Monday, 28 May 2012

A substitute for the pink and red H&M dress

Last summer I bought a red and pink dress from H&M  that didn't fit very well. It was returned, but I've never given up the idea of a dress in this colour combination. Here another attempt at dressing in red and pink:



















Adding turquoise was inspired by the picture of a vintage YSL dress:






















I could've worn a pink tank top underneath the dress but decided a charcoal would be better with the black sandals.








































The original H&M dress is quite different, I realize, and I really should have put on a necklace!






















I wore this outfit on Saturday for a night out with some of the girls. After having a lovely dinner at a restaurant called Brasserie Degas we went to the coolest cocktail bar in Copenhagen, Ruby's. I tried to take pictures but the lighting wasn't good enough.


Instead you get to admire my sandals again!

















Since it's Monday I'm participating in Patti's Visible Monday on the Not Dead Yet Style blog, giving me lot's of reason to smile:






















In case anyone want's to know my husband took these photos!

24 comments:

  1. You are giving me lots of reasons to smile - this colorful look is so great! I think you recreated the H&M dress, but made it better with a fitted crossover top. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Thank you very much Patti, the same to you!

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  3. I think it looks great, and I would have added the darker tank to balance the shoes too. Funny how fashion has many codes like that. But that's what I find satisfying about it.
    I just LOVE that top photo, it's so artistic!

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    1. Thank you Joni! I couldn't quite find the words to describe why I chose the darker tank, now I know it's for balance! My husband will be thrilled to hear his photo is artistic, thanks from him too!

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  4. Oh, I love this look. I recently purchased a similar style dress and I would love to style it like this. Love your colorful accessories, they just make the outfit stand out as gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you so much Debbi! The good thing about accessories is that they take up much less space than clothes. I'm looking forward to seeing your dress!

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  5. You look both stylish and comfortable in your outfit! I love the color combination and how you have been able to put it together! We should keep our eyes open for red and pink on the 9th because that is one of my favorite color combination too!

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  6. Thank you again Anna, and I certainly will!

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  7. Your husband has captured that beautiful smile. I like the dress you're wearing--it looks comfy and very versatile.

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    1. Thank you very much Terri! The dress is so comfortable that I've bought it in four different colours! And they've all proved to be very versatile, red, green, blue or beige.

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  8. Brilliant and much better than any H&M
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    1. Thank you so much Sacramento! I hardly dare to tell you the truth, but here goes: The red dress is actually from H&M!

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  9. i like what i see here i´ll be back soon!

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    1. Thank you Clara! You're welcome any time!

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    1. Thank you very much Megan! It's probably not the last time you'll see it on this blog!

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  11. Beautiful mix of colors! And I do admire your sandals.

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  12. Thank you very much! I'm very happy with these sandals, and thinking of getting the grey version as well.

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    1. Thank you very much Clara! I'm in he middle of my exams so I'm not as active as I usually am, but I'm posting tomorrow! Hope you'll like it!

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  14. You look gorgeous in that dress! Great adaptation!
    Hugs,
    Reva

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    1. Thank you so much Reva! I find this colour very easy to mix with the rest of my wardrobe.

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