Friday, October 26, 2012

Behind the Buildings (Swap)

It’s my first swap post – yay! Elana may be regretting having offered up this dress (seen here) because she won’t see it for a little while with so many of us requesting it, but we’re all pretty thrilled! I feel like I don’t actually own any cute cardis or blazers (like Elana & Jessica), so I went with a pretty simple look, making it slightly more “fall-themed” with my green tights. I am so happy to take the tights out of hibernation, it sure is fun spicing up an outfit with them! Now I’ve just got to dig out a few sweaters and get on top of this layering thing. DSCN7263 DSCN72753.5 I'm trying to show off my favorite earrings I never wear and realized you can see a bit of my bald spot. The earrings are from when we went to Taxco to buy the $5 wedding bands we wear daily to this day, and the bald spots (one on each side) of course have been with me for some time longer and sometimes make bang-less buns a bit odd-looking. I suppose I'd only be a quick, few-quick, photoshop process, unlike this elaborate masterpiece, but that'd be too sneaky and I already have one confession... Untitled-4 DSCN7266 Confession: Elana’s dress did not fit me at all… it’s actually only zipped up about halfway in the back. You can tell the collar doesn’t connect in the back in the close-ups, but my guess was that if I wouldn’t have mentioned it you wouldn’t have noticed. Would you have? Sure I could have put something over it, but I just decided to not show you the back because I’m sneaky like that. Yep that's right friends, don't trust your children with me and definitely not your pets... Really though, this pattern totally rocks, the little collar/cut is great and the color is perfect and one I don't think I've ever worn, so why not pretend and play dress up? This is certainly how I would have worn it out and about were it my size. Here's how Elana and Jessica wore it - both such little cuties (who actually fit it : )! Untitled-1 So I just may have to go thrifting (again) this weekend with hopes of scoring some neutrals after this dress! I hope you enjoy your weekends everyone, we're rejoicing in the cool air with windows wide open over here and dreaming up an afternoon hike : ).


  1. I am happy you posted this Dus! I think it looks really good on you, you're way to tough on yourself! I am really liking your hair up like that too, top bun + bangs = pretty! I think I recently wore the same green tights if they're from target- my favorite!
    Happy Friday Flock Gals!
    xo Hannah

  2. I think it looks stunning on you and I love how we all wore it with shades of blue/green. I also really love how different in style this is for you. Also I had no idea it didn't fit and never would have if you didn't mention it.

  3. I like your hair up and that you are sporting a slightly different style than usual (I mean, I love your style, but its fun to see people play and have fun with clothes!)

    Ps Never woulda guessed it didn't fit perfectly!

  4. Aw, Dus...this dress looks so so very pretty on are way too hard on yourself :) I would have never guessed it was only zipped half way - but being a very busty gal myself, I know the feeling of dresses not fitting properly in this area - very frustrating at times. I love how you "autumned" it up with the hunter tights & blue shoes. Good gracious that bag is a beauty too! Loving that dress to pieces on everyone! xoxo Marisa

  5. this is such a cute post! i love each way this dress was worn!

    lindsey louise

  6. I totally would have NEVER guessed it didn't fit! It definitely looks like it does! I absolutely love it with the green tights, so fall and so pretty! You look darling.

  7. Wow that swap idea is pretty cool, the dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you :)

  8. Wow! Gorgeous! I wouldn't noticed that it didn't fit at all! following you,xo

  9. WOOOW! :-)


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  11. the shade of bronze and deep teal looks good on you <3 loving it<3

  12. These are some really nice pictures! Oh and the outfit is cool, simple but classy, love it! Your blog is very interesting, keep it up! And please check out my new post :)

  13. the birds are super cute- I love your teal coloured stockings!

  14. I love this dress, it is so perfect for autumn. I am still in love with this style of collar, it is just so girly and whimsical. xx Lizz

  15. I love this dress so much!
    It is interesting to me that each of you paired it with something greenish.
    I probably would not have worn green with it, although it does look good.
    I just would not have thought to.

    Super cute, guys!


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