GOT MY ELBOWS DOWN, PINKIES UP

September 1, 2011

{Tea Party-Kerli}
Alice in Wonderland print dress via Taiwan, borrowed Brandy Melville fishtail skirt, 
Deena & Ozzy vampy wedges, Levi's belt, thrifted oversized leather clutch, DIY yarn bow {not pictured}

I've been trying to drag my apartment-mates to brunch with me, unsuccessfully, for weeks and, upon hearing about the Modcloth Mod Hatter Tea Party, I knew it was meant to be. What could be better than a Sunday afternoon of dressing up, mingling, finger fooding, and photo-taking? Absolutely nothing. I was so ready to partake in the par-TEA.

Modcloth can do no wrong, SERIOUSLY. This has got to be the cutest little event in the history of fashion events. The mini-cakes were so adorable with their teeny flowers and pretty pastel colors, I couldn't help but stuff my face with them (3 to be exact). I completely fell in love with the way they effortlessly, and cleverly, integrated their amazing fall collection into the decorations. Genius? I think so. The subliminal messaging worked perfectly as being in that room made me want nothing more than to shop, shop, shop, and, well, shop. With a wall dedicated to their new collaboration with Jeffrey Campbell, how is a girl not to swoon? I died, on the spot, and came back to life only to die once more.

Place me in a roomful of dolled up, well-dressed bloggers and amazing business women and what do I do? I eat 12 tea sandwiches, drink 2 cups of vanilla tea, eat 3 mini-cakes, 1 cookie, and hoover over the scrumptious fruit platter. In between bites, I had the great pleasure of meeting a few gorgeous SF bloggers like MicaelaAshley and Jennie. And of course, kicked it with the always lovely KathleenSherrieCindyChanda, and Deanna. The star of the show had to be Modcloth's little mascot, Winston. He literally stole the heart of everyone there. I still squeal just thinking about his cute little pug-ness. 

This was the absolute perfect opportunity to wear my Alice in Wonderland printed dress I found in a street market in Taiwan. HA, to all the haters (aka my little brother) who thought I'd never find the right occasion for something so "weird," I did. So IN YOUR FACE. Although I didn't photograph it, the back of this dress is anything but childish with it's barely there backless crisscross. Didn't realize it until after I took these photos, I have a huge and unforgiving tan line that is too embarrassed to grace the surface of the blogosphere, it looks like I'm wearing a nude colored strapless bra, literally. The Brandy Melville fishtail skirt was an attempt to recreate what the dress did on top, but reverse, by exposing the front and shielding the back. A little leg and back never hurt anyone now, did they?

53 comments:

Peiyinn said...

Amazing dress! Pretty! :D

Lovex3anonymous said...

Great pics love! That shoe wall with the jc's is drool worthyyy! I love that dress, and you and your "funny" par-tea puns...;)

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

lakjdlajsd ARE THESE PHOTOS SMASHING OR WHHHATTT?!!?? Eeek. Seriously. They look SO PRO. I love it. You are amazing. Love the dress. Sounds like a ridiculously awesome event, yeeehawww. Would love to go to one like this! FO SHO.

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Brittany said...

aw, y'alls look adorable!

Tea Joeli said...

Great blog:)
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xxx

maggie said...

I saw ModCloth tweeting about that! Sounds so fun, and I love the dress from TW. xD The Cheshire Cat is my favorite character from Alice in Wonderland!

But ohmygosh-- collab between MC and JC? I might be in heaven right now.

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Jacquelyn said...

That looks like a super fun event! You girls all look so cute! And I love how you styled that skirt over that dress. It's so unique!


XOXO
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Mia's Little Corner said...

Wow, cool pictures!!:D Very stylish! And I love your outfit, the skirt's fabulous!!:D

xxx

Mia's Little Corner

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CINDY NGO said...

hahahha. par-TEA. that made me laugh. too cute, anisa... too cute.

i always enjoy spending time with you girls! laughter is seriously the best medicine.

as i was telling everyone... let's get together for girls day/night out! all of us!! :)

have a great weekend, babygirl!

xx,
cins

Sue Lyn said...

GAAAAH!! i totally LOVEEEE what you're wearing! girlllll that is freaking cute! D: im so jealous. haha. and the fishtail skirt. wow... just, wow. <3

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! And you look so lovely. I wish I had other blogger friends... I think I need to get out there and meet some hehe

Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

Wicked photos!
xx
I LIKE IT FAST

Silkybow said...

Love your outfit, the asymmetric skirt looks soo nice!
Your shoes as well.
Your photos are edited so beautifully too and the other bloggers' styles are awesome as well. I mean, look at all of your skirts!

yuma said...

These photos are great!and what a cute dress:) I love "Alice in Wonderland" motifs.

xxx

Closet Hound said...

I love how you always come out as snarky in your posts (HA, to all the haters). So reflective of you in real life. Your Alice in Wonderland dress was perfect for this occasion! And you know I always love hanging out with you, girl.


xo Sherrie
Closet Hound


P.S. That photo of me behind the shirt def did not turn out the way I wanted it to. It was supposed to look like I was wearing it.. somehow haha

Britt+Whit said...

love what you wore to the ModCloth party. We were so bummed we couldnt attend!

love from San Francisco,

Britt+Whit

Katie said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! I want all of those scarves hanging up :) xo

Diane said...

Whoaa not only is that dress itself crazy amazing, your outfit overall is so cool *__* I love how you toned down the crazy cheshires with the gray skirt.

olivias-pizzaz said...

wowow great photos!!! The dreess is awesome!! Looks very very fun!!

Taj Acosta said...

Fabulous, looks like a blast! Love your outfit!
p.s. yes we are twins now lol ;) viva glitter! xo -Taj

Kat said...

wow! that dress is amazing!!! so beautiful and you look soo pretty :)

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

You're so lucky to attend such a fabulous party! I love the way you layered the skirt over your dress! xoxoxoo

Cylia said...

hey girl:) this looks like such a fun event! I love it.. and liked reading your writing.. modcloth can't do no wrong! p.s. I entered a blogger contest and I really need you to 'like' my picture.. it only takes a second. I'd really appreciated. here is an explanation: http://cyliaaaa.blogspot.com/2011/09/tag.html

Sofie said...

great pics! and your dress is so pretty! ♥

Jess Tran said...

You guys all look amazing. Loving the layering of dresses, haha. I do that all the time, too. Efficiency ftw!

Kimberly said...

Hey !
I'm digging your gorgeous skirt :)

Love the photos

Xoxo

Kariyah said...

Great photos! Looks like you guys had a ball!

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Jordana Lilly said...

LOVEEEE YOUR SHOESSSS. Pretty much love all of the shoes you can see in this post. Your grey skirt is AWESOME, looking very chic!! All of you girls look so pretty!! Very lovely post, deff following now!!
PS those dresses on the mannequins are so cute. I really want the second from the right.

xox Jordana
http://bohemianmannequin.blogspot.com

Chococcuro said...

This dress isn't 'weird', it's totally chic! And what a fun event! I wish there were things like that around where I live :(

I wonder why I wasn't following you already?! I am now ^^

Gribouillage said...

Cool event ! YOUR DRESS IS AMAZING ! <3

Antonia said...

Wooow, you're looking simply amazing!
Loving your pics! :)


xoxo
Antonia

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t said...

Cool outfit!

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Eva said...

Sweet photos - you look like you all had a great time and you all look lovely!
Love the layering of the dress and skirt, great idea :)
I adore Modcloth, and by the sounds of this tea party, it sounds perfect! x

NRC♥ said...

Sounds like a fun day, I'm a little jealous!

NRC ♥

Pramudita Puspita said...

your shoes are soooo pretty!!!

Label me Addict said...

you SIMPLY have an AMAZING blog!!! and i love the DIY!!!!

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Kel said...

Of course a little leg and back never hurt. Have you seen my blog? Lol if it did, it would have been shut down by the conservatives by now with its rampant back fetish.

You look almost magical in the outfit shots, Anisa. Very very Alice.

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

leather shorts and blue houses

Nnenna said...

I read about the event on the ModCloth blog- it sounds like it was soooo much fun! And I love the outfit you put together- like you said, absolutely the perfect occasion to wear that dress! :D

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SOLD OUT FOREVER said...

i love these pictures :)!! your dress is beautiful

Victoria said...

Looks like a lovely event such a wonderful dress. x

char said...

such great photos! looks like a fun event. =) i loove your fishtail skirt and how you styled it!

think you can do me a quick favor and 'like' this photo for me for a contest?! i would appreciate it soo much! :)

xx char

cryskay said...

aww this looks like SO much fun! so jelly you were able to hang out with kathleen & cindy! love your skirt. xx

Mani said...

J`adore your look from head to toe!
You look so stylish and fabulous!


hugs and kisses by Mani.

Don't Think Twice said...

thank u so much for the comment! i admire it!
Love a lot your blog! its amazing!
these pics are stunninG! you look great with this dress!

xoxo

Sweet darling. said...

loving the your wholee outfit and how you layered them :)
the party has such beautiful settings !!
you look so gorgeous ! :D

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Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

LOVE IT!
xx
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Kisses.

Zineb.C said...

So adorable, idea's skirt is just awesome love it :D

Cortnie Elizabeth said...

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Marcela Gmd said...

Fantastic style!!!
Maybe we can follow each other?
Besos, desde España, Marcela

Daysha said...

Sounds like you had a super fun time at the modcloth tea party! Your dress is so not wierd! It's lovely :)
xo
-Daysha

Lucy Kennedy said...

Lovely dress!