Tuesday, June 12, 2012
• 8:26 PM •

Outfit Post: Stylish Ropy Accessories

If you`re broke this summer, then you might as well do it in style.


I got this synched cotton jersey dress at Stitches for 5 bucks.  It`s cute and comfortable, but very plain.  This outfit would be “meh” without its ropy accessories!  The necklace is the centerpiece of this ensemble because it makes a big statement, but at the same its texture and tone fit right in. It’s almost as if it’s attached to the neckline of my dress.  If one were to buy a simple dress like this that comes pre-embellished (and I don’t mean rhinestones), she’s definitely looking at a designer dress with a designer price tag! Stay creative this summer and you’ll spend less while having more originality. No compromise there!


Here’s what I’m wearing:

  • Rope-spring necklace by Aldo Accessories
  • Studded ring by BCBG (really doesn’t work with this outfit…but I had to wear it because I never get to wear it!)
  • Cuff bracelet by Delilah
  • Turquoise crystal ring by Delilah
  • Off-white double compartment purse by Derek Alexander
  • Multi-colored canvas-cork wedge sandal by Spring

I think I might be overdoing my item descriptions just a little bit.  Must be all that online shopping.




Above I’m shopping for a rocking graphic tee for that day where I look like I’m not trying hard, but in reality I tried so hard to make it look that way. 😉 Sad? Nope, just fashion!


One word about the photo above – YUCK! If you know me, then you know that this is exactly the type of style I try to stay away from.  Y’all already know I’m Asian – do i need a big pink umbrella to tell you? As I was posing to take this picture, a guy selling these umbrellas in the sidewalk sale handed one over to me to pose with.  I politely accepted but felt extremely tacky! Lol.

Thanks to Yannick Khong for these sweet shots!

Dorothy <3


  1. April

    LOVE love LOVE that necklace!!! Is it recent??

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    • Dorothy

      Thank you April! Yes, it is very recent. If you don’t find it in the store, try ordering it online or looking for similar styles in another store. Aldo is very on trend so you can bet that you’ll find ropy necklaces elsewhere.

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  2. Emmy

    That dress is from Stitches? Wow…must visit that store soon!

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    • Dorothy

      I know, right?! Most of their stuff is horrendous but once in awhile if you’re lucky you’ll find a very inexpensive basic. 🙂

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  3. Twynkle Loves

    Absolutely love the accessories, no faux pas’ here! Lol High fashion on a low budget. TL. Xx

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  4. Yolande

    I like your outfit, but I LOVE your writing! Such funny and sincere comments don’t usually accompany such elegant style posts, so I’m glad I found your blog via IFB – it’s very refreshing.

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    • Dorothy

      We are SO glad you feel that way! You really made our day. Yes, I try to keep things as real as possible 🙂

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  5. Fashionopolis

    Hey found your blog on IFB project list, I love love love that necklace. And your umbrella is so very cute
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  6. Katty-poo

    i was creeping your old posts to find pictures of this necklace. i want to borrow it! pretty please!

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    • Daura

      LOL Katherine! Yeah you can 🙂 It’s very summery!

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  7. Fleta

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the
    structure of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having
    one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

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    Right away I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward
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