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Shen Dove Style: November 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Guest Post: Alex Elizabeth

Worn on Thursday 25 Nov 2010, Turkey Day

Hello! I'm Alex from Alex Elizabeth. I'm guest posting here on Shen Dove Style for this week's Fashion Beauty Friend Friday post (visit ModlyChic for more info or to join). This week's topic was totally open so we had to pick a theme by ourselves! Luckily Shenneth and I have a lot in common, like our love of books! Bet you didn't know that about me, I don't think I've ever talked about it. So for our topic we came up with the idea of a book-themed post which I thought was pretty much the best idea ever. I decided to go with a fictional character-inspired outfit, can you guess who I'm channelling?

It's Bellatrix Lestrange! You know, before the whole going insane in Azkaban thing. I think my expression in the first photo captures her perfectly. And maybe those orbs are the ghosts of people she hurt who have come back to haunt her (...or maybe they're just snowflake orbs). I considered Brett Ashley but decided she might be too obscure, so I eventually moved on to the extremely recognizable Harry Potter characters. HP7 recently released here and I think many people would recognize Bellatrix Lestrange. Actually I originally thought to be Cho Chang, but I don't really identify with her at all/hardly have anything in Ravenclaw colors. And I really wanted to go as Bellatrix for Halloween in October but I thought -- and still think, really -- that my hair was too short.

As I was choosing the pieces of this look I kept repeating "what would Bellatrix Lestrange wear to Thanksgiving" to myself. Provided Bellatrix Lestrange happened to be visiting the States during the fourth week of November. I believe she would think of it as a quaint little holiday and don some kind of crazy yet elegant getup. I was stunned to wake up to falling snow this morning! I have to say that the weather totally ruined my footwear plans (satin d'orsay pumps- out) so those are my thankfully rubber-soled over the knee boots under all that lace!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and thanks Shenneth for the awesome opportunity to work with you!!

Betsey Johnson dress, H&M dress (underneath, changed from original), Chinese Laundry long gloves, ken and dana design bracelet, Jeffrey Campbell boots.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bringing My Own Sunshine - Part 2

This outfit was from a few days ago when it was sunny and mild which I appreciate a little more now that it is cold rainy and I think I saw a few snow flakes earlier in the day. I love the color yellow, wearing it always manages to put me in a cheerful mood; like bottling up sunshine.

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Jacket: Joyce Leslie
Tank: Forever 21
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Target
Knee High Socks/Tights: Forever 21
Necklace: JessLC


Monday, November 22, 2010

Zebra Print Swag

I usually go for more fitted blazers because of my stature and proportions, but I couldn't resist the zebra print when I saw it. I'm loyal to my favorite animal print, leopard, but it feels good to change it up a little once in a while.

Blazer: Zara via Buffalo Exchange
Cami: Gap
Skirt: The Loft
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Target


San Francisco

A few pics from a trip to San Francisco/Napa Valley earlier this month.


Friday, November 19, 2010

What I Wish I Wore: Party Frocks

I've been somewhat in denial that the holidays are around the corner and haven't picked up one single holiday gift yet....but I have been window-shopping for pretty party frocks. I guess I'm feelin' strapless dresses these days.

  1. Whipped Butter Dress

  2. Red Carpet Royalty Dress in Afterparty

  3. Missing the Pacific Dress

  4. Young Bright Things Dress

  5. Spun Gold Dress

  6. Opposites Interact Dress


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Style: Skirt Love

I have been inspired lately to purge my closet and have two bags full of clothing/shoes/accessories that I'd like to try to resell. This jacket was something I evaluated putting in the pile of things to try to sell, but I decided to hold on to it. I don't wear this skirt very often because its a bit thin and too short for work but it's still a favorite. Regardless of what's 'on trend', I love clothing with purple and blue in it...

Jacket: Target
Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Target
Tights: Kohls
Shoes: Buffalo Exchange
Earrings: H&M
Clutch: The Loft