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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dresses and More Dresses

My closet is slowing being taken over by dresses. Most, if not all, of my recent purchases have been dresses. Since I discovered that they work better for my body shape I have been going dress crazy. And besides a girl's got to have a dress for each occasion right. =) (Or as my husband says "a new dress for each new occasion. God forbid someone noticing a girl wearing the same dress again.")


Banana Republic Graphic Chain Link Dress Wrap Dress sz -0

I was eyeing this dress ever since I saw it on the Banana Republic website. Unfortunately the dress was only available in regular sizing. Thanks to Elle's post on the Banana Republic sale I was able to get the dress for 40% off the full price. The dress is no longer available online but you can still find it in stores. I like the graphic chained link print. The material is thicker than most wrap dresses and help to hide that stomach we busy women swear we are going to work on. The dress has a wide fabric belt that holds the dress together well.  Since the dress is a regular size, the waist sits a little below my natural waist and the length is below my knee. I think the dress would definitely look better on someone taller than me.

Verdict : Return

Ann Taylor was having a 40% off sales one Sunday night so I took the oppurtunty to get a few dresses I have been wanting to try.  Ann Taylor is currently having another sale of 30% off full-price dresses.


Out of all the dress I got this one is my husband's favorite. He liked the colors and unique black trimming on the dress. But I am on the fence about it. The material is light and perfect for hot summer days.  I like the colors, unique design, and the high and low hem. However I'm not sure if I can see myself wearing this dress out somewhere.

Verdict : Return


There is something about this dress that make me feel "meh" about it. I'm not sure if it's the color, the print, or the sash that ties in the front. I can't seem place my finger on it.  The dress is a stretchy material that clings to my body shape. It feels like a bodycon dress. I think the dress looked better on the model. (Unfortunately, a lot of times, that tends to be the case *sigh*)

Verdict : Return


Ann Taylor Cotton Sateen Sunbaked Illusion Print Split Neck Sheath Dress sz -OP

Here is another dress that I have been stalking ever since I saw it on the Ann Taylor website.  So when I found that the dress was on sale with an additional 40% off I immediately hit the purchase button. I love the fabric, design and color of the dress. Bonus points for the pockets. Little details like pockets really help me out. I don't have to worry about misplacing my phone when I'm at work.  My husband say this dress is so me. The bodice was a bit snug but fit well on my waist and hips. However from the side the dress looked shapeless and I wasn't able to get a good picture.

Verdict - Possibly keeping

See Annie for her review on the dress.

Ladies what is the one item that you cannot get enough of?

39 comments:

  1. You are stunning in the last dress. Love that dress on you. Beautiful color and it fits you well.

    Love your hubby's comment on dress. My friend once told me 'Being a girl is 'the' excuse to buy clothes'.

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    1. Hi SS, my husband had a good laugh at your friend saying.

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  2. i love all the prints - they actually all look good on you
    Xo Megan

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  3. I've been on a dress spree myself, but I've been DIYing instead of buying :) The black trim on the sides of the floral dress looks kind of strange to me. I think it's because the trim seems so modern and edgy but the floral is so girly and classic. I like the black and white tie-front dress the best!

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    1. Thanks SPG - Oh how I wish I have your sewing abilities. I would love to make my own dress which would save me lot of moneys. Your DIY dress are amazing.

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  4. Bummer the chains did not work out! I agree...I don't like that it hit below the knees like that, either!

    I like how the last one shows your curves nicely! And the split neck is a nice touch!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I was super bummer about the BR dress. Hopefully I can find something similar.

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  5. I'm loving that last dress...that was one I was eying up too!

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  6. I think these are all great dresses but if the length in the first one is too long for you then I agree you should return it. The Ann Taylor dress with the black piping is nice, but I don't really think the hi-low hem is going to hang around for that much longer...but I could be wrong. I agree, the 3rd dress is ok...it's a dress I'd get if it was $19.99 :) I am so bad.

    The last dress is my favorite, I think you should keep that one!

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    1. Hi Bessie, Thank you for your suggestion. You hit it on the spot with the 3rd dress. That's probably why I was feeling meh about it. I did end up keeping the blue dress.

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  7. i loveeee the blue dress on you!! it's gorgeous! omgosh i'm having a love affair with dresses right now too!!! i never liked myself in dresses and then suddenly out of the blue i can't stop wearing/buying them right now too!! haha

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I think you look great in dresses.

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  8. I love the last two dresses! I think the black and white floral dress just needs some color! A colorful necklace or shoes will do the trick! And in the colder months, a color cardi. :)

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    1. Thanks Ying. I decided to keep only the blue one.

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  9. i actually like theCotton Voile Floral Print Tie on you. I am trying not to buy any dresses or pretty much any winter clothes for awhile. :D

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    1. The Cotton Voile Floral Print Tie looks good in picture but in person it was kind of meh. The fit is great but I wasn't feeling the print.

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  10. Love all the dresses on you, especially the last one which you are thinking of keeping! It is amazing on you!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  11. i had a phase where i couldn't stop buying skinny jeans and tunics. i really love the banana link dress on you.. you should keep it! and fourth dress is definitely a keeper. it's very flattering on your body.

    have a great wknd
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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    1. Thanks Jasmine. I return the BR dress and keep only the last dress.

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  12. The last 2 dresses are TOTALLY for you! LOVE dresses!

    Let's follow each other!

    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com
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  13. LOVELY POST SWEETIE! WISH YOU A NICE SUNDAY!:)

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  14. wow..you got some amazing dresses here! The black and whote ones are so versatile..for work to party!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti from Style Delights Blog
    *Giveaway* - Win a gorgeous piece of jewelry from Jeweliq

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  15. That's a very nice dress collection you got there....but I'm crazy over the Ann Taylor B&W tie dye dress!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  16. Hi hon! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I can't decide between the garden floral and the last one...but after looking at it more carefully, I love the way the last one fit you. The color, length and fit is perfect! :)

    KT
    www.KTRstyle.com

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  17. I THINK YOU ARE MADE TO WEAR DRESSES, THEY ALL LOOK GOOD ON YOU WHEN I WONT BE ABLE TO PULL OFF SOME OF THEM!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  18. I think you should keep all the dresses..you look so perfect with them and made for each other types :P
    I absolutely love all of them!

    following you right away..hope you'll do the same :)
    Don't forget to join my giveaway on my blog!
    Love
    Surabhi

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  19. Thanks a bunch for your sweet comment, dear!
    I'm excited to know which ones you kept after all, as trust, each and every one looks amazing on you, as I said before!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  20. The Ann Taylor dress - LOVE it. Pair it with a little yellow or neon belt- you know a small thin one. And a straw bag! That would be OH so perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog - following you on bloglovin now! I'm #
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com
    BLOGLOVIN
    FACEBOOK

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  21. yes, u need to keep the last one. it's meant for someone more w/your body. looks fantastic on you!

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  22. Indeed, I think the last one has the greatest potential as well. Like you I have been buying lots of dresses and skirts this season, esp. now with the expanding tummy - cotton ones with the expandable bands are the perfect choice ;)

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  23. i LOVE dresses!! and ones w/ pockets are the BEST!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  24. I think you should keep the last dress! I love the print on it and I think it fits well! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following now :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter my group giveaway!

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  25. I like the last dress on you! I'm all for a new dress for each new occasion... after all, you only live once! :) Looking forward to following along~!

    Love, S

    http://shamelesslyoverdressed.blogspot.com

    I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog!

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  26. The belt is so unique and it adds the necessary toughness to this very pretty, feminine lace/satin dress! Great to know that you had a fabulous time in Vegas! Have a great weekend!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably yours

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  27. thank you for being so supportive with my novel!! LOVe you :) www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com

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  28. The last two are my favorite. I wish i wore more dresses/skirts because i totally adore women who wear dresses. I guess i am just too lazy to shave my legs...ha.

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