And here we have another one of my favorite stores of all time, which you can find nearby in Iowa City. White Rabbit is a real love of mine and has been for a few years. They sell locally handmade goods as well as re-worked vintage clothes. On this particular shopping trip I picked up a few sweaters (because you can never have enough), as well as a bad ass, high-waisted, acid washed, knee length denim skirt. That’s a mouthful!
But this dress. This dress! Boyfriend gifted it to me for my 6 months past 30th birthday. It’s Dear Creatures and I love it (obvi.) And to be clear, I’ve never been big on brand names, although I have been real proud to sport the Lee tag on the aforementioned denim skirt… But I do love Dear Creatures, and that’s for the simple fact that they make the cutest damn dresses. Period. The end.
This dress is a real trickster, most people think it’s a skirt and separate top, but surprise… It’s a dress! It’s got mint, it’s got polka dots, it’s got pockets, it’s practically perfect as any good birthday dress should be.
You may or may not have noticed, but this belt is a major outfit staple for me. I thrifted it from who knows where and it’s here to stay. I’ve punched extra holes in the leather to make it more versatile, and even sent it through the sewing machine when it came unstitched from behind. Me and this belt, we’re in it for the long haul, so get used to it!
Bonus: you can peak into my shopping bag and get just a taste of my lovely purchases from White Rabbit. So enjoy!
Outfit details: dress: Dear Creatures (purchased from Vitae) | shoes: bcbg | belt: thrifted | sunnies : forever21
Did you see Jessi’s post from Wednesday with her take on the Jolene Dress? Here’s the thing: Melissa, one of the owners over at Vitae Design Collective, knows us well and mentioned they had just received some pieces from Dear Creatures’ fall collection. Well we trotted over and all the pieces are so stunning it was hard to choose just one to style! We settled on this fun black and white print with a darling little bow detail.
For my style up, I decided to throw this skirt over it. I love black and white with bold colors and these shoes have been speaking to me lately even though I bought them like 3 years ago. I went minimal on the accessories (not even sure you can see my pearl earrings in these pics) because I have sold bold graphic prints already.
We live near this pretty cemetery and, creepy or not, sometimes we take our son there on walks. We did that the other day and I noticed this gorgeous mausoleum. So if you thought to yourself, “Is she in a graveyard?” the answer is a big ol’ yes! But seriously: isn’t it darling? I kept thinking a cute little hobbit was going to pop out and offer us some cookies.
Hope you’re having a great week! Mine has included a nonstop puking baby, becoming mayor of my dentist’s office on foursquare (ugh), and endless meetings at work. However, it’s Friday! So things are going up from here.
Another big thanks to Vitae for letting us borrow such a lovely dress for a few hours!
Outfit details: Dress :: c/o Vitae Design Collective | Skirt :: Hill Vintage | Flats :: Charlotte Russe | Belt :: gift from Jessi
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Love. This. Dress. Love it!
We at Here Pretty Kitty are very fortunate to have friends in high places. And for this first installment of Double Trouble our good friends at Vitae Design Collective in the Des Moines East Village so graciously let us borrow this fabulous Dear Creatures dress for an afternoon. We took it, we styled it, we loved it, and then we had to give it back… But it was fun while it lasted!
One thing I love about this dress is that it’s different than anything else I have in my closet. I don’t typically buy long-sleeved dresses, and if I do I often end up shortening the sleeves. What can I say, unless there’s a cardigan involved I’m just not a long-sleeve kind of girl.
This was an interesting number to style because, while we both fell in love with it, we realized that the dress is so great on its own it didn’t need much help. But, obviously, we found a way!
If it was cooler outside you better believe I’d be throwing some colored tights under this bad boy. But, since September’s only just begun (and its still 90 degrees every day….) I couldn’t bring myself to slip into tights just yet, no matter how cute it would be. Ankles booties though? Bring em on. And I wanted to wrap a cool summer scarf around my neck but couldn’t bring myself to cover up the darling neckline detail. Thus, the scarf in my hair. And finally I decided it was the perfect time to break out this amazing vintage purse a friend recently gave me. The bag is a real gem and again, unlike anything else in my closet.
I can’t say enough good things about this dress. It’s lightweight and so comfortable and could easily be worn to work or out for dinner and drinks with friends (mojitos and small plates anyone??? Yes please!) All in all an A+ from me!
Check back soon for Marlena’s take on this little lady!
Outfit details: dress : Dear Creatures c/o Vitae | scarf, belt :: thrifted | booties :: Charlotte Russe | earrings :: gift, Ragstock | sunnies :: forever21 | purse :: gift, thrifted