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I'll Be Doggone

All About the Dress:
A newspaper dress all about fictitious dog stories?  Yes, please!  It's like that famous Sex and the City dress that Carrie Bradshaw donned, but for quirky girls like me, haha.  (I'm going to sound like a liar because from this angle the sky doesn't look bad, but it started raining on me about 8 frames in and I couldn't get a close-up.  Damn those scattered rain storms!)  This has been on ModCloth for probably as long as I've been a shopper there and it went on sale last week...and about a second after it went on sale I purchased it!  (I'm a size small for measure).  It arrived today and I couldn't wait to try it out and photograph it :)

Outfit Details:
I kept the color scheme relatively in line this time around with black and white with red, but did pops of color in the shoes and brought out the blue from the shoes in the brooch.

Brooch- Luxulite
Belt- H&M
Bag- Melie Bianco via DSW
Shoes- Nine West via Amazon

Music Time!
As a huge Motown fan, I'm excited to use this Marvin Gaye song, "I'll Be Doggone" as this blog post title.  It's not as remembered as his other songs, but it's really quite catchy so have a listen!

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  1. Somehow it looks super cute and so retro look, the way you style the red big belt, the newspaper print dress, your hair, looks so fresh and chic <3




  2. that dress looks so darn cute!
    kisses from dubai ❤️

  3. Great post hun! I like this so much.

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  4. Such a adorable newspaper dress! Love the retro and somewhat flirty vibe it gives off!


  5. Omg what a cute print!! The dress looks lovely on you and the red belt really perfects the look.. Fab shoes too! x

  6. Outstanding dress. I love it to pieces!!!

  7. Love love love the print of the dress, so good!! Xx

  8. I LOVE that dress, Lauren! I also love how you've styled it in a way that's more retro with the addition of the wide red waist belt and that cute purse, such great styling, as always! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, gorgeous girlie!



  9. You always have the cutest dresses! I remember when I was younger I had an umbrella with different cartoons printed on it. I was so sad when it got torn on one super windy day Sharmtoaster

  10. Love that dress Lauren! Very cool outfit and styling!

  11. This post is shorter than your usual ones but I love that you concentrate on the beautiful dress and yes, quirky is the right word for the dress too but it's gorgeous nonetheless. I love Marvin Gaye and used to have his CD which I listened to on repeat.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. You seriously find the best/most unique pieces. Loving this fun dress!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. The pattern on this dress is so cute! Love it!

  14. That retro dress is gorgeous Lauren and I love the purse - it matches perfectly!

    I have started a linkup on Thursdays. I would love for you to join it by linking up this pretty outfit tomorrow and every Thursday. Thanks and enjoy your day! Ada. =)

  15. That is a really fun print! You always find the quirkiest printed dresses but know how to style them so well, and they always look great on you :) I like the black and red with this.

    Away From The Blue Blog | Recent Post: Baby's birth story & hospital style

  16. Perfect outfit combo. and you shine from the background and everything :)

    ♥ from

  17. You are too darn cute, Lauren! I love everything about this look - your dress, your hair, the pops of color - it's all perfect! I have had that dress on my wishlist since I started shopping at ModCloth too...I don't know why I never took the plunge! It's so cute.


  18. Seriosuly so cute and pretty Lauren! I love love love you hair up in a bun too! As soon as I saw this dress I thought about Carrie with her newspaper dress. Oh the love for Sex and the City.

  19. I love this newspaper print dress on you! You look stunning! You look really gorgeous in these photos with your hair up. I always wanted to buy a quirky cat print dress and wear it on my blog. The cat would be out of the bag that I am a crazy cat lady lol (mostly just crazy about cats).

  20. So cute! I love the pops of color you added to this! You coordinated this outfit so perfectly! <3

  21. Oh gosh you did it again Lauren! This is such a fab dress and of course styling is perfect! I love how you did your hair too! I will never be bored ever of your fashion! <3

  22. Super-duper cuteness! That has to be the most ideally suited purse ever for that print. Love the styling here to no end!

    ♥ Jessica

  23. I couldn't tell if the dress was actual newspaper or a real dress! That is too cute!! What an awesome dress!



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