Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Adrien: It's amazing I'm dressed at all.

Hey, remember this post where I went shopping but refused to actually try anything on? Well, I went back and bought that first dress I posted about (with a helpful 40% off coupon.) It fit like a glove - so sleek! Then I took it home and tried it on again and, um, couldn't sit down in it. Classic mistake. So I returned it for the next size up. Whew.

This morning I decided to wear it and I was running late. This is a really good plan, you guys. Definitely wear something untested on a day when you're already running late because here's what will happen:


  • put dress on.
  • realized tag is still in dress.
  • take dress off.
  • pull tag out, put dress on.
  • remove matching belt. 
  • scrounge around for leopard belt.
  • put on black shoes.
  • put all your stuff in structured black bag.
  • change mind about shoes.
  • three times.
  • realize dress has crease right across the middle.
  • plug in steam iron.
  • take off dress, steam out crease.
  • put dress back on.
  • leave house in brown sandals and black bag. Ugh.
  • shake fist at sky because it's COLD OUT and grudgingly ruin everything with gross black cardigan you find in the bottom of your work tote.
  • text home: "did I leave the iron on?"
  • wonder why anyone would ever read your blog or take advice from you about anything, much less style.


SO. Here is my expert style blogger advice: Get your ass out of bed on time. You are welcome.

Did I turn the iron off?

Almost positive I did.

Crap.

dress: Banana Republic Julie Belted Sheath (another cute purple sheath dress)
belt: Target (similar)
shoes: Chie Mihara (similar)
bag: Pulicati (similar)
bracelets: Giles & Brother skinny railroad spike

15 comments:

  1. I don't imagine this is the last time I'll be checking your iron after you leave for work. The dress is fantastic!

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    1. You are right about that. And thanks!

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  2. Love the dress.

    Your experience today sounds like a typical morning at my house, except my list usually includes spilling something, as well.

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    1. I'm really surprised that didn't happen, to be honest.

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  3. The dress looks fabulous on you. And yeah, black shoes :)

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    1. Well, I like the shoes with the dress (though I think black would be good too) just not with the black bag. There is no winning.

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  4. I LOVE and covet this dress. And the "did I turn off the iron" question is a constant in my life. haha You look fantastic, btw.

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  5. I love how the neckline in the pic on Banana's site has absolutely nothing to do with reality. Did they pin it up there or something?

    No matter, I like it better in person anyway. :)

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    1. Right? It's like they gathered up all the fabric and clipped it behind the model's head. Weird.

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  6. You look soooo good in that dress!

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  7. I love that dress. I would have guessed you have time to spare.
    The shoes and the cardigan are the time sinks that kill my every morning. I am a off the cuff mood accessorizer. Even if I know what I am wearing I can't commit on the details until I am about to walk out the door. It is my greatest downfall.

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