Monday, September 21, 2015

You Winsome You Bloom Some: ootd

    I really loved this dress on ModCloth, but it was pricey and didn't come in my size.  It eventually went on sale, but was still $40 with shipping, so I decided to pass on it.  Then I found it on Ebay with the tags still on it, and it was being sold by a very reasonable seller for about $30.

    The seller mentioned that she loved the dress, but it just hadn't fit as she expected, so before buying, I contacted her for more info.  She said that the top fit normally but the waist was too tight.  Since I needed a smaller size, a tight waist would be great, and (fingers crossed) I could maybe make some alterations to the bodice.

    It was a little tricky because of the prints under the arms and on the back.  I hated to lose either, but it was too baggy to be left alone.  I decided to take it in at the back around the print, so I wouldn't lose anything, and I love the outcome.  

    I'm so excited because it goes perfectly with these gray pumps I found at a shop on my travels.  They're the same as the heels currently being sold at ModCloth as "Tea on the Train Heels in Pebble,"  but they were half the price.

    Since this dress has a very garden party feel,  I decided that only pearls would do for the accessories.  A bright yellow cardigan brings out the yellow roses since the pink and red roses stand out so well already.  Voila!  Look complete with approximately $80 saved off the retail prices. 

Shop the Look:

Dress from ModCloth

Yellow Cardigan by Fervour

Shoes the Hallie style from Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Earrings Handmade

Layered Pearl Necklace from Forever 21

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