Monday, July 27, 2009

My New Dress

In preparation for my upcoming move to another apartment, I filtered through my closet and purged an impressive amount of stuff. Most of it was donated, but I took some of the better items to a local buy/sell/trade store. I was planning to be a good girl and just take the cash rather than trading for more clothes, but then I saw this beauty hanging high up on the wall, beaming down at me.
I couldn't resist its rich mustard yellow color and architectural layered panels. I almost didn't get it because it was a bit too big, but I figured it would be easy to alter. Turns out a belt does wonders. If I decide to wear it as a baby doll, I will take it in on the sides.
I love the bright blue exposed zipper so much, I'm seriously considering wearing the dress backwards some time.
Dress: Shu Lami, Arizona Trading Company, $30 // Fedora: Target, $12 // Belt: Vintage, thrifted, $1 // Shoes: Vintage, thrifted, $6

I promised myself I would save it for some kind of occasion, but of course I couldn't wait. I wore it right away for dinner and a drink downtown. I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of it, and next time I'll get some pictures in better lighting!
As you can see, I'm pretty enamored. Do you guys like it as much as I do?

31 comments:

MeggyD said...

I am in love with that dress! Amazing find - I'm so super jealous!!

Jennifer said...

wow I do love it!!! The exposed zipper is amazingly awesome! What a find!
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Clare said...

Um. YES! I pretty much love everything about it and am sosoSO jealous. It looks superfab on you, too.

Lilli said...

WOW!!! I love everything about it, color, the layers, and that blue zipper gives it a nice touch. Great buy!

mary_ronaldo said...

the dress is FANTASTIC!
i love it!

Krystal said...

Ah, I absolutely love it and the color is amazing on you! Yay for mustard :)

I'm the same way. I sell back my clothes, tell myself not to buy anything and end up leaving with about the same amount of clothes as I walked in with. Sigh.

On a side note, I nominated you for an award on my blog. You probably have tons of this award already, but I figured I would extend it just the same.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

what a great find, love the blue zipper!

Laura Gerencser said...

Looks great! You should totally wear it backwards!! That zipper is awesome!!!

Hannah said...

probably my favorite post of yours!

Fell4fashion said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE it!!

TAMMYANKA said...

I like alot!

Kate Lorenz said...

I think a dress this great only shows up when you aren't planning on shopping. Seize the day! You look wonderful.

Kyla said...

You did the right thing by not taking the cash. This is an AWESOME dress!

Amna said...

Great dress, I love that mustard colour.

Chelsie Te(e)la said...

I love exposed zippers, very hot right now. Can't wait to get home to make something with an exposed zipper now!

dailyworkit said...

The color is amazing and I am obsessed with exposed zippers right now. I love the unexpected color on the back!

Elaine said...

GREAT dress!! I love it love it love it!
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eunice said...

i love the rich mustard colour, its perfect! :)

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E said...

I love love LOVE it! The blue zipper in the back might be my favorite part!

Lexie said...

oh wow! there's no way on earth i could pass up that dress either!

myedit said...

Why yes, I do love it as much as you do! Good trade and guilt free since it was bought with 'clothing' money.

samantha levi said...

Love the dress. The color looks gorgeous on you. I think you should use it as an influence for a DIY project. Revamp another plain dress of yours in that style. Then you could have one in every color.

Abby said...

Great dress!

God Made Me fuNky said...

ohhh that dress is superb. and the zipper is mind blowing.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I tagged you in a post today ;)

Jessica Joan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT LIKE CRAZY LOVE IT!

Erin Cathleen said...

Awesome dress! I never seem to find gems like that in thrift or vintage stores. That's the perfect find. :)

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

That blue zipper is so ridiculous that I love it! :)

XO
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nicola ticola ponders said...

Oh I definitely do love it as much as you! And I would absolutely be wearing it backwards!

I'm giving away a dress on my blog today and everyone's welcome to enter :-)

Nicola xx

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FashionAddict said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

H to the izzo said...

What a great yellow dress! Is that Arizona, like from JC Penney?!!