the great dress swap of '11 | Chantilly

the great dress swap of '11

first of all, thank you for the comments on my last post. we turned out fine in the storm, but it's a little sad to know some did not fare so well. my heart goes out if you suffered any damage.

but now...

the final conclusion of the great dress swap of '11!! you get to see the way miki styled the dresses! (if you haven't been following along, miki and i arranged swap dresses, take pictures, and send them back to each other.)

we'll start with miki's swap item... this is her take-

she chose to go relatively simple, with a nice pair of heels. this dress already has so much cute going for it, you don't really need much else! however, she topped it with a blue floral jacket for when it gets a little chilly.

Vevu dress (Argentina)
Objeto summer coat (Arg)
Pesqueira bag (Arg)
Sandals: Melissa (Brasil)

here's what i did with it-

chan outfit 4chan outfit 1

my plan was to play up the girly-ness of the dress, with the extra slip, lolita-socks, and heels. the only thing the shoot was missing- an oversized lollipop.

chantilly details-

dress- swap item from miki
necklace- f21
socks- sock dreams
slip- thrifted
shoes- target

next, is my dress!

she accented the red piping in the dress, by adding the belt. and why not add a little flavor with those southwest-styled boots? a girl after my own heart, she never seems to be without something to keep the chills away... so the shrug is present as well.

also, i covet those heart-shaped sunglasses...

my take-

chan outfit 5
chan outfit 6

again, more of a floppy summer silouhette. the belt isn't even red, it's bright orange, but i think it goes :)

chantilly details-

dress- thrifted
belt- thrifted
necklace- gift from roommate natalie
shoes- swedish hasbeens for h&m
lipstick- besame carmine

hope you enjoyed!

and hey-
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  1. This was such a fun series to was so interesting to see two takes on two different dresses. Bravo ladies!

  2. This is such a great idea, I would love to do this with a fellow blogger! It's interesting to see how you both styled it differently, but equally lovely :) xx

  3. great idea. and i love the styling on the yellow dress

  4. Anonymous8/30/2011

    Cute! I am nominating you for a blog award, check out my latest post for details!


  5. I like the sweet yellow dress!

  6. Awe, I really loved the descriptions you wrote! :D And again, it was super fun to do this!

    Hope you're having a great midweek! ;D


  7. Anonymous8/31/2011

    hi hon.. am on still on holidays (cruising on European islands so communication a bit difficult lately) but just wanted to say that am glad to hear everything is ok for you and will catch up on everything as soon as am back. a big kiss. xx

  8. Wow I love all four of the looks! That yellow dress is so pretty :)

  9. this is a nice idea! and the dress you're wearing looks fitting and fab on you!

  10. what a fun idea!!! i love how you girls made the dresses your own. actually, i love your whole style!



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