The forgotten ones

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

So... I bought this dress in the end of September in hopes of wearing it to LA's fashion week. I took these photos pre fashion week and intended on adding some shots from the show, but, I got sick and I never made it to the show. Then, completely forgot all about this dress! Today, while I was cleaning/organizing the files on my computer I found these images, and I can't believe I didn't share them sooner!

I found this dress at a Plato's Closet and immediately fell in love. I love the red and black color blocking, I love the sheerness of the sleeves and I even love the head to toe pleats. To some women, this dress might have seemed atrocious on a rack; it had zero hanger appeal! It is billowy and boxy and could look all wrong if not styled properly. Since I am a bit more curvy, I knew I couldn't just let this dress hang like a bag on me, I had to belt it. If I was 5 inches taller, this shapeless dress would look cute as is, but I'm short and hippy (as in big hips) and I need more dimension.

I also felt like the dress was bold enough to stand on it own, so I didn't want to over accessorize it. I kept the jewelry simple, a black belt and some nice red pumps!

Total Outfit Cost: $34.47
Estimated Retail: $201.39

brand: Zara
purchase price: $10.00
purchased from: Plato's Closet
suggested retail:$89.90

purchase price: $2.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

brand:Forever 21
purchase price: $1.50
purchased from: Forever 21
suggested retail:$1.50

purchase price:$9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $19.99

brand: Zara
purchase price: $9.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $80.00

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