Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dalmatians

I must've made the mistake of shrinking this dalmatian printed dress in the dyer, because it's now too short to be worn bare-legged :( Darn it! Guess I'll have to improvise and stick to wearing it as a top (like in today's outfit) or with leggings. It's too bad because I was just starting to really love the concept of easy shift dresses.
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
jacket: Burberry Marystow trench coat (sold here)
dress as top: H&M (recent - sold in stores)
ring: Forever 21 textured horse shoe (similar)
jeans: LOFT black modern skinny (this season's sold here)

25 comments:

  1. i just shrunk two skirts in the dryer myself without ever having had a chance to wear them! i know the frustration. at least this dress can transition perfectly into a blouse! you look great!

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    1. Oh no :( Do you think either skirt is worth buying again? Perhaps on further sale? It might not sound clean, but I usually wear new clothes 1-2 times before I wash them... perhaps longer if I know somehow the fabric will change after washing, haha.

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  2. I love it as a top though! It's great that you can still wear it in some form.

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  3. Aw, too bad it shrunk! At least you will still be able to get use out of it, love what you did with it here!

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  4. I bet it will look cute with leggings! Looks really cute paired with the red.

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  5. Wish there was a "like" button here.

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    1. Blogger needs to play catchup! Thanks for the feedback :)

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  6. Hehe I see that it's trench season where you are too! :) It got pretty breezy here recently so I've been wearing mine everywhere. But I really like this look - the Dalmatian dress looks great as a top!

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    1. I think the other day we both posted outfits with the AT pearl statement necklace. And then there's the trench today. Are you reading my mind or am i reading yours?

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    2. lol, who knows. something about great minds that think alike? :)

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  7. Dress or top, I enjoy this entire outfit. I've learned my lesson accidentally shrinking a pair of wool trousers in the dryer. The lining ended up longer than the pant legs!

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    1. Eeep! I'm afraid to stick anything that's dry clean only into the washer. Thanks for sharing your lesson well learned, Lisa!

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  8. Awww I've done that before.. it is a lesson learned for sure! It looks great as a top though. :) I love your trench coat too!

    xo - Sheila

    sheislovelyblog.com

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  9. aww i hate when that happens! at least it's only an h&m piece!

    xo julesinflats.com

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    1. Very true. I'll be sure to remind myself whenever I'm sad at not being able to wear it as a dress :)

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  10. This looks AMAZING!! I really want a Burberry trench now. do you think it's worth the investment?

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    1. It's hard to say... and for once it's easy for me to not play the enabler :) Would you get a lot of wears out of a trench where you live? In the Mid-Atlantic, I can see mine being worn from fall until early winter, then again in the spring (approx. 4-5 months/year). Would price be an issue? The retail price is pretty hefty though certain classic items do sometimes get included in department store sales. The good thing about Burberry is that there doesn't seem to be outrageous price hikes a la Chanel, so I think if you're on the fence, take your time to figure out if it's worth it to you. Here's also a thread from the AN forum where people share their experiences with styles and sizing. In the meantime, I really like some of Zara's trench coat styles, which sell for a much more reasonable price. I think it's worth a look as well.

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  11. i love your purse!!
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  12. Love the outfit and how you improvised and tucked it into your pants. Great way to improvise. I hate when that happens.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  13. Argh, so frustrating when that happens! Oh well, it makes for a cute top!

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  14. Love this look so chic!


    Sandra Lucia
    sandraluciafashionillu.blogspot.com

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  15. I love how you've worn the dress as a top... so creative! That Burberry trench looks fantastic on you, too! How did you decide on the Marystow vs. other styles? Just curious!

    Love this outfit...looking forward to more posts from you! :)


    Love, S
    http://shamelesslyoverdressed.blogspot.com

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    1. I first chose the Marystow because of the length (didn't want it to be short, but not hitting my knees either) and also because the style was on sale. I was happy with the fit, style, and overall look on me, but a few blogger friends convinced me to actually go into the store to try on other styles (online could be different than in real life) and to also try on Marystow a size down. The sale price shouldn't be a reason for me to keep it if there are better fitting styles/sizes out there. I agreed with them and have no idea why I didn't think to do that in the first place! So after I went to a Burberry store to try on various others, I was glad that the Marystow I had bought was still the best one for me. If I hadn't gone to the store to try on others, I probably would've kept wondering if there were better versions out there.

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