cute & little | Dallas Fashion Blog: OOTD: Time For Tweed

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

OOTD: Time For Tweed

 Ann Taylor Tweed Dress - 00P (similar here)
Guess Buckle Platform Pumps - 5.5 (similar here)
Charlotte Russe Floating Beads necklace

With fall weather supposedly around the corner (still in the mid-80s today...), I wanted to bring out some of my fall dresses!  I love the look and feel of tweed as it brings such a timeless touch to every outfit.  I snagged this dress a few months ago at the Ann Taylor outlet and found this last remaining dress in a size 00P.  I remember getting this dress for a steal as it was on clearance and I had an extra 15% off coupon as well.  Although I love the length and style of the dress, my only wish would be that the belt stayed looped in a little bit better.  In my frustration this morning, I actually just took a safety pin and pinned it in place (you can kinda see the pin in the last pic).  Looking back at the pictures, I think I pinned it too tight as I was rushed and just wanted a quick fix...  

Have you guys ever had issues with these loop belts not staying in place?  What do you guys do to fix? 

Don't forget to sign up for the Petite Fashion Challenge #3!!  I finally took pictures tonight and let me clue you in -- there is leopard print involved.  ^_^  

Thanks for reading!


Closet Confections said... [Reply]

I love dresses like this for work. Very cute! And yes, I have had problems with belts in the past. I usually just pin them or use double-sided tape. For this dress, you could probably even swap the belt out completely for a different look.


curls-and-pearls said... [Reply]

So far I haven't had that issue with any of my belts. I know this doesn't really solve the problem of that belt coming undone but maybe just try a different belt with that dress?

Looking forward to you PFC#3 outfit!

kileen said... [Reply]

@Closet Confections oh, so true! i'll have to try it out with another belt that'll actually stay belted next time. and i never thought of double-sided tape! i have some fashion tape that i might have to try next time. thanks for the tip!

kileen said... [Reply]

@curls-and-pearls so true, so true. new belt next time! i have a patent black skinny belt that i think would work for this dress!

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous said... [Reply]

The dress is beautiful. It looks great on you! I am currently on a search for a classic tweed sheath :).

kileen said... [Reply]

@Sydney at PetiteGorgeous thanks! Really Petite actually posted a really great LOFT tweed sheath dress yesterday that you might want to look into. good luck! :)

Em said... [Reply]

I absolutely hate belts that don't stay looped! I usually avoid them altogether or I use a belt with a buckle, as Closet Confections suggested.

TinyInTexas said... [Reply]

What a cute dress! Perfect for fall. I love the color and the texture!

Ping said... [Reply]

kileen-- i thought i left a comment....
i love the dress and the material. looks very versatile, but sophisticated enough for work! i need to buy more dresses...makes getting ready in the morning so much easier.

noel said... [Reply]

so pretty! and the tweed is a classic. love the cut of the skirt part of the dress too.

jamie-lee said... [Reply]

You look so sweet! I think tweed is something I'm missing from my wardrobe.

I always have issue with those loop belts, they become loose so often and you have to keep retightening them!

TiffanyMonet said... [Reply]

I also love tweed! You look great! The dress would be great for work day or night! =)

Really Petite said... [Reply]

Oooo loving this tweed dress! It fits you perfectly! Love the belt detail!

You look gorgeous! You look so similar to my sis-in-law:)

P.S. Lets add each other to our blogrolls!! Adding you right now!! :)

kileen said... [Reply]

@Really Petite Thanks! I just added you to my blogroll too (been meaning to do that actually...). :)

Michelle said... [Reply]

Oh! Gorgeous! What a great neutral!

My solution would have been a safety pin, as well.

Leena said... [Reply]

love this dress on you! dont you just love tweed? even though i live in a warm weather state, i'm not scared to wear tweed in low 90 degree weather. LOL!

Alterations Needed said... [Reply]

Ohhhh...I love tweed!!! That dress is so fun! Definitely try it with a few other belts. I find that the belt a dress comes with is usually not the best choice for it. Mixing it up usually ends up with a much chicer outfit, and hopefully it will stay in place better.

Diana said... [Reply]

Looks great on you!

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