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Blustery And Overdressed

Okay, so i think we need to get something out of the way right off the bat… my hair is kind of ridiculous. We went out on possibly the windiest day ever, and my hair would NOT behave. It was rather hilarious! Whats even funnier is that Chris thought my hair looked awesome… hmmm love is blind i guess :)

Anyway, it’s amazing to me that I hardly get to wear this dress. It’s the first version of my Lady dress from my debut collection. Long time readers may remember it was featured in Fashion Journal, back in Australia.

Actually, i think it’s may favourite dress ever. I adore it. Unfortunately it just feels so so sooo dressy. Actually so does the blazer. It’s one of my favourites from my old office life – and I’ve decided it’s about time I started trying to work all that awesome ‘career’ wear from the past into my current wardrobe. I will be ridiculously overdressed no matter where i go, but never mind – pretty things will be worn, and that’s probably all that really matters :)


Dress: Megan Nielsen, Lady dress SS2010 (Other versions, here, herehere  and here)
Shoes: c/o Modcloth
Belt: Vintage, from my mom
Necklace: Clydes Rebirth
Jacket: Cue 

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Sarah
10 years ago

I like crazy hair, but that’s because until I chopped it off, mine was crazy. Now it’s just short and crazy.

When are we going to get the pattern for the Lady dress?

Lauren
10 years ago

I would wear that dress ALL the time!! Such a lovely cut and looks sooo pretty on you! I say go ahead and be the most stylish, well-dressed person in our small town :)

what would a nerd wear
10 years ago

these pictures are so spooky and pretty! you look like a heroine of a victorian romance novel :)

Kristin
10 years ago

Such a gorgeous dress! And remember it’s always better to be over dressed ;)
XO!

Sarah
10 years ago

I absolutely adore that dress! The blazer and your accessories go with it so perfectly!

Meg
Meg
10 years ago

Amen to that! “Pretty things will be worn”, indeed. I think you look great. The long skirt comes in handy, I’m sure, with young kids around. :)

Broke & Beautiful
10 years ago

I can’t even begin to tell you how in love with your dress I am!! It is so simple, and so interesting – the perfect cut, truly! Fabulous. I love the color, as well! /dressfangirl

Gorgeous post!

Lynette Danburry
10 years ago

Your hair just makes it look like a movie. Your necklace is my favorite part.

*y*
*y*
10 years ago

You look absolutely stunning – hair, dress, et al!
LOVE that dress pattern. And yay for wearing pretty things, no matter what the occasion :)

alissa reid
alissa reid
10 years ago

This dress is AWESOME! I love my one of a kind ‘lady dress’ in the green I grabbed up off your site. Your right it does feel quite dressy. But maybe we are all just too casual?? It is a genius creation though, fit amazingly and always looks awesome:)Happy Birthday Genius!!

Van@The Clothes We Wear

Lovely, Megan! You definitely don’t need an occasion to dress up. Clothes should be enjoyed! And this dress and blazer are no exception. And the windy hair pictures look romantic! You have gorgeous hair.

Annelise
Annelise
10 years ago

Such a classic! You’ll have this dress forever