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Jason Wu for Target Poplin Dress

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I know this dress was one of the hotter items but I actually had no interest in it when I walked into Target. I let everyone else grab it and went straight for the trench. I've been looking for a decent trench in a color other than beige or black for about two years now. But I was also looking for the canvas skirt in belize blue and this dress was just sitting there waiting for me when I finally found the canvas skirt. I figured I'd buy it and do a giveaway or something but, when Hubbs saw it on me, he told me I had to keep it. So that's the story of me owning THE dress.

I got the Schlesinger briefcase at an estate sale on the north shore. It called to me across a crowded room and I came a running. It's one of those perfectly perfect keep forever no matter how beat up it gets kinds of things.

The dress has a vaguely gothic lolita feel to me so it seemed natural to pair it with this blouse I got off the EGL community a few years ago. Shortly after I took these photos, rain poured from the sky. Good timing.

Wearing: poplin dress by Jason Wu for Target; briefcase by Schlesinger from an estate sale; bow blouse from the Livejournal EGL Sales Community; boots by Jeffrey Campbell from Karmaloop; carved wood bangles from tag sales.

6 comments:

  1. I like how you styled this. Great idea to go with gothic lolita-esque look. Surprised at how long the dress is - I should have figured that the 6 ft models wearing size xs in the ads were not good indicators of the true dress length, ha. I do remember you saying on twitter that this was a bit bigger size than you needed, but that you could make it work. Layering it like you did here definitely was a great way to make it work. Buuuut, if you ever do decide it is just too big for your lovely lean frame, I can always take it off your hands for you, too ;)

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    1. Yes, surprisingly long! I actually like that about it because I can wear it in more businesslike situations. If I'm ever getting rid of it, you will definitely be first in line! :)

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  2. he was right to make you keep it - it's just perfection on you! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! I'm about to head back over there, but I just took a peek at your site and I love that hat you made with the heart on it. So neat!

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  3. I love the giant bow, but all I can think about is that it probably has to be cared for like a baby bird so it keeps its shape!

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  4. it's awesome how everything goes with those shoes. Seriously.

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