1. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 6:36 am

    I like how she takes the dress and makes it her own. And that pop of yellow at her feet! Too cute.

  2. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 7:05 am

    The only thing that irks me is her bag… Something about it brings an otherwise fresh and cute outfit down.

  3. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 8:06 am

    pretty shade of blue..love the dress on her!

  4. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 8:24 am

    the colour combination is great~
    the whole outfit also

  5. tee

    August 1, 2006 at 10:01 am


    • Rocky Mantle

      April 8, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      In 1981, maybe…

  6. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 10:50 am

    In general, I really like it (especially her hair. Why don’t my bangs do that?), but the drop of the dress from her shoulder looks almost too calculated. The angle is unnatural. Also, is anyone else slightly bothered that the ends of her necklaces are tucked into the dress? Please excuse my OCD.

  7. The G Manifesto

    August 1, 2006 at 10:52 am

    very good style

  8. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 10:59 am

    beautiful! she looks like zooey deschanel

  9. holiday

    August 1, 2006 at 10:59 am

    I like the casual glamour of the dress. The embroidery is cute and I enjoy how the dress carelessly falls off her shoulder.

    I just stumbled across your blog this weekend and am fascinated. Capitol Hill could use a dose of fashion creativity.

  10. Rob

    August 1, 2006 at 11:37 am

    She’s a fox.

  11. WWND

    August 1, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    Love the contrast of the chartreuse sandals!

  12. Maria

    August 1, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    Love the mix of shades here , that very dark blue with enough poping light green…Love it.

  13. Lola is Beauty

    August 1, 2006 at 2:05 pm


  14. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    i like the yellow shoes too. i tend to do that whenever i’m wearing all black/blue. nice to see it here too.

    the dress is really nice and suits her perfectly.

  15. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    Sure, the dress is off the shoulder, but so what? It’s not much of a dress. With most of the younger women you photograph, I’d say they haven’t given their looks a second thought. Perhaps it’s a summer thing, everything is loose and baggy. Haven’t you seen any women rocking some snazzy cuffed or knee length shorts?
    I love this site, too!

  16. Nish

    August 1, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    I like the look, but i think the style makes her look a bit sloppy. Is it her posture or the dress?

  17. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Absolutely unexpected choice of footwear! The way I like it!

  18. gentillefille

    August 1, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    Great colors, love the navy and yellow together. She’s so pretty too, reminds me of the model Trish Goff.

  19. Kelli

    August 1, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    She’s cute! I like her bangs. It looks like a vintage 70s dress and the shoes complete the look.

  20. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    This is kind of punk. The best part is facial expression.

  21. iopine

    August 1, 2006 at 5:03 pm

    Yes, the pop of yellow certainly was right on. She really got that right.

  22. EMNH

    August 1, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    Very Pretty. It’s breezy and fun without being the ubiquitous white dress. An outfit that is definitely greater than the sum of it’s parts.

  23. prayer

    August 1, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    yes, somehow those shoes work very nicely with the dark blue.

  24. scallywag

    August 1, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    Sarti, you should come to Australia some time. Your taste in women’s clothing is so very “Melbourne”.

  25. Kathleen

    August 1, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    Hmmm, I was in Melbourne over the weekend and I tend to disagree with Scallywag: was a little disappointed in how style in Melbourne seemed to have “slipped” recently – a lot more generic. But, on the topic: I like this outfit, I like the dress. Can I be ultra-traditional, though, and say I’m not so keen on the no-bra look under a dress that would presumably be quite clingy when a little breeze gets up? Agreed, you’re all probably dying of heat exhaustion over there, but I don’t like being distracted by underpinnings – or lack thereof. Bandeau? Then again, her head-to-toe looks seems suggestive of a Bra-less Wonder personality, so good luck to her.

  26. AnastasiaC

    August 1, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    she looks hot – love that shade of blue! the shoulder peep is cute – the dress has a nice cut.

  27. Mrs. Pankhurst

    August 1, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    It’s not so much the posture as it is the lack of support (or, if present, the low quality of said support) beneath it. She needs a decent bra; that would help her to look a little more refined.

  28. n

    August 2, 2006 at 3:46 am

    she looks fab, and not sloppy at all but fresh.

    not everyone has to look like they are trying to show off their bank accounts. that kind of style is so sterile and booooring.

    and shorts are everywhere. there’s nothing creative or unique about wearing shorts. every single girl the world over has on the same tiny shorts and tshirt outfit that was posted a while back.

    this outfit is perfect, unique, sexy and great.

  29. Argot

    August 2, 2006 at 10:20 am

    there are styles that are definetly apart from “refined” and are above all, COOL. This is one example. Not your “femenine” bra and heels silluete, yet exudes sexiness in a very subtle way. Superb.

  30. Anonymous

    August 2, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    have to partially disgree with you re: fashion in melbourne. i think it totally depends on where you go. fitzroy, brunswick, some of the western suburbs even… have great imaginative fashion going on. of course if you go into the city or bloody chapel st then it is rather generic. i do think alot of the stuff on this blog is “melbourne” like (and some of the stuff is also generic).
    anyways… as for this ensemble, i think it’s quite boring. sorry sartie! her ‘tude is cool but she looks like she’s trying too hard, and yellow shoes with blue is no revelation.

  31. Kathleen

    August 2, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    Hey again, anonymous: I did check out pretty much all those places (ditto St Kilda et al) – didn’t get out to the western suburbs, I admit. I felt that the men were a little better dressed than the ladies, on average (lots of what I would call a cute intellectual style: wire glasses, odd suits, bicycles, etc.) – but I thought that even the “alternative” dressers were following a pretty strict code. Disappointing as, as a Sydneysider, I’ve always thought of Melburnians as infinitely more stylish.

    That said…on return to Sydney I was once again confronted by the illogical winter combination of thongs (aka flipflops) and woollen scarves – on men and women alike. So quite possibly I was just there on a bad weekend and should stand corrected.

    (You certainly have better shopping, so there’s no excuse either way…)

  32. bittersweetcocoa

    August 2, 2006 at 10:57 pm

    The woman has a nice sense of personal style. I live in Montreal and see well-dressed women like her all the time. They make it look effortless. You would find plenty of photo material here!

  33. Fashion.Faux.Pas

    August 7, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    Such a lovely city, lovely girl, lovely dress….

  34. Anonymous

    August 15, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    I personally would have loved some summery, silvery shoes and great big earrings- skip the necklaces. LOVE the bag. But I have to say she looks great- the dress is amazing.

  35. Björn-Eric

    August 16, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    She is just wonderful. . .

  36. Mary

    January 31, 2008 at 9:03 am

    wow… love that fringe. Amazing outfit, those shoes! she looks glowing.

  37. joely

    September 9, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    i agree with all the melbounre comments.
    the style that you seem to love is so very evident in melbounre…i should know i live here and am inspired by it everyday

    come come?

  38. Iconiclook.com

    January 25, 2012 at 4:38 am

    This dress is casual yet sophisticated…and the color is royal. Love it!

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