Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday - LEAP YEAR

HAPPY LEAP DAY/YEAR EVERYONE!! It is that very special day that only rolls around every four years (with the exception of centuries 100,200,...). Personally, I wish I had been born on leap day - I would only be 5 and a half years old right now :] Anywho, I also wish I had a more dramatic and whacky outfit to post - but let's be real, I shot this outfit two weeks ago and it is it's turn. So for today's outfit I give you a thrifted treasure.

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I thrifted this little gem about a year back, and haven't worn it yet (whoops). I was instantly drawn to the orange lace and adorable satin bow.

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The lining of the dress is unfortunately some synthetic fiber. I am not sure how to get out all the wrinkles without ruining the dress. Any tips? Also, this dress had to sit out in the sun for 3 days to get out the creepy old house smell - oh the joys of thrifting.

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Other than those minor complaints I love this dress. I need some fun excuse to wear it. I am also thinking about making it a tad bit shorter...Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday/leap day!! I plan on making the boyfriend something fun for dinner. Do you have any fun plans?

Outfit Details: Dress/Belt - Thrifted | Boots - Mom's hand me downs.

P.S. ShyScout became a ModCloth affiliate today!! Get your shop on ladies.

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56 comments:

  1. You look absolutely amazing! That dress is killer and I love the open back and the color looks so good with your red hair.

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    1. Thank you so much for you sweet comment. I need to actually wear this dress out of the house, haha.

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  2. Yayy!! Congratulations my dear!

    As for the wrinkles, try hanging this in your bathroom the next time you take a steamy shower... if that doesnt work, you may need to invest in a hand held steamer... which isnt that much money actually haha

    Erica

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    1. Thank you so much :]

      I should put it in the bathroom, I don't know why I didn't think of that because I do that all the time when I am too lazy to iron. I am a wee bit afraid of steaming it though because I am not sure what the fabric is/ how it will react. Is it good for anything?

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  3. love that dress!

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  4. That is one stunning dress, especially with the lowered back!

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    1. Thank you. I love close with dramatic backs :]

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  5. what a gorgeous dress!! it looks fabulous with you red hair! ☆〜

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  6. This dress is seriously so beautiful; it looks great on you!

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  7. Great dress! It goes lovely with your hair and complexion. I adore the boots with it as well!

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    1. Thank you so much :] I wasn't sure what shoes to wear with the dress but the boots just felt right.

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  8. Cute dress! I have been thinking about becoming a Modcloth affiliate, I just wasn't sure what the requirements were.

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    1. Thanks. You simply go to their site and find their page about becoming an affiliate, you have to sign up with a program, and then from that program you apply to ModCloth. ModCloth then decides whether to accept you into their program - it took about a month to hear back.

      http://www.modcloth.com/help/affiliate

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  9. This dress is fantastic! Looks fab with your hair!

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  10. wow it looks great on you!!! i love the color!!!!!!!

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  11. I love this dress! You look so pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Thank you for reminding me. I just did :]

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  12. the dress looks amazing, hmm about the wrinkles maybe steaming it or place some thick cotton or a tea cloth inbetween the dress and iron? i hope ive helped ^^

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    1. Thank you! I think I am going to try steaming :]

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  13. That dress is purdy, classic! It would look nice shorter and maybe you would wear it more often. You can use a steamer to take out the wrinkles, they're pretty affordable..you can get them at Walmart and such.

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    1. Thank you. I probably would wear it more if it was just a wee bit shorter. I definitely need to invest in a steamer.

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  14. I love the back! It's really pretty, but I would definitely prefer it a little shorter! So cute :)
    xo Heather
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    1. Thanks. I was thinking just above the knee :]

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  15. What a perfect dress.
    One of my friends is a leap year baby. He turned "7" today. Hah!

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    1. Thank you!
      That is pretty awesome ahaha :]

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  16. great find! The dress is gorgeous..the color the lace, the belt! love love love!

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    1. Thank you so much, I really love the color :]

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  17. i especially adore the back of this dress - i love backs like that. i don't know what it is - perhaps it just reminds me of those really great dresses in older movies.

    also - i love your framed records. talking heads, especially.

    this would be really cute in the spring too with some bright heels ^_^

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    1. Thank you. I love backs on shirts and dresses that have fun details or necklines :]

      Haha, thanks. No one has pointed those out before.

      I need to be brave and wear it out in public. I will definitely try that!

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  18. The dress is lovely! Orange is such a great and underrated color, I think. The possibility for it to be shorter sounds like a good plan. Just not too much chopped off, because this is such a classy cut. :)
    Congrats on being a ModCloth affiliate!! Although...what exactly does that mean?? I don't really know what the diff between affiliate and sponsor is. I mean, I thought sponsor was when they sent you free stuff or something. So what's affiliate? And how can I be one?! I freaking love ModCloth and have shopped faithfully with them for 3 years. I'd love to, I just don't know what to do or who to talk to, blah blah blah.
    Mikey and I went to dinner at a new place - Zinburger. Basically a classy-ish burger joint that serves wine! It was pretty awesome. :)
    Have a lovely evening with the boyfriend!

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    1. Thank you. I don't have a lot of orange items but I agree. I need to have it shortened professionally, who knows how it will end up otherwise, but it is on my to-do list! I was only thinking a few inches.

      Thank you again! Being an affiliate means that you get 7% commission off of all the sales directed via the link on your blog or website. I think you are right about being sponsored, you get free things for wearing them - which sounds perfect for you since you already are a model for them basically!!

      http://www.modcloth.com/help/affiliate

      All you need to do is go to that link, sign up with a program (I chose Commission Junction ), and then apply to ModCloths program. It took about a month for me to hear back from them. And who knows, maybe they will sponsor you!!

      That sounds so yummy :]

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  19. great outfit doll! I'm a sucker for belts and yours is divine. :)

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    1. Thank you! I really like the belt, but it too is a bit wrinkled/squished. I need to find a way to flatten it out. Thrifting is tough when it comes to finding things in perfect condition.

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  20. Gorgeous dress! I love the layout of your blog, it's fab! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot :]

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  21. Lovely dress! You look like Joan from Mad Men.

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  22. wow!!that's super cute!
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  23. This dress looks amazing on you! Its like it was made just for you!! I love the orange with your red hair. Sweet girl : )

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    1. Thank so much! The red and orange did work out...I wish I could say I planned it.

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  24. I love the dress, the colors are amazing, as is the fit. You look so stunning, you look like you could walk right onto a 'Mad Men' set and blend in.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Thank you! That is an awesome compliment. I wish I could find more dresses like this more often.

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  25. oh the greatness of hand-me downs from mothers. love them. the dress look so amazing with your hair color

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