Friday, March 14, 2014

A Trunk Show


Some people have a thing for horse, owl, cat or bird patterns scattered across their clothes. This girl right here, has a slight obsession for elephant prints, but they are hard to come by. I don't see them very often, but when I do I can't help myself. I have a little bit of an eclectic, boho spirit and these little big guys with trunks help capture the inner pysche.

Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Blazer (option here and here) // Forever 21 Elephant Dress sold out online (same print here and here) // Charlotte Russe Booties (option here and here) // Forever 21 Tassel necklace (option here and here) // T+J Designs Clutch c/o // Ettika Bracelets c/o (here and here) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o (here and here)

I saw this crocheted, elephant print dress online at Forever 21 (sold out online, but tank version) a few weeks ago. It took me less than ten seconds to add it to my cart and proceed with clicking the checkout button. You can't get a good glimpse of the front and back detailing since I added a boyfriend blazer (it's still a little chilly to wear sleeveless in my book), but this dress is perfect for the upcoming seasons. Park? Yes! Crawfish boil? Yes! Dinner on the patio? Yes! Running to the grocery in 100 degree weather this summer? Yes!

I was worried it would be a little too short for my taste, but was pleasantly surprised that it hit mid-thigh. I am 5'7 and finding dresses that aren't too short is often a tough task. This one is also flowy (is that a word) and hides all mid section areas that some of us love to hate.

After the dress came in the mail, I went on a little online adventure to see if any other brands or retailers were on the same elephant wavelength. To my surprise, I found more options than I thought. Can I get away with having just as many trunks in my closet as I do leopard? Hmmmm, probably not. Adding a few more wouldn't hurt though, would it?


Shanna

51 comments:

Alice Warren said...

This dress is so fun! I love the fun print and the crochet with it. It looks perfect on you. I am always envious of you finding such fun items at F21.

I have a dress I bought dirt cheap with cats on it and I hate cats (highly allergic) and haven't worn it yet. I have no idea why I even bought it other than it was cheap.

Alice
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Chelsea Oliver said...

Love your clutch! And I really like the elephant print, how fun and unique! I think I need to find some to add to my wardrobe, I love those big guys too!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I'm obsessed with elephants since doing baby boys nursery in them. My Papa collected them so they are special. I really love the Modcloth top, but with breast feeding not sure I could get the right fit

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

I like elephant prints too - they are too cool. And your dress is just the right amount of busy. Thanks for sharing. You look really pretty.
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E Mamakli said...

I absolutely adore your outfit! I love a lot of different animal prints but just recently ordered a strapless dress with elephant prints all over it (that was sold at Antropologie as well ) I can't believe I missed this one from Forever 21! With those boots and the cute blazer the whole look is so laid back and super pretty at the same time! XOXO, Elif @ theboxqueen

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

How cute are you, so sad I cannot get that tank I love funky prints as well. It's Friday at last, get some rest and be lazy. xoxo

Becky M said...

I love elephant prints too but birds are my fav!

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Susan Jeffries said...

This dress is so fun!! I love animal prints! I have an owl dress that hung in my closet forever and now I wear it all of the time!! My new link up started today!! It doesn't look right yet but I am working on perfecting it(: Stop by and link up this cute dress!! Have a great weekend! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Fun! You look great! Love the booties with the dress!

Tracy Miller said...

I saw that dress but didn't think it would work for me but you are rocking it! I love the addition of the white jacket. So cute!

Kimberly said...

This dress is adorable - I love how you styled it with booties to keep it casual & cool!

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm always worried about dress length. That looks great!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Such an adorable dress! I love how the blazer adds a little structure to the flowy-ness. ;)

Because of Jackie said...

I love a fun animal print, too! Elephants are super fun (and I can't believe this is a Forever 21 find, score!) I have an elephant pendant from Target that I wear all the time, too. Happy weekend, friend!

JP Lord said...

Love this dress! And flowy is totally a word. I think. You look gorgeous - I love how you paired it with those booties (which I also need in my closet).
love you!
xo

Lewis Lane said...

Love the colors. My grandma actually called me yesterday to tell me CH 8 did a segment on the neatest flip flops that are made here in Southlake. You can change out the straps, adn thought they were pretty cool. I ended up ordering a pair. Thought you might like to check them out. Sure I will be posting mine as soon as I get them lol http://brandireneedesigns.com/products/flip-flops/

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I feel the same way about giraffes. Which reminds me... I bought that giraffe print dress you wore last year. I need to dig it out and wear it soon. It's very spring!

Ashley said...

You are so cute!! I love that dress on you, so pretty!

Xo Ash,
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Always Maylee said...

LOVE this dress! The print is adorable and it looks so cute on you. The white blazer is the perfect touch. Reminds me that I need to get myself a white blazer when I go post-baby shopping! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene said...

dangit!! I'm so sad it's sold out!! It's too cute!

TheTinyHeart said...

The elephant print is adorable! Have a great weekend, Shanna!

-Sharon
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Sarah said...

So so cute! I love the tank version too!

Setarra said...

Awww I love elephants too! Especially because this print has white elephants... In the Cambodian culture, white elephants are a symbol of good luck :)

Kayla Gilbert said...

How cute are those little elephants? LOVE! And your high pony tail is THE best!

Kayla
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Amy said...

Saw this on instagram and couldn't wait to see the whole look. It is so stinking cute!!! Love everything about it. Have a lovely weekend :)

xo Amy
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snippetswithalex.com said...

Love! You pull off the print so well!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Katie Did What said...

Looooove love love this look, Shanna! You look adorable and so pretty :) And I am such a sucker for anything and everything with animals on it!!

xo

courtney parker said...

I am head over heels for that dress! I adore elephants!

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Abby said...

What a fun dress! You look so pretty and ready for spring. :)

xo Always, Abby

Katie said...

i LOVE elephants!! that dress is so cute!

Johanna said...

I love this outfit. The print and colors are so cute...definitely looks expensive and I love the clutch you chose with it. Perfect Friday outfit!

Kayla MKOY said...

ELEPHANTS! Yes :) so great. Also, I love how you're wearing those shoes with no tights...I never thought that was a thing...but you totally work it!

Nicola J said...

The dress is beyond stunning, you look fab!

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Ashleigh said...

You're five seven? Damn. The entire world is taller than me.
I love the dress, necklace and booties. Wearing the sunnies and your hair up and adding the blazer makes it a bit more polished than boho.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Camille Grant said...

Such a bummer that they dont have this dress anymore cuz it is so cute. I love the way you styled it.

xo
Camille
Guilty of Glitz

Shira said...

I am obsessed with this entire look but I will not lie- I will never everrrrr (I know I shouldn't say never hahaha) wear elephant print because I'm too self conscious and I feel like someone would make a bad pun but you totallyyyy rock it and love it!

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Nina Piccini said...

This dress is SO SO Cute!

and elephants are supposed to be a symbol of luck!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Paige said...

I had a friend in high school who loved all things elephants too! They're actually super cute! I've never seen anything elephant print that I haven't liked so far!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

Love elephants! And how nice to find a dress that doesn't show your lady parts!! I have long legs and its SO hard to find dresses that are long enough for me as well.

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Iris Hanlin - Writer/Photographer said...

Love elephants, and love that dress! So summery and bright. :)
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After Eleven Blog said...

oh wow! I feel like I NEED this dress all of the sudden. ha.

willfullyelegant.com said...

Absolutely loving this fun printed dress Shanna! So summery and fun!!

willfullyelegant.com said...

Absolutely loving this fun printed dress Shanna! So summery and fun!!

Hi Tea Style said...

What a lovely dress! Love this look! The photos are beautiful!
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All That Glitters said...

So cute! I have a black and yellow elephant dress from Francesca's and I love it!

Maggie Frost said...

I am loving the structure that the blazer added to a bohemian dress. Bravo!

xo. Maggie

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

That dress is so pretty. No wonder it has been sold out. Looks great with the White Blazer. The necklace & clutch are just so pretty. =)

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Ohmygosh I LOVE this dress! And I'm jealous of your height! I've always thought 5'7" was the perfect height.

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I LOVE this dress, the print is fantastic!!

Catharine Covalt said...

How did you get the shopping bar on the bottom of this post? I have had a lot of trouble finding out how to get it and I was wondering uf you could help. Thanks!

Janna Renee said...

My MIL loves elephants! Now I look for elephant everything. SO cute!

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