Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cause I Can't Get Enough Of You, And Every Little Thing You Do

When I first saw this dress, it was too expensive for me. I was broke. But I wanted it. I loved it. I thought about it later. I did that thing where I looked it up online, just to see it again. I once even said to Nathan “Oh Nathan, this dress would be so pretty on me”, which sounds pretty vain, but was more a testament to the dress than me. But I moved on…

October 7

Haha, no I didn’t. But I did get it on clearance which was thrilling, because I wanted it so badly and because, well, clearance is always exciting!

October 7

The clearance rack had black, grey and this nude in my size. And of course my instinct was to get them all, but I talked myself down to one. I already have a grey dress in a similar, ethereal style. And black is not a challenge. So I went with the nude. I was really proud of myself for getting just the one, because one dress on clearance is a bargain. 3 dresses on clearance would have been over spending. (For me, I’m not here to say what is overspending for you! Xoxo)

October 7

I wore this to Toastmasters and got some compliments from the older-than-me crowd, which always makes me feel pleased as punch, because my style, I feel skews a bit young. (So does a lot of yours, even those of you much older than me! I like us that way!)

October 7

I think this dress has LOTS of styling possibilities and I can’t wait to explore!

Jacket, Forever XXI
Dress, Target clearance rack
Boots, Target (last year but they brought them back this year)
Bag, Grandmama Bea, Liz Claiborne
Earrings, Haute Hardware at Etsy

25 comments:

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

That dress is SO pretty, I'm impressed you managed to hold off until it went on clearance!

Rebecca said...

That dress is really pretty on you. You are always so good at mixing super feminine pieces with edgier ones.

Kayla said...

That dress looks amazing on you! You find the most amazing Target finds! I love the nude on you. Great find.

Sal said...

You are SO LOVELY in that dress, doll. Glad it found its way into your loving arms!

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE that dress...so light and feminine..I can think of TONS of ways to style it....I bet youre going to have a blast with it:)

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Kate said...

That is GORGEOUS! It suits your shape and coloring perfectly. Love it! :-)

wardrobeexperience said...

i want those boots too... they look so great paired with this light dress.

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Amy said...

What a great find! I love that dress, it looks so feminine and pretty. I love the juxtaposition of the whole outfit, really :)

HollyElise said...

Love love love the floaty dress with boots! J'adore!!

Sheila said...

It's a really pretty dress, and will layer well with what you have in your wardrobe. How awesome that you got it on clearance!

style underdog said...

I know that dress! So glad you purchased the nude. I passed along this post to my friend who was checking the dress out. Thanks! I love the boots with this dress. I've always been a big fan. Thanks for leaving a comment on mine :)

20 York Street said...

Oh you are soo right! Nude is so much more exciting as a fashion challenge! any chance that they still have some left for me? =)

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Smash said...

Glad you picked the nude dress -- the color is so pretty against your skin. Can't wait to see it with a chunky cardigan, tights, and boots if it EVER gets colder in Dallas!

WendyB said...

So pleased that you found it on sale and went for the most adventurous color.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

That really is a gorgeous dress. Worth the wait for sure.

angie said...

You are right about the dress.It has got a lot of potential.I have a similar one in nude .I think I'll give it a try.Thanks for the inspiration.

Erin said...

So gorgeous, sugar!! I love your style beyond measure. Sweet dress + edgy military jacket + cowboy style boots = HUGE WIN!

Katie said...

This is GORGEOUS! I think you made the right choice getting the nude - this dress looks like it was made to be that color and that color only. So pretty!

Lauren said...

This is such a great look - the utilitarian/military vibes of the jacket and boots offsetting the femininity of that dress makes for a great look! LOVE it!!

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FashionAddict said...

You look SO PRETTY! I love love love this outfit on you. You have a talent for mixing the feminine with a little edge, and I admire that you have developed your signature style :)

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I love that you put all of these pieces together. It's the perfect mix of different bits to make one great look.

Connie said...

I love love that dress and jacket combo. You were right about that dress...looks GREAT on you.

Life with Kaishon said...

I freaking LOVE that dress. Seriously LOVE it. It is perfection!

sartoriography said...

That dress IS so pretty on you! It looks fantastic, especially the way you've styled it w the boots and jacket. I'm impressed that you didn't buy all three, given how great you look. Willpower and awesome outfits- I'm envious! :)

misty w. said...

if you were coming here for say, the weekend...I would say that i need you to bring that outfit along so i can wear it to the wedding that lana and i are singing in and don't know what to wear for it! lana will be in a bridesmaid dress, but i have to figure something out!
oh well, at least i can take inspiration from it! you look pretty in it!