OOTD :: of lots of spots and dots

september 17

september 17

september 17

september 17

Okay, never mind.

Forget about buying all the dresses from Gwynnie Bee.

The good news is that they really do get back to you within 24 hours. The bad news is that, even discounted, the dresses are way beyond my price point. I knew there was a reason I’d never seen their inventory before: their pieces come from stores I don’t frequent because they’re out of my league.

My free trial is halfway through now, and I’ve pretty much decided not to renew because the misses outweigh the hits, my not being a true plus size and all. So I guess I’m just going to bask in the glory that is today’s swingy number, take loads of pics, then regretfully return it after today.

It’s an almost perfect dress, too. The skirt is super twirly, just like yesterday’s. The pleats are placed just right and the material is such that I sashay every time I take a step. I don’t even mind the sleevelessness of it because the straps are wide enough to make me feel fully dressed. I did, however, throw on a cropped tuxedo blazer because I was feeling in the mood for corporate sass rather than casual chic, but I think the dress is versatile enough to go either way.

I toyed with the idea of changing the belt, but decided to do my pops of color with the necklace and the pumps instead. There’s something really dramatic about pairing black and red, and I love that the polka dots help keep it fresh instead of falling victim to dated 80s power dressing.

The only things that would’ve made this dress perfect in my eyes and therefore worth the $50 price tag GB was asking would have been pockets and a lower armscye. It would’ve been a total keeper then.

Still, I do so love how I feel in these dresses, so maybe I’ll splurge and just buy one of the three. This is Dress #2 of 3. Think you folks can help me make up my mind? After tomorrow, that is…

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Alfani @ Gwynnie Bee
Blazer – F21 (similar)
Heels – Franco Sarto @ Ross (sim, sim, sim)
Necklace – NY&Co. (similar)

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3 thoughts on “OOTD :: of lots of spots and dots

  1. jenortega says:

    I loved the way your necklace and heels livened up the outfit.

  2. erikael says:

    Pretty dots. Pretty dots everywhere. The necklace and heels fit perfectly-if perfect is to exist. On a personal level, the dress goes best with the blazer than alone.
    Outfit Rating: 9 out of 10
    Question for this post: Out of the two first dresses (today and yesterday’s) which one do you think is best?

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