Outfit: Nautical Striped Dress

Greetings Fashion Pad Readers,

Welcome back from the weekend. I had a pretty good one and hope you all did as well. I ran into an old friend of mine and we agreed to meet for drinks (of course you know I had H20). I was so shocked to find out all the things that had been going on in his life. I know we all have our trials and tribulations but sometimes we forget that it could always be worse so we must praise good for our breakthrough and for peace in the mist of our storms. My heart aches for him and his family but I assured him, with God, all things are possible; he had to have faith and NEVER give up. Have you ever spit some knowledge to someone then thought, "where and the heck did that come from?". God uses us to intercede for others and it is an awesome feeling to be able to encourage others in their time of need. Needless to say, I had a very inspirational weekend!

On the other hand, I also experienced a seriously disturbing revelation this weekend. On Saturday, me and my nephew hit up the mall and after entering a couple of stores, I realized that I have little tolerance for the mall nowadays. Frightening!!!!! It was an overwhelming feeling and I couldn't shake it off. I barely even browsed! I don't know, maybe it was just that day, but it was so weird! *shudders uncontrollably*. Anyhew, below are pics of what I wore.




I've worn this little mini several times this past summer but I finally captured one of my looks on camera. We're still waking up to 80 degree weather so I'm going to dress the part......




When I spotted this dress online I knew I just had to have it. Something about the juxtaposition of the stripes had me sold! FYI, it also comes in kelly green AND it's on SALE!




Yea, yea I know that horizontal stripes supposedly provide the illusion of a wider frame.....I simply don't care about that. As long as the fit complements my curves I'm good.





So in love with the little pockets!




Earrings - Forever 21
Dress - Asos.com
Watch - Emporio Armani
Ring - Street vendor in NY (Soho)
Handbag - gift from friend (Cole Haan)
Wedge Heels - Jeffrey Campbell (Nastygal.com) 





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17 lovely fashionistas commented:

Jeeda said...

Love it!! The dress is too cute and the pockets just completes it! Love me some pockets...it can be a croca sack and I'm like "oooh look at the pockets"..lol Oh and don't feel bad about your lil' bout with mall anxiety...I only go to the mall if it's first thing in the morning otherwise I can't do it...
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Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I love striped dresses, I got two this year but I find it so hard to accessories it. But you, like always, have the perfect answer.

Dr. Reginia; The Social Mistress said...

That's the perfect weekend dress. If I wore it here I'd get all kinds of looks but I could put it over a pair of white trousers. LOL

Crowded malls make me feel some kind of way as well.

Wishing positive things for your friend and any person going through difficulties.

Have a great week.

Clara Turbay said...

it´s really great: ideas and concept!

Style4Curves said...

This is very cute and I don't think the stripes make u look wide at all.

Niki Cheapskate said...

very cute, and those shoes are fab! i feel the same way about the mall. if i do go, it's only to run in and run out of one store, lol

Yolandaas said...

Your really rocking those heels hun!! U look stunning.. your body is amazing too!!.. xx so jealous!

Sazi Efionayi said...

love the shoes

Ticka said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend going through hard times. You are right to tell him
to keep his faith. I'm sure all will work out in the end.

Wider frame my behind!! Gurl bye, you look great in that dress! Very cute!

I will rock stripes whenever and I dare someone tell me different! And if they tell you different, point'em out so I can go in on them! LOL!

Berty Morales said...

Miss Shanequea, you look fabulous and I love the dress. Now those SHOES, OMGEEEE! I love them and I need to try a similar pair. The BF doesn't like the heels so for the very first time he told me "Don't even think about getting those shoes, I don't like what the hell that is in the back" hahahahahahaha! I need to find the perfect outfit so he can understand them...LOL. Great post and looking amazing like always!

Rhonda said...

Hot to death! Love this dress and I am dying over the fit and the pockets too!

Miss Dre said...

Hey lady! I'm glad you could be of encouragement to your friend. It's sad to hear that he is going through a tough time. At times when we speak that knowledge to folks and have no clue where it comes from, honey that's God using us! It's a blessing that you were able to be a vessel :-)

This dress looks good on you honey! It compliments you well. And I'm loving how you paired it with the gorgeous red shoes! You know I love your style =)

LA Lynn's said...

You look darling in those strips! And, yes that is sooo TRUE God will use us a mouth piece and a vessel! Be Thankful for every breathing moment!

Xoxo
Lynn

Sunny LouisvilleSlugger said...

I LOVE that outfit!!! Ugh, I hate the mall too, I like to go early, on my lunch break, when it's vacant. lol

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Thanks for this inspirational moment, we all need a little encouragement from time to time, guess we just had ours now ;) Really like this dress, and it looks great on you - it actually looks like a dress and a tee. Those sandals are SEXY, work it!

xx
5th&6th

fattygirl218 said...

love love love that dress and those heels are giving me life

Beauty or Swaag said...

okay , you can send that dress to me , right now !