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Say Hello to High-Low Dresses & 5 Reasons to Date a Guy With a Mullet

It’s a party dress in the front and a formal length gown in the back. I’m talking about the high-low trend (aka the mullet dress). Did the high-low dress may stem from all the men fed up with the super comfy, yet somewhat shapeless oversized maxi skirts? Where ever this trend originated, I recently found one at Forever 21 and while I wasn’t gaga over the print, it’s a spring style I highly recommend.

I also wanted to share a few of my NEW favorite Spring makeup and hair products along with a recent “Hollywood Dating” scenerio that truly translates to real life relationships…

High-Low dress on a SF windy day –Forever 21 (recent), Gladiator sandals Steve Madden (old)

I’m seeing more & more Coachella chatter on Facebook these days…Are you going?
My little San Franchella setting in the Mission Bay neighborhood
New Spring Faves
1. I’ve been loving this MAC mineral highlighter (Soft&Gentle) (it’s how celebs always have that glow on their cheekbones) 2. New lipgloss called Buxom Lips (Sugar) by Bare Escentuals (has a slight plumping effect that doesn’t sting) & 3. wavy wanna-be Nicole Richie hair curling iron free ~BaByliss Wave Wand

‘Mullet’ Mania

Of course, the mullet is an outdated hairstyle that is more of a Kenny Powers (jokes on him) kind of look these days. But hypothetically speaking, it seems like there are two types of men in this world personality wise. Although I know this is oversimplified, there is the kind of guy who would walk out of the house rocking a mullet and a guy who would never be caught in such a silly look risking the possibility of getting laughed at in public. 

Hollywood: ~ There were photos snapped of Michelle Williams on a date with Jason Segel earlier this week. While people may seem a little surprised by the pairing, it got me thinking about whether most women would want to date a ‘Don Draper’ character for the long term or a Jason Segel Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (serious, but yet a goofball) type? Which leads me to:

5 Reasons to Date a Guy with a ‘Mullet’ Personality
1. You don’t have to be a “comedian.” But if you can laugh at others, please be able laugh at yourself.
2. I asked around a bit and one female friend told me if she’s out and sees a group of guys paying attention to one guy in the group making them all laugh, she’ll take notice of him.
3. Real Housewives of Orange County Case Study ~ If you watch this show, do you notice how Slade (currently dating Gretchen) is a bit of a slimeball, yet perpetually dates housewife after housewife and has them eating out of his hand? He’s fine with the women making fun of him, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and recently wore a mullet to their 80’s party and had them all cracking up laughing (except for Vicki).
4. Post Grad Comedy School? I have a friend who actually wanted to increase his comedic qualities, so he took comedy courses (although he didn’t need it as he’s quite charming & funny in his own way)
5. There are all kinds of temperaments and men shouldn’t try to be someone they’re not. But just remember, in the long term, a fun-loving personality goes a lot farther than a six-pack for most women. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian 😉

Details by Dale

Leather jacket ~ United Colors of Benetton, Jewelry- F21, leather clutch – Vintage Crossroads Trading Co., Nail Polish ~ Sinful Colors (Cinderella & Hazard). Stylist to the Stars & E!’s Fashion Police judge George Kotsiopoulos considers leopard print a neutral, (not sure I agree) but I threw it in mixing up patterns & colors.

Did you watch the season premiere of MadMen? Don’s new wife throws him a surprise birthday bash and serenades him singing in front of all his friends. Not only is he unamused, he’s completely embarrassed by her and visibly uncomfortable when the guys in the office made fun of him. I totally get the appeal of Jon Hamm’s character, but would you really want to be married to him?

Do you like the high-low dress trend this Spring and are you more of a Don Draper, Jason Segel, or a combo? 🙂

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  1. CottonCandyINK says:

    you look beautiful, love this post and lovely dress

  2. That's My Mama says:

    LOL @mullet dress! Thats totally what they look like. You look great in it. Its funny but most dresses end up looking like this anyway when you have big boobs lol. They always pull up the hem in the front of the dress 🙂

  3. Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia says:

    I’m not sure about this trend on me personally but it looks great on you (and others) maybe I’ll just have to give it a go! Have a great weekend Dale <3

  4. HAHAAAA I laughed out loud at “mullet!” So funny for some reason! I really like that dress, it looks really cute. Perfect blend of being short and long. I love maxi dresses, but they can be a little boring sometimes. I love the palm trees and sun, where were the pictures taken? You look gorgeous!


  5. TheeFknGoddess says:

    Haha mullets are soo funny! I love that outfit though!

  6. Brandon Lostinidaho says:

    I think I’m a Jason Segel mixed with Jonah Hill. And women seem to love it! I’m happily taken, but sometimes have a hard time turning off the charm…

  7. Veronica says:

    YOu are soo gorgeous as always! I really love the print of that dress. Awesome find!

    P.S: “mullet” dress made me laugh!! hehe =D



  8. i like the hi-low hems. yours here is pretty with that gorgeous jacket!


  9. Eclectico says:

    Beautiful jacket you are always beautiful. The ring type “CAMAFEO” IS ADORABLE!

  10. I love this dress! So beautiful! I have yet to bare my legs without tights. It’s been raining so much! I’m having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that sf is chilly during the spring and summer months.

  11. Gail and Rhoda says:

    I love the high low trend! This is super cute on you! -Rhoda

  12. Chic 'n Cheap Living says:

    The high low dress trend is something I’d rock! Oh and your list is too funny but true. If a guy can chill out and have fun, it does make him more attractive!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  13. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    This is completely my favourite kind of dress right now! I have a couple that I’ve recently added to my wardrobe and I love them!

  14. Ooooh!Love that multi-length dress.And it looks so great on showing off the legs!

    DC2NYConfessions Blog
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  15. you look gorgeous, I love the Mullet dress, i love the flowyness… I was cracking up your reference to Slade (he’s so annoying, Gretchen can do SO much better!).

    and I’m Don Draper ALL the way… he’s so hot!!!


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  17. markedbeautyblog says:

    Gorgeous dress, you look great! I’ve been loving ‘mullet’ skirts!

    Sharleena xx

  18. StyleKULTUR says:

    The dress is gorgeous! Love your nailcolour!!

  19. Andie Willows says:

    great dress and cool styling!

    xoxo, andie

  20. Girls Studio says:

    Perfect!! I loved it all! =D

  21. Loving it! The dress is fab, the jacket is gorgeous, and the whole styling just perfect! xoxo ♥

  22. wow
    very beautiful!!!

    Have a good day!


  23. winetastegirl.com says:

    Love this post! I saw the Housewives and Mad Men episodes you are talking about. I was so embarrassed for that girl singing that song for Don. Although, I did have it stuck in my head the rest of the night! Love the dress you are wearing here. I’ll have to go get it this weekend since I have a jacket very similar to the one you are wearing it it looks fabulous!

    • Thanks so much and yea I’m sure that dress is still there. I just got it last week and I had to laugh because I had that song stuck in my head too when she was singing it. lol

  24. Mad For Fashion...For Less says:

    You look super cute and I love your dress!

  25. I don’t like the high-low dress/skirt trend! But then again I didn’t like the maxi dress trend either, until now…and now I’m dying to get one.

    Kinda bitter I didn’t catch the season premiere of Mad Men but I can always catch it On Demand. From your description, Draper sounds like an ass…been there/done that with men, and not a fan of that type.

    • Yea I totally agree and I think you’ll love the Maxi dress if you get one. Maybe by summer you’ll try a high low skirt too hehe

      You’ll definitely have to see MadMen on Demand

  26. I’m not too sure about the mullet dress for myself, but it looks adorable on you! Maybe the next time I’m in f21, I’ll grab one and give it a try!
    Thanks for all the nice comments on my blog! 🙂
    <3 Carrie
    ps – I took my new purse out yesterday and received a TON of compliments 🙂

  27. Just getting caught up on reading my favorite blogs (of course you are one of them!) I LOVE the high/low dress trend. This F21 is gorgeous…so I’ll def be looking for it next time I’m there!
    And I didn’t know you played tennis?! That is awesome. If we are ever at the same bloggers conference, we’ll have to hit some balls!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  28. SIENA.STYLE says:

    love this hair style!!
    kisses from prague

  29. RaspberryBlonde says:

    really love the shape of the dress, I love this trend, but haven’t found the right dress for me yet. helas!
    That jacket is soo beautiful too, love the colour of the leather. Great post!

  30. The Fashionable ESQ says:

    I saw this floral high-low dress when I was browsing through dresses to make my latest post. I liked it but didn’t post it b/c it was too similar to a Delia’s one I had up.
    I <3 your hair color.
    The Fashionable ESQ

  31. aaahh! that first photo was so hot! love the high low style. it gives a touch of edge to a simple outfit. you look amazing dale!


  32. this is one of my favorite looks on you! it’s so pretty! and yes as always your hair looks amazing

    xo kaitlin

  33. Living_in_aShoe says:

    your dress is so beautiful!

  34. Pearl McPride says:

    I love the jacket


  35. Aubrey and Melissa says:

    Thank you for your incredibly sweet comment on our site! We were checking out your blog and it is so fun! You are a very pretty girl and you have really nice style. The hi-lo dress is such an gorgeous trend right now, love the dress.

  36. amazing photos!


  37. Vera Vanity says:

    You look great and outfit too! But I do not like the trend hight-low dress :o/, for Red carpet great, but for life… Have a nice day. Xoxo V.V.

  38. Fabulous dress!!! You look amazing!

  39. Life's a shoe says:

    great look! love the dress!

  40. That dress is hot! Can it be a combo? Don Draper’s style and Segel’s humor? Haha

  41. Rejina Tyson says:

    I love your floral print high-low hem dress! Your jacket perfectly matches it too. You look amazing!

    Also, thanks for dropping by and leaving such sweet comments on my blog, You Like It? I Made It!. It made my day. 😉


  42. RaindropsofSapphire says:

    That’s a great post! I love the curls in your hair! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too 🙂 🙂


  43. Vonae Deyshawn says:

    I love this look. I’m not sure if I’m all that into the high-low dress thing though. I’ve been trying to decide on it. : ) I do like this one because it’s fun in the front and maxi in the back. I’m not too fond of the one’s that are fun in the front and then mid-calf in the back. They just seem confused. lol. I love the mineral highlighter. It’s so pretty! You have a great summer glow going on.

    Vonae Deyshawn

  44. pinkmate says:

    great dress dale! Love it!



  45. Your hair looks gorgeous here. But I will never understand the mullet dress. haha.

  46. Mary Ann says:

    I really like the high low hem, it’s fresh right now. But when it does eventually go out of style, you can always cut off the back and have a short even-hemmed dress. I love when trends have versatility! Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello!! 😉

  47. Cari Cantrell says:

    Love your blog! and lovin’ that “mullet” dress!

  48. Duapara says:

    So cute, love your dress!!!
    I am following you now!

  49. Niina - It seems pretty obvious. says:

    I’m loving this trend! And as soon as it gets a bit warmer here I need to find a dress like that. Yours looks gorgeous 🙂

  50. Loving the high/low trend – and that dress is SO pretty!

    The Other Side of Gray

  51. Lovely Dress ♡ ,you look gorgeous!


  52. Maria at inredningsvis.se says:

    Thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) I like yors to and will follow:)
    If you want you can get my updates and follow me on twitter.
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria

  53. Maria at inredningsvis.se says:

    Thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) I like yors to and will follow:)
    If you want you can get my updates and follow me on twitter.
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria

  54. i’m moving to sf in the fall for school, and i’ve only visited the city once. scrolling through your blog, i keep seeing districts and streets i recognize, and i get so excited for moving, so thanks for, on top of being a cute fashion blogger, being a window to a place i’ve fallen in love with!

  55. Great dress- I love it paired with leather!


  56. Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou says:

    Love your Forever 21 Hi-Lo! And now I just made a note to pick up the mineral highlighter. Love products that promote the glow! Happy Spring, sweets! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  57. Mariely Crowne says:

    Your dress is awesome! dating a guy with a mullet, not so awesome… My husband loves kenny powers however he would probably never wear a mullet, well maybe for an 80’s party like Slade did! 🙂

    Giveaway on my blog!!

  58. The Bombshell Next Door says:

    Beautiful dress!! 🙂 You have amazing style


  59. thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and your style.

  60. I’m kinda loving the mullet dress trend, I just haven’t found a dress I like enough to buy.

    I’d totally rather have a funny guy than someone with no humor in his life!

  61. Diva In Me says:

    Definitely the high-low dress. I think they’re cool. I had 2 pieces for myself last year but I kept it for the longest time and I didn’t even wear it. So I sold it already. You look really great in the high-low dress!

  62. Jayme and Mendi says:

    Love the high-low trend going on now! And you favorite makeup picks right now are so pretty. We love a great highlighter and lip gloss!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  63. Andrea Dickherber says:

    It’s funny I read this post right when I was scouring the internet for a high-low skirt (I’ve also heard them called tail skirts…same thing?).
    I’m loving the trend and can’t wait to buy one!

    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

  64. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) says:

    superfabulistic dress! it is gorgeous. i love how you paired it with that jacket and heels. nice!

  65. Born on heels says:

    You’re so beautiful! Just discovered your blog hope you’ll check mine!


    Marine W

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