July 8, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Fire and Ice


Last night I pulled my sorry self out of the house to attend Yelp's big event of the year. The dress code was red and white (fire and ice), so I thought it was the perfect time to pull out my new orangish red Varga dress. I switched out the elastic belt for a brown leather one, added some colorful earrings, and put on some sandals. I never wear flat shoes to events (and felt extremely short!) but I didn't feel comfy wearing heels with the stitches in my knee. Yelp always puts on good events, and I was in good company with my friend Ashley, so it's no surprise that it was a great night!

About the dress: I'm wearing a size S. The fit is insane on this dress (as in, really good!) The color is more vibrant as shown in my photo. The fabric is a tad thin, but with some nude undergarments you are good to go! Overall, I'm a huge fan.

(ps. I know someone is going to comment on how tan I look - but this was a high flash + low lighting situation so it's just the lighting of the photo. *promise*)

Occasion: Yelp event
Dress: c/o Varga, $44
Belt: Gap, $12
Earrings: Forever 21, $6
Shoes: Diba via Nordstrom Rack, $30
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8

34 comments:

  1. WOW! You look stunning in this color.  I think the flat sandals look great too! 

    Hope you are on the mend soon. You would never know you weren't feeling great.

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  2. If people comment on your tan it's only because you look awesome!  As a fellow olive/always tan person (1/8 Cherokee baby!), I say rock the tan girl!!!

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  3. I have a similar skin tone and just bought a shirt in the same color. Love it in the summer!

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  4. You do look tan, but it looks great!  I only wish I had your skin color!  Wow, the dress is so vibrant!  I love it!  It looks totally different in color than the pic.  The pic doesn't do it justice. 

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  5. the color is fabulous! and I noticed you are wearing the new earrings you bought and put in your last post! You inspired me to look for similar jewelry pieces and am proud to say I bought a turquiose pair yesterday that I love and am wearing today!

    I love your blog, hope you are feeling better! Keep up the great blogging!!!

    Brandi Jima

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  6. kimberlylightfootJuly 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Gorgeous!!  I LOVE your new shoes too!

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  7. Good to see you were out and about. I hope you are feeling better. I love that dress!!!! Fabulous as usual! You are my inspiration!!! You take care and enjoy your weekend.

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  8. I hope you feel better soon. you look great.

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  9. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Thanks Jan! It's definitely way more of a vibrant color in person, and in my opinion, much prettier in person!

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  10. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Sarah, me too!!! I'm also Cherokee. It's funny because it kind of randomly "came out" in me when I was born - I was a dark-skinned, black haired newborn. I have darker skin than most people in my family, and I love it - just some people give me crap for unsafe tanning practices, which is ridic because it's my natural skin color. :-)

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  11. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Thank you so much Brandi! Love that I inspired you to try colorful earrings. I have a slight addiction to turquoise jewelry, it's awesome and goes with everything.

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  12. BrazenbeautyeditorJuly 8, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Fabulous!!

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  13. You really do look on fire on this picture! Great color, and great tan ;-)

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  14. That dress is fantastic! And how tall are you? You don't look short. I'm not even five feet so I tend to wear heels more often than not, too.

    I'm glad you had a good time!

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  15. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Thank you Melissa! I'm 5'7", but I'm used to being 5'11" because I'm always in heels. It was nice not wearing them for a change even if it did feel funny! :-)

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  16. Well you look beautiful - flat sandals suit you! :)

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  17. what a great dress and the color is terrific
    i like the belt you choose better than elastic
    i need to walk around in whatever lighting you were in last night lol
    brett

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  18. Looks great J, I knew this one would be perfect for you!!

    --Talia T. :)

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  19. Cora ChicortreatJuly 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    I love this look! Those sandals are fabulous, so is the bag!

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  20. People probably just think that because you dye your hair blond so you don't look Cherokee. I'm happy you don't practice unsafe tanning!!!

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  21. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Talia, you were absolutely right! Thank you for the suggestion!

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  22. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Gina, I definitely think this is a great color for olive skin tones! 

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  23. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    I totally agree - i think the blond hair throws people off. Hair is fake, but skin is not people!! :-) I was a lifeguard and got way too much sun as a teenager -now I limit the amount of time I spend at the pool, and use SPF religiously. Gotta keep our skin safe!

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  24. Stitches in ur knee? I thought it was ur armpit? Either way u look great!!!!

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  25. jseverydayfashionJuly 8, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    It's both!! I have 4 in my knee and 4 in my armpit. :-(

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  26. I'm going to be really bad now and say that I'm totally addicted to the sun, love being outside and tanning inside or out!  I think tan looks better than pale and I'm fully aware of my skin cancer risks! (insert evil laugh here) lol

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  27. You look so pretty! This color is amazing against your skin tone. Wish I had your natural tan going on.  It looks so great against any color or shade of clothing.

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  28. SO cute!!!!  I love that dress, shoes and I love the color! Very summery!

    XO,
    Rachel
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  29. J, Love, love, love the belt. I tried buying it inthe grayish color at my Gap, but they didn't have my size, BOO! 

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  30. I hope everything goes good with your knee. I got so inspired by your blog I attempted to style some of my clothes in different ways,too.Thanks for the brilliant idea.

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  31. That dress is hot, love it! I also love the sandals, they're not quite flats but not that high -- perfect!

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  32. Do you have brunette pictures you can share?  I am trying to picture you as a brunette. I think it would be really pretty!

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  33. jseverydayfashionJuly 12, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Laura, there's a brunette picture in my fitness post: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/09/my-fitness-story.html. That was also during my chubby phase so I'm not loving it. Definitely planning to add some low lights for fall though! :-)

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  34. This is an incredible look for 100$. I love that dress, very versatile. I think it would look best on you than me though, due to your amazing tan. Also your new strappy, gladiator nude sandals were a great purchase as I can see them being worn a toooon!!

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