Me in All My Tired Glory

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We were in L.A. all day today looking for an apartment - so far, nothing yet. We were so busy today running around the city I forgot an outfit pic. This is me in all my tired glory.
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I wanted to be comfortable during our 6 hour drive but still wanted to look good enough for L.A. I've always worn this dress with a belt because I feel like it swallows me up when I don't. Everyone always tells you to belt dresses so you can show off your waist and blah blah blah. But sometimes a belt just reminds you of that big greasy burger you ate earlier...
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Wearing a bib necklace made by Ela (won from her giveaway), secondhand Simply Vera dress ($12), and F21 sequin flats ($5).

Random trip picture of the day:
I very much wanted to join them. It was sooo hot in the Philippines.

73 comments :

  1. As much as I love belting things (I also belt everything-- sandwiches, books, etc.... ok, jk), sometimes it's nice to let loose, literally. I really like the play of patterns here!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  2. love your dress. i love the freedom of a baggier outfit!

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  3. Tired works on you. You look fantastic.

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  4. you look sooooo PRETTY! i really like the dress without the belt for a more casual look!
    Just sent out the Package today, wishing you the best of luck finding an apartment, and Thank you for your lovely comments earlier!
    and Cant wait to see more outfits paired with that great necklace!
    xx

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  5. You look great! Love the necklace! I know you're supposed to belt these type of dresses too but I love letting them loose - it's so much more comfy!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  6. The dress looks great unbelted. You look effortlessly chic. And glorious.

    And what now, you two are moving? Sacramento Valley not big enough for the two of us? Stay in Nor-cal, we love you!

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  7. I love the bib necklace! Did you make it? I've been thinking about attempting my own lately.

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  8. Good luck in you search. Craigslist is the best place to look at.



    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  9. gorgeous! but i agree after a huge meal i just want to take off my belt and let my skirts/dresses hang loosely! :) hope your day was a success!!

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  10. wow gorgeous dress! I love the print!


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  11. I LOVE the graphic print of this dress.

    www.modelmumma.blogspot.com

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  12. That dress is amazing and I love the pairing with the bib necklace.

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  13. haha belts definitely can remind you of a food baby. sometimes dresses look chic even without a belt, as you've shown here :)

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  14. Love your drees, you look very chic ;)
    xoxo,
    e.

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  15. oohh cute bib necklace, envy:)

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  16. Wow...just found your blog...its lovely!! :)

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  17. Good luck with the search! I hope you find something in your price range too!

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  18. There's that dress I love so much! It looks just as good without the green ribbon.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  19. Bib necklaces are my favorite right now!

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  20. I love the look on you!

    I'm not sure if you checked today, but you might want to try checking out City Park Apartments. I think they're right off of 30th street. There's a shuttle that even stops by the complex so it's convenient to get to campus. (I'm an undergrad at SC, fight on!)

    -Teresa

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  21. love the dress girl!

    xx
    www.mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com

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  22. tired but still look beautiful :)
    nice pattern on your dress

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  23. I just went through the apartment search process--so exhausting! We found one though, so keep up the faith! Good luck.

    Looks & Books

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  24. You still look gorgeous even if you´re tired! Love your dress, I always wear mine beltless to hide the bulges. ;)

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  25. I love the necklace and the dress together. Apartment hunting can definitely be hard... good luck! :)

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  26. I love the print of your dress and your statement necklace. I think the dress works fantastically without the belt--it has a great silhouette. I hope you find an apartment you like soon!

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  27. You look gorgeous! I LOVE dresses like this, but H hates them because he says they make me look like SpongeBob. Whatever.
    viv

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  28. You don't look that tired, you look fabulous and I have to agree with Jen, you have shown us how to rock on a pretty dress without a belt. Oh, and I must say these sequin flats just love your dress, they make a perfect match <3

    I'm sure you two will find THE apartment. May God bless you !

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  29. I am the worst at belting dresses. I can never get the belt to stay put, and I find the amount of bunching gets on my nerves. It always looks fantastic, but I can't seem to manage it. I think this dress looks great as is - very pretty but casual.

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  30. Ooh it's a different look for you isn't it? I'm not used to seeing photos of you where you aren't showing off that tiny waist and lovely shape of yours, so this was quite a change. But you know what? You look gorgeous!

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  31. I love the dress with the bib necklace! I do hope that apartment hunting gets easier for you guys and that you find a great place soon!

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  32. I adore this dress. I think unbelted gives it a completely different, cool vibe.

    Good luck with your apartment hunting!

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  33. actually i love the look of the dress without a belt--fabulous, unexpected, and chic.
    i hope you find an apartment soon!! thinking good thoughts for you both!

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  34. Chic, classy, and comfortable = terrific!

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  35. I love that necklace with that dress!

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  36. I do not even consider this a tired look elaine, you look extremely awesome.

    Your dress is simply and casual and great for looking for an apartment.

    Hope you take a good rest dear.

    take care love
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  37. you look so great!
    I love how you are able to get this amazing outfit for under $20! that's always my goal. I only have my small allowance to work off of. :)

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  38. I think this looks marvelous WITH or WITHOUT the belt!

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  39. Ooh, L.A. So glam. :) You look the part!

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  40. You look nice to be so weary. I wish you the best of luck with the apartment hunt. I've been there. It's always such a pain.

    www.styleusvancouver.com

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  41. i actually loved that you didnt belt the dress!! i know it would have look amazing either way though. but i do love loose clothing!! great photos btw and the dress is lovely!!

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  42. even if you are exhausted, you still look cute! the dress and necklace are both so pretty. i hope you'll have luck finding an apartment soon! ~joelle

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  43. doesn't sc have graduate apartments? (for married couples too i think). it might be a little far for your hb to travel, but pasadena has a metro and there are TONS of apts that are nicer there and it's a bit more affordable. a lot of people also do the other commute from santa monica to sc.

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  44. Good luck apartment hunting. Have you tried going through the housing office at your husband's university? I would try contacting them and asking for help or ideas of where to look.

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  45. Good luck with the apartment search, living in LA can be a hassle, but it's worth it. When the weather gets hot, I hate wearing belts because it makes me feel so sticky. And your dress works perfectly for LA weather...so light and breezy looking! =)

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  46. tired yet you still look great! hope it went well :)

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  47. This dress is so adorable on you without the belt. You look fabulous!

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  48. Where are you looking in LA? Have you tried Palms/Culver City the prices are a little better and it's very young and up and coming. You can find a good deal sometimes in Venice...but there is traffic and the apartments aren't so great.

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  49. you look great! Not at all like you had been looking at apartments all day. I hate doing the apartment hunt, love being in my own house now

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  50. I love the dress, and while belts are usually awesome, sometimes you've just got to embrace the moomooness.

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  51. belts are sweat traps in the summer! sometimes you gotta just go without it!

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  52. I think you look really relaxed and comfortable with this dress unbelted. And, it's now two dresses in one (belted and unbelted) which makes it even more fantastic. Good luck with apartment hunting, it's such a pain!

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  53. Such a cute and classic dress! You look so comfy and chic :)

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  54. Fabulous outfit, the necklace is gorgeous.

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  55. Tired? It doesn't show. I wouldn't be surprised if papparazzi started snapping pictures of you.

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  56. I love that you are in California now!!! I love it here! Hope you find an apartment soon!!

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  57. i'm in love with the necklace!
    you have such an amazing blog!

    afewsillylittlethings.blogspot.com
    L

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  58. Another reminder that comfy CAN be chic!!

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  59. I just love this dress on you and that bib necklace is the perfect touch! Good luck with the apartment hunting.

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  60. You still look absolutely beautiful! Love the outfit. Good luck in finding an apartment. Have a great weekend! XOXO

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  61. The dress is gorgeous!
    I want that necklace.
    xoxo, Angie
    styleninfa.blogspot.com

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  62. I'm loving your necklace. Amazing!

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  63. I think it looks fine. Could look better with a belt, but hey? you were going for comfortable! Right?! Comfortable is sometimes all you need! Just don't let me see you in shoulder pads.....yecK! Nasty things!

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  64. i do iwsh you look finding a place.. i had a firend who got a pretty decent apt there a while back. keep searching

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