* Lost in Translation *

floral LAmade dress with black jacket and boots

What I’m Wearing
* LAmade floral “Morgan” dress… courtesy of LAmade and so pretty and versatile. Even though the colors are dark, I’m looking forward to wearing this in the spring and summer months.
* Vintage Bill Kaiserman jacket… my favorite, but slowly dying jacket.
* Vintage belt.
* American Apparel black tights.
* Dolce Vita boots… it’s funny, I haven’t worn these boots in a few years but have pulled them out twice in the last few months. Seen here with my red roses dress. I wasn’t fully sold on them for this look but nothing else was working better.
* Vintage chain necklace I literally just tied in two knots and let hang.
* Cuffs were sent to me by Julie but I can never remember where they are from. I wore them over the cuffs of the dress.
* Vintage earrings were my grandma’s

* I didn’t really do my hair… it was just sort of wet and messy.

Lately it seems I’ve been getting dressed more for evening events, which is really making outfit posts quite tricky as I don’t have my camera’s night settings down just yet. And maybe they’ll never be good? We don’t love the flash so many of the shots come out blurry and though I like the deep colors I get, many details are lost in translation. I’m not gonna lie, it kind of infuriates me, which I think is obvious by the face I’m making in the first photo. Annoyed. I can’t wait for longer days. This getting dark by 5:30 is really counterproductive ;)

This was Saturday night… for a friend’s birthday dinner… a friend who got sick and cancelled said birthday dinner after I was already ready. I should have known better though, just by the fact that I was ready on time that something was amiss ;) I tend to run late.


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How did we love the Golden Globes last night? I definitely thought Ricky was tame in comparison to last year but I love him nonetheless. Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale and maybe even Michelle Williams were my favorites of the night. Oh and Laura Dern’s beaded green deep V was spectacular! I know everyone raves over Angelina but I didn’t love her dress… and sadly, I thought her tattoos were a bit distracting and took away from her beauty… which is weird for me to even say because I have 7 tattoos and am a fan of body art. Overall though, everyone looked really fabulous last night. I can’t recall one dress or “look” that I gasped at in a bad way. Oh wait, that’s not true… what was going on with the SIDE of Natalie Portman’s dress? So unfortunate… and I guess I was not a fan of all the floor length yellow dresses either. All I kept thinking was B.A.N.A.N.A.S.

floral print dress  with belt

knotted chain necklace- hair

wrist cuffs

my ring-wedding rings-engagement ring

dress with flower print-lamade-black tights and boots

accessories-earrings -rings-jewelry

my ring-floral dress

vintage belt

floral dress with black

* Sorry for the all the wedding & engagement ring shots… I washed them after months of not, and they were so sparkly I couldn’t resist!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

34 Comments

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    the dress is amazing and i love how you styled it! looking gorgeous as always :)

    Happy Monday!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • Coralie

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Love your necklace and your belt :)

    http://tasteofcoconut.blogspot.com

  • Gawgus things...

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Love this dress! The pansy pattern is gorge. Tell me about these dark evenings – yuck, yuck and triple yuck!

    Emma xx

  • christian

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Really like the bracelet!
    xo

    mydutchfashionstyle.blogspot.com

  • Sheree

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Love your dress! I agree with you about Ricky and I loved Claire Danes dress just not her hair and makeup and the girl with the dragon tattoo’s dress (what ever her name is and Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon looked GORGEOUS!

  • MerciBlahBlah

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Loving the sleeves of your dress coming out under the pushed up sleeves of the blazer. I love that look. Also love me a lil Ricky Gervais. I thought he and Madonna (SCURRY) were going to come to fisticuffs when she came out. Tee heee…and I have to say the yellow dresses were my FAVORITES. Loved almost all of them. I do agree with you though, that no one really WOW’d me this year. Did my own lil recap of the dresses on mbb if ya wanna pop over and take a look-see.

    merci!
    Shannan

  • Devon

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    I know how you feel about the sparkly ring. I just recently cleaned mine, too, and WOAH BOY does it make a difference. I got tons of compliments :)

    Gorgeous dress! I love the night shots

    Devon
    GlamCake

  • House of Avandan

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    The dress is beautiful!

    A jewelry blog.
    http://www.houseofavandan.blogspot.com

  • Megan Muller

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    That dress is great! It looks so comfy. I wish my hair looked like that naturally! And the rings; with a set like that, I’d show them off too!

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    http://www.glamoroushustle.com

  • MrsLord

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Loving this outfit! Sorry to hear your friend is sick but at least you got a really awesome outfit post out of it :)

    xo
    Justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

  • Anonymous

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Can you please do a post someday about what types of exercise/dieting you do to stay so thin?

  • Bog-Bog

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    The dress is beautiful, i love the print!

    http://boglarkastyle.blogspot.com/

  • BmoreLoveLeigh

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    At least the days are getting longer from here on out. I feel your pain though! Need more daylight!

    The best tip I ever got from someone is how to clean rings at home. I keep a spare toothbrush just for this, and a little Dawn dish soap – scrub scrub scrub the diamond and it sparkles like crazy!

  • Maggie Wise

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    I have always admired your rings from afar in your posts so was thrilled to actually see them up close. Can’t tell with the lighting tho…is your engagement ring a champagne diamond?

    They are absolutely stunning…as befitting a beauty like yourself.

    Love, love, love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Maggie

  • violet

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    For camera night settings:

    1. put the camera on a fixed support, i imagine you don’t walk around with a tripod:P, so maybe you can put the camera on a car, fence pillar, something. Use a remote control.
    Manual settings: exposure compensation +1 or 2, smallest f you can get and longer shutter speed.
    2. increase your ISO to 800-100 and use auto settings and maybe set white balance to fit the light. Usually night lights make the photos look yellower. Sure, u can get that out in Photoshop.
    You’ll get it right, I’m sure.

  • Erica

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    I love the boots with that dress! Too bad you didn’t get to wear it for the party :(

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    I love this entire look, boots especially!

  • FourJedis

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    LAMade kicks out such versatile pieces. I love them. Your rings look fabulous… flaunt it! I just cleaned mine last week (thanks, Pinterest, for the cleaning tip) and they are so shiny and like new.

  • Andrea Clare

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t mind the ring shots at all! I love looking at your gorgeous set!! SOOOO pretty! Lucky girl!

    http://www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

  • Jani

    January 16, 2012 | Reply
  • mouse

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    that dress is gorgeous!

  • Daniela H

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the introduction to LAmade. They seriously embody the LA look! Love it!

  • thankfifi

    January 16, 2012 | Reply

    You should never apologise for sharing shots of your diamonds – they are beautiful 100 times.x

  • Aline

    January 17, 2012 | Reply

    i love that print, and loved how you toned down the brightness with black!

  • Behind the Lashes

    January 17, 2012 | Reply

    This outfit is perfect. Love it!

  • stacy

    January 17, 2012 | Reply

    i too LOVED laura dern’s green dress.

  • freeteyme

    January 17, 2012 | Reply

    love everything about this outfit! oh and your gold polished nail – adore – wish I can pull it off without mine looking like dead ones lol

    http://freeteyme.blogspot.com

  • Lisa Petrarca

    January 17, 2012 | Reply

    Love that dress Maegan. I have to tell ya, after 4 years of shooting w/my camera, I rarely take shots at night. You have to have the right type of lens & huge flash (which I don’t have.) I compromise & can sometimes get a decent shot by cranking up the ISO but then it’s a little grainy. Just play w/ it & it’ll get better.
    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    January 17, 2012 | Reply

    You look lovely in that dress Maegan!sending u lots of love from Norway :)

  • Katie

    January 18, 2012 | Reply

    Get out of my head! Your thoughts on the Golden Globes attire were almost exactly the same as mine! I didn’t understand why everyone was fawning over Angelina…I just wasn’t a fan. I did, however, love Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, and Kate Beckinsale. Sigh.

  • plc training in pune

    January 19, 2012 | Reply

    what a dress what a girl what a jewels.

  • Milla

    January 19, 2012 | Reply

    Loving your dress and hair here – gorgeous!

  • Jennifer

    January 20, 2012 | Reply

    Lovely dress – it looks like a water color painting!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2012 | Reply

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