Monday, February 28, 2011

inspiration -- ladylike.

Milly Burano Bonnaz DressCOVETING: Milly Burano Bonnaz Dress
www.shopbop.com; retail $385
How absolutely charming is this little yellow dress? It's so chic and sunny at the same time -- which is so very rare. As I crave spring colors and dresses, this frock is just what I need to get me through the last day of February... And, I'm not going to lie, the drudgery that can be March in the Midwest. And detailing at the neck of this gorgeous dress is fantastic -- so intricate and beautiful. And the super-subtle pointelle flower print is just charming enough to catch your attention without being overkill. Perfect with wedges or flat metallic sandals.

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With the promise of warm weather and sunshine on the horizon ("the horizon" being in the next month or two), I'm all about floaty fabrics, light colors, and pretty little prints. Moreover, I'm inspired by all things that are even vaguely ladylike right now. There's something about a floaty silhouette that feels so light, airy, and, well, very feminine. Which is, in my opinion, kind of what spring is all about.

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Structured bags, soft shades, ruffles, chic black cocktail dresses, pretty but not too revealing necklines, and anything with bows -- these incredibly feminine pieces have totally caught my attention this season. After all, how is a girl to resist the allure of an ultra-girly and Audrey-esque wardrobe with the sparkly jewelry to top it all off?



What's inspiring YOU today?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop and WeHeartIt for the photos.

56 comments:

Daniela said...

that coat with the bows is very cute!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love Clemency she looks so cute with that outfit!

lauren lanza osias said...

love the ladylike look... don't know that it fits my personality ;) i'm inspired by london fashion week. there were a ton of soft and hard juxtapositions. i dig it.

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com
it's the freaking oscars...

Erika said...

I love the pastel hues that go with the ladylike look - they are so feminine and fun! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Love these, so pretty and feminine.

Heart Charlie said...

Gorgeous photos! Clemence looks GORGEOUSLY lady like!

Miranda said...

I adore the ladylike look, it's very popular here in D.C.

www.indcfashion.com

Julie and Lauren said...

I'm totally feeling sunny shades like that yellow dress, too! If only the weather were warm enough. Check out our Oscar round-up and let us know what you think!
Xox

http://bornandbread.blogspot.com

Annie said...

oh i love ladylike styles! i love that picture with the lv luggage lol

Bonnie said...

I love the little yellow frock!! I can't pull it off because I'm an albino, but it looks adorable.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a stunning yellow dress, darling. It would be perfect for spring! Happy Monday, sweetie

Megan said...

love the ladylike inspirations! that yellow dress is gorgeous and makes me hopeful for weather where i can soon wear something similar!

hope u had a nice weekend :-)

<3 megan
http://www.suitcaseandstilettos.com

jessica whitley said...

lovely post. i adore the entire look in that last photo. so pretty! xx

Erin said...

I'm searching high and low for a structured pale pale pink bag. I love your selection here.

Vanilla said...

I really love wearing feminine girly clothes, it's my fave style :)

Love, Vanilla

Katie said...

I love the yellow dress!

Kristin said...

That yellow frock is just darling! The beautiful weather is inspiring me today!

Janine▲ said...

Thank you thats lovely :)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

VERY pretty! I'm loving all the colors that are popping up for spring this year!
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

modanistajunkie.com said...

Ugh. I need to have that yellow dress!!!! A lot of watercolors, sequins and pastel colors have really been inspiring me.

Happy Monday!

xoxo,
melrod

Kaleido Mind said...

love that yellow! i'm definitely inspired by the lady-like/structured pieces lately...maybe it's because i'm getting older?? but i love it!

Audrey Allure said...

Absolutely love this post - I love everything girly and pretty. I can't wait until spring weather comes!

What Makes Me Happy said...

I love that yellow dress! I tried one almost identical to it in a gorgeous red at Forever 21 a couple of weeks ago, but now I'm wanting the yellow :) xoxo Marissa

WALKTHESAND said...

I'll definitely be more feminine this summer if I can! And hopefully have a Chanel bag too!
x

Sarah said...

that yellow dress is gorgeous, and so are the shoes she's wearing with it! I am loving these spring colors and flowy fabrics, now if only the rain would clear!

Krystal said...

the yellow is so pretty! those bright colors are so happening now, I like em :)

Kara said...

Oh, I'd love to be wearing Clemence's outfit. Its so pretty for spring and exactly what I'm after right now.

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sweetteaandchampagne said...

I loved this post! So girly and pretty! I love the picture of what that last actress is wearing. (Can't for the life of me remember her name- although she was on my favorite show, Gossip Girl!) I love the silhouette and everything about it. Looking forward to your oscar post too. ;)

Kathryn
http://sweetteaandchampagne.wordpress.com

p.s.- Check your inbox! I sent you an e-mail!

Valerie said...

I've been obsessing over everything yellow lately! And all bright colors, in general. I think that's what's getting me through the cold weather. I can't wait for sandals and sun dresses! This yellow dress is TO DIE FOR. Now all I need is a shopbop sale. Hopefully soon. :)

xo
Valerie

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I will take everything in your polyvore, please. Thank you. ;)

Taj Acosta said...

Very lady-like! The yellow dress is just precious! It's very romantic and makes me dream of summer...xo

Jess said...

That red handbag is calling my name! I'm loving pops of color in handbags this spring.

moderngirl said...

love the inspiration board! i want to buy everything you listed here and that photo of clemence poesy is just perfection!

cheers,
yvonne
modern.girl

audrey marie said...

i love love love clemence poesys style

Catherine said...

great picks! love the red bag <3

Meri said...

I love all of the bows- I can never get enough of them :)
Meri
merigoesround.blogspot.com

the late afternoon said...

Such dainty, feminine pieces! Love this collection, especially those shoes with its big bow!

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TheChambrayCountess said...

The heels with the bow are my fav! So girly and adorable!

style'n said...

I love dresses and color and all things feminine! Beautiful and bring it on.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I love everything it's absolutely amazing and I wish it was all apart of my wardrobe. That necklace is gorgeous.

xo

Courtney B said...

Oooo I'm loving all of these!! I'm craving spring SO bad!!

Dallas Shaw said...

there is that peach again- love it
dallas
http://dillydallas.blospot.com

Dallas Shaw said...

I can't get enough of that color
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Cybelle e Fabi said...

Love the post!!! The colors are so pretty!!!
xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

http://www.fromustwoyou.com/

Hazel☺ said...

i love the summer-ish (3rd) photo! i'm also digging the items you've put together!

-hazel

MissNeira said...

I love the peach, pink and florals! splendid!


xoxo
Miss Neira

Lindsay With An "A" said...

What a cute dress!! It would look great with a tan! :) I am inspired by this beautiful FL weather and spring nail polishes!!

this free bird said...

i'm with you - nothing says spring like a poufy dress, floaty skirt or pastel bag. your picks are spot on for what seems like it's taking forever to get here...

xo,
carrie

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

love that first yellow dress. x


p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a necklace from pie n the sky if you'd like to check it out. :) x
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meg said...

such an awesome post!

Style, She Wrote said...

OMG Love your ladylike post! Clemence Posey has the best style! xo style, she wrote

OneCraftyFox said...

These are all so darling and charming!!

jess said...

The bow coat looks so sweet.

Kavery said...

The yellow dress is a fun way to welcome spring

Laurita P said...

i love the yellow dress. so sweet!

http://adorablydeliciouslp.blogspot.com/

Tara said...

love that yellow dress, the color is soooooo good :)

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