11th, June, 2012

Dressing Like a Cartoon.. Again! 

When I was a child, I would spend hours in front of the tv. As in the entire day. I was banned from watching until I did my homework – the ultimate punishment for a kid in the nineties! I was completely addicted to cartoons. Whatever was on – I’d watch! It’s a pretty stark contrast to nowadays, as I don’t even own a television! I do still have a massive soft spot for cartoons though, and think it’s a fair assessment to say they definitely influence my style – ahem, Madeline anyone? As soon as I laid eyes on this dress I received c/o 8000 Nerves, my cartoon fascination started all over again. The short length, bright colour, and flash of green had me thinking non-stop of Daphne, the infamous scarlet-lipped redhead from the Scooby-Doo adventures. I paired the dress with knee high socks and t-bar flats c/o bait footwear.

The sun is rapidly disappearing in New Zealand, as we’ve just stepped into winter. We managed to catch the end of the 5′o clock sun for photographs, as we headed out for an ‘evening’ walk. I love how knobbly the branches look at this time of year, and the sparseness of the flowers is oddly fascinating. I couldn’t resist smelling the flowers creeping through the fences – the lavender was my favourite, as always!

60 Comments on “What’s New Scooby-Doo?”

  1. Sorry this is a little off-topic, but do you have any hair tips/remedies that you use to get your hair so shiny and healthy looking?

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    • Ohh, thanks! I use Catwalk by Tigi shampoo and conditioner which seems to work wonders! My hair dries out quite often, as it’s so processed at the ends, so I do a home made hair mask. I’ll be sharing the recipe sometime soon! : ) x

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  2. cute! i really love this dress. a few weeks ago i fell in love with a dress, but then my friends said i looked like someone from the Flintstones. i should have gotten it anyway!

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    • Ahh, that sounds fun! I always loved Betty’s dress and matching bow ; ) x

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  3. oh gosh..this is one of my dream dresses! it looks amazing on you, i need to get my hands on a pair of these sweet mary janes too!

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  4. That dress is so pretty on you! I *love* Madeline – definitely one of my favourite cartoons when I was younger!

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  5. Winter has it’s own charm…I used to hate it, but recently I have begun to appreciate it for its harsh beauty.

    On your outfit, love the look! As soon as I saw the photo, I thought “Daphne” and I hadn’t even seen the title or the text! Props :)

    -Rose

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  6. your dress is so SO daphne, it’s great! and i’m the same, i used to love tv when i was a kid but i almost don’t watch it at all now.

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  7. Oh man, Jo! You look STUNNING in that dress! And whats even better is its themed :) You sure drift your eyes towards cool outfits! DAM! Im going to go look these pieces up. Please keep putting together incredible outfits like this please :) You look awesome.

    Hope to see you around! :)
    Cheers!

    Ginela

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  8. I’ve never heard of 8000 nerves before, but I love your dress! The color is perfect with the green bow.

    Happy weekend!

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  9. Love your dress! The colors are perfect! And your shoes are so cute!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  10. oh wow! this dress is fabulous and these photos are beautiful!
    thanks a lot for your sweet comment!
    xx,
    miss annie

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  11. Gorgeous outfit, I absolutely adore the layout of your blog! You look super pretty in all these pictures too :) There’s a new post up on my blog and I’d love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!
    xoxo, Veena

    http://www.seveninchstilettos.com
    Twitter: @VeenaMcCoole

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  12. oh my god. This is stupid it is so perfect. Damn it Jo. Move to San Francisco so we can borrow each others clothes already. p.s. love the new layout

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  13. Thank you for the lovely comment – it really makes us happy since it’s such a new and small blog :)
    Loving this dress, the blue colour is absolutely gorgeous and love the oversized green bow.
    xox

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  14. haha perfect outfit comparison to your childhood TV show addiction!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to watch LOADS of Scooby Doo too. . .only thing is I didn’t have T.V. channels after 1992, so I watched everything in the 80s.

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  15. Pleease tell me where you got that dress from! I am in love! It looks lovely on you =) x

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    • Thank you so much! I’m actually wearing it right now, how odd is that! : ) It’s not in the 8000 Nerves store anymore, so many try sending them an email (8000nerves@gmail.com) – they are super lovely and friendly, and I’m sure would be happy to help! x

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  16. Where did you get that dress? Absolutely adorable! I thought of daphne instantly when I saw it on you!

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