Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Yellow Birthday Party Dress & Statement Sandals

Modcloth Yellow Soda Fountain dress & ravel
I have a thing about yellow dresses - I'm drawn to them like bees round a honey pot. Whenever I see a yellow dress in the shops, or online, or being worn by someone, I'm all over it like a rash. (I'm sure it's always been because of my obsession with this dress Sandy wore in Grease.) So for my birthday party family gathering round our house last month (described as Afternoon Tea, but was actually Beer & Cake), I wore my new ModCloth Soda Fountain dress and fabulous new strappy grey and gold sandals that were kindly gifted to me by Ravel Footwear, which I love.

I added the grey cropped leggings to hide my less-than-perfect knees (just a personal preference) and keep my legs just warm enough on what was a slightly cooler day. The addition of cropped leggings under shorter dresses was a trend I embraced wholeheartedly when it first appeared several years ago... am I right in saying that this look could be on its way out? I was a bit worried that it's starting to look a little dated, but unless a look screams "old fashioned" I tend not to give it up if I like it. 

What you guys think - yay or nay to the cropped leggings under dresses...?

Modcloth Yellow Soda Fountain dress & Ravel Loyal sandals
Ravel Loyal sandals
Modcloth Yellow Soda Fountain dress
Catherine x
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Ravel kindly gifted me these shoes. All opinions are my own, however.

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35 comments

  1. you have fabulous legs. which just goes to show that we think looks "horrible" and what others notice is not the same!! Happy belated birthday!

    Sx

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  2. Very darling dress! I love yellow as well, but it always seems to be incredibly difficult to find the shade that works with my super pale complexion.

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  3. I loveeeee those shoes!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. love a good mustard dress! so cute! happy happy late birthday :)

    kelseybang.com

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  5. I have always loved that dress, and seeing it ON someone makes me think I need one, too. Beautiful. :)

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  6. Loving those shoes!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  7. I feel like the cropped leggings under a dress look has become a bit dated, which is too bad. The leggings trend enabled me to wear dresses that are shorter than what I would wear with bare legs. I don't like my knees.

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  8. I think the leggings are cute and add an interesting element. You look fabulous, Birthday Girl!!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Catherine!

    Knees are a bit of a strange body part, aren't they? I am convinced you can wear this lovely dress also without cropped leggings.
    I am in doubt about leggings and agree with Patience Crabstick. There are so many lovely tunics and (too) short dresses which could work with leggings. Will this be a new trend then??

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  10. Before I read your comments, I looked at your leggings and thought, "I need to try that!" So my first impression was not that it's too dated, but brilliant!

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  11. I say yah. Lovely dress and awesome shoes. The legging makes the connection between the dress and the shoes in a cute way. It amazes me you can walk on them, but they are pretty.

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  12. I love the dress and the color I a happy color.

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  13. Those shoes are fantastic!!
    I'm torn with the leggings though...I think it add's a fun mixture to the outfit...but then it also takes a little away from it...which might not make any sense! haha

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  14. Love this combination of color and textures, Catherine! And the shoes are TDF. xoxo

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  15. I think the leggings look great with the dress. And I agree with you, unless something looks like it's super old fashioned, if you love it wear it!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  16. I still like leggings with a dress. Besides, we dress more for ourselves than anybody else. And here's another thought, your style/outfit is more memorable when it isn't the "same thing" everybody else is wearing. :o)

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  17. Great post, stuning Yellow Birthday Party Dress. You will find more fashion dresses here

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  18. Very nice fresh summerdress. Great idea to wear it with leggings!! Love it!!
    The shoes are gorgeous!!

    Dana, Germany
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de

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  19. I love your yellow dress, it suits your colouring so well. I don't know about the leggings though - I think it takes your outfit from girly pretty to casual, but the good thing about fashion these days is that there is so much diversity in trends that nearly anything goes and you should wear what you like

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  20. I don't think leggings under dresses is dated and although I'm not a legging's fan you look great on that outfit!

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  21. As always you look absolutely fabulous - however, I would have loved to have seen you wearing the dress without the leggings too. Then we could have had a vote on which look suited you the best!

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  22. Yellow is and always has been my favorite color. This dress is so pretty...but those shoes....oh be still my heart!

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  23. Your shoes could not have been more perfect with that outfit. Nice combo!

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  24. You look GORGEOUS!! THe shoes are FAB and the leggings tie them all together!! LOVE this look!

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  25. Great dress, I wish I could wear yellow. Love your shoes:)
    Xx,
    www.abitofsass.com

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  26. Yellow and gray is my favorite color combo. Cool dress.

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  27. I want your shoes...like all of them. You have the best taste in shoes!!

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  28. Great dress, shoes and sunglasses, love them all :)

    Thanks for sharing ,,

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  29. Gray is supposed to be a trend for fall, too.

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  31. This is a great outfit! The shoes and sunnies are perfect accessories.

    Chico's FAS
    Women's Clothing, Apparel and Accessories Store

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  32. wow such a beautiful birthday party dress, looks absolutely incredible! I'm gonna try this out. Great pics

    nice party dresses

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