Sunday, March 21, 2010

Going Tribal

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Old Gap Cargo jacket, Forever 21 dress, Urban Outfitters skirt underneath, Asos boots, Forever 21 jewelery, armor ring eBay, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag
The tribal trend for this spring and summer is a great excuse to pile on the jewelry and other accessories. I found this little tunic dress at Forever 21 the other day and thought it would look great with my over the knee boots. I mean literally this dress is little, probably because it is meant to wear as a tunic over pants, but I wanted it as a dress. It hardly covered my unmentionables. So, I had to play with ways to keep it rated G. I tried the dress tucked into a skirt. It was pretty cute, but the fabric was a little thick and bulky. So, I decided I will just keep the skirt on under the dress for a little more coverage. You can hardly tell it isn't part of the dress. I also wanted to wear a cargo jacket with this look. I would have loved a longer cargo jacket that came below the dress and hard oversized pockets, but sometimes you just have to work with what you have! 
I am really enjoying the over the knee boots from Asos. They were on sale and worth every penny. I can wear them all the way up or fold them down for a different look. My armor ring was fun to wear too. It is funky and really stood out. I love bold accessories. Don't be afraid to play around. I almost added a long necklace to layer with my short one and that would have been fine. Yes, there are style rules, but rules are meant to be broken.

Check out my past tribal trend here

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I also wanted to say thank you to Tayler (love the name) from Big Hair and Bikinis for emailing me this surprise portrait of me. It is flattering to have someone draw you and she does an amazing job. Check out her blog for more blogger portraits and great fashion and style!

 I was also equally flattered that Sugar Darling Vintage posted this about me. So sweet and I feel the same about her! Post about that later this week!

74 comments:

Tex said...

LOVE that dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a total sucker for print dresses

Anna Jane said...

Love the combination of khaki and tribal print. Fabulous outfit. Great hair too :)

- Anna Jane x
(PixelatedBlonde.com)

Star-Light said...

You look beautiful!

I love the Dress and the Boots <3

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

beautiful dress, I especially love it paired with the military jacket! xoxo

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

HaHa no wonder she has a crush on you... we all do! :) cute look! Happy Sunday Taylor!!! xxx

briannelee said...

Cute dress! Love it paired with the jacket.

Meg said...

I love this tribal inspired look!

Walk The Sand said...

Perfect styling. I LOVE that mega blue ring. Gorgeous.
x

Seyma said...

one word: FANTASTIC!!!!

xx

Nina said...

I love this dress, I also wore it here http://fashionableroad.blogspot.com/2010/01/to-watch-us-dance-is-to-hear-our-hearts.html

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Roxan said...

That portrait is gorgeous! I am so not artistic so I always admire someone who has that talent. Beautiful Tayler!
Love that tunic ! I must have it, so up my ally!

Glamour Bbey. said...

Great look! Lovely dress!

Nathalie said...

Lovely etnic styled top!

Celine said...

See I saw that tunic on the F21 site and wasn't really moved by it but now seeing it on you I'm really tempted to order it. Damn you :)

C (flnw.blogspot.com)

Tayler said...

I love this dress/tunic! and rules are so meant to be broken, why else would we make them? and thank you so much for posting it on your blog it means a lot! <3

I also have a giveaway going on if you are interested!
www.bighairandbikinis.blogspot.com

Anna said...

This is a fantastic look. It seems different than what you normally wear (at least to me anyway :P) but I absolutely love it.

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Catarina said...

lovely outfit, I adore the mixture of the print dress with the cargo jacket!
x

Kim said...

amazing outfit !! Love the dress and those boots look stunning !

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Diggin' the tribal look! :)

Ash Fox said...

love your rings and that amazing jacket!

x

brunchatthebeach said...

the 2nd skirt underneath is a great idea! Being tall makes normal length dresses look like scandalous minis on me, so I usually wear thick tights underneath. But this is a great alternative~ must try it out :)

Thanks Taylor!

-Jane @ Brunch at the Beach

the gorgeous said...

amazing colors! love your stone ring and the dress! :)

Christina said...

That tunic was a great find!

VerLuisant said...

Love the jewels so bad!



xoxo

Tasha said...

Your hair looks gorgeous in these pictures!! So beautiful! Also I loved this outfit you put together!! That's good that you don't want to be too revealing and show your unmentionables! lol Very classy!

Tasha said...

Your hair looks gorgeous in these pictures!! So beautiful! Also I loved this outfit you put together!! That's good that you don't want to be too revealing and show your unmentionables! lol Very classy!

ShoesForDessert said...

I bought that dress last season and still think it's one of the best things I've bought at F21. I agree about its length, but the fabric, design, and gold piping are great for F21 standards. Do you agree?

Oh, and I love the green jacket over it.

http://shoesfordessert.blogspot.com/

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

LOve the dress..and the ring and probably the necklace :)

xxx

KatieSimcox said...

I love this dress, and your hair. I have bangs too, but always thought they just looked better on blondes. You rock them well. love your blog.

Gillian Hannah Berry said...

That dress super great!

Taylor Sterling said...

thank you everyone you all are so sweet!! xo

Amanda said...

Love the outfit and that portrait is amazing:]

Leah said...

That's a fabulous illustration of you... I love it!

The dress is pretty and I know what you're saying about doing a rated G... that's why I can't resist wearing tights even here in sunny Manila... most of my dresses are too short. Hahaha!

Have a great day! xoxo

Kinsey Michaels said...

i love the jewelry you wore with that outfit Taylor! super pretty. by the way, i hope you don't mind me sharing this tip. if you want to get rid of those blue outlines around your images that are hyperlinked, add border=0 into your code at the end before the > tag closes.

xo

Natalie said...

i love the tribal print! so gorgeous :)

natalie

jen lainy said...

Again you nailed it out of the park! Great outfit!!

Oh and thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!!

Sarah Mina said...

Looks great!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love your outfit, especially the jacket!

xo

Jamie said...

I am loving that jacket! I have tunics that I prefer as dresses as well and I think this skirt is a great idea. (and you're right it looks like it's part of the dress) Also American Apparel has little biker shorts that work great too :)

http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

livingbelowtheclouds said...

that dress is soooooooo cool *.*

Sarah Anne said...

I must be much shorter on you because I have the same "tunic dress" and it's more than halfway to my knees on me! Almost awkwardly long - maybe I just got a f21 defect. ;)

Sarah Anne said...

I also have the ring (in that color and the purple too!) How do you deal with it turning your finger green? Or do you not have that problem? That's my only complaint about it :/

lil_budoy said...

omg! loving the dress... and the aqua ring! totally nice! wow! tribal style is cute!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Fabulous tunic and rings! You rock it :)

Vintage Obsession said...

I have dress which is again like you said does not cover the necessary regions well and i wore it similarly during winters but now its way to hot to try this look again :)
LOve the colors in the dress :) nicely worn :)

Shannon said...

Looove this outfit, real hot. xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Super cute dress! I'd love to wear that to the beach!

Ashley
http://honeysucklechic.c

iheartkiwi said...

i am dying over that turquoise ring... i am currently obsessed with turquoise.

loving the tribal look.

Melissa Blake said...

I love the ring!! xoxo

Well, the entire outfit is pretty darn wonderful! :)

Fashion is a Playground said...

Wonderfull jacket ! ;)

Lainey said...

Love the tribal dress. Such a great pattern. I also am really digging the boots. I like how comfortable they look.

Meggstatus said...

I use the skirt under tunic secret very often. Opaque tights work wonders for teeny tiny "dresses" also.

Love the look!

Kate said...

thanks so much for the comment! your blog is great - you are so pretty, and I love so many of your outfits! will definitely be back!

alixrose said...

Love this look. Tribal is a total excuse for color and more more more accessories. I just cant say no to that! That ring.. ugh.. love it!

his hers said...

I love this entire look and your accessories. Love the boots as well.

Chloe said...

I love the jacket

Rachel said...

Love the cargo jacket, just bought one of my own.

roxanne said...

i just passed up a tribal dress the other day because i knew i didn't have the right sort of things to go with it, but that jacket and ring are the perfect complements! love that backdrop as well.

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kelly ann said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, dear. :) your blog is just wonderful!

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

You look great.:-) Hug Stina

darlingdee said...

You look fabulous! I love the coat and your ring is just AMAZING AMAZING!

ye55i said...

Love the bag! =)

crowdedcloset said...

um can i steal this whole look because I love it all! THANKS!!! ;)

Love the tribal print! xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

Blue is in Fashion this Year said...

Nice dress!
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Emilie said...

Love this tribal outfit, you look fab Taylor!

lilmissshortee said...

I love your outfit here, the tribal dress, the khaki jacket, the oversized turquoise ring and the baggy boots. Love it love it love it. C:
X

Raman said...

I love the tribal trend and your tunic dress is beautiful! The ASOS boots are the perfect over the knee boot. Your outfits are always soo inspiring!!

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hannah said...

awesome! the patters go great with the tallll boots.

Anniken Cecilie said...

loving the tribal trend on you!

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princesspolitico said...

ooo! fabulous tribal look – and wonderful creativity adding the skirt underneath! i would have never thought of that.

xo.
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Lyndsy said...

Cute outfit and your hair is gorgeous!

Dexter said...

Awesome outfit again! I love every detail!

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