sheer delight

posted on: October 19, 2012

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Hair by Angie @ TRiM Hair Salon
Make Up by Eddie Malter of L'Oreal Paris

Sheer Slit Black Maxi Dress c/o Wild Doll // Grey Knit Kensie Sweater from Plum // Dolce Vita Joust Ankle Bootie // Necklace c/o Olivia Solie // Purse from Urban Outfitters // Ring from Front and Company

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{Photos by Jen}

I've been having one those weeks that is moving so fast, it almost feels like a dream.  Is it actually Friday today, or is the Universe playing some "funny" joke on me?  With a whirlwind of events, meeting, and project, I've had many late night and early mornings.  And coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.

When I laid eyes on this sheer black maxi dress, I knew it had to be mine (and the $25 price tag was a major bonus).  A staple for this season, I was so excited to style it, with a very particular look in mind.  When it arrived however, what I'd envisioned didn't end up suiting me and I felt slightly discouraged.  I needed to wear this outfit from day  to night and still somehow stay warm in the process.  After trying almost every cardigan and jacket I owned, this chunky grey Kensie sweater caught my eye just as I was contemplating giving up.  With a sweater over top, the dress took on the look of a skirt instead and added just as much of the dramatic effect I was going for.  Don't you just LOVE when accidental styling happens?  Especially when it means you're going to get even more wear out of an item than you'd expected!

Do you have any cool styling tips that you've remember/discovered lately?  Please, do share!

21 comments:

  1. That red lipstick look beautiful on you! i adore your outfit! you look so cute!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. Okay, seriously, could you be anymore gorgeous? I think not. I am dying over that Kensie sweater - my favourite sweater (which is way older than I want to admit) is from Kensie. I knew I loved this as soon as I saw it and now I know why!
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. Seriously, I agree with Cee. TOO gorgeous, Alicia! Your makeup looks sooo good here and I love the sweater over that sheer dress.

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. Wow, you look stunning!

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  5. Hattitude Style Blog
    ha accidentally styling happens to me ALL the time. it's where i get my best looks from :)
    love the sheer maxi!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  6. love this skirt Alicia... and I hear you on the flying time!
    having said that.... ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND :)

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  7. Love this look - you look absolutely stunning!

    Kate xo petite-adventuresblogspot.ca

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  8. I've got to say that this accidental styling has created one of my favourite outfits of yours (also love your outfit with the lilac tulle skirt). The dress styled as a skirt is definitely dramatic while the chunkiness of your sweater makes it so cozy and appropriate for Fall. Plus, your hair and make-up couldn't be more perfect. Well done!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  10. I LOVE this look! sheer perfection!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  11. simply amazing love the skirt with that sweater just perfection!

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  12. Gorgeous lady! Love that sheer dress! Have a good weekend!
    <3 Kastles

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  13. Oh I love this!! so many people wreck this look but you've got it to a T!! Super super super cute!!

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  14. This is such a great look! Loving that maxi dress!

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  15. LOVE the sheer and love the whole look! You have amazing style!

    xo, Christina
    www.thestylestorm.com

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  16. Such gorgeous photos Alicia, love that skirt!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  17. You need to do some hair tutorial posts, STAT! absolutely gorgeous!

    Vieve
    xo

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  18. AMazing look, you are so beautifull.
    I follow you now I found your blog.
    May be you wants follow me too.
    Please visit my blog ;)
    Kiss
    Aurélie
    www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow $25! What a steal! It looks fantastic on you.

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