Black & white striped dress – #fashionfriday

I got the black and white striped Lauren Conrad dress at Khol’s for six dollars! I know, right? I technically had a ten dollar savings card to use as well, but also had 2 other items that day as I mentioned in a previous postI finally got a chance to wear it on a trip to the Swan Island Dahlia Farm last month.

It was a bit long and dragged on the ground, getting the hem dirty by the end of the day. Perhaps it shrunk in the wash since then, but it doesn’t really look like it did, so I may just need to wear it with heels. It is a nice cotton blend material – thick, not that cheap thin see-through stuff we keep seeing in the stores nowadays. You know, the kind where you need to buy another shirt to layer underneath it (sometimes two or three!) in order to make it less sheer. No, this is the good stuff.

And the pattern! How fun is that design? Large blocks of striped material going every which way, creating a fun whimsical pattern. What’s not to love?

 

Lauren Conrad Striped Dress

Lauren Conrad Striped Dress

 

Back view of black & white striped dress

Back view of black & white striped dress

 

Asymmetrical Striped Dress

Asymmetrical Striped Dress

 

Black, white & red

Black, white & red

 

Blocked striped dress by Lauren Conrad

Blocked striped dress by Lauren Conrad

Some photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

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Angel wings tee

I am was so excited to get my order from Favolook for the Angel Wings short sleeved t-shirt! (*Although this product was sent to me to try, all opinions expressed are my own & I was not paid to express my opinion. ~ No angels were harmed in the making of this post.)

Originally, I had been trying to get the black, but they were out in my size, so I ordered the white instead. I’m loving the white though! Makes me look more angelic. Ha.

I was also glad to note that it was not 100% cotton, because even though I love cotton t-shirts, I totally forgot to check before ordering and usually cotton shrinks quite a bit. Since the fit was already just right, I quickly had to check and see what it was made out of when it arrived to make sure it wouldn’t be shrinking up when I washed it to a size that would fit my fat cat. (She says she needs some angel wings, too, because she is a perfect angel and her sister can have some devil horns instead. Hmmmm… Not so sure about that.)

But, it is mostly a polyester/cotton blend, so it should stay exactly the same size. All is well in the not-shrinking department! And it feels nice and cool against your skin – which is great on a hot day when you want to be showing off your angel wings!

And then I had to photograph it, because, you’ve got to admit, it is pretty awesome! You can order it on Amazon here: Favolook or click on the photo to go back to the website.

 

Angel wings t-shirt

Angel wings t-shirt

 

On a side note, here I am a few days later after hiking up to Angels Rest in the Columbia River Gorge with some really interesting markings on my back. Hmmm. You, too, could have a really cool angel wing sunburn/tan after wearing this shirt. Ha.

 

That moment you realize you forgot to put sunscreen under your angel wings t-shirt and now you have them burnt into your back by the sun...

That moment you realize you forgot to put sunscreen under your angel wings t-shirt and now you have them burnt into your back by the sun…

 

Flying free on Angels Rest

Flying free on Angels Rest

 

Photo of me by my son, Calvin Hodgson, a very talented up & coming photographer. You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

 

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