Little Dress on the Prairie

Hi everybody! First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to all those who entered my 1-year Blogiversary giveaway and for all your kind comments!  I can’t wait to pick a winner!!  If you haven’t entered yet, you have until June 3rd!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! My weekend was nice. I was able to meet up with my buddy Tasha of Imperfect Concepts Boutique for brunch.  Miss Tasha has recently made the move from Dallas to Atlanta. Yippee! I am sure we’ll be hanging out a lot! Oh, and speaking of Imperfect Concepts, Tasha’s got a 50% – 70% off sale going on so be sure to head on over there and check it out!

Anyway, I got all dolled up for brunch at Crepe Revolution in Smyrna and I figured I’d take advantage of the opportunity to take pictures in a new setting. Syke! Of course, I left my camera at home. Go figure! But, I managed to convince Fabrice to accompany me to the park for a back up locale.  I had to bribe him with a 3 piece meal from Popeye’s. Lol! Whatever works… He is such a homebody, but it was a gorgeous day in Atlanta! I just wanted to get him out of the house.

LC Lauren Conrad Tiered Floral Maxi (Kohl’s) | Mom’s Belt | Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms | Poppie Jones Fringe  Bag (DSW) | Arden B. Necklace | Versace Sunnies

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may recall me tweeting about this dress.  I bought it online and I received it a couple weeks ago.  I really loved the look of the dress… the tiered skirt, the ruffle sleeve, the tiny floral print… it’s very “pretty.”  When I received the dress, I immediately thought to myself, “Eboni, I don’t know about this one…”  It felt a kinda little house on the prairie for my taste.  Okay, so maybe I’d be the stylish hussy down the prairie road with my arms, shoulders, and back all out but you guys get what I mean.  Still, I couldn’t bring myself to return it. I liked it. I was determined to make it work.  Well, it was pretty hot in Atlanta today and I wanted to wear something light and airy.  This little number was calling my name.  I thought pairing it with a masculine, worn-in leather belt in cognac would take away from the pretty-ness of the dress just a bit.  Throw in a pair of edgy platform sandals like my JS Dany’s and a fringe bag…we’re in business!  The dress was still pretty, but it felt a little more like me.

When Fab and I got home from the park, we decided to go sit outside on the patio and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather just a little bit more… Fab with his kindle and me with my magazines…both of us with our favorite ginger ale — Buffalo Rock! Have you tried it? It is so spicy, it literally makes me sneeze if I try to take a sip before the foam dies down. It’s DEEELISH!

…and of course I can’t leave you without Fab’s fashion insights of the day. I walked in the bedroom all dressed up for brunch and he says “look at you in your double dress, and belly belt.” LMAO my what? and what? LOL! He said, “That’s like two dresses in one and if the belt covers your belly button, it’s a belly belt… but I like it, you look very pretty.” Well, thank you. Lol.

How was your weekend?

The Fashionista Next Door

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34 Responses to “Little Dress on the Prairie”

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!!! You look Gorgeous hon'!


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  2. I love boho Ifé! You look so beautiful!
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  3. Shasie says:

    I love this dress and I love how the sleeves can be off the shoulder! Great Maxi dress and the belt is a nice addition

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  4. I love that dress and really like how you styled it and made it your own! You are so cute!
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  5. tasha says:

    great seeing you and look forward to hanging out more YAY… why am i thinking about your crepes ha. love the dress and Fab's comments lol
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  6. Rocquelle says:

    LMBO! Your hubby’s commentary never ceases to induce laughter!

    That is such a pretty dress on a pretty lady! I love that you paired it with cognac…so fabulous!
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  7. Prissy says:

    Very pretty! I love the boho feel of this outfit. You look waaaaay better than the girls on Little House on the Prairie.

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  8. I adore this outfit on you!! It's a great thing that you decided to keep and rock that dress so well.
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  9. citizenrosebud says:

    If you are a prairie, I want to be a wildflower. You are so amazingly refreshingly beautiful, and I love the softness of the dress with your edgy elements- the boss platforms (in the perfect carmel leather color of course) and the belt. Ah, you make me wanna maxi. PS: hubby is a fox. Tell him I said so.
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  10. Kerissa says:

    A maxi dress..I'm sold :) If I see those Dany heels on another blogpost I'm heading straight to Macy's (breathes deep and attempts self control). I've been holding back and holding back but ummmm it makes the maxi work well. Your hair is gorgeous! Fab is too funny a double dress & belly belt. Give him a cupcake and he'll be fine (wink), lol.
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  11. Sing says:

    How cute, I like the boho look.

  12. Mode Plus says:

    This is very 70's boho chic. Great execution in my eyes and I like your videos along with the posts.

  13. Robin says:

    What a sweet couple you two sound like. And that dress is great. I like how you paired it with the cognac belt, shoes and bag. Very sweet.
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  14. 406olivia says:

    Dear Eboni~

    You, your dress, shoes,belly belt and hippie bag are the hotness. As are Fabio's Top Siders.


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  15. nikki says:

    I love the off the shoulder look, its so sexy!
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  16. Corie says:

    Ha! ‘your double dress and your belly belt’ LOL

    You look gorgeous Eboni. I love that dress! Very pretty look.

    Ok, so before I leave for my vacation, we are going to have to get together for lunch too! I’m always in Atlanta like every weekend because of the girl. We have to work something out.
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  17. Rita says:

    "Okay, so maybe I’d be the stylish hussy down the prairie road with my arms, shoulders, and back all out.." LMAO! Hilarious! great post! I am so loving the video posts…nice touch to an already great fashion blog! <3, Rita

  18. pretty dress. His comments always crack me up!
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  19. Zavonna says:

    I love everything about shoulders out! I cut the necks on just about everything. You look very pretty!

  20. Ashley says:

    You look fabulous as usual hunny!!! I need to go shopping for some more sundresses! Especially now that I have received my new Sole Society heels :)

  21. The Girls says:

    Looking good girl!

  22. Inez says:

    I love the femininity of the dress and how the belt kept it from going far down the sweet lane. Cute platforms.
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  23. Jamie says:

    Double dress and belly belt. LMAO!!! Beautiful video BTW..subb'n now:)

  24. GFS says:

    This is perfectly bohemian! Love the shoes with it!

  25. Cory says:

    I have that dress and totally had to "edge" it up a little with a belt too! Great minds think alike.

  26. Christiane says:

    Lol "Double dress and belly belt"! Guys are so funny my fiance is the same way when it comes to fashion but I guess all that matter is that he thought you looked PRETTY! Love the dress it is extremely cute…and the belt really adds to it makes it a bit more chic. You look amazing as always even in your casual wear and Chuck Taylors.

  27. Megan says:

    Love! I've been wanting this but it sold out in my store :(

    …LOL double dress / belly belt…men are a trip.
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  28. Tatjana says:

    I love the dress…. and the drink, phone, and mags are a must to a relaxing afternoon in the sun :)

  29. Taffy says:

    I'm loving your look.the whole look is just on point.loving the belt effect inspiration…have been following you for a while now and plan to continue…

  30. courtnee says:

    After you tweeted this I ordered it! I got it a while ago but of course it hasn't been warm enough to wear it:(
    Thanks for the style inspiration(as always!)

  31. Alicia R. says:

    Lovin this dress! It funny, all the parts that you think make it look too "pretty" or "little house on the prairie" are what I love about it. The tiered layers and of the shoulders are sooo adorable. You look amazing in it, I think you belt shoes and bag work perfectly together. And those shoes I could have sworn they were Jeffery Campbell's but guess I was wrong wrong worng lol. Still they are fab! :)
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  32. Krystle says:

    HAHAHAHA!!! OMG, I love when you include Fab's comments in your posts! He says the FUNNIEST things!! :)

    You know what struck me about this post? You hair…. it looks stunning!! The outfit is aiight too. ;)
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  33. moda says:

    Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to mention that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing for your feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

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