What I Wore Today: 07/09/2012 (Blue Monday)

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Blue Monday by Nouvelle Vague on Grooveshark

Since I planned on meeting my Chicago bestie for dinner and wine last night, I decided to start the week with a somewhat less blah outfit than a Monday might normally warrant. Also, weekends aren't necessarily relaxing when you work in retail. I always think of Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey saying, "What is a weekend?" Classic!

When I first saw this dress come into the store, I fell in love of course. I mean, it's gorgeous. But, I didn't try it on for a few weeks because I assumed it would look like a maternity dress on me, given the size of my chest. But then a few co-workers assured me that another co-worker with an ample bosom had bought it and looked great in it. So, I gave it a go, and I actually think it works since it's not that incredibly blousy. I kind of feel the same way about this dress from the H&M Garden Collection that I wear all the time. It may not be the most flattering silhouette on my body, but it's not bad either, and it's a silhouette I love to wear. 

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"Flocked Cobalt Dress" - Anthropologie

Pink and gold sandals - Dolce Vita, Urban Outfitters (also seen here and here)

Pavé cable link bracelet - J.Crew 

Starburst bangle - Forever 21

Orange "studded" bangle - Target

Diamond two-tone watch - Citizen

Ombré bracelet and necklace - DIY (tutorial coming soon)