Botanical Lookbook







I was heading out to lunch with a friend and while perusing through my closet on what to wear, I came across this dress I forgot about.  I purchased it because I loved the botanical floral print and $40 price, but it is actually a size too big.  With an urge to wear it, I came up with this outfit, which I ended up loving!  My lovely purple shirt is a recent purchase from BCBG, color is great and transitions into Fall perfectly with it’s rolled up sleeve.  I tied it in a knot at center front to give my waist some definition.  Necklace is from J. Crew, bracelets are my own and my shoes are Christian Louboutin.

The weather in Chicago has been over 100 degrees so it was nice that it was mid 80’s today.  Coming up with outfits that are comfortable, breathable, and pretty are sometimes hard to do.  The outfit ended up being super comfy and loved the color combo.  What do you think about my outfit?



  1. CessOviedo
    July 27, 2011 / 7:41 am

    I love that shirt, I'm a bigh BCBG fan myself, flowered skirt is pretty!Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  2. ChiccaStyle
    July 27, 2011 / 10:10 am

    Love the entire look, so feminine and chic!

  3. B.Inspired
    July 27, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    I couldn't tell the dress was a size too big, the shirt totally disguised it! You look great in royal purple and what a beautiful day to take photos outdoors!

  4. Emily
    July 27, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    This is a beautiful outfit. Emily

  5. Fashion and Number
    July 27, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Love your bright outfit. I especially like your make up and jewelry! ;)

  6. Francoise
    July 27, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    Love the colors; especially the purple! I always look forward to your lookbooks – you give me inspiration to try different things. I always stick to the classics but I LOVE how you mix everything together. AND I cannot wait for you and Tiffany's jewelry debut!! xoxo

  7. Jen
    July 27, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    @ Francoise, thank you for your lovely comment! So nice, since you don't have a blog I can't write you back, hope you get the message :)

  8. Jen
    July 27, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    @Fashion and Number Thank you! Look out for tomorrow's post :)

  9. JustPatience
    July 27, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Love the look. I bought a similar shirt from JCrew yesterday under the mens section for $18. This gives me an idea on how to wear it.Patience

  10. Meisha.Style
    July 27, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    beautiful bright color outfit! purple and gold are just so perfect!

  11. Meanz (Koi Story)
    July 27, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    I adore the color combination of your outfit! The purple shirt and floral print are both so bold, yet go so nicely together! :D

  12. AiRene
    July 27, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    bright and shine, lovely outfit by combining the colors! such a pretty shoes too! and you look stunning!, AiR

  13. Gelene
    July 28, 2011 / 4:57 am

    I love the quick thinking! And you couldn't even tell it was too big. Amazing look! :)

  14. rebecca
    August 2, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    Just found your blog and as I scrolled through I was loving every look! I am definitely following!rebeccawithanR

  15. She's Obsessed
    April 17, 2012 / 6:48 am

    gorgeous outfit..I love the purple, it really completes the outfit.

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