Take My Breath Away

Dress- Forever 21 (similar)| Belt- Forever 21 | Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal | Clutch- Zara | Sunglasses- gift from Guess | Nails- Lilac (Zoya) and silver (Deborah Lippmann) nails (close up shot)

Sidenote: the title of this post has nothing to do with me or these photos (in fact, my titles rarely do); instead, Top Gun is playing in the background as I write this post and my favorite song from the film (Take My Breath Away) is playing and now I can’t stop humming it. Love.

I’m wearing a new dress recently scored in a Forever 21 shopping haul for our upcoming engagement photo shoot (can’t wait!). Also wearing from that haul, this sparkly gold belt…swoon. The sunglasses were sent to me by Guess and I just love their slight butterfly shape but they’re still classic enough to wear without getting sideways glances. Methinks they will replace the Ray-Bans currently in my bag for a good while.

  • http://fingertipfashion.wordpress.com Vidhya

    love the belt/clutch combo.. brings fun to an already fun polka dot!

  • http://sweetdisarray.com Nina

    Love the belt, but the bag – oh, the bag!!

  • http://www.justaddglam.com Jennifer

    Very pretty! Can’t go wrong with polka dots!


  • http://pieceofcakepeaceofmind@blogspot.com Kendra

    Love this! Such an adorable dress. I would love to have this heart polka dot pattern for v-day! :)

  • http://www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com Azu

    Beautiful dress, Kristina. I’m also IN LOVE with that clutch. I knew I should have gotten it when I had the chance ;)

  • http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.tumblr.com Andrea

    Now that’s one lovely dress! You look gorgeous. I’ve discovered your blog yesterday and I’m hooked!! How you manage to write such great and frequent posts besides your medical training is beyond me but I’ll be definitely stopping by regularly now. :)
    xoxo from Austria
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • http://fashionfractions.com/ Neris

    the dress is gorgeous and looks amazing with those wedges (but then again what wouldn’t look amazing with those wedges) :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com Sarah

    Love the dress, you look so pretty!

  • http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/ marcella

    amazing shoes :)

  • http://kulturundstil.blogspot.com Anita

    a very beautiful outfit! the dress is so nice, and i adore this zara clutch!
    xxx Anita

  • http://mymodernvintagefashion.blogspot.com/ Ilana

    adorable clutch dear!

  • http://www.femininebravery.com/ Charlie, Feminine Bravery

    Gorgeous shoes! Love the accessories!

  • http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/ Plami

    such a beautiful outfit! I love it!



  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    That dress is adorable! I wish I was shorter so I could wear the dresses from F21, but they all end up being an inappropriate length on me. :( Love that song from Top Gun too, btw!!

  • http://www.hautechildinthecity.com Chelsea

    What a fantastic outfit! Your engagement photos are going to be stunning! Hope that you are able to share them.

  • http://poorlittleitgirl.com Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Love those shoes!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  • http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com Melissa

    super cute shoes!!

  • http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com Shelley @Still Blonde after all these YEARSS

    I am coming to get the clutch. Please leave it by the front door. The Chief Blonde

  • http://www.relatablestyle.com Lili @ RelatableStyle

    Thank you for the new tune in my ear! :-) I was really having enough of the Golden Girls theme already ;-)

  • http://www.faerlmarie.blogspot.com Faerl Marie

    I love your shoes!! The pointy toe and platform are so va-va but the color makes them completely “go with everything”!! The sequin clutch is pretty fab also!

    Faerl Marie

  • http://embracingtherealme.blogspot.com/ Carsedra

    Very pretty, I really like those shoes!!

  • http://www.gritandglamour.com GRIT & GLAMOUR

    So pretty, and I love your hair like that!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Thanks V! You’re lookin’ at like 2nd day hair right there…couldn’t have run a comb through it if I wanted to. Something about the dry shampoo + curling iron + hairspray…

  • Chris

    That soft and slightly sheer dress looks fabulous on you, and does indeed “Take your (my) breath away”!!!!

  • http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com Erica

    What a fun dress! Looks perfect with the gold belt & clutch!

  • http://www.realgirlglam.com Amber @ Real Girl Glam

    Love the tiny hearts on this dress, such a fun print! The gold belt is a perfect accessory for it!

  • http://www.pattyandlo.com patty and lo

    I love all things polka dotted! I like the nude shoe, I am looking for the perfect nude pump that is not six inches that I can sport with my spring looks.

  • http://www.notquiteglam.com Ashley Mag

    Love those shoes!!!

  • http://glisteningambition.blogspot.com Kelsey

    Such a cute and fun outfit! The belt and clutch combo work great together! I don’t go into Forever 21 very often because of the enormous amount of clothing they stock. I just get very overwhelmed when I go in, but I might have to venture in there soon because I love your dress and belt.

    I recently found your blog and I love it! I am a nursing student and because of the work load of school I was really contemplating starting a blog, but once I saw that a medical student could create a very successful blog I figured with some dedication I could too (or at least I could try)!


  • http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com alyson – the average girl’s guide

    Beautiful! Isn’t that clutch the best? I could sleep with it I love it so much. Hah. It chills on my bookshelf.

  • http://www.mrsprissychrissy.com Chrissy

    Nice handbag :-)

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com Rachel

    Adorable dress and amazing wedges!

    P.S. Your online store looks amazing and I got so excited about your shoes… until I realized I would never be able to buy them, a bit too small for me! :( haha

  • Chaz

    That dress is so cute, I love how you’ve paired it with the belt/bag. So jealous, it will be months before I can wear a dress like that without tights and a sweater here in KY! Brrrrrrr!

  • http://www.wearaboutsblog.com Rory

    amazing shoes and perfect dress! ! ! I love the sequined clutch! <3

  • http://www.doyouspeakgossip.com/ Call me M @ DoYouSpeakGossip?

    Aww you look adorable and so pretty in these photos! Loved your new sunglasses and your beautiful dress. The gold belt does a really nice contrast.

  • http://www.hautemuslimah.com Asma from Haute Muslimah

    Apt title! And your legs look a mile long in those shoes!!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Oh Asma, you have made my week. Thank you, and my stubby little legs thank you too. ;)

  • http://talktomyshoes.wordpress.com Jen

    That is one of my favourite movies EVER!!!! As soon as I saw the title, the song started up in my head. Anyway, that dress is pure cuteness! Looks great with the belt!

  • http://www.TheFashionableESQ.blogspot.com Netty

    hi!Picking out your clothes for your engagement pictures must be so.much.fun! How exciting. Love this little chiffon heart number you’re wearing. And the shoes make an appearance again – they’re great.

  • http://www.sheaintnodiva.com Shalilac

    Luv that you added a sequin clutch with this simple polka dot dress. Very pretty!

  • http://sparkycorner.wordpress.com Sara

    Love the butterfly shades!! I recently got a pair and love the shape =) it’s so flirty and girly yet not too overly out there style wise~

  • http://nochicsherlock.blogspot.com/ No chic, Sherlock

    The shoes are amazing! you look wonderful as always :)

  • http://www.inez-mysmallworld.blogspot.com Inez

    Love the belt and bag. The dress is adorable.

  • http://www.atlanticstylediaries.com Chelsea

    Cute outfit, I’m a fan of that dress. Are these photos pre or post spray tan? (Because your colour looks really good!)

  • http://www.believebeautonomy.com Asia Monique

    Love Love LOVE the outfit. Fun, Free. And those shoes truly bring the outfit together. Those gold accents def add some definition to the outfit! *claps hands*