summer friday: dare to bare

There's little I find sexier in the summer than a simple summer dress with a bit of ruffle. Couple that with a bare shoulder and I'm sold! My latest find combines my favorite summer trend with my latest black-and-white obsession.

...And I stumbled across two different Chictopia users striking alluring over-the-shoulder glances in this very dress. It's a sign!

I'm also into these easy-to-belt-and-accessorize styles...

Don't they seem so fifth-season-Carrie-Bradshaw? (So what if that was the season SJP was pregnant!) I'd pair them with a vintage belt, embellished sandals, and a simple clutch for day-to-night glamour or white blazer and statement bag for work.

Or maybe I'd slide past the no-bare-top work policy sans blazer with this sneaky number:

That's it, I'm breaking my spending freeze tonight!

Off to Jersey this weekend--wonder what kind of trouble we'll get into! What are you all doing? Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

3. & 4. dresses c/o spotted moth
5. dress from modcloth


Ruby And Siel said...

I never liked one shoulder dresses but these ones are changing my mind! especially the first one

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Fashion By He said...

great post

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Stacey Kay said...

LOVE IT! I especially love how that one girl paired it with those great blue booties!

Stacey Kay
"Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration"

Isquisofrenia said...

i wnat some dress like this but i have very broad shoulders, like a football player hahhah

Zabrinah said...

These dresses are pure genious! They're also changing my mind on the one-shoulder dress craze!!!

I love how we get to see the first dress on different women!


Best wishes from one blogger to another,


Robyn said...

After seeing those two chictopia looks I want that dress myself. Good luck choosing.

ReallyRee said...

Love that dress. Adore monochrome with some red thrown in!

Have a lovely weekend!


Maria Confer said...

Thanks so much for featuring my outfit. It was a more daring look for me and definitely fun to wear!

Lulu Letty

and flowers pick themselves said...

have a rad weekend, doll!

xo Alison

Angela said...

these are all beautiful! i've always felt extra femme when wearing one shoulder pieces.

Ashley said...

That first dress is sooo cute, and looks adorable on those two girls! I love it!


Diana said...

love the red dress! so pretty

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Song of Style said...

love,love,love one should dresses!

nyc fashion said...

Love the dresses. Have a great weekend


vdcouture said...

whoa super gorgeous dress <3


Rand said...

oooooh so lovely!!:):)

Wangari M. said...

I love the first dress and the ladies you featured wearing it! I've never been much of a one shoulder kind of gal, but this post is making me reconsider. HAve a great weekend in Jersey Lovely. Mine will consist of wine drinking, bad music listening and some dancing (I hope) and then some sofa lazing :)

{ I V Y } said...

damn wish i had the arms to pull this look off...

kid. said...

i can't decide whether or not i should love you or curse you for introducing me to that first dress. so cute!

MADMSL said...

Absolutely in love with that
dress, might have to run
and get myself one before
summer ends!

thequietingmuses said...

Love the b&w one, perfect for this crazy hot weather :)


Raez said...

awesome dresses! could really use one of them right now, the heat here is killer!

xx raez

Lacey in the City said...

I wish I was off for a fun weekend! I'm stuck here in bed miserable with whatever I'm sick with. Enjoy your break from the city!

Anonymous said...

I love that print, and with the blue wedges is even better.. great style!

Kate Russell said...

I love all these looks. And your about me made me laugh, my husband and mom always call me nancy drew.

Kendr▲ said...

Love the photos
cool post, you have an awesome blog!

Hope you can check out mine :)

Michelle Elaine said...

i always like the idea, but on me i always feel lopsided when i attempt to wear one sleeves.


melindaa said...

now i realllyyyyyy want those dresses. thanks alot ;p haha. just discovered your blog, lovee it!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

those are all super cute dresses. i totally thought about sjp when i saw them.

chopsuey said...

Hey there! Love love love these dresses. Thanks for the comment, you def have to get your friend with the crazy dating stories to send some to me!

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