French Maid Slacker

lauren gabrielson rachel dahllauren gabrielson rachel dahlDress: “Frenchie Dress” by Lauren Gabrielson

Bag: Vintage,  “Miss America” by Smartaire

Shoes: Oasap

What it would’ve been. The top I am wearing is actually a dress made by Lauren Gabrielson, a couturier from New York. I decided that I was going to dress it down a little and wear it daringly casual. About a year ago, my then very feminine self would’ve probably paired this dress with some yellow tights, black oxfords, and a beret. As I was thinking about how to style it, I thought well that’s how everyone else would wear this dress. It would’ve been straightforward, expected, and proper.

What I did with it. Without going over the edge, I tucked in the front part of the dress to show off the buttons of my high-waist jeans, while covering the unflattering parts “mom jeans” tend to exaggerate (namely, hips and butt).  I’ve seen a girl wear a big white tee this way, and it looked pretty cool. Wearing the dress this way also made me somewhat look like I had slender legs! To match the dainty “blouse,” I chose an equally feminine and truly vintage purse whose design looked like oxfords. So the irony of this outfit put together like this gave birth to the French maid slacker!

What you’re getting. Lauren Gabrielson not only sent me this gift but also chose to give away another Frenchie Dress in black and white to you all! Take a look at what it looks like as is in the photo below or on their website. Yes, another giveaway back to back, but hey it’s a lot of fun :)

laurengabrielsonfrenchiedressThe results of this giveaway are based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! Open to all (US and international) and will end on Sunday, April 21st at 12 am EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner is…. HEIDI ERICKSON!


  1. Sana Hadj Salah says

    First comment (^_^)
    I hope to get the chance to win this great giveaway! :))
    Good luck everyone!
    Kisses from Tunisia xoxo

  2. Marianne P. says

    Um regarding your latest giveaway (designed by mermaids) i’ve already sent you a response via email with my contact info but didn’t get a reply email so i wonder if you got it or not just let me know so that i stop stressing out over it.
    (My name is Marianne P )

  3. says

    I am SO in love with the pop of the color and the lil bow detail. Both the Black and White classic and the Fun Summer pop of the color dress is so cute and so productive, wether it be for a night out with the girls or for a job interview.

  4. susan chester says

    I love those cute jeans you are wearing. The denim is such a great color! And the dress you ae giving away is gorgeous!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  5. says

    First I’ve to say I like this outfit, and those boots are similar to ones I bought last weekend. And second, do you think you have changed your style? Because you mentioned that a year ago, your feminine self would have chosen something different. Sorry if this’s a personal question.

  6. Elena Rudaya says

    I love your outfit, and especially your hair color! I used to color my hair in the same color long, long time ago. Looking on your photos I’m kinda missing it!

    BTW the giveaway prize is just gorgeous! Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win! Fingers crossed!

    Elena Rudaya

  7. Elena Rudaya says

    I commented on the blog post “Indie Band Goes Mainstream via Runway: Wild Cub @ Rebecca Minkoff Fall ’13”

    Elena Rudaya

  8. va says

    i like the black and white dress the most . thanks for the chance and making it intl .
    tumblemumbo at

  9. Julie Gibbings says

    I like the ‘dressed down’ look of the top – makes the wardrobe stretch a little farther!
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.


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