Sequins and Sea Breezes: Hey Baby Doll!

Hey Baby Doll!

4/29/2014

I have no idea what made me fall in love with this shirt (maybe because it's black and white?) but I was literally walking by Express and I saw it on a hanger in the front of the store and I immediately walked straight in, picked it up and tried it on. Then I had to have it of course! It looks so cute with jeans and shorts which means it's perfect for the office or for just hanging out. I haven't really been to crazy about the baby doll dress trend coming back in but this top is definitely changing my mind. I love the cute little crochet detailing and the semi-sheerness of it makes it sexy without being too sexy. It's a great lightweight material that will be cool enough for summer and I love that it isn't super tight. 

The baby doll trend seems to always come back in fashion. it was popular in the 60's, in the late 80's/early 90's and now again. At first I wondered about the popularity of this trend but I realized the shape of a baby doll dress is actually flattering on almost any body type so that's probably why it sticks around! So if you have a baby doll top or dress in your closet and you're debating on getting rid of it maybe think again (unless it's some crazy ridiculous print... then maybe I'd think about pretending it didn't happen!) you never know when it's going to make the full circle and be back in style!

top: express / jeans: hollister co / heels: lulu*s / watch: michael kors / bracelets: sophie & trey {in store only, similar here}, 4th & ocean {in store only, similar here} / ring: sophie & trey / lips: smashbox heat wave in fuchsia flash
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63 comments

  1. Oh my what a lovely look.....that top is amazing!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  2. Love love love this entire outfit. I wish I could pull off those shoes. I need to tell the hubby to take me out :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, that shirt is perfect! I'm not wild about the baby doll trend either, but for some reason I absolutely love this shirt. I think you made a good call to buy it right away! You look gorgeous as always!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful look! I like the white jeans! =)

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  5. tres cute. i doubt i could pull off this look but it looks good on you! xo

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  6. That would look so cute with white shorts as well (which I'm sure you have). Don't you love when clothes call your name from afar? I mean it's not my fault it was beckoning me!

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    1. Exactly!! I had to buy it, it called to me! ;) I haven't worn it with white shorts yet but I definitely plan on it!

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  7. It's got the perfect amount of detailing!! I love that the colors are so classic you can wear it for years to come!!

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  8. Love that top! It's so cute and versatile! And I am in love with your heels!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  9. Such a clean and crisp look! I always appreciate a black and white ensemble. You can never go wrong!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  10. Too cute!! The cut of that top looks perfect on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  11. I love when an article of clothing just calls your name like that :) You are looking fabulous in this trend!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  12. That top is gorgeous! Love it <3

    http://sweetmadameblue.blogspot.com/

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  13. I LOVE that top! It looks incredible on you!!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  14. Black and white is so classic! Love the shoes and top. I have always been a fan of babydoll clothes so I'm excited that it's finally cool again! :)

    kstormfashionblog.wordpress.com

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  15. Super cute! Can never go wrong with black and white!

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  16. That top is so swoon worthy!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  17. LOVE the black and white outfit- and that top looks perfect on you! Great choice. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  18. Insane look - love the strappy sandals with the white skinnies - basic all the way!

    Have a lovely day :)
    Lucy xxx
    www.floralsandcorals.com

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  19. Black and white always looks so chic! Love it!
    lexi // thelittlebrunette

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  20. Everything about this is fab. And I just ordered those shoes in nude, thanks to you! You look gorgeous!
    xo

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    1. Thanks Zelle!! I've been wanting to get them in nude too! :)

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  21. Love the black and white! Looks super cute and sophisticated!

    ~ Mckenzie <3
    http://www.mckenziechannon.com/

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  22. I love the shape and the small decal of the print! Oh and the bold pink lip of course :)

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  23. You're my hero in those shoes! Yeah, lady!

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  24. Love this classy look!
    -Beth
    www.heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

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  25. You look amazing! Wish I had your figure! Loving the monochrome look, you can never go wrong with it. Followed you! Be fab if you could check out my blog? I'm over at trustinvogue.com.

    - Hannah xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Hannah! I completely agree! And I'm following you back :)

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  26. Amazing look....Love monochromatic looks.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    xx

    http://fashionalatic.blogspot.com

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  27. I just love a black and white look! This top is so cute!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  28. I would have stopped after seeing this on a hanger too! The piping is perfection and so unique yet still classic and versatile!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  29. I agree with you. Here's to the trend comeback! I love that top. It's cute!! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://missdream-girl.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love the black and white outfit. Very Classic.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  31. What a great black and white look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  32. love love the black and white look! i really need to buy new white jeans -- i got chocolate gelato on my last pair. #fail
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  33. I love your black%white outfit: you are so pretty

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