Lookbook: Summer Tweed

It’s so easy to get dressed in the summer isn’t it? A cute little dress and you are set!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: BCBG
Belt: Nordstrom
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I love this little tweed dress, however there is not much shape to it and it kinda just hangs on me. Belt to the rescue! I can’t get enough of my skinny metallic belts and this one was the perfect touch and gave shape to the dress. I adore my gray Louboutins but they are a tad too big for me and when I walk they kinda fall off my feet. Don’t you hate that when you have shoes that you love but they just don’t fit right? I’m on the verge of selling them as I’ve only worn them a handful of times but they are just so pretty that I can’t bear to part with them yet. I already have foot petals in them which helps a little. If anyone has a solution to make my feet grow, let me know! 😉


Hair and makeup was bare and unfussy that day. I just didn’t feel like getting all made up, which is a rare day for me. I love to do my hair and makeup but that day I just wanted to put on a dress and be done. Also because the sun is too high in the morning, we have started to take pictures after work so this is what I look like after a long day of work. Not as perky as I am in the mornings. 🙂

I did clip my hair back with a pretty purple bow that I got from Hot Topic. Yes! Hot Topic! A few weeks ago we were out at dinner and I was telling my husband that I needed to get my sister a tiara for her bachelorette party. I had no idea where to go when he was like, “How about Hot Topic?” and he pointed to it right across the street from where we were eating. I was skeptical, why would they have a tiara? But we walked in and checked out the hair accessories and there it was a rack full of tiaras! I picked out a pretty pink one for her and then noticed all the cute hair bows they had so picked out these two.


Cute right? So I pinned my hair back with the purple one that day which added just the right touch to my otherwise boring outfit. I love unexpected finds at unexpected places.

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  • kelly
    June 17, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    howww cuttte!! that dress is so adorable! and check out the loubies! Definitely a great idea with the belt to form fit a non form fitting outfit! and those hair clips!! sooo cute!! you look fabulous as always!!

  • chyyfire
    June 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    try the heel grips for the back of the shoes

  • L.A. Daze
    June 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I love this look! Very cute. I've been reading your blog for a while now, first time for me to comment though! Looking forward to seeing what great outfit you'll wear next.

  • Onada Photography
    June 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    i love this look on you! and your louboutins are fab!

  • Diane
    June 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    love this look. that purple bow is too cute! i'm so jealous of the nice summery days seattle has been getting lately…i hope summer comes to the east coast soon.

  • Chessa!
    June 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm


  • Kristin
    June 17, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Fabulous look! I've found that those little girl Etsy shops have cute hair clips too!

  • Lily G.
    June 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I'm with you on this. I love cinching dresses with cute belts to add more shape and cuuuurves =)

  • Nikki Cogg
    June 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    So cute!! I have been pleasantly surprised with Hot Topic's hair accessories every once in awhile. Love the bows and the dress is precious. Looks like Seattle has been a lot sunnier than Chicago lately… shouldn't this be opposite?? Enjoy!

  • ...love Maegan
    June 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    ADORABLE! …a huge fan of little belts! love this on your 🙂

  • Mrs.Zeus
    June 17, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    You look AMAZING!
    Belt always adds up either shape or sassy-ness for the whole look, I tend to add belts with anything flow-y.

    The hair clips are so cute!

  • Kelley at My Island Wedding
    June 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I LOVE BCBG!!! But I couldn't imagine the dress without the belt you chose!!! Really flattering!

    Hope all is well!!!

    (Oh, and you look fabulous…)

  • Elizabeth Marie
    June 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    You look soooo cute!! Love the belt and love the hair bows! Its so fun when you happen upon an unexpected little somethin somethin! I wish I knew how to get your feet to grow…NO…the Loubies to shrink.

    I love you girl! Thanks for always having my back!

    OH and that's you AFTER WORK? Gorgesous, I'm Jels. I look horrific until I'm in my comfy pants with a glass of wine. I hope your eye is better?! xoxo

  • Elizabeth Marie
    June 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous, I meant. Gorgeous.

  • janettaylor
    June 17, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Classy dress. U look so amazing!


  • Heidi
    June 17, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I love the outfit, you look great!

  • WendyB
    June 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    You look totally cute.

  • The New Black
    June 17, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    That dress looks really light for a tweed…great for summer. It would look cute with a skinny red belt too. Love it!

  • The Professional Bridesmaid
    June 17, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    So cute! I'm a new reader to your blog and just wanted to say how fantastic it is.

  • eri
    June 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    love the outfit, so cute and classy!

    just wanted to tell you i bought 4 of those jcrew tissue tees and LOVE them! i want to get more!

  • tiffany2stylish
    June 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Kelly- thank you girl! i owe you an email! will catch up with you tonight 🙂

    chyyfire – thanks for your suggestion! the problem is that my foot just slides forward so that my heel doesn't even touch the back, so heel grips don't work either.

    L.A. Daze – thank you so much for your comment! I hope it's not your last 🙂 will check out your blog as soon as I get a chance!

    Onada – thank you! who doesn't love the Loubies right? 😉 haha

    Chessa – you are always too kind. 🙂

    Kristin – thank you! I have looked at some of those Etsy shops, I wonder how big the clips are tho? my hair is so thick I think little girl clips would hold about 3 strands of my hair!

    Lily G. yes, belts are the best!

    Nikki – I think we've been lucky with the weather the past few weeks! It's a bit overcast today though.

  • tiffany2stylish
    June 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Maegan – thanks!

    Mrs. Zeus – sassy-ness is a must! hehe

    Kelley – BCBG makes the best little dresses don't they?

    Liz – I think I always look better after a glass of wine too. 😉

    janettaylor, Heidi, WendyB – thank you ladies!

    the new black – I need a thin red belt! I have a thick one, but thin would be really cute!

    The Professional Bridesmaid – thank you for visiting! hope you come back! 🙂

    eri – Yay! glad you like the tees as much as me!

  • Hanako66
    June 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    you look sooooo adorable!!! hot topic? who knew!!! actually, I'll bet you could have found a really cute patch there too lol!

    I really, really love the dress…the neckline is so fab! I have a pair or two of shoes that I need foot petals in too…hate that!


  • Hanako66
    June 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    oooooooooh Tiffany…thank you for posting the giveaway!!!! xo

    can I use that adorable little graphic you made?!

    love you tons..A

  • Little Bow Prep
    June 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I adore the whole outfit.

    You look gorgeous!

  • Delectable Swank
    June 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    that dress is fantastic! I love the addition of a metallic belt! I've been needing one for a while; I think it adds a nice touch to cardigans and dresses and helps make everything look a lot more pulled together.

  • elleandish
    June 17, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Gorgeous! I have to agree with you on the skinny metallic belts.. I own one and it's practically being worn out because I use it so much 😀

  • Fabi
    June 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I love this "boring" outfit! BCBG rarely fails.

  • Marietta
    June 17, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Adorable!You look so good in dresses!I'm sure lots will want to buy these amazing louboutin if you don't want them!

  • steph
    June 17, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Aww you look sooo cute (as usual!) Love the dress & accessories. The bow clips are the perfect touch!

  • issa
    June 17, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    love the dress and with those shoes of course!

  • drollgirl
    June 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    you are looking sexy and sweet and fabulous!

    and when shoes are not fitting right they drive me bonkers! b a h!

  • kay*
    June 17, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    i really like this dress. i'm in the market for more 'girly' pieces [dresses & such] and i'm constantly reminded of you….using you for some inspiration 🙂

  • JGeb
    June 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Hot Topic? No way! You look adorable as always!

  • Bryannah
    June 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Love the dress on you! :] It's 10x beautiful!

    OMG, I just hate that too! I ALWAYS find a pair of the most gorgeous pair of shoes but they are either too BIG or too SMALL. x_x
    I'm going through almost the same exact thing! I have these sandals from Urban Outfitters that I've only worn a couple of times and they are super-tight on me feet now, so I'm trying to sell them. :]

    And the bows are super-cute, also! (:
    I was actually surprised to hear you got them from Hot Topic; I'd never had the guts to walk inside those stores; the people who work there just always scared me a little. :]


  • kiran
    June 18, 2009 at 1:29 am

    great outfit– my sister always have shoe fit trouble (she swears her foot is a 6 3/4 size) and she has a lot of lock making big shoes a bit snugger with dr scholl's gel heel pads, not sure what the actual name of the product is, but do check it out before you part ways with such lovely shoes!

  • freeteyme
    June 18, 2009 at 2:29 am

    you look so cute!!!! love the grey with the royal blue bow on your hair and of course the fab shoes!

  • Rosemary
    June 18, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Adorable! I'm always looking for dressier office options that are still cute and professional. And Hot Topic–who knew?

  • aurora
    June 18, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Oh I have the shoe problem too! It's frustrating – I swear that my feet shrink in winter too…I've resorted to putting full insoles in =(

    I love the dress, it's suitable for work yet still a fresh (and very flattering) change from the suits!

  • ...love Maegan
    June 18, 2009 at 5:13 am

    what is this Revitalash you speak of?!?!? ….it's really working? I must check it out! …also that atlantis pendant lamp below is blowing my mind!

  • Iva
    June 18, 2009 at 7:24 am

    LOVE the dress! YOU ARE ADORABLE!! ahh and those HAIRCLIPS!! HOW FABULOUS!!

  • clouds of tulle
    June 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Oh the bows are very cute, though I personally probably wouldn't wear one. BUT you look great with them SRSLY. <3

  • Savvy Mode SG
    June 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    you look absolultely adorable.

  • Miss Single and the City
    June 19, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Love, Love, Love this look! You look simply adorable and I'm loving the Louboutins!

  • princessneka
    June 19, 2009 at 6:43 am

    This dress is super cute on you. I love how the little bow completes the outfit.

  • MizzJ
    June 21, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Aw so cute! Sometimes simple is best 🙂