much Imke!

  • Jen @
    July 28, 2012

    Ooh, I remember this dress/tunic. Blake Lively also wore it that summer in ’08. It still looks great — so classic with a preppy edge. 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Ha ha, yes, you are right! I forgot about that! Thanks Jen!

  • Nancie
    July 28, 2012

    this is effortlessly elegant.xx
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Awww, thanks Nancie!

  • Irina
    July 28, 2012

    Love the Balenciaga bag, classic and fabulous!

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Thanks so much Irina!

  • Martha
    July 28, 2012

    I can’t believe that ring is from Banana Republic!! I love it….so edgy 😉
    XOXO

    • Jenny
      July 28, 2012

      Thanks Martha! I agree, I was so excited when I saw this ring at Banana Republic! It’s a few years old, but I still love it so much!

      • Martha
        July 28, 2012

        It’s a great piece…definitely a good way to add something special to an outfit!
        XOXO

  • Paula
    July 28, 2012

    You look great in this tunic dress! Love your flats too.

    xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Paula!

  • Ileana
    July 28, 2012

    Great look…It was a shock to find out that it is a dress…looked like a blouse and a skirt! Love the handbag! 🙂
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Yes, now that you say that, I can totally see how it looks like that! Thanks Ileana!

  • Alice
    July 28, 2012

    Great investment piece…this dress is so effortless chic!

    Love the BR ring…I have not seen that one at my local store. Is that a recent purchase?

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      I can’t believe I forgot to mention that I found that dress on sale!! That was the best part! Unfortunately, the ring is from several years ago. Thanks Alice!

  • Katie Frost
    July 28, 2012

    Seriously, you rock a shirt dress like no one I’ve ever seen! So elegant!

    And I love the cafe latte nail color!

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Awww, that’s so sweet! Thanks Katie!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    July 28, 2012

    Congratulations Jenny….this is certainly a great summer dress!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Rebecca!

  • Rio A
    July 28, 2012

    so pretty! love the ring

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thank you very much Rio!

  • Fashionably Yours
    July 29, 2012

    Love this tunic-style dress, Jenny! Perfect for a hot summer day!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      This dress is so incredibly light weight, that is really is perfect for summer, especially when you want to be a little covered from the sun. Thanks Juneli!

  • Nic
    July 29, 2012

    That’s some serious searching but it obviously paid off! It’s a great summer pic and I love these shoes with it! Always a classic 🙂

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks Nic! 🙂

  • Amy
    July 29, 2012

    Love the Rag & Bone tunic, I remember when this came out, I wanted it then! Looks absolutely great on you Jenny!

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Amy!

  • polder glamour
    July 29, 2012

    OMG can I steal your bag? ;P You look great! Cool dress from R&B.

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much! I do love Balenciaga!

  • Patricia
    July 29, 2012

    Jenny definitely your persistence was worth it. You look so classy in that dress! And I LOVE You Balenciaga!!! Hope one day I could have one!!
    BTW in today’s post I’ve awarded you with three blog awards. Hope you like it!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/my-first-blog-awards-my-nominees.html

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Patricia, that is just super sweet of you! It means so much to me, especially coming me from a fellow blogger. I’ve only been blogging for 3 months, but I can’t believe how supportive everyone is. You have been so kind, and I sincerely thank you for thinking of me for these awards.

  • Ani
    July 29, 2012

    Jenny, you look effortless elegant in that tunic dress. When it comes to fashion I can be very persistant as well :-). It was def worth the wait. Also love that ring, gives your outfit that special finish touch.

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

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Ani!!!

  • lolitainthemix
    July 29, 2012

    Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog! Like yours too! How about following each other on bloglovin and gfc? Let me know once you do, that way I’ll follow you back! Waiting for you!

    Have a nice day, xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks!

  • Lieselotte
    July 29, 2012

    Your looks are always amazing!
    Love your ‘crazy style’! 😉

    Lieselotte
    http://andthesummerof84.blogspot.be/

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Lieselotte!

  • Tessa
    July 29, 2012

    What an amazing dress, love your bag as well!

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks Tessa!

  • Aitana
    July 29, 2012

    I love your shirt dress!!!^^

    xoxo

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thank you so much for visiting Aitana!

  • Jamie
    July 29, 2012

    This top was definitely worth the hunt! It’s super flattering and I love it paired with this skirt!

    The Blue Hour

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks Jamie! It’s actually a dress!!!

  • fashion boom
    July 29, 2012

    beautiful bag

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks, it’s one of my favourites!

  • April
    July 29, 2012

    Always a plus to find things that last! You’re really getting great cost per wear on that tunic!!

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Totally! I’ve worn this so many times! Thanks April!

  • Sarah
    July 29, 2012

    I still have plenty of years-old clothing that I wear on a regular basis. Just goes to show that you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe every year. Maybe just a few new things to mix in (because who doesn’t like new things?!)…Thanks for posting this!

    Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      So true! I have so many old pieces in my wardrobe that I will wear for many years to come. Thanks Sarah!

  • Emily
    July 29, 2012

    I love the dress but I ADORE the ring!!! This is a perfect summer look!

    Emily
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Emily!

  • ylenia
    July 29, 2012

    Thanks for your sweet comment, I’m glad to read that you enjoied NY =)
    Sooo jealous of your bag ;P
    XOXO
    Ylenia

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Ylenia!

  • Alwand Blog
    July 29, 2012

    such a cute dress, great look

    http://alwand.co.uk/index.php/my-style

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  • thehautecookie
    July 29, 2012

    love your bag have the same one. you paired it with the oxford perfectly, so chic! you look so pretty! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      You are just so sweet! Thank you so much!

  • Maria
    July 29, 2012

    Such a timeless and classic dress! Those are the best pieces to have in a closet. You look great!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thank you so much Maria!

  • Head to Toe Chic
    July 29, 2012

    This dress was definitely worth the hunt! It’s gorgeous!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Awww, thanks Angela!

  • Erin Bleakley
    July 29, 2012

    You look absolutely stunning! I am obsessed with that dress-it’s perfect for every occasion during the summer!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thanks Erin, and thank you so much for visiting!

  • Northern style
    July 29, 2012

    Crushing on your bag big time

    • Jenny
      July 29, 2012

      Thank you so much!!

  • Aubree
    July 29, 2012

    I love that ring!
    Your blog is just so great.

    myfashionatelife.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Awww, thanks Aubree! Thank you for commenting!

  • Kim
    July 30, 2012

    thanks for stopping by my blog jenny. your outfit is very pretty and that ring is gorgeous! i love it!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks so much Kim, and thanks for visiting!

  • becks
    July 30, 2012

    love that dress – it’s clean, crisp, and polished!

    http://www.beckspick.com

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks Becks! That is what definitely attracted me to it!

  • Joy
    July 30, 2012

    Love your flats! So pretty and classic!

    ariarhapsody.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks so much Joy, and thanks for visiting!

  • Lucia
    July 30, 2012

    cute outfit!! it look so comfy!

    http://www.sweetvictim.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Yes, it’s so comfortable! Thanks Lucia!

  • Heather
    July 30, 2012

    That ring is all sorts of amazing!!!! I just love it 🙂

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks so much Heather! It’s definitely a statement piece!

  • Christel&Hanna
    July 30, 2012

    beautiful, we really love that shirt dress!

    <3

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks so much ladies!

  • Joy shana
    July 30, 2012

    You look gorgeous as always, am loving the ring and those flats perfection:)
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks so much Joy!

  • Barbara
    July 30, 2012

    This look is sooo chic!! 🙂
    Thank you for your comment, I follow you with bloglovin!! Kisses!

    Babi
    http://www.voguebuster.net

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks so much for the support, Barbara!

  • Alison
    July 30, 2012

    Love it, so simple and chic!

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      July 30, 2012

      Thanks Alison!

  • Parel Armbanden
    August 1, 2012

    You are looking gorgeous in this outfit. Love that statement ring.
    xoxo

    • Jenny
      August 1, 2012

      Thanks so much Parel! Thanks for stopping by!