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MCLV Style: Colorblocking

Shift dresses and drop waists have long been a staple in my closet so I was thrilled when The Great Gatsby sparked a flood of retro-inspired collections for Spring and Fall 2013. This simple yellow & white colorblock shift caught my eye immediately – It’s simple in design & a classic silhouette but still manages to be bold.

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{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Colorblock Dress – Zara, Heels – Giuseppe Zanotti, Clutch – BCBG, and Bracelets – BCBG & Anne Taylor}

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{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Just log into Facebook to view}

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{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

Another bonus of this dress is it’s versatility – Since it’s such a clean piece you can take the look any direction you’d like. For nighttime I’d add a blazer and killer strappy heels, while you could put together a sweet Summer look with ballet flats and a floral headscarf.

What’s my favorite part of these pictures? The photographer who shot them! ❤ I’ve been a longtime fan of Lydia Hudgens and was thrilled to not only get a chance to meet her but to shoot with her. Stay tuned for three more great looks!

Are you a fan of retro silhouettes and styles like shifts and colorblocking like me?

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62 responses

  1. Do I love your dress? Yes. Do I love your clutch? Yes. Do I love your bracelet? Hell yes.
    Tell me, just tell me, how you manage to look so gorgeous every time.. I think I should start preparing my troop to raid your closet! 😀

    June 26, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    • Haha. You’re welcome anytime! 🙂 AND I’ll get an online shop up soon – I have a nasty habit of wearing things once so I’ll start selling them!

      June 26, 2013 at 6:25 AM

      • This is the best thing you’ve said in months.. HAHAH I’ll definitely keep an eye out.. But keep the price-tag low hehe.. else I’ll surely have to rob a bank to get those amazing pieces.. 😀

        June 26, 2013 at 6:31 AM

  2. Love the looks and every item on it. Especially, leopard clutch! Ah… i want it!

    GIG

    June 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM

  3. absolutely love this look!! ^.^ the leopard adds a great little kick 😉

    June 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

  4. it looks great on you!~ you have such a beautiful face that all frames look great! love the leopard!~
    xo,
    Dee http://HauteFrugalista.com

    June 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM

  5. Love your outfit and I love color blocking!

    June 17, 2013 at 6:42 PM

  6. Love the dresses xoxo

    June 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM

  7. Aby

    great outfit! it suits you dear.. i agree, it is versatile and classic..

    – from gig
    http://www.swirlsandscribbles.com

    June 17, 2013 at 1:04 AM

  8. Extremely classy!! x

    June 16, 2013 at 3:45 AM

  9. simple but lovely.. ❤
    jessicaliani.blogspot.com

    June 14, 2013 at 9:04 PM

  10. Cheryl Zamora

    You look great. Love the outfit 🙂

    June 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM

  11. wow you look absolutely amazing in this outfit! I love this shade of yellow so much!
    ❤ #GIG

    June 14, 2013 at 1:01 AM

  12. I’m also a big fan of colorblocking! This looks fab!! I also reallllly love that clutch <3_<3

    June 13, 2013 at 5:03 PM

  13. Haha… my eyes went straight to the eye candy. Love the gold bling!

    June 13, 2013 at 2:47 PM

  14. I have to say Caity, I totally love this outfit. You look stunning! Great photos and look like they’ve been pulled out from the magazine. You got my double thumbs up hun! xx

    June 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM

  15. Wooow, a beautiful dress, looks so elegant! (:
    I like that you paired it with the orange leopard clutch, so cool!

    June 13, 2013 at 4:56 AM

  16. Your outfit totally looks fab! ❤ Lovin' the color block trend on you =)

    June 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM

  17. amodeworld

    Perfect dress for summer 🙂

    http://amodeworld.blogspot.ca

    June 12, 2013 at 5:25 PM

  18. I love the dress. It’s beautiful on you!

    June 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM

  19. Fabulous color combination and styling.

    xo Donald
    http://www.trescharmantxo.com

    June 11, 2013 at 1:51 PM

  20. Colorblocking is a great way to add colors to your outfit.

    June 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

  21. You look Gorgeous! ❤ .. Love that outfit on you!

    Chaicy
    http://www.style-a-pastiche.blogspot.in

    June 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM

  22. fancyfrancyfash

    Lovely outfit, I especially love the clutch bag!!! And I can’t wait to see the movie (super late I know) but I just finished reading the book last week.

    June 11, 2013 at 9:23 AM

  23. your bag is so cute!

    francesca
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

    June 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM

  24. Let’s trade closets?! 😉 You seriously look stunning, so classy but still playful!

    xx Cara

    June 11, 2013 at 8:48 AM

  25. Wow, you look great! Wonderful color blocking!

    #GiG

    June 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM

  26. While I do love colorblocking, my favorite piece of this outfit is your jewelry! I love it!

    xoxo
    Bethany
    The Style Hippie

    June 11, 2013 at 8:25 AM

  27. LOVE LOVE this dress on you!! Excited to see the rest of your Lydia looks.

    xoDonna
    http://www.soyouagree.com

    June 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM

  28. I wish I could start making OOTD post…you are so good in this. Lovely as usual. xxx

    June 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    • Thank you! This was actually shot with a *real* photographer – Such an amazing experience! Lydia Hudgens in a NYC based photographer who shoots alllll my favorite NYC blogger crushes. 🙂

      June 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM

      • wow! I have to look for her and see her work 🙂

        June 11, 2013 at 7:47 AM

  29. Gorgeous dress ! You look Fab ! I love the clutch too 🙂

    June 11, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    • Thank you Daggi – Such a compliment coming from you! 🙂

      June 11, 2013 at 7:32 AM

  30. beautiful hun!! so chic! love the dres ❤

    June 11, 2013 at 7:06 AM

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