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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

mellow yellow

I know it is so lame to talk about the weather all the time... but it is H-O-T here, and this fact directly affects my fashion choices... so now that I have justified my right to talk about the weather... I am going to!
 The time of year is upon Nashville where I regularly try to test the bounds of wearing a bikini as a public-appropriate outfit... when it is 98 ˚F and feels more like 106 ˚F you would too... and we haven't even started talking about the humidity yet! (Chances are, if you run into my boyfriend between May - August, he is talking about humidity! Love you babe... but your Oregonian temperament just can't hang in the durrty South!)

So how do I stay cool, save attempting indecent exposure?
Hats, breezy skirts, and loose, but body flattering silhouettes ... oh and sweet tea!

Case in point... this black maxi dress is a LOT of fabric, but the fact that it is loose and light, actually helps keep me cooler than I would be if all my haven't-seen-the-sun-in-months-skin was out and exposed!
{ What I Wore : Old Navy maxi dress (love this one & this one, also from Old Navy) // Target neon belt (love it in orange!) and woven wedges // J.Crew bubble necklace }
 
finally found a replacement for my ratty black woven wedges! yay for Target

So expect to see this and other maxi dresses in HEAVY rotation in the coming months!
How do you keep cool?
Oh, and you can call me mellow yellow
xx
Jessica
P.S. I am liking up to Marionberry Style's Trend of the Month Challenge - it is "Yellow", and I can't wait to check out everyone's sunshiny looks!

45 comments:

  1. I am LOVING the yellow with the black dress! This is something I am scared to do becuase I have convinced myself I would be a walking Bruins advertisement (I am, anyways, by the way) but your outfit has changed my mind. I think the mostly black with hints of yellow is perfect! 

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  2. LOVE that maxi dress. and i LOVEEEE it with the necklace!

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  3. So cute! Love the maxi and it is perfect with the necklace! I just bought a yellow one from Hong Kong.... hasn't arrived yet, but I want it so badly, especially to pack to Europe!

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  4. Your wedges are UH-MAZING! I love those- I'll bet they're comfy in addition to being uber cute! And don't get me started on your yellow accessories! Perfect addition to that LBD! x

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  5. Adorable look! Loving the pops of color!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  6. Very cute outfit! I hate the heat! It get to 115 here but we don't have the humidity. I don't think I could stand it if it was humid and hot!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  7. So so cute! Love the shoes and the yellow!
    -kw, http://ladiesinnavy.blogspot.com

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  8. Yes, I like the black and yellow in your outfit.  Sometimes I feel a little bumblebeeish or Kill Billish with the black and yellow, but this is really fun!  

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  9. You can never go wrong with a simple black dress! LOVE the yellow accessories! I love sweet tea...actually have you ever had Arnold Palmer (half iced tea, half lemonade)? It's amazing!

    xo, Yi-chi

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  10. You look sooo comfy!  That dress is super flattering on you.  Great wedges & love the yellows!  I totally agree...maxis all the way when it's hot!

    PS - love the lace shorts from a couple posts back!  (I'm just catching up)

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  11. yellow and black looks gorgeous on you! love that necklace!

















    xx heidi

    life
    full of loves

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  12. Gorgeous black and yellow outfit! I like those wedges! I got a new pair f black ones at Old Navy this weekend.... aren't wedges the best? Oh and I'm sooooo jealous of your temperatures.... it's cold here now and raining :(

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  13. haha - too bad my bf's roommate didn't see me in this outfit, he totally loves the Bruins... I didn't even think about that... I was thinking bumblebees, and I am ok with looking like a bee! hehe
    thank you for your sweet comment
    xx

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  14. Oh I will cross my fingers that your necklace comes in time.. . Europe! That sounds amazing!
    xx

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  15. Thanks lady! And yes, these wedges are perfection - not only were they less than $25, but they are going to be a summer staple in my closet and super comfy!
    xx

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  16. I love the necklace! And I really want some sweet tea now :)

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  17. FAB look! LOVE the necklace! 

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  18. this dress is adorable on you

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  19. adorable!!  It was super hot here this weekend and I wore a black maxi dress too - it is light and cool.  love the yellow too!

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  20. Thank you lady! I have two maxi dresses... they really are so perfect for surviving the hot summer days!
    xx

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  21. Thank you! Mmm sweet tea :)
    xx

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  22. Thank you! Cold and raining?! I can't even imagine... so funny!
    xx

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  23. Thank you Jen! Yay for the existence of maxis :)
    xx

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  24. Thank you!
    Yes, I do love a good Arnold Palmer... although I was just introduced to the John Daly... the alcoholic version! hehe
    xx

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  25. Thanks! Is it bad that I would like to look like a bumblebee... bzzzz :)
    xx

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  26. Thank you! Oh man, the humidity is the deal breaker... not to mention how much my hair HATES it! Guess after 25 years, I just have to accept it!
    xx

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  27. Thank you Molly! You are too sweet
    xx

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  28. So cute! Girl I know what you mean about the heat. I live in Louisiana and it gets up to 100 degrees plus some in the summer. I really don't think I can live here the rest of my life! You look super cute by the way. Love the whole ensemble.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  29. Love that bubble necklace!  And you can never go wrong with a black maxi dress :)

    Seize the Styles

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  30. Shanna_schneiderMay 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    I hear ya on the weather...it was 102 degrees in Austin today!!!!  I am in LOVE with that bubble necklace!!!  I need to grab one off ebay stat!!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  31. Oooh, now this is one gorgeous look! I love the maxi dress and the yellow accents you added.
    So chic and bohemian! 

    Enter to win a Crash and Burn dress! Trendy Teal

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  32. Gorgeous outfit! I'm loving wearing big bold necklaces too - they instantly transform even the most relaxed/simple outfits! :)



    Life Etc
     

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  33. Um, LOVE this! Black & yellow is one of my faves and that black maxi looks amazing on you :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  35. Love this look.  Stay cool:)

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  36. Eek, I LOVE that maxi dress on you!

     I have to admit I've walked Oliver in just a bikini top and shorts when it's really hot but I think it's acceptable since I live at the beach (and everyone is in a bikini all the time).  :)

    -Sharon
    Enter to win a clutch! 

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  37. 7TwentySomethingsMay 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Love love love! 

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/ 

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  38. Jessica - you look so beautiful and ready for summer!  That necklace looks perfect with the dress (not sure I've seen it with a maxi before...LOVE it!)   Thanks so much for linking up girl!
    XO - Marion

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  39. cute maxi and necklace! Cant wait to style mine, they make such a statement :)

    Chioma
    www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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