Friday, December 23, 2011

Skippy Says: You're Grounded (OOTD)

This dress reminds me of one I had as a little girl. Some people move forward in their fashion sense, but apparently I revert back. I'm telling you, when I was wearing those striped shirts with floral skirts back in the day it's because I knew pattern mixing would be all the rage this season.

I remember loving the dress because it felt very American to me. And lord knows that as a little immigrant kid, I wanted nothing more than to be perceived as American. So much so that I really wanted my parents to ground me because in all the books I read and TV shoes I watched kids were getting grounded left and right. But my Russian parents had no idea what this word meant. So, naturally, I took matters into my own hands. I did something really naughty, came up to show my mom, and asked "so what, are you going to ground me now?" After I explained to her what that meant she said yes, indeed, I was grounded. The teenage me wanted to kick the little girl me for teaching her that.






Shop:
- Mango dress (Bought on sale circa 2010, no longer available)
- Hue polka dot knee high socks (Not available online, buy in store at Macy's)
- Hue tights (Buy here)
- Anthropologie boots (Bought on sale, no longer available online. Still available in some stores)
- SF ThreadShow earrings

36 comments:

  1. I love sweater dresses - they are freakin' gorgeous! And you have the prettiest hair :D
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog - hope to see you there more often !
    I'm your newest follower :)

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  2. I love your boots from Anthro!! Your sweater dress is adorable on you and I never tire of things that remind me of my childhood, this type dress is my favorite. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  3. I love your dress and earrings! :)

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  4. What a beautiful dress, the embroidery is gorgeous and feels perfect for winter. Love your bright berry lipstick too!

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  5. Looks so cute with those boots! And you can never go wrong with a sweater dress, right? :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. You look gorgeous!! Love the boots and the colour suits u!

    Thanks for always stopping by my blog..your so sweet!

    Cheers
    Hanz
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  7. Isn't it funny how everything reverts back to our childhood? Love the dress and the boots! Great outfit :)

    Have a great Christmas!!

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  8. This dress is so pretty!
    jamie
    www.HandlingWithGrace.blogspot.com

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  9. this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D

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    let me know!
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  10. That's a great story! Love that dress. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  11. That's too funny - my Russian parents had no idea what the word meant either and I sure as hell never told them its meaning :)

    The boots are banging - they're such a pillar in your closet because you can make absolutely any outfit you want out of them.

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  12. That sweater dress is very whimsical with the embroidery on it. I love it!

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  13. I was a well-behaved kid. It was almost creepy. I just sort of sat around reading... or watching Scooby Doo re-runs. I think I was theoretically grounded once, but it didn't stick. In fact, my bff and I were both well-behaved, so we coordinated an Evening of Miscreance in high school. We stole rocks from a construction site. And then returned them the next day because we felt guilty. We were so hardcore.

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  14. Love your earrings :) I have a pair very similar and I love wearing them :)

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  15. stunning outfit i love it..and i love the dress..soo petty and the detailing soo pretty^^
    Mi_Mi
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    mi-miworld.blogspot.com

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  16. Found your blog via Feather and Freckles and I absolutely love it. Love your style and your fabulous sense-of-humor.

    Happy Holidays,

    Gracey
    http://fashionforgiants.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm dying for your boots - they are fabulous!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  18. Nice boots! Their color is gorgeous!
    thank you for visiting my blog (:

    I'm following you :)

    xoxo ♥♥♥
    Francesca.
    FASHIONCROUTON

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  19. What a pretty dress! Love the flower detail.

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  20. Me encantan las prendas tejidas <3

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  21. Nice boots, great dress and lovely lips! :)

    Have a Merry Christmas with the best of America and Russia combined! :)

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  22. Beautiful color combination. The dress so feminine with the colorful, but rugged boots.

    Only a true American kid would think that way.

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  23. cute dress and boots! i'm following now :)

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  24. i really like the dress soo pretty and i love the patterns..
    Mi_Mi
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    mi-miworld.blogspot.com

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  25. you look lovely!!

    love those boots!

    xoxo,
    lindsey |

    http://bowsandarrowblog.blogspot.com

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  26. Your dress looks really lovely on you!
    And I love the polka dot socks, such a cute detail :)

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  27. I love your reasoning for this dress and I do believe it's true. Blue looks good on you and I love the detail shot.

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

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  28. Those boots are awesomeness!!!

    Happy Holidays!

    Mally
    xox

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  29. This dress is really cute on you :)

    I don't think I ever got grounded once as a kid/teenager... I was pretty boring.

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  30. Blue looks really good on you and I gotta tell you, I love your hair! In my next life, I want to have hair just like yours :-)

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  31. What a pretty outfit and great pictures. I always love navy blue with red. Such a classic color combination.

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  32. I think I had a similar dress too!! I love the retro vibe. I don't think my parents understood "grounded" either....love the story of yours.

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  33. Whooo... Another little one with her foot in her mouth. the dress is lovely, the color beautiful, and I'd love to say that you look all American, but unfortunately, Russian girls are far more beautiful.

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  34. Wow, I'm loving the boots! Cowboy boots = epic...red cowboy boots = even more epic. ;)

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