Thursday, June 23, 2011

Golden Emerald

express emerald shirtdress charlotte russe gold skinny belt forever 21 mustard pumps mk5430 rebecca minkoff mac convertible clutch magenta

express emerald shirtdress charlotte russe gold skinny belt forever 21 mustard pumps mk5430 rebecca minkoff mac convertible clutch magenta

express emerald shirtdress charlotte russe gold skinny belt forever 21 mustard pumps mk5430 rebecca minkoff mac convertible clutch magenta

express emerald shirtdress charlotte russe gold skinny belt forever 21 mustard pumps mk5430 rebecca minkoff mac convertible clutch magenta
Dress:  Express Shirt Dress (old) - 2 / $74 (similar)
Belt: Charlotte Russe - S / $6.50 for trio (similar - 4% back!)
Necklace: Forever 21 Layered Chains And Beaded Necklace - $6.80 (similar)
Purse:  Rebecca Minkoff MAC Convertible Clutch via HauteLook - $179 (buy - 12% back!)
Shoes:  Forever 21 Chic Leatherette Stilettos - 5 / $15.80 (similar - 12% back!)
Watch: Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch - $127 (buy)

I bought this dress almost 4 years ago when I stumbled across it at Express.  It was a size 2 and the only one left.  It's a little bit big on me but I fell in love with the beautiful emerald green color and had to have it {you know how it is}.

And while the dress originally came with a patent black skinny belt, I wanted to liven it up a bit and swapped it out for a fun gold belt.  I love the way metallic colors bring a sense of festivity to any look and it really turned this ordinary shirt dress into a fun Thursday outfit!

express emerald shirtdress charlotte russe gold skinny belt forever 21 mustard pumps mk5430 rebecca minkoff mac convertible clutch magenta

express emerald shirtdress charlotte russe gold skinny belt forever 21 mustard pumps mk5430 rebecca minkoff mac convertible clutch magenta

Ahhh, and I'm so glad the weekend is almost here!  Here's hoping I'll finally have some time to go through Africa pictures!  :)





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42 comments:

  1. This color looks fantastic on you. great pairing with the gold accessories. 

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  2. sooo pretty! the emerald green goes perfectly w the purple clutch! welcome bk from your honeymoon btw! can't wait to see pix =D

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  3. i am loving the emerald green and purple combo!

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  4. Whoa, how crazy! I was at a thrift store today and I picked up this same exact Express dress! I too was attracted to the emerald color, but the one I saw was unignorably big on me. A size 8 on my petite frame was a no-go. :( But it looks awesome on you! At least I know what could have been, haha!

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  5. awww, it's too bad they only had big sizes. crazy that you did see it at a
    thrift store recently though. :)

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  6. so chic and cute!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  7. Emerald is one of my favourites. If it didn't crack so easily, it would have been my first choice for a wedding ring set. You look good in this color! 

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  8. Emerald is a stunning color on you! And I never thought I'd like green and purple together (too barmey) but this clutch goes so perfectly with the dress!! 

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  9. I SO have this dress in a gorgeous teal! How funny....has it really been 4 years already?!

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  10. This is a lovely dress.  You sparkle like diamonds with this emerald green dress.  The touches of gold (the belt and your skin tone pumps) along with this emerald dress makes this look even better.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  11. Kileen, I love the emerald and eggplant colors. :)  They go so well together!  Looking polished as usual.  Hope you've been well.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  12. Thanks so much for commenting over at our sisters blog! You really are cute and little! I love the way you wear your belts. :)

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  13. wow those green, purple gold look amazing on you!!  

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  14. Such a pretty color! and I love it paired with the purple clutch. I'd suggest your tailor (aka mom) take up the hem a couple of inches. Maybe I'm just so used to seeing you in shorter skirts and dresses? I think your normal hem length is much more flattering on you! :)

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  15. i love that emerald color - pure perfection. and i love how the gold accessories look against it!

    caroline - pictures & words

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  16. I love your dress! the colour is amazing and it looks sooo classy on you! and before seeing this outfit I couldn't think green and purple are so nicely matching!

    LyoshaInside and Outside Blog

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  17. You look stunning. That dress is amazing on you and I adore the color. The pops of gold and purple are fantastic!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  18. I just can't get over how gorgeously your wear colors. You look like a gem, literally.

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  19. I think I have the same dress, Kileen in red from years ago. I am not sure where it is now :) The color looks great on you. I am looking forward to see your Africa pictures.

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  20. sartorialsidelinesJune 24, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    This color is so stunning on you - and the purple and gold accessories are perfection!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this outfit! I feels almost decadent and royal with the golds and rich dark colours.

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  22. You look so cute... Loving your color combination - Emeralg + Gold. :)

    I think I have a similar gold belt from Charlotte Russe too! When I get into that store, I feel like grabbing all the belts and rings!

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  23. What a great dress in such a fabulous color!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  24. Love the colors Kileen!!!!! You look like a doll:D

    And hey- do u think just Photoshop Light Room will be fine for me? I got it for my bday and don't know if I should open it or not..LOL

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  25. So fancy! Emerald and purple look so royal and elegant, love the gold accents!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  26. oh it totally is Barney! i never realized it but hopefully i don't look
    like a giant dinosaur!

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  27. Lightroom is so super powerful and I love it. You can do a lot of advanced
    editing directly through it without needing to go through Photoshop. I
    would definitely recommend it. I used Lightroom exclusively for about the
    first 6 months of my blogging. Then I slowly started venturing into
    Photoshop and learning my way around it. Photoshop is definitely a higher
    learning curve though so I'd recommend Lightroom first. I would also
    recommend checking out GetTotallyRad as they have some really good Lightroom
    Presets that are really amazing:
    http://www.gettotallyrad.com/products/lightroom-presets

    Good luck! :)

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  28. haha, same here! Charlotte Russe's accessories are great and affordable!
    :)

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  29. yay, we can be twinsies!!  and yeah, i can't believe this dress is so old, but it's been awhile!  :)

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  30. i was thinking the same thing!  i'm thinking about taking up the hem a bit as well as tapering in the sides (especially around the hips).  it's just a little too big all around.  thanks for the suggestion!  i'm definitely gonna have my mom work her magic.  :)

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  31. I'm glad you did this jewel tone outfit.  the deep saturated colors are nice, and I like that you kept it simple w/the shoes.

    you can fit into express sz 2? 

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  32. the express size 2 is definitely big all around. the belt definitely helps
    cinch it in a bit. i have kinda broad shoulders so that area isn't so bad,
    but the hips and length are too big. i'm planning on having my mom tailor
    it in a bit. :)

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  33.  No no you don't look like a dinosaur at all! You look awesome :)

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  34. love the jewel tones, you look so fab and festive!

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  35. Love the emerald tone of that dress with the purple! You do jewel tones so well :) Have a great weekend!

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  36. I LOVE the colours in this outfit. The jewel tones are awesome!

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

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  37. Gorgeous dress!  I love the fun accessories and the color combo (esp that purple clutch).

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  38. Love the combination of green and purple! I actually just got a MAC clutch myself and I'm absolutely in love with it! Prettiest bag ever!

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