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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Passed Up

Dress: Target
Belt: Forever 21
Bracelet: Kohl's
Wedges: Target (shop)

I've seen this dress on so many style blogs, but I also saw it in the clearance rack for $6.48.  Did you really expect me to pass that up?

Well, I probably would have passed up this dress had I not seen it on Kendi first.  It looks so plain and baggy by itself, but with a little belt and some jewelry it easily turns into a cute piece of work.  In fact, so cute that two Nordstrom saleswomen were talking about how much they liked my outfit!  Like I learned from Hillary Duff, accessories can really make or break an outfit, and it kind of feels empowering to see a garment and be able to imagine many possibilities for it instead of taking it at face value.  On the other hand, it also makes me take longer to decide if I want to buy it!


pleated poppy

17 comments:

  1. I've seen that dress on Kendi as well and you look fabulous too!!  For less than seven bucks, who could pass that up.  I think that color would transition well into fall. 

    Complex Cardigans

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  2. Nope, I wouln't have passed it up for that price either. It's such a cute dress! It is a little too plunging for me but you are rocking it.

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  3. I also saw this dress on Kendi and immediately purchased it...for $17 though. Now its even cheaper. I'm still waiting to put it on. My problem is I'm an engineer and I have all these cute outfits I can't wear.
    It looks really nice on you. I like how I don't need a camisole for it.

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  4. This color is awesome and I love the belt with it!! -Rachel (D.S.I.)

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  5. $6.48???  How is that possible?  You made it look like $100!  You're good at this!

    I love the color and the accessories here, perfect for day or night.

    Happy WIWW!

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  6. I got the same dress at the same price! Lookin' good in it! If I wasn't pregnant, I would add a belt too!

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  7. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who decides to buy or not to buy something based on if a fashion blogger wore it or might wear it. haha! That dress looks great on you!

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  8. Very cute!  I haven't seen that dress in our Target.  :-(  Love how you made the dress your own with your accessories.  Fab shoes, by the way.

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  9. Hi there, I am new to your blog, I found you via the EBEW link up.  I love your style, following your blog with GFC.  I have this dress too in black, but I havent found the perfect belt yet to really make it amazing...

    xo Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  10. You are so darling.  I loved that dress on Kendi!  Way to score it so cheap!!

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  11. i LOVE the outfit! you look fabulous. and i don't find those cheap finds at my target on the clearance rack! and believe me I try! lol. :) i just found your blog today- and i'm abt to follow. :) you are so cute!
    sharde @the style projects

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  12. I saw the dress too! I passed it over, but now I'm kind of regretting it! I really like it with that belt!

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  13. I adore your outfit! It's so simple and cute, and you certainly transformed that dress into something lovely and flattering; not plain and baggy at all! Also, your haircut might be the cutest thing ever. Ever.

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  14. Love this dress -- just bought it in purple.  (NOT for under 7 bucks, tho!!).  My question is: can this dress be just as versatile as your pink printed Target dress (which I also almost bought, but the sizes were wonky on me -- the top on a med was too big, the bottom on a small too small)?.  I'm wondering if it will look too baggy under a cardi, etc?

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  15. Hi Ashley!  Nice, I didn't know this dress came in purple.  I've only seen it in black and a blue/white print.  I love purple!  I think this dress can definitely be versatile.  I tried it with a cardi and belting the whole thing, and it looked best with a v-neck cardi--one with buttons that start near the bust rather than at the neck.  The latter looked like it had too much going on at the top since the neckline of the dress is pretty drapey.  

    I also tried it with two kinds of blazers, one that's more fitted and another that was kind of boyfriend style and they both seemed to work.  The key to everything I tried, though, was that the dress had to be belted.  Let me know if you need pics or something and I can work on that for you!  Feel free to email me if you have more questions, too.  audrey@puttingmetogether.com

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  16. Oh goodness, I just found your lovely blog. And wouldn'tcha know, I nabbed up this dress (and the black one),too! It was my summer staple! They go with everything. I can't wait to see if you switch it up for fall!

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  17. You have the cutest dresses from Target and the cutest belts, too. You got so many neutral belts & shoes with which you can really go far and extend your wardrobe!! =)

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