Monday, June 22, 2015

On a Barrel Roll: ootd

    I finally managed to purchase this dress by Bea & Dot.  I've been interested for a while, but not enough to make a move.  Then it went on sale...and sold out.  Then one came back in stock in my size...and sold out again.  The next time one came in stock, I bought it.   Sooooo, after months of watching and waiting, it's finally mine, and I kind of wish I hadn't waited so long.  I love the color and the print isn't overwhelming like I thought it might be.  The strongest strike against it was all the reviews that complained of a tight fit.  By the time I bought it, it was a final sale, so if it didn't work, I was stuck with it.   But, never fear, this dress is a great fit for a small chested girl like me.  It is snug, but I kind of like that.  Maybe now I can bend over without having to hold my hand against my dress to prevent the peep show that inevitably happens if I don't.

     My first idea for this dress was a simple orange grosgrain ribbon as a belt and a muted orange purse.   They don't exactly match, but too much matching is kind of boring anyway.  For jewelry I opted for pearl earrings and necklace, and though you can barely see it, my favorite carnelian cameo ring that I made a few years ago.

    I really can't sing the praises of cameos enough.  Yes, I do own roughly one bazillion and I made most of them myself.   There is something so classic about them, I'll wear them with anything. 
    I also tried this darling envelope purse by Kling with this outfit, and while it goes great with the blue, in the end, I preferred the orange bag with the orange belt.  Still, I am really happy with this purse.  I haven't had the chance to put it to the wear and tear test, but I love the design.  Plus, the strap is removable so it can be a shoulder bag or clutch. 

It's available at ModCloth for $49.99 or at Unique-Vintage for $48.00

 Shop the Look:
Dress by Bea & Dot from ModCloth
Heels (old) are by Nine West
Pearl Earrings are from Walmart Jewelry Counter
Ribbon Belt available at craft stores
Lipstick is Cover Girl 307 Seduce

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