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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Pink Dress

Each day I pull one of my neglected items off the bookshelf where they are hanging, but my pile does not seem to be dwindling. Twenty pieces still remain! I am thinking some of them are destined for the shop however. And speaking of the shop, I started to go through the Cavernous Jewelry Box, and have added a few things, so check it out!

Today I decided to wear my pink dress, that was purchased about three years ago, and that first summer was my favorite dress in the world. We went out together all the time.
We went to the beach...


We got trapped inside the iPhone...


And then we got Proactive's benzoyl peroxide treatment on one of our shoulder straps and were never quite the same again.
Did you know that stuff bleaches clothes? I haven't put it on during the day time since. Now all my PJs and pillow cases get bleached, but I can deal with that.

Anyway, I never could bring myself to get rid of the dress, so today I paired it with a cute short sleeved blazer and my Italian sandals and we were back again.

Pink and Black

The Rundown
Dress Arabella - Blazer TJMaxx - Sandals Dive & Co. (market in Italy) - Belt Nine West - Earrings Macys

who's my good girl?

I'm really tired of not shopping. I want to so badly. There is a 30% off Give and Get coupon for the Gap this weekend. They have a really cute tulip skirt I want. Will I be able to resist?
Why am I not shopping again....?

52 comments:

Jesa said...

LOVE the italian sandals ;) I miss the markets in Italy! And the color of your skirt is Fab!

cheers, Jesa :)

Ali said...

You're not shopping because.. well, I don't know, but it's rather amazing. That dress is very cute on you, I love the color of it. :D AND NOOOO DON'T GET STUCK INSIDE OF iPHONE. They are so hard to get out of. :( : (

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh it looks so cute!!!
I am so proud of you for sticking to your not shopping, you're doing a way better job than I am...haha....
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La Fille D'or said...

This is a lovely dress- that shade of pink is really pretty. I love how you re-worked it.

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Cute dress! And yeah, benzoyl peroxide has done that to me too :(
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Lynzy said...

Haha good question!! Your tough ;)

xo Lynzy

Aynna banahna said...

Looks good! I have a hard time getting rid of clothes too. Even though now most stuff doesn't fit me. It used to be so easy to go through and get rid of things. Once I have replaced all my favorites with wearable sizes, I'll be good!

Modesty is Pretty said...

You are not shopping anymore because you have too many clothes you are starting to sell them and you still have 20 things you haven't worn! hehe just thought I'd answer that, I think you will be able to survive, have you already spent the $80 dollars for the month? Be strong my friend you can do it!

Modesty is Pretty said...

by the way cute way to wear your dress!

Sarah Dee said...

you are too adorable!!!

Sarah
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Emily said...

This looks great. I love the pink, it's a good color for you. And your waist is SOOO TINY.

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Wao! I'm really impressed by your creativity wearing this dress again. It looks gorgeous as a skirt and I love it with that top. Good job!

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Mimi said...

i think that is the perfect beach dress. i have to get one like it. haha, here i am again, adding stuff to my ever growing "to buy" list. ;)

<3, Mimi
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Madeline said...

You know, I've had that happen )the bleaching that is) as well! Not with Proactive but another treatment...irritating! But the dress looks nice as a skirt! Very inventive!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

sometimes recycling an old favorite is just the anecdote for non-shopping. :)

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Berlin said...

Your pink dress is just adorable =)
I really like the black dress,


Have a pleasant day =3
Berlin

annierama said...

cute photos!
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Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Great save with the blazer! I have a lovely lavender dress that is similar, with a tiny hole in the skirt. I just wear it anyways, because I love it so much.

Anne said...

I love the color of this dress, and it really pops against the black blazer.

I've had the same pillow case problem too with various night time face creams - very annoying!

Iris said...

I love that you're sticking with the wearing what you have thing! You can do it :)

QuiteQuaint said...

the pink dress is lovely on you, sometimes its the items that we've had for a long time that look best. x

Leia said...

That is one gorgeous dress! How annoying about the bleach getting on the strap though.

And about your shopping ban, hang in there!!

Leia

Melissa said...

Cute -- I'm just loving this "shop from the closet" project!

ROBINE said...

Lovely post and great pics!

x Robine

Helen [In Elegance] said...

Gorgeous dress and I love the different ways you have worn it.

eek said...

Way to make your dress work!

You're not shopping because you still have 20 items of clothes you need to go through to decide to keep or giveaway? Good luck!

Style of a Fashionista said...

You are doing so well I could not not shop. Fab dress love the colour on you xoxo

rebecca said...

your dress is lovely, the shopping ban must be annoying, but at least you get to wear things you'd forgotten about!

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La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the blazer paired with this dress. I know that stuff can stain like the dickens because my husband has stained several of our pillowcases.... I'm glad you were able to salvage the dress!

Hang in there with the not shopping! You can enter our giveaway, if it'll take the edge off. :)

Daniela said...

I love your outfit!
Fight the urge!!! lol

Lorena said...

That is such a pretty picture at the beach. I am guessing it's mom and sis...
I think you did a good job with the dress.
I would have liked to see the stain as maybe you could get creative and do something over it.
DO not go shopping, you have done so good so far!

Frances Joy said...

Great sandals, great dress, great save from the stupid benzoyl peroxide (Argh! I hate that stuff!).
And you can do it! The not shopping, I mean!

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea, I've been deciding what is best, I'm thinking more like a diet since stopping cold turkey is crazy for me XD...I could eventually get there though...

Porcelain complexion said...

Loving the dress with the blazer and that tulip skirt you want is gorgeous too
xo

Elaine said...

This looks super cute! I love it as a skirt. It has great movement.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

cococricketsmama said...

yes-just yesterday I accidentally spilled bleach on e dress I've worn once-I felt so dumb for not being more careful---love your sandles.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I think the way you paired it for the last outfit is perfect. I hate when I ruin clothes or sheets/pillowcases with a blemish controller. It is so frustrating. I put it on in the morning very carefully and wash my hands after so that I don't transfer it to my clothing.

Nadine2point0 said...

great sandals - and I love your posts!

Wynne Prasetyo said...

you're so lucky that pink looks that awesome on you :)

ViCreative said...

Sweet pictures. I also have an iPhone > there isn't a better cell phone than this ;-)

Vicky
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Lottie said...

lovely!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That shade of pink is really pretty on you!

Isabel said...

aww the dog is sooo cute!

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Krystal said...

i love this challenge of yours :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love it as a skirt. You enabler, I'm getting the skirt now (possibly in both colors!) Have a good weekend!

Heather said...

have you thought of dying the dress to cover up the bleach spot?

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

OH YOU ROCK THAT DRESS SO HARD. I sometimes think that pink's hard to rock due to you can potentially look like a little kid (but maybe that's just me...) BUT NOT YOU. I love how you make it look so sophisticated and fun! And it looks fun to spin around in...

And isn't finding old clothes the best? I'm the biggest hoarder for that very reason!

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The Backseat Stylers said...

Love this look!! So feminine and pretty...glad you didn't get rid of the dress!

As for not shopping - hang in there!

Btw, thanks for the tip about wearing vests over a dress. Sounds silly, but the thought never even occurred to me!

Diana said...

this is so chic! i love that little jacket with the belt over it with this dress :)

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CHIC Sensibility... said...

CUte!!! Love it

MarchMusings said...

Great looking jacket paired with the sandals. Perfect

Eyeliah said...

Great save on the dress, I’ve done that type of thing before to hide flaws. P.S. you have such lovely skin, :)