Sock it to me

3.21.2012


Long-sleeve print dress from DAME boutique in Santa Monica,
Cynthia Steffe white tuxedo blazer (similar style here),
Kenzie ombre socks,
Dollhouse pumps,
Alexander Mcqueen hobo bag.


I've had these ombré socks for a few years now, but never really had a chance to wear them out. You know those accessories that you buy because they're so cute in-store, but you don't really plan ahead to think about what they would go with in your wardrobe, so instead they sit in your closet while you forget about them? I was determined to not let these socks share the same fate.

In putting together this outfit I decided I was going to start in reverse, from my toes up, and try to fashion a look specifically around the socks. I guess sometimes that's what you have to do to give lesser-worn items or accessories in your wardrobe some play.

In the end, I love how the ombré color compliments the print in the dress and sets off the geometric pattern. Micol's crisp white blazer (last seen here) pulls the look together, and ensures that I get to borrow it for at least one more day.
xL

52 comments :

  1. omg
    so pretty! <3
    love the look!


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  2. I just loooooveeee the shocks! Great look overall, of course!

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  3. amazing outfit girl! :)

    Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  4. one of my favorites! Love this whole look! xox

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  5. jacket ;_))
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  6. Hi babe, thanks for dropping by. Yeay a fellow 80s baby. Love that socks. Awesome gradient.

    Im following you via GFC & bloglovin now. Can't wait for your new post

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  7. I'm really liking this, you look great!

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  8. I need to hit up Dame boutique..I love short dresses with long sleeves :) That ring/bracelet you asked about I found at the melrose/fairfax swap meet...the vendor use to sell to bloomingdales, score!! XO
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    1. OMG such a score! That's an amazing piece! xx

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  9. Adore the ombre socks!

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  10. So pretty, love all the different textures :) xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. OMG how beautifully have you pulled off those socks, Lauren?? They look so quirky and chic at the same time!! The photos look gorgeous as always too - love the soft bleached out quality to these ones :)

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

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    1. Oh I totally forgot to say: if you haven't read the feature about my blog yet - I gave you a shout out as a fave blog of mine, I hope you do see the link to The Marcey Stop!

      C x

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    2. We did see it! Thank you so much. We're definitely undercover Not Dressed As Lamb stalkers so we were FLOORED to see we're one of your faves!

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  12. love your hair! to be honest in your first picture you totally reminded me of Alexa!! i love your look :)

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  13. such a cool print to the dress! love your hair also!

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  14. Love the outfit. The white blazer is gorgeous. I agree with the above comment, love your hair.

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  15. The socks are ridiculously cool !
    xo Shubana

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  16. the socks are so unexpected - they pair perfectly with the dress :)


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  17. Nice dress and the socks are so RAD - love:)

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  18. My first thought: "those socks are rad! Gotta try and make a pair for myself."
    Second thought: "What a great freaking outfit. And photos!"
    Last thought: "She has perfect hair. Damn her!"

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  19. what a unique pair of socks that goes well with your print dress!! I adore the whole look
    Urszula

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  20. Love your entire outfit from head to toe, girl -- awesome dress! You are so gorg -- such rad hair too! ;)

    Thx for visiting my blog!

    xo
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  21. LOVE the socks! The blazer is also pretty perfect :)
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the dress!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  23. i love your socks! so cute!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  24. Gorgeous! I love how the socks mirror your hair color, very funky and stylish!
    XX
    Celina
    www.StyleByCelina.com

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  25. Like your dress and thanks for the comment on my blog!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

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  26. lOVE THIS - definitely your newest follower. The blog is so chic!
    Krystin
    Suburban Faux Pas

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  27. Wow girl,
    You look amazing
    Yout stunning the hole world
    Hahaa :)
    I just felt in love with your style
    Youte a beautiful girl, really!

    Loves,
    Zeynep

    Zeynnepp.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow you've done a really fabulous job in styling your outfit around these wicked socks of yours. Their absolutely fabulous!

    Eeli xo

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  29. much like everyone else, i love these socks. they are so unexpected! mostly though i love that AW bag :] such great shots!

    x

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  30. Those stocking socks are so cool! I've never seen anything like them. They do perfectly set off the colors in that dress. You look amazing! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog! <3

    toni

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  31. Gorgeous. I love the funky but elegant feel of this look. I'm totally following on bloglovin'!

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE

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  32. this blog is beyond amazing! IM FOLLOWING!
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  33. Gorgeous! Love everything about this...great thought to add the socks!
    xx

    Hot Pink Day
    Shop Blue Vanilla

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  34. I really like your blog, so i follow you, kisses <3

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  35. wow, this is one of my fav looks lately!!!! I love ur socks, and the way u styled the blazer with the tribal dress is divine!!! <333

    xxx
    www.bohemianbones.blogspot.com

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  36. really lovin the ombre socks, great styling going on there good job

    love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  37. perfect! the blazer, the tribal dress, those cute socks! lovely. peace

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  38. You always look amazing..love this! www.casualglamorous.com

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  39. Loving the dip-dyed socks! They bring the whole outfit together.

    Great style and blog! Consider me a follower :)

    x+o

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  40. awsomeee oufitt!! just perfect!!

    check out my blog when you can :)
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  41. LOVE the ombre socks!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    sidesmilestyle.blogspot.com

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