Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Wear a Little White Dress, a.k.a. Santa Baby

True story... while I was getting ready for photos and listening to my iTunes, the Glee version of "Santa Baby" came on. I'm not one of those crazy people who likes to listen to Christmas songs year-round (no offense!), but I really, really love "Santa Baby". Like I love it so much that before the advent of iTunes when I could download and listen to it anytime, I was a little obsessed with hearing the song during the holiday season.



We have a local radio station that starts playing Christmas music 24/7 in November, and I would literally leave it on that station for two solid months hoping to hear that tune. I was lucky if I caught it twice a year. Now I can hear it anytime. It really put me in a sixties, Marilyn-esque mood for photos. I feel like I might have been born in the wrong decade maybe??



I'm pretty much in love with this dress. I saw it on Hips and Hangers in a post Tashia wrote about wanting to buy a white dress for work. I had heard other bloggers, specifically Jessica at Surely Sonsy, raving about Dorothy Perkins, so I bit the bullet and placed the order. I was a little concerned about ordering from a UK company, with sizing and shipping, but they have an American version of the site, so it was super easy. Shipping took a while as I expected, but it was so worth it. The best part? You got free shipping with a purchase of $75- so for a little more than the cost of shipping, I bought ANOTHER dress. And I love it... even more than this one!









Merry Christmas to me! I mean... Happy April to you!? Oh, whatever! It's Friday!


51 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

I LOVE Christmas music, and I don't see any harm in listening to it year round (especially songs like Santa, Baby)... although Christmas lights are another story. Take that crap down, upstairs neighbor.

You look so cute in this! I love the dress, and the touches of pink are so pretty...and of course I'm diggin' that wall :)

Annie said...

Such a fabulous dress, the white looks SO great with your dark hair! And I love the coral wedges Katie! And a little Christmas music in April never hurt anyone....have a great weekend :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Danielle Paniccia said...

love these colors together! so perfect for spring. just found your blog. enjoying it so far :]

sara! said...

loving this outfit! I recently ordered from DP on a whim...but it was maternity and the wrong color. and I'd never be able to keep that dress white, haha.

Ariana said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit on you! Tailored and sophisticated suits you!!

Becca said...

I love this dress! The neckline is so different- I am horrible with keeping white clothes clean, I don't think this would work for me, but you rock it!

Tara_St said...

That dress is so awesome! I always drool over Dorothy Perkins' clothes. I will be traveling to Scotland this Fall and one of my stops will be a Dorothy Perkins!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Windchakra said...

The dress is so very cute. I looooooove it. It makes you look so much taller!!!

Always Maylee said...

That white dress look so pretty on you! And I love the coral accents, especially those wedges! Have a great weekend!! :)

xo, Yi-chia

Mel said...

I love the white dress! I've been thinking of ordering from Dorothy Perkins soon myself. The coral accents are great! And that necklace is amazing!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Katie, you look SLAMMIN'. I don't ever really use that word hahaha but for some reason when I see your outfit posts I'm always compelled to say it. So there, I said it. This dress is made for you, and I love the colors you paired it with. It keeps it looking so fresh!

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

lovelovefashion said...

oooooh you look fabulous! every detail is complementary and the result is stunning, and i am with you on the christmas songs, i have a disgraceful amount of christmas cd's, it doesn't matter who sings it because i will listen, have a happy and merry weekend x

Tranae B said...

You look amazing. I love this song too.

Mandy said...

Goodness gracious! Love the outfit! Love the photo location!

Sharon S said...

That dress fits you like a glove, Katie! You look amazing in it! I too have been weary of ordering from Dorothy Perkins but now you convinced me! Have a great weekend!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Shoesncoffee said...

loving the dress! looking amazing!

xx

http://shoesncoffee.blogspot.com/

Loren Cline said...

This dress looks really great on you! The cardigan is a great touch. I think white dresses make every lady feel a little bit like Marilyn Monroe.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! I'm not wild about my arms, so the cardigan made me feel more comfortable. And I think you are completely right about a white dress= Marilyn!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Go for it! And they've got some GREAT sales going on right now! I am very pleased!

I hope you have a great weekend too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you and thank you! I love the murals in my little town! So fun :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yay! Another "Santa Baby" fan! Such a good song :) And thank you, Tranae!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I hope you have a happy (and merry) weekend too! And thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Slammin'... I'll take it :) I felt pretty slamming. Thank you so much! I can't wait to pair it with some other cardigans and bright accessories!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Dorothy Perkins is having a great sale right now, so I'd say go for it! I'm quite pleased! And thank you so much for the compliment!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! I am becoming obsessed with wedges :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I could use all the height I can get! Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Jealous! Can you sneak me in your luggage?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

The neckline is wait attracted me, though I kinda covered it up with the cardigan. A very nice little architectural detail!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I want to wear whimsical and flowy, but I have to agree with you- the structure and tailored look is more flattering for me. That's why I think I must have been born in the wrong era!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I saw they carried maternity and I couldn't believe the cheap prices! I hate it didn't work for you, hot momma!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, thank you! And I am glad you found my blog and you are enjoying it so far!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Annie! I never in a million years thought I'd ever wear a white dress, but I'm glad I bought it! I hope you have a great weekend too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Listen to "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson- welcome to the South! :)

Jessica said...

wow! love the coral! and free shipping is always worth throwing another item in the shopping cart
xx

Miss K said...

I love Dorothy Perkins SO so much. I fell in love while studying abroad and wish I would have purchased many more pieces than I did. I was abroad 5 years ago when tunics and leggings were just emerging as a trend in Europe-I swore I would never wear anything like that...and I was wrong.

I plan to go back to Europe for another trip and my plan is to bring some foundation garments and then just shop for new clothes everywhere I go.

LOVE the white dress and the coral combo in your outfit. You look fantasticly summery :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I agree 100%, although I don't think my husband does! ;P

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! I felt very summery! I am super jealous if your trip and all the shopping you will do! Sounds like a fantastic time!

Natalie Leung said...

I love the mix of orange and white here! now following :)

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Chilibrarian said...

I love the pairing of orange (a color I swore I'd never wear, but now love) and white and those great sandals.

I also *love* Santa Baby - but for the best swinging X-mas, you need Dean Martin singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with a bevvy of ladies from the soundtrack to A Winter Romance. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

tashia graham said...

I love absolutely everything about this outfit. Thanks for the shout out! I think I just have to buy a white dress now :)

chillairandperfume said...

I think a good white dress is such a staple for a spring/summer wardrobe. Yours is fabulous, and it looks amazing on you, especially with the belted cardi. Very cute!

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Hannah! And I agree with the white dress being a staple. I think I will get a lot of wear out of it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Hey, I try to give credit where credit is due! And it's totally your "fault" I found this dress ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I do love Dean Martin! And I feel the same way about orange, but it's definitely growing on me!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yay! Glad we are following each other!

Sarah Stright said...

I absolutely love this. The dress is beautiful and the background is fantastic!!
Sarah
www.comingunstitched.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Sarah! I love a good mural!

WeChangeBeauty said...

Gorgeous! This looks like a scene from a movie where you just dropped your man off at the train station because he's been drafted.
Love it.

Atthepinkofperfection said...

You look amazing in this, so flattering! And your hair! I missed the big change, but it looks awesome on you!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Amy! :)

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