What I Wore: Going to the Dogs

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Houndsooth dress, dachshund, dress, modcloth, animal print, print dress, black and white outfit,
Houndsooth dress, dachshund, dress, modcloth, animal print, print dress, black and white outfit,
Houndsooth dress, dachshund, dress, modcloth, animal print, print dress, black and white outfit,

Houndsooth dress, dachshund, dress, modcloth, animal print, print dress, black and white outfit, What I Wore: Hound Sleuth Dress (Modcloth), Cardigan (Ruche sold out; Similar Here), shoes (Old Navy), Purse (Vintage; Similar Here)


I got this for my birthday a few weeks ago and no doubt- I am in love. This dress and me, it was meant to be! I've been eying it for a while now, since we own a dachshund, Max. Everytime I wear it, I feel as if I am wearing "Many Mini, Manly Maxes" (Say that seven times fast! No, really, try it. It is what I said to Max all day long, poor dog! ) I chose to highlight the graphic patterns by going purely black and white with this look, and love the way it gives it a bit of a geek chic vibe. As a result, the most random people  called out to say they like the dress- the person checking me out at the drugstore, the lady riding her bike, the lawn man. Oh, the power of puppy-related items, right? 

The only downside is the waist is slightly high, occasionally brushing my rib cage. I'm a bit on the short waisted side anyway, but this isn't even the first time a dress has been like this- with a waistline at my ribs, I mean.  Is this a thing now? A trend? Cause while I realize not everyone is built the exact same, it seems awfully odd- not high enough on anyone to be an Empire waist, but too high to hit anyone's waist or hip.... 

Still worth it though.  


18 comments

  1. this look so super cute on you!

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  2. LOVE this dress and you're absolutely right-- it's so you!
    This blue wall is also amazing. Love how the coloured background makes your outfit pop!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  3. This pretty blue wall is the perfect backdrop for outfit photos! I love your dress, too!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  4. I adore the pattern! I want one like this with pugs : )

    I have found that a few dresses from Ruche and ModCloth have strangely high waists. My girlfriend who is super short waisted can wear any of them and they all fit her perfectly. Me on the other hand...sometimes it seems like I might be wearing kids clothes.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Describing it as feeling like it is wearing kids' clothes describes it perfectly!

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    2. Describing it as feeling like it is wearing kids' clothes describes it perfectly!

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  5. Ooh, so excited that you got this dress! I always drool over it whenever Ashley wears it, and it's just as perfect on you! The shape is just so, so flattering! :)

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  6. What a fun print, this is such a great piece and it looks fantastic on you!!
    xJennaD

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  7. Gah - LOVE this dress to bits (both the pups and the tulle underlay!). There is definitely power in puppy prints - or any animal prints really, hehe. I'm not short waisted but I've run into this problem too with dresses hitting me too high b/c I'm so busty. Oh well. The shape of it is so perfect on you regardless :-)

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  8. Your dress is amazing- such a cool print and cut!!

    Have a great week,
    Mary x

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  9. so cute on you! and woo girl, look at them legs - foxy! oh and happy belated birthday too!

    christen
    fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes (and the complement!)

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  10. Ahhh, this dress could not be more adorable. You look so presh. Obsessed! Fab post, love. If you get a moment, I'm sharing two new looks today. I'd love to hear your thoughts. :) xo

    www.fashboulevard.com

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  11. It's really cute on you - you can't even tell it's hitting at the rib cage in the photos but i know what you mean!?!?! I have a dress I love like that and I'm constantly tugging at it or like rearranging my chest to try and make it a bit more comfortable - not that's it's overly uncomfortable, but you know? ANYHOW - adorable. Great birthday gift and super flattering on you. Makes me want this dress (I eye it a lot, because, well, it has dogs on it!)

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    1. With the dog print, I thought for sure you would have had this one ;)

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  12. That is a really cute dress, and I love the simple styling.

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  13. you look amazing in this dress Kristian! the print is so fun and i too like that it's black and white, a nice mix of classic colors w/ fun print. i cant tell at all w/ the waist line, but def know what you mean, although I have super high hips (i guess short waisted?) so i sometimes have the opposite problem. anyway love this & Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda
    and most importantly, i LOVE seeing your big smiles here : ).

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  14. The last dress I bought had the waist line at the ribs too. I was really concerned about it and had a conversation about it with the girl in the next changing stall, and she insists it's the style now! It only worked for me because the dress was mostly black- two other really cute patterns didn't cut it on my figure. I don't need anything that makes my legs look longer!
    But this one is adorable! puppies! Love the bouncy skirt with your bouncy hair!

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