Beige Meets Black & Polka Dots…

What I’m Wearing…

* Black open trapeze dress… found at Forever 21 years ago
* Beige kimono jacket with black polka dots c/o Line and Dot
* Gold pendant necklace, oval hoop earrings, gold chain bracelets
* Tom Ford sunglasses… I honestly can’t believe that over 2 years later, these are still my favorite sunglasses
* Pour la Victoire cut out heels… also a few years old
* Phillip Lim bag

I wore this Saturday afternoon/evening to my Grandpa’s memorial… or Celebration of Life rather, which was really wonderful, though unfortunately sad. My family did such a nice job setting up his drums, displaying photos and running videos on various monitors around the house and yard. It was beautiful. I wish my grandpa was there to see it. He would have been so happy.

This dress is so open and airy, it’s really comfortable to wear, though from the side I may appear to be hiding a baby bump in it {but you know better ;} It’s one of those easy dresses you can dress up or down and I love having a few on hand for occasions where I don’t want to be too dressed up but don’t want to be completely casual either. I think this was a nice mix of the two.

Though it’s still Summer and still hot, I’m finding that I’m already drawn to warmer tones and hues when I’m getting dressed. In fact, I think my last outfit post was made up of the exact same color scheme! Sometimes you just can’t help it I suppose.

Our weekend was so insanely busy, I’m actually really happy the week has begun because I have a teensy bit of free/relax time ahead of me. Isn’t that funny? I actually look forward to Monday to be able to relax? Oh the irony.


Happy Monday!

Check out my weekend posts: Pretty Matchbox DIY & House Hunting: Dream Home in Lake Smells-some-more

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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, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

19 Comments

  • Katya

    August 27, 2012 |

    lovely outfit.
    I would love to see a post about dressing it up and dressing it down and maybe some helpful advices ♥

  • Natali

    August 27, 2012 |

    Gorgeous bag and jacket!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • fashion meets art

    August 27, 2012 |

    what a fantastic look. love your shoes <3
    kisses
    maren anita

    Can I invite you to my GIVEAWAY ???:

    *dogeared heart necklace*

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  • Anonymous

    August 27, 2012 |

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  • Maria @ GLD

    August 27, 2012 |

    Lovely! The whole outfit is great! It’s nice to know that you Americans celebrate life in memorials, it feels better for the ones that have left than what we do here in Argentina.

  • theglitterlife

    August 27, 2012 |

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BAG!

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  • Andrea Clare

    August 27, 2012 |

    you always look amazing!

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

  • Anonymous

    August 27, 2012 |

    As Judge Judy often says: “PERFECT”!! So nice you and your family memorialized your grandfather in a special way.

  • Afayah Prendergast

    August 27, 2012 |

    I LOVE THAT EFFING DRESS!!!! And if I had the range of jackets that included even polka dots I’d look so friggin great at work! Your outfit has inpsired me 🙂 http://beautyjamaica.blogspot.com/

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    August 27, 2012 |

    You look BEYOND amazing and that purse, well, there are NO words!

  • Jennifer

    August 27, 2012 |

    I’m sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful that you thought of it as a celebration of his life rather than a mourning of a lost one. That’s very sweet.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Lisa Petrarca

    August 28, 2012 |

    So sorry to hear about your grandpa Maegan. I’m glad you did a Celebration of Life…so much better. That’s what we did for my dad.

    On a happier note-I’m loving the polka dots. I’ve been obsessed w/stripes & polka dots this summer. And I can honestly say I remember when you first got your awesome sunglasses!! They are so cool and timeless!

    If you get a chance, stop by & read about McDonal’d renting out “Business Booths.” I had no idea!!LOL!
    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2012/08/step-into-my-office-in-mcdonalds.html

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    August 28, 2012 |

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  • Heather

    August 28, 2012 |

    My answer to the age old question “What is the secret/meaning to life?” I always ans;wer, “Looking forward to Mondays as much as you do Fridays.” Sounds like you are just about there. 🙂 And I love that dress!!

  • Breakfast at Cindi's

    August 28, 2012 |

    Fabulous ! Love your trapeze dress : )

    Cindi

    http://breakfastatcindis.blogspot.com/

  • Jessi

    August 28, 2012 |

    Lovely, easy breezy look. I’m subconsciously doing the same when I get dressed – I’m craving deep greens, burgundy, brown…
    xoxo J

  • Heart of Gold

    August 29, 2012 |

    I love this hair bow, so pretty! Also love the sleeveless trench.

    xo
    Alison

    heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com

  • Life's a shoe

    August 30, 2012 |

    great outfit! I really love the polka dots!

  • Paula T

    August 30, 2012 |

    I love this look, the spotty jacket lifts the classic black dress and the bag is one of my fave shapes for the season!
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