Sunday, September 16, 2012

OOTD: Charlotte International Fashion Week

The weather in the South can be quite temperamental, and EXTREME. We get anything from tornados to hurricanes, to week-long-poweroutages due to snow, and of course, a heat index of 125 degrees!

So when it comes to planning an outfit for an event, it can be pretty nerve wracking; both in terms of being weather-appropriate and season-appropriate. 
This weekend I headed to the Queen City (Charlotte, NC) for Charlotte International Fashion Week at the Blake Hotel. Going back to my dilemma: it's Fall, yes, but it's still warm out. How to combine Summer trend elements with Fall trends so that I don't look like I'm stuck in a season-warp?

I opted for this flirty and floral dress, which happens to be a nude color, similar to one of PANTONE's colors for Fall 2012; rose smoke. 
I paired it with a studded dark denim shirt, tied at the waist to give it an 80s edge.
As someone who swears by the importance of shoes and purses in terms of ANY outfit, I decided to set the look off with my suede Miu Miu sandals and MARC by Marc Jacobs, Dr. Q. Hillier handbag.








65 comments:

  1. Love your outfit and the shoes are gorgeous.
    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog,come check it out.
    xo
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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'll be sure to check out your giveaway.

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  2. gorgeous dress and shoes! i love your hair too

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  3. That dress and those shoes are absolutely gorgeous. I love your lipstick as well. I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying going through all your great outfits.

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  4. Lovely post!
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  5. Amazing!!!! :)
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  6. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!
    I follow you now through GFC and Bloglovin!! :)

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    xoxo

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  7. I love this outfit Tomris. You look very beautiful and stylist.

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    1. Thanks girly! Wish we could've hung out Saturday night.
      x x

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  8. Love your outfit! So sorry that I missed meeting you!

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    1. Thanks Marissa, I appreciate you stopping by to leave a comment! It really is unfortunate, but I'm sure we'll catch up soon. I'll be in Durham and Raleigh in the next few weeks for a couple of events!
      x x

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  9. Great outfit! You look beautiful! <3

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  10. Your outfit is so cute! Very nice!

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  11. Such a cute look. I know your fall dilemma all too well. I'm in a floral chiffon romper today. I'm like where o where is the cool weather. I want to layer!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Ria. I'm glad i'm not the only one!
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  12. Really like this look! Nice blog! Would you like to follow eachother? Kisses from Portugal!

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    1. Hi, thank you for the comment! I would be happy to check out your blog!
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  13. that dress is amazing! love the way you styled it.

    lindsey louise

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  14. You look so fab! I followed! ;) Follow me back?

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  15. I love your shoes!
    Just followd you on GFC. I hope you can follow bac.
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  16. Love your style!
    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC??

    Kendra
    xx

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    Ohhh by the way we have a great giveaway on at the moment!

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  17. Thank you beautuiful, i will definitely be visiting you often!

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  20. Love your shoes! You look stunning :)

    Stop by sometime, xo Natalie
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  21. Great Post !


    Love your outfit so much it looks so beautiful!!!

    Instant follower here !

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  22. love this skirt and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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  23. I'm in love with your heels!:)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! You can borrow them whenever you like :)
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  24. Love your outfit <3 those heels are so cool!!

    Great blog btw, wanna follow each other?

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  25. amazing! i love how you styled the denim & the dress!!!! so cool:)oh and your hair is gorgeous!:) xoxox

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliments! Chuffed!
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  26. 125 degrees!! WOW!!! You look lovely and your hair is gorgeous, love those miu miu heels as well!

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  27. Yes, I am strongly agreed with you, and thank you very much to let me know, because I was searching about tutus teen fashion.

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  28. Hi, its really nice dress, but i would like to buy churdar suits. Please suggest any suitable place to buy.

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