Monday, May 17, 2010

Ruby Belle

Recently, I've noticed a shift in my personal style. Of course I will always have a special place in my heart for all things black and bodycon, but I've found myself more and more attracted to items that are light, bright, and flowy. (I think ASOS Curve's white lace dress is to blame). Maybe that's why the new Evans collection, Ruby Belle, though completely outside of my normal aesthetic, is super adorable to me. Inspired by 1950s American culture, the line consists of bright prints that channel your inner housewife. Flamingos on an A-line mini dress? Love it. I want to throw on some white cat eye sunglasses and head to the nearest drive-in.

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If you want more fun items this summer, Simply Be also just launched two new collections, African Beat and Hot Tropic. Check 'em out.

46 comments:

  1. That first funky little almost plaid, kind of 80s one is totally singing to me! Kind of wish it had the t-shirt styling of the others though...

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  2. Ohh, I love this style too! I have troubles finding that style for me, I am 5'11 and these short dresses tend to look like shirts on me! I blame it on my long torso.

    http://fashiononacurve.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love this line as I wear little dresses quite often. My favorite is the plaid one on the left. I love the pink and green combination. There is also one with sails at Evans that boombands and I thought was amazing as well. It looks nautical inspired and would be perfect with that new blazer you got from Simply Be!

    Keep up the excellent posts!

    www.fashionplus3.com

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  4. I love the last onee. So cute.

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  5. I am really loving them. Am going to see if I can get into some at Marble Arch tomorrow for an outfit post! LOVE the plaid one. x.

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  6. Woah. I'm totally digging this collection! Flamingo Dress? Yes please! I could see myself sporting some wayfarer glasses and wearing a straw fedora and just sitting at the park with a picnic basket, haha!

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  7. The middle one is like my destiny in a dress OMG :D and then I thought "It's Evans what's their smallest size?" *worry* then realised they do 14s... then spotted the price. Gotta save my pennies now. Thanks for sharing this find!
    http://blushfashionstar.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  8. *DROOL* I LOVE these dresses!!

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  9. Flashback for sure these are so cute!

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  10. yeah it must be spring. bright colors are taking over in my head too!

    fashion DIY @ www.AvidAccents.blogspot.com

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  11. It must be something in the springtime air because I've been drawn to bright colors and prints lately, too. I am in LOVE the flamingo print dress, BTW. Isn't dress weather the best? http://www.fitsmi.com

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  12. Please please can some lovely lady from the UK go and try some on to give me an idea of what they look like on? Times like this I wish I still lived in London, but I'm back in New Zealand and totally considering ordering it but would love some input! It's a lot of money to shell out in NZ$ for it all to go wrong...

    Alexis
    xx

    P.S. Gabi, you are incredible.

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  13. I ordered the flamingo dress immediately. Wanted the t-shirt style one, but they sold out of my size by the time I got to the checkout. Can't wait to get it in the mail. I bought two tunics from Evans back in November, and they're my favorites. I will wear them to shreds.

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  14. I thought the same, it is so 50ties like and my Vintage Sunglasses will be so much fun with it. They all are total cute and a enrichment for evens!

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  15. I wish you would feature more U.S. websites. :(

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  16. LOVE the flamingo dress!! Could see that with some bright wedges this summer! I love them all!

    Lexy of Beautylicious Fashionista

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  17. Okay that dress in the middle... I think it was created for my own personal enjoyment. LOVE.
    <3lisa
    t.f.'s

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  18. Love all those dresses!! I recently watched An Education and I've been feeling a really strong vintage floral vibe ever since.

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  19. That flamingo dress is gonna be mine pretty darn soon (along with the ASOS Hawaiian dress)! *crosses fingers*

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  20. wow i love it! and i want it. I'm italian, where i can buy it in Italy? XO Frida

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  21. I am really feeling the flamingo dress in the middle!!! love love love!! i see where all my money will be going to!

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  22. Yay! i totally agree with dropping the black and getting back into color...at least for summer. Bright bright lipstick is turning out to be super duper addictive!
    p.s. love your blog!

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  23. Love all those dresses, but I don't know if I could wear them?

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  24. These clothes are a big departure from what I usually see you post, but I love them and love the idea of you moving to this aesthetic a little!!


    lisa
    www.beso.com

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  25. I just bought the red floral dress, just waiting for it to come in :) cant wait!

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  26. One person asked for more American websites. Are any American plus retailers doing anything like this? If anyone sees any, please share - well made, interesting plus dresses seem to be difficult to find.

    Gabi, it's funny that you said that - my style has always been kind of tailored/body con with an occasional spash of brights but I'm in the dress mood too! I just bought a white tank dress with an embroidered overlay and a coral drape neck dress - is it spring fever? BTW, you look so cute in that white Evans dress! And the shoes were the perfect accesory to keep it from being too sweet. You in a different dimension - loved it.

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  27. Theese pieces are so fun! I love them!

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  28. I´m loving that red floral dress!

    BTW, I gave you a Beautiful Blog Award and a Sugar Doll award. Please pop by my blog to check it out! Keep up the good work!

    Rebequita Rose xoxoxox

    http://www.RebequitasFashionBlog.BlogSpot.com

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  29. These dresses are super cute....love the flamingo!

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  30. Ahh those are so pretty! I wish that we had Evans in Canada.

    megan http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

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  31. Just got the flamingo dress delievered this morning. I'm in love with it!

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  32. I am always up for a change!! Plus your color craving might be coming from the weather change :)

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  33. I am so happy to find your blog I could cry. I am so tired of the only places I can buy clothes that fit being lane bryant, old navy and torrid. Thank you so much for posting the list of places you shop!

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  34. Those dresses are so adorable :) I love them. Perfectly spring and summer-ish!

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  35. Ive Just bought one of these, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Cant wait till its delivered :) Bring on the summer :)

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  37. do Simply Be even ship to the US?

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  38. I love all of them, though the middle dress stands out most! I may have to order one some time :)

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  39. I have the flamingo dress with the pink straps, it's lovely! The fit is amazing and they really do feel pretty retro!

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  40. I do love this collection. I was originally lusting after the red spotty/floral dress, but only managed to get a hold of the flamingo one with pink straps online. It really is lovely though, I have some photos over @ my blog, (http://cupcakesclothes.blogspot.com/2010/06/ootd.html)

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