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Happy Hour: Tangerine Dream


Ah, citrus cocktails, my Kryptonite, I am powerless to avoid you.  But what could sound more refreshing on a warm spring day than a Tangerine Mojito from Laylita’s Recipes.  But be forewarned, this is not a low-calorie drink.  It’s made with rum, sugar cane, and a host of other ingredients that are not skimping on the caloric intake, so plan your meal accordingly.  A nice ceviche, perhaps?


Wayf Crepe Shift Dress ($58)

Ah, prints. I’m really feeling the prints right now.  I love this soft feather print with hints of orange, it reminds me of a print that I have in my living room.  It’s a unique and gorgeous combo.

This printed dress from Club Monaco with shades of black, blue and blush is lovely, limited sizing though.  This white T Tahari shift has a cool, geometric print in shades of red.  This French Connection dress in black and white has a great flirty skirt.  You could wear it solo or belt a black blazer over it.

Want prints for work?  This Karen Kane dress with black side panels is a great place to start.  I also like the dot print on this Maggy London wrap dress.

Plus size?  Adrianna Papell makes a lovely white sheath with wide, printed stripes.  I also adore this Calvin Klein dress with a red geometric print on top, and a darker print on bottom.  (Seriously, worth a look.)

Petite?  This Anne Klein faux-wrap has a great spring color palette and long sleeves.  I also love this chevron-printed Eliza J dress with a bright pink belt for contrast.

Tall?  I found this pretty, blue fit and flare at Banana Republic.



  1. Anna says:

    Oh, wow. I have no idea how those sleeves would look on me, but that pattern is gorgeous.

    April 25, 2014/Reply
  2. GoGoGo says:

    Oh man, what a cool, cool dress! I want to own it. I don’t even want to wear it. I just want to hang it on my wall and look at it.

    I mean, what occasion could one wear this dress to? I’d wear it to the office but I think my colleagues would be intimidated by how freaking cool I would be. I’d wear it to a party, but people might think I was some kind of cool artistic hallucination. I’d feel like I need to be extremely witty and chic and eccentric to pull it off. Like I’d need to actually just talk in verse.

    Maybe I could slip a pencil skirt over it to tame the awesomeness and then wear it to the office? I’ve done that before with my grey pencil skirt and a belt. Maybe I could pull this off as a top.

    That thing looks like one of those thousand dollar dresses.

    Am I a bit too obsessed? I may have just had too much caffeine this afternoon.

    April 25, 2014/Reply
    • Ashley says:

      Great comment!

      April 25, 2014/Reply
    • lhh says:

      I wore this dress to a peacock themed bachelorette party in Vegas. Is it “Vegas-y”? No. But I’m not a sheer panel, tight and short kinda gal. I plan on wearing it again to a couples shower in May…

      Vegas outfit turned couple’s shower….something isn’t right here.

      April 25, 2014/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Loved it.

      April 25, 2014/Reply
      • GoGoGo says:

        Cheers guys! You make me smile. 🙂

        lhh, I think being the over-dressed classy one at a Vegas bachelorette party is a perfect occasion for this. I totally approve. Nice interpretation of the theme.

        I’m totally going to purchase this damn thing, for no reason. I never do that. If you see a girl wearing this in line at the Chipotle around some day, say hi, that will be me.

        April 28, 2014/Reply
  3. Joules says:

    That dress is gorgeous! I love it. I’ve been very into bright prints and patterns lately too.

    Style by Joules

    April 25, 2014/Reply