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.


  1. 29 August 2013 / 3:17 pm

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

    nice party dresses

  2. 23 August 2013 / 5:25 pm

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

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  3. 16 August 2013 / 7:14 am

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  4. 12 August 2013 / 3:55 pm

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

  5. 12 August 2013 / 3:04 pm

    Great dress, shoes and sunglasses, love them all πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing ,,

  6. 12 August 2013 / 1:38 am

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

  7. 11 August 2013 / 11:30 pm

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

  8. 9 August 2013 / 12:25 pm

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

  9. 9 August 2013 / 3:11 am

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

  10. 8 August 2013 / 5:26 pm

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

  11. 8 August 2013 / 2:54 pm

    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!

  12. 8 August 2013 / 1:06 pm

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

  13. 8 August 2013 / 12:32 pm

    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

  14. 8 August 2013 / 10:59 am

    loving the dress and the shades πŸ™‚

  15. 8 August 2013 / 7:09 am

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  16. 8 August 2013 / 5:23 am

    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)

  17. 8 August 2013 / 12:16 am

    Leggings FOREVER! God I love them.

  18. 7 August 2013 / 11:35 pm

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

  19. 7 August 2013 / 10:35 pm

    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 ~

  20. 7 August 2013 / 8:31 pm

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

  21. 7 August 2013 / 7:52 pm

    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.

  22. 7 August 2013 / 7:45 pm

    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!

  23. 7 August 2013 / 7:03 pm

    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??

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  24. 7 August 2013 / 4:41 pm

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

  25. 7 August 2013 / 4:39 pm

    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.

  26. 7 August 2013 / 4:07 pm

    I have always loved that dress, and seeing it ON someone makes me think I need one, too. Beautiful. πŸ™‚

  27. 7 August 2013 / 2:45 pm

    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.

  28. 7 August 2013 / 2:42 pm

    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!


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