Story Telling

* Dress – Ann Taylor Loft * Belt – Thrifted * Pumps – Call it Spring * Bracelets – Forever21 *
So
today’s dress has a back story, I think all my clothes have a back story. 
This dress was purchased last year from Ann Taylor Loft during one of their
clearance sales.  I think I ended up paying less than $20.  The dress
arrived and I loved it but it shrank a little when I washed it, making the
attached slip hang down too far.
*Side note* Always wash your new clothes
before wearing them, not only for sanitary reasons but they are lace with
chemicals to keep them looking pretty.  As I become more knowledgeable
about clean living I will share little tidbits of info I learn with you
guys.  I am currently reading “Clean, The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s
Natural Ability to Heal Itself” so far it has been eye
opening.  
Okay,
back to the story, so I decided “hey I will just cut the slip myself
because it’s a stretch knit and it won’t fray”.  Well, I thought I
turned the dress inside out, but I didn’t.  I ended up cutting the outside
skirt! I was livid with myself.  So back to the closet the dress
went.  Finally after at least 4 months I took it to my tailor to get
fixed, they did a great job.
I
am super excited about wearing the dress and I was already thinking of ways to
style it.  But it was almost ruined, long story short.  Thanks to
someone, who will remain anonymous, I slipped and fell when I walked through an
oily spot in my parking garage.  At the time I was carrying
my clothes and Starbucks, both went flying! Lol.  I recovered and
gave my clothes the once over and didn’t see any stains.  I got upstairs
and as I am about to hang up my dress, I see a huge oil stain, grrrrrrr. 
I swear I sprinted to the washer to try to prevent the stain from setting, I
think I got lucky because it came out no problem.  
You
best believe the guilty party put down lots of salt the next day to make sure I
didn’t fall again! Lol.  I can laugh now but at the time I was on
fire!  I guess that’s what I get for trying to hold my purse, my clothes,
the Starbucks all while talking on the phone, not paying attention to what I
was doing.  I have ruined clothes before but I think I would have been extra salty if this was ruined because I hadn’t even worn it yet. 

Also, the ProDiva from The Martini Chronicles selected me for her Diva Spotlight Series.  I generally don’t get too personal on my blog but I split the beans for her.  Be sure to check it out!   

  • OMGosh what a story with this dress indeed!  I am so glad that it got fixed and cleaned because it is GORGEOUS on you!

  • Haha, that dress has been through a lot! It's very cute and love the belt! Thanks for stopping by my blog  – love yours, now following 🙂

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  • Ashley

    Great post and thanks for the tips!! I may  need to read that book also. I'm glad you got a chance to wear your dress love. Very Cute 🙂 

    XoXo,
    Ashley
    ASassyWoman.Com 

  • Jeimysfashionloveaffair

    you look amazing love this look !!!

  • You look gorgeous! You got such a great deal on the dress also.

    Btw…I always wash any new clothing purchases. I'm afraid of bugs…not just the chemicals. lol

  • CheapChicCURVY

    Thank God for Tailors, huh?! I love the dress on you, especially with the asymmetrical hem. Are those the shoes you and Ticka tweeted about a few weeks ago? Their so cute, and surprisingly they look comfy. 

  • Pretty dress and I am such of fan of that hue of grey. 

    Love the new hair.

    PS. Also wash to remove chemicals to keep bugs away. Because a huge amount of our clothes are made abroad, the boxes/clothes/crates are sprayed to keep bugs and rodents down during shipping. 

  • …you look dashing n classy in this dress. I got your body type so trust me to get me a copy too. keep 'em coming….

  • Shanticka Buchanan

    Yes!! Those are the shoes!! Love those bad boys!

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

  • Shanticka Buchanan

    Cute! Love that you brought that dress back to life! That makes wearing it all the more special. It looks great on you! Love the shoes!! 😉

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/
    @TickaNascha 

  •  Thank you, now I need to get the front closed up a little because it has too much peek-a-boo, lol.

  •  The things we have to do for our love of fashion! lol.

  •  Thanks Ash =)

  •  Thanks Jeimy =)

  • Thank you. I love a-line dresses, they look great on everyone, go for it!

  •  After all that this sucka is stuff with me forever!!! lol.

  •  Thank Corie, and that's another good reason too!

  •  Thank you! Yep they are same exact shoes! They were comfy.

  • Thank you! Yep and another good reason like Corie said.  Our exposure to stuff amazes me sometimes.