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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tiny's Trendy Tuesday: Stripes, Orange, and Mexican food!

Happy Tiny's Trendy Tuesday: California Edition!


Please ignore the fabric string. :)
 (Sooper thought it was my hair!)


This Saturday we had a double date night with our great friends, Jon and Alicia, at Ancho's Southwest Bar and Grill.  Sooper and I love, love, love Mexican/Southwestern food, and I could definitely eat it everyday if Sooper would agree to it!  We have already eaten at Ancho's twice this trip. The unique thing about Ancho's is the tortilla-making machine right in the middle of the restaurant.  You can watch balls of dough magically turn into warm, fresh tortillas, which they give to each table along with delicious chips and homemade salsa.  I also love their jalapeno and cheese tamale, which Sooper and I share each time we visit...yum!  All this talk about Ancho's makes me crave Mexican for dinner tonight...maybe with some convincing. :)

magic tortilla-making machine

Now, after that background information and Mexican food rambling, onto the fashion.  I am excited to share one of my new favorite combinations...nautical stripes and orange.  Adding the orange accessories to this casual striped dress give it that pop of color that is perfect for summer.  This nautical (navy/cream) striped cotton dress is simple, yet with the right accessories, it is a perfect look for day or night. 

Nautical Striped Dress: H & M 
The dress is bit short and fitted, so it needs ideal accessories to ensure it looks polished and classy.  I paired it with flat orange/cream sandals and a great woven orange clutch.  There are methods to my fashion madness, but I realize I probably over think all these issues (as usual). :)  Here is my thought process.  First, I thought heels or wedges might tip the scales of the already short dress toward "streetwalker" (and I did not want my picture to end up on Fashion Police with the ruthless Joan Rivers).  Therefore, I chose orange and cream flat sandals with a crisscross design for fashionable and chic look that even complements the cream color in the dress.  I love understated matching!  Second, because orange is such a bold, standout color, I decided on just a few orange accessories (gold/orange earrings, clutch, and sandals).  Quoting the very fashionable and classy Coco Chanel, "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory."  I had on gold bangles, but then, I decided it looked better without them, because less is always more.









Orange Woven Clutch: H & M (similar @ Etsy here)
Orange/Cream ELLE Sandals (Kohl's) - SALE (available @ Kohl's online here)

This look is super affordable, and Sooper will be glad to know that I am not spending all our money shopping while he is working hard!  He thought the outfit looked great (but says I look great in anything...thanks babe) and was sweet enough play photographer outside the hotel on Saturday. :)


Laters ya'll! (for my fellow Fifty Shades lovers) :)
The Tiny Librarian

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20 comments:

  1. Julie, you look great! I love that striped dress, and it's perfect with the orange sandals and clutch! The Mexican restaurant sounds divine, too. :)

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  2. Your dress is sooo cute! H&M? Recent? I want it! :)

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    1. Yes...very recent (just this week)! They have a bunch of different colors too! Thanks for checking out my post. :)

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  3. I understand your thought process perfectly! Great choice on the accessories with that awesome dress :)

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    1. Thanks for checking out my post and reaffirming my fashion (over)thinking! :) I really appreciate the sweet comment and am following your blog now (loving the striped top and orange cropped sweater look with those matching sandals)!

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  4. LOVE this dress. Totally agree about less is more with accessories.

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  5. you have the cutest little body! super cute in that striped dress

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    1. Awww...so sweet! :) I appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I am loving your blog too...great ideas and tutorials!

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  6. Great color combination; perfect for summer, and you look great too!
    Stopping by from the Whimsy Wednesday Party :-)

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  7. Adorable dress and I love the accessories you pair with it! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great rest of your week!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  8. Precious! That dress looks so good on you! Super flattering.
    www.dalaynadillon.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this fun summery twist on the nautical look! :)

    Chioma
    www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  10. Such a cute dress! I love the large stripes and how you paired it with that color bag.

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  11. nautical and orange?!? loovvee it!

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  12. Love it! (Thanks for linking up with me for This Week the Trend- it made my day!)

    Veralynn
    joiedeveralynn.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the pop of red! That clutch and those shoes...perfect!

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  14. I have that same dress (love the price!)and paired it with yellow accessories to your orange :) I love it!

    Popping by from life lately!

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  15. Ah! You are so cute and I love that you are a librarian. As a former high school teacher and a current English PhD student, I am pretty sure we would be great friends!

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  16. You look incredible. That Mexican restaurant sounds great by the way. The freshest tortilla strips ever.

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  17. There are different types of menus and you must find some that have whole beans or the meat like chicken or pork. phoenix Mexican restaurant

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