Outfit of the Week: All Zipped Up

I have a penchant for all the zippers I’ve been seeing this season! From exposed zippers to zippers used as trim, I can’t get enough of them. They add an unexpected edge to almost any outfit, without the obvious use of studs or other embellishments. If you look closely at my outfit photo, you can see that both The Dazzle Belt and the Zipper Foot Heels are trimmed with – what else? – zippers! The belt also has an amazing bundle of rainbow-colored rhinestones in the center of its bow. (It’s color week here at Modcloth!)

Because I based my outfit off of fun accessories, I paired them with the simple In-Vest Dress. I loved the cozy winter-weight fabric and the purple flecks that added a bit of color. Plus, the built-in vest is adorable. To bring out the purple of the dress, and because it’s the last day of color week, I wore the Ultraviolet Tights. The finishing touches? The Teela Bangle and the Lita Clutch in Fender.

What fall trends inspire you this season? I want to hear about them!

About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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  1. hannah 09/25/2009 at 10:29 am #

    That sure is one cute girl! And, she sure knows how to make a good-looking outfit! And, hurray for exposed zippers – so Schiaparelli chic.

  2. erica 09/25/2009 at 11:11 am #

    There’s nothing I enjoy more than fashion and writing. It only makes sense that I take my Aunt Vicki’s advice to follow your blog.

    I am loving all the zippers and bright colors that are hot right now. You nailed this look!

  3. Kristen 09/25/2009 at 11:37 am #

    You are amazing! I love the contrast of the colored tights with the black dress and the zipper foot heels! I wish you could be my personal shopper!

  4. Laurie 09/25/2009 at 11:53 am #

    Definitely a very stylish composition attire! and the girl aint bad either! Yer Gramma would be proud! mucho amore Laurei

  5. Valerie 09/25/2009 at 2:52 pm #

    love it minus the peep-toes

  6. Christina 09/25/2009 at 3:13 pm #

    You should check out this tutorial on how to make a statement belt with zippers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/outsapop/sets/72157618020795536/

  7. aire 09/25/2009 at 3:36 pm #

    I love that you picked open toe shoes with tights! I’m so happy this look is trendy right now! I have so many shoes to wear year round now!

  8. Barbara T. dogger 09/25/2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Turi, you look gorgeous!!


  9. Sarah 09/25/2009 at 4:33 pm #

    I am actually looking to find a dress with a full length back zipper. Do you know if you guys carry any? Im loving the zippered look.

  10. Susan 09/25/2009 at 6:26 pm #

    Very cute – love it!

  11. Julie 09/28/2009 at 10:55 am #

    nice! you look so cute 🙂

  12. Turi 09/29/2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Thanks for all your nice comments!

    Sarah, if you’re looking for a dress with an exposed zipper, you’ll love the Tempest Dress: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Printed/Tempest+Dress

  13. Jen 03/13/2010 at 10:07 am #

    Beautiful – love it!

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