Pleasingly ugly

DRESS: Printed bell sleeve dress Charles Henry, similar and in orange
 SHOES: Red shoes Biviel HAND BAG: Black handbag Nina Ricci NECKLACE: Kate Spade Saturday

Just the other day I was making a comment on a blog when the idea came up. The idea of something being pleasingly ugly. It's not easy on the eyes, but so nice. It's bad, but good. It's odd, it happens and this outfit is proof. Allow me to explain. This dress does not need much accessorising, its printed and with long sleeves, so shoes, a handbag plus a pair of earrings should do. But, like I've said before I tend to add instead of subtract.
So, a moment before heading out the door I picked up a black and white chunky fabric link necklace from the Kate Spade Saturday collection (R.I.P.) and something clicked. It looked terrible. But, I liked it. In my head it worked, just for me ; ) 

Oh, and I'll be posting a close up on my Instagram, on the right bar of the blog you can see it.


13 comments

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute style darling!
xx

Shybiker said...

I grasp your concept and like the outfit. The ultimate judge is you -- if you like the way an outfit looks, then it passes the test. Besides, I can't separate seeing you in clothing from you as a person -- you're so nice that your inner sweetness radiates outward and makes everything you wear look better.

Dalwi Szyje said...

Very nice dress. Beautiful colours.

Beauty Unearthly said...

I love your dress, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!

Dressed With Soul said...

Dear Lorena, how good you decided to wear this necklace! I really love the combination and I understand that you like it, too! Cool idea. I will keep it in my mind.
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
www.dressedwithsoul.com

LyddieGal said...

Sometimes competing patterns can work really well, and while this dress can clearly stand on it's own, sometimes a little extra isn't bad!
Chic on the Cheap

Óscar Palomares said...

¡Hola, Lorena! Mira que la combinación entre el collar y el vestido pinta fea en un primer momento, no se me hubiese ocurrido... pero coincido en que hay algo especial en ella, la magia de un buen estilismo como el tuyo!

Un beso y feliz domingo,
Le Style et Moi

LEN K said...

Lovely dress! Nice pattern!
http://fetish-tokyo.blogspot.com/

Claire Maïwenn said...

Easy-going but with a touch of chic, like it!


xo,
Frenchies.

http://frenchiesunderthesun.blogspot.com


ps: thx for your comment!

Straight A Style said...

I love this dress! The built in print mixing is so great. I often wear things just for myself. I think that is what fashion is all about.

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Jane Droll said...

you are so funny! i don't think it is ugly! pattern mixing is fun and offers mixed results. sometimes i do it, and i really couldn't care less if anyone likes it but me!

Marion Kit said...

Love the title as well as how you handle the dress :D

Kim Alston said...

Statement dress + necklace = beautiful
http://www.averysweetblog.com/