Completely Gratuitous

Since summer is coming to an end I’m making it a point to wear all my summer clothes before it’s too late. That said, I bought this adorable dress {which reminds me of Alice in Wonderland} at Forever21 {I only do because that store is just too ridiculous} and say what you will about Jessica Simpson, but the girl can make a really great inexpensive shoe! {fairly comfy but a bit sweaty} Also, {and this is totally embarrassing} my feet are too wide to fit in MOST designer {especially Italian} shoes. And while it’s better for my finances, I would definitely prefer to buy one {or two} expensive pairs a season than the knock-off version. But alas, I have Cinderella’s step-sisters’ feet!

I tried to capture the look with ibooth on my mac at work and with limited time and space, this is all I got. {Can’t seem to get a good one of the shoes} But you get the picture.

I’m thinking if I add a turtleneck and some tights, I can pull this look off until December. I may even add some boots and a jacket.

I also decided to throw the old {LS} horseshoe necklace back in the mix. It’s been about 5 years since I’ve worn it but have to admit, I still love it. The littler version is at the jeweler {that I will never return to} being repaired. more on that later

*and these are just for fun

…and kinda creepy too. I love the last one!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Morgan

    August 25, 2008 |

    Ahhh, that dress! How I love it!

  • Mama's Losin' It

    August 25, 2008 |

    Seriously! How cute are you!?!

    Love the dress and I just recently got a pair of Jessica Simpson’s heels and I love them! You’re right, I don’t care for her so much, but her shoes are super cute!!

  • hautepocket

    August 25, 2008 |

    Can you stop being so goddamn adorable? I mean, honestly.

  • Ben

    August 25, 2008 |

    You? Are all kinds of gorgeous.

  • ~alison

    August 26, 2008 |

    OMG! SO freakin’ cute. It does look a little Alice in Wonderlandish. adorable.

  • b.SL

    August 26, 2008 |

    You’re really pretty, but funny & thoughtful. I like the blog!
    PS- The Marilyn pictures are wonderful!

  • Maxie

    August 26, 2008 |

    love the dress! You look seriously adorable.

    Forever21 is awesome for finding cheap dresses.

  • Bar-b

    August 26, 2008 |

    you do what again? 🙂 Great litle number and I love all of the ideas you have for it.

    Ditto (or maybe tritto) on the forever 21 store. Cute and cheap. Great combo.

  • SimplyGrove

    August 27, 2008 |

    Love the dress!!

  • The Lil Bee

    August 28, 2008 |

    Nicely done, sister. And you look so cute!

  • Le Smoking

    August 29, 2008 |

    SOOOOOO incredibly lovely!

  • Steph Corwin

    August 31, 2008 |

    I love the combination of the dress and shoes, so adorable. And your photoshoot is too cute

  • Tiffany

    September 3, 2008 |

    you are gorgeous! i love the dress. the little white scallop-y trim is adorable. Those shoes are great, they are really similar to my Marc Jacobs!