Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Dress-Dream Come True!

Dear Fashion Diary,








The scalloped sleeves make me die every time. *swoon!*



Notice the snow everywhere? Yeah I was absolutely freezing. Beauty is pain people!


Well here it is ladies! The dress I've been talking and talking about.
I've had my eye on it since about 2009 but could never 
afford it. But now, thanks to my Christmas gift card from my in-laws {thanks guys!},
my dress-dreams could finally come true! 
There are few things that compare to getting pretty clothes delivered 
right to your doorstep.

I first laid eyes on it on Modcloth.com, but when I went back, gift card in hand,
alas! it was not even sold on the site anymore! But thanks to their 
amazing customer service live chat online, I found out who the vendor is,
and found the same exact dress on another site. {The things we do for clothes.}

And here's the kicker, it was the exact price of my gift card! It was almost too
serendipitous to handle. Funny thing is though, the only one left
was a size ten; but as I have mentioned before, a belt can do wonders for anything.

One other funny fact-it was just a little too short for me, so
 I dug through my closet and happened to stumble upon an old skirt that matched
PERFECTLY! I couldn't believe how well it blended in when I put it on underneath.
I've said it before and I'll say it again:Add a skirt underneath a dress to make it longer! Works every time.



  • Dress: orig. seen on Modcloth.com, purchased from 6pm.com
  • necklace: vintage; from my wedding {here} and {here}
  • skirt underneath: Khols
  • bracelet: Forever 21
  • belt: thrifted
  • shoes: Charlotte Russe
  • red lipstick: Kmart



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67 comments:

Erin said...

You look gorgeous! This dress is so beautiful and there is something so neat about black heels on top of white snow! :)

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

This dress just took my breath away... WHAT A BEAUTY! and yes, I am very jaleous right now, haha! You look absolutely gorgeous :) x

sherri said...

Beautiful dress! I love it! I so want a lacey dress.

Shawna Faye said...

Gorgeous from head to toe!

Emily P. said...

What's that you say? A size 10? Sounds like it would fit me perfectly! ;) You look BEAUTIFUL, sis! So elegant and feminine. How perfect! :)

Johanna said...

Very beautiful look! I love, love, love that dress! xoxo ♥

Bonnie said...

Mmmkayyy ... This dress? PERFECT. I love the style, the pattern, the color -- everything.

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stephanie said...

that dress is amazing! and i think it looks better with the skirt you put under it! way to work it girl!

and no i'm not from idaho! OHIO. probably close to the same thing though ; ) you are adorable!

Sabrina T. said...

love these pics honey..

Patchwork à Porter

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this dress. It kind of reminds me of the Hollywood Hills dress from Shabby Apple that I have been eyeing, but I actually like this one better with that skirt underneath!
Modern Modest Beauty

ashi said...

love the outfit! that lacey dress is so cute.
just found your blog,very nice
happy new month!
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Oh my Dior! said...

that dress is so so pretty!

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Rachel Sayumi. said...

SWOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the most beautiful dress ever! I LOVE everything about it,and you look fantastic!

xo

Maiken said...

wow, finally! I think this is a gorgeous dress! suits you so nicely and goes perfectly with those classy accessories. and what a saga with that dress! :P btw, your hair looks superb too ;)

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

rach_t said...

so so pretty and you're right those sleeves are beautiful.

Laura Eve said...

Love that dress!

Chelsea said...

These are the prettiest pictures I have ever seen of you. And I'm not just saying that. You look amazing! Love that dress, girl. And good idea about the skirt underneath!

Melodee said...

cute cute cute! how fun that you got something gorgeous you've wanted for so long:) love those great pieces:)

Dale said...

HOW exciting you got this dress. I just found your blog and I'm so impressed, it's really nice and I love your style. This is such a classic pretty dress. The belt and necklace is so stylish.

Following you now,
xoDale
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M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW!!! I'm speechless! These photos are beautiful, sweet girl. I love it all...the belt, the jewelry, the underskirt (kudos on that one)!
The 4th photo down definitely belongs in a magazine.
And your outfit in the Post below will have me smiling ALL DAY LONG!!
Love you,
Mom

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

I love the idea of adding a skirt under a dress! Looks very pretty!


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Jelisaveta Djukanovic said...

Beautiful! :)

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Jelisaveta Djukanovic said...

Beautiful! :)

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dina vanessa mercado said...

stunning and fabulous!!! love love love the outfit and it was really made for you sweetie, you wore the dress with real beauty and elegance.. love your blog!!! following you now.. hope you could visit my blog too.. kissess!!!

Lyosha said...

can I have your dress please? It's freaking awesome!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

threadsandbuttons said...

YEA! Congrats on getting the dress of your dreams! And way to be creative and add that skirt under it. It looks beautiful!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That dress is SO cute, it fits you perfectly!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh, such a gorgeous dress! Love the delicateness of it! Great shoes and loving these shots as well! Thank you for your super sweet comment on my blog! Really appreciated :) Would you like to follow each other?

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ylenia said...

Hello Sara, thank you so much for your comment, you're so sweet!!!!
These pics are really really amazing, you look so classy =)
I've just bought a similar lace dress, and you gave me a nice idea for the accessories I can wear with it. I also love those little birds on your wall!!!
XOXO
Ylenia

DawnieP said...

I love this post so much, I have a dress very similar I love the way you've taken the pictures!

dp
x

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Juliette said...

Oh My! The dress! The shoes! The pictures!!
You look stunning

Sandra Leiva said...

That dress is so cute and lovely! <3

Sandra Leiva said...

That dress is so cute and lovely! <3

Jasmine said...

Adore this dress! you've styled it perfectly! thanks for commenting, I'm now following xo


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Amber said...

That dress = pure love! You look so adorable although you are probably far more risky than I would be prancing around in the snow like its your job. Kuddos to you

Lena said...

What a genius idea..skirt under dress. SO SMART! I'm loving the dress. So absolutely gorgeous!

yiqin; said...

the dress is SO pretty

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

Oh my goodness that dress is STUNNING! You look gorgeous.

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Drama Queen said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!!! I love that dress and belt!!!!

Alexandria said...

wow, this dress is stunning. and I like the 3rd picture a lot!!

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two birds said...

i never would have guessed that was a skirt under the dress. they look so perfect paired together! and you look stunning in every picture. what great patience you have to wait for this beauty!

Robyn said...

I would never have thought to call their customer service line! There are so many dresses I wish I could get my hands on that they don't stock anymore. You are kind of my hero now, and I am madly in love with that dress.

Natalie said...

I love that dress, gorgeous!

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my mini bag said...

Amazing. Gorgeous dress. Nice creativity with the skirt under the dress. Would have never thought of it myself.

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Ann said...

Oh that is such a fabulous dress...
it really looks good on you.

Love all your photos:)

Mitha Komala said...

beautiful photos and scenery ! you look adorable with the dress and necklace dear <3

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Sehar Bique said...

That dress is so so so lovely!!!
and what you've done with the skirt- Awesome!

Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
XX
Sehar

Imogen said...

This dress is just so stunning. I love the lace and the lighter colour skirt underneath is such a great idea. It really adds to the look.

Corrine McConnachie said...

That dress is beautiful, definitely worth the wait!

Thank you for commenting on my blog,

Corrine
trendtone.blogspot.com

Kultur und Stil said...

thanks so much for your comment that made me find your wonderful blog!
this dress is really great! and i imagine that it must have been very cold!
I'm a new follower, perhaps you follow me back if you like my blog?
xxx Anita

Zoe said...

This dress is so beautiful!x

HiFashion said...

You look so beautiful! That dress is gorgeous.

HiFashion said...

You look so beautiful! That dress is gorgeous.

Sarah said...

That dress is fantastic, glad you were able to find it!

Dress Me Dearly said...

Totally worth the wait! Such a beautiful and stunning dress.

love it!

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Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. x hivenn

Megan said...

Oh wow, this dress is magical. Seriously, it's SO beautiful and I can see why you were lusting after it! Definitely meant to be :)

Sharda said...

Absolutely love your dress!!! Those bow shoes look very cute.;)
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simplychic said...

so beautiful and ladylike :)

Kenzie and Maddy said...

Very pretty!! :)

Annie said...

You look SO gorgeous in this dress - no wonder you've had your eye on it for so long! It looks lovely on you, and those bow pumps are so cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

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oh my gosh i want that dress!!! i just love this whole outfit - totally beautiful! i'll be featuring you tomorrow so make sure you stop by and grab a button. :)
-marie

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

O mi goodness! That dress is SUPER DUPER GORGEOUS!!!! Nothing else needs to be said. ^__^

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Allison said...

Wow, I had no idea that dress could be a size 10 til you mentioned it. 6pm.com is great for shoes too. You have incredibly authentic and artistic tastes, Sara. But I always knew that. :)

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

LOVE! You have such beautiful style! :)

chestnutmocha said...

oh my! it looks so cold! you're a brave lady!