Lookbook: ribbons and pearls

I wore this on one of those super hot days that we had a few weeks ago. It was about 98 degrees and I was not happy about having any of my hair even touching my face or my neck hence the fully pulled back ponytail. I rarely wear my hair like this but with the heat and no air conditioning there was no way I could wear my hair down as I have super thick hair and I swear it just keeps in all the heat.

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Banana Republic
Shoes: L.A.M.B
Necklaces: Nordstrom & J.Crew

I was so undecided about this dress because I liked the ruffles but I felt it ended kind of in an awkward place, do you know what I mean? I would’ve liked it if it had a few extra ruffles or was just ruffles all the way down. And then I realized I bought it in the wrong size after I put it on and took the tags off but oh well, I wore it anyway.


It needed a little something so I added my chain/ribbon necklace along with a pearl necklace I just bought from the J Crew outlet. If you have a J Crew outlet near you, I highly reccommend going there and stocking up on their jewelry! They have all the last season stuff which is still gorgeous, marked down and then they had an addtional 20% off! I got a few necklaces to add to my necklace obsession.

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My pick is this pretty floral dress and for only $22, it is a steal!

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  • Kellie
    August 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I've told you before, but I'll tell you again… I LOVE those shoes. Love.


    August 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    you look adorable! thanks for the coupon post!

  • yiqin;
    August 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    pink ruffles! Ahh how fab.

  • freeteyme
    August 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I aw that at BR too and it didn't look right on me but you look fab in it!!! Love the addition of the long layered necklaces and of course the fab shoes!

  • Diane
    August 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    i love this look!
    pink + ruffles = adorable

  • Kristin
    August 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Ok, I so need to hit up the outlet. And that color is tres gorgeous on you!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    August 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    i'm all about feminine little dresses and pony tails. this look is adorable and perfect for warm weather!

  • God Made Me fuNky
    August 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    the dress looks adorable on you. perfect color for the hot days.

  • Elizabeth Marie
    August 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    The Jcrew necklaces are becoming my new obsession thanks to you, Kel and Hanako!

    and that color is amazing on you, you are so summery fun and chic!

  • Lauren
    August 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    You're so adorable! I'm loving the bubblegum pink!

  • sharon lei clemons
    August 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Love the dress, the color and style is fab!! I heart L.A.M.B. shoes too! 🙂 rockin it!! the heat in Lahaina, Maui, HI is crazy too!

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    August 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    tiff, you look perfect in pink! and i love how you edged it up w/the shoes and jewelry.

    thank you thank you thank you for featuring my shop. i'm so grateful for your support and your friendship. <3

  • Fashion Court
    August 24, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    omg, i LOVE your style! what a cute dress too!

  • Fashion Therapist
    August 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    So cute…you look fab in pink! It's definitely your color.

  • Music
    August 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    The shoes! They truly are gorgeous!

  • Daituf
    August 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Tiffany!
    Been a long time fan of your blog, but always reading never commenting…
    I've finally been inspired enough to start a blog also!
    Now I can participate more actively in the the beauty blogger community 🙂
    So feel free to check out my blog, thanks!


    I'm such a newb to blogging, can I ask how you get your template to have gadgets on both sides? All mine is scrammed to the left…:S

  • drollgirl
    August 24, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    you look super!!! that pink is perfect on you, and i love the necklaces!

    and thank you for the j crew tip. i LOVE their jewelry but need to get it on sale! 🙂

  • Annie UhOh
    August 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Have you tried registering at lookbook.nu? I think your stuff would be a great addition to that site, not that you should stop posting them here, too. I think on some people, the ruffles would be a bit awkward, but I like them. They're different, and you look terribly adorable in it.

  • ...love Maegan
    August 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    You look adorable! …and the dress is cute …but I get what you mean about the ruffles. You know what you could do …belt it under the last ruffle, with a skinny belt, and blouse it out a little …then wear it with jeans or leggings. …not that you asked. lol.

  • Chic
    August 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I love the pink. I have the same dress but have never worn it because I haven't found the right accesories to go with it.

    Thanks for the jcrew tip!!!! I just need to find an outlet close to me now 😉

  • Rosemary
    August 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    You always have the best hot weather outfits! And hooray for that pink–it looks awesome!

  • Hanako66
    August 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    you look so cute!!! I think that I have that same jcrew necklace…it is hard to tell, but I'm pretty sure it is the same one!!! I have been on a jcrew necklace spree lately…I swear I want every one!

  • Ela
    August 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    The necklaces look fabulous together! and those shoes again…Gwen needs to give you a cut cause they look so good on you I'm pretty convinced I need to go get me a pair.

    p.s. Blogger made me miss your posts 🙁 Belated happy blogiversary! xx

  • anotherfishinthesea
    August 24, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    you look fabulous as always!

  • Kelly
    August 25, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I have the same dress in that olivey color. I went down a size and got an xsmall cause I felt shorter (with the ruffles) worked better on me…. I think the dress is super cute on you. Love the pink… maybe I should go grab that one too.

  • Savvy Gal
    August 25, 2009 at 12:17 am

    you look super cute in pink as usual.

  • WendyB
    August 25, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Love that dress – nothing awkward in my eyes!

  • vitaMinn style
    August 25, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Love everything!

  • Keith
    August 25, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Great photos. You look amazing. I hope your week has started off well. Cheers!

  • ccshopaholic
    August 25, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I love the pink! You look so refreshed. And you know I love the shoes!

  • Chloe
    August 25, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Oh hi. Your hair is too thick? I take hair donations. Just send some my way plz. Thx. 😀

    (You look adorable today by the way, love that dress. I think it looks great on you!)

  • janettaylor
    August 25, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Pretty shoes!


  • ♥Celine
    August 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    You look very very pretty with your hair pulled back!! & what a great color on you! I loveeee your shoes! 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

  • AlwaysClassy
    August 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I went shopping on Sun with my Aunt and we both tried on that dress at BR!! I LOVED IT! My aunt bought it but it was too big on me :o(

  • Delectable Swank
    August 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I love the color of that dress! There is something about hot pink that makes me so happy! I also think the long chain necklaces look great with it.

  • J.
    August 26, 2009 at 5:23 am

    I LOVE the dress!

  • sanjchee
    August 26, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I have something similar in my closet; try putting a wide belt (perhaps patent black or a coloured one?) to accentuate your waist. It should do the trick to make the dress have more shape and also ..the ruffles will look much better. 🙂

  • Kat
    August 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Hi there! I love pink and black combo…you look so pretty in that outfit!

    Nice blog.

  • Polished Sense
    August 28, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I love that dress on you! It looks fabulous! How have you been lady? Will be back for more fabulous looks from you!