OOTD :: of the real deal and saving the best for last



9.26.14So remember my break-up letter with Forever 21? And how I was waffling about this dress?

Well, it’s another save from the cull pile, my friends.

I’d initially decided against throwing more money after a “lost cause”, cute pattern notwithstanding, because I really have more skirts than is healthy (even more than I do dresses, but we’re not gonna get into that right now) and I felt it wasn’t worth the tailoring.

Guess what, though? Not only is this my only true hibiscus print item, it also managed to fit me better the second time around. It’s either because I’m wearing a different bra or because I’m finally losing weight.

Or perhaps both?

Regardless, I’m definitely keeping this number, bodice cutout, apron pockets, too-cutesy-for-me-cut and all. Sometimes, a gal’s just gotta get her flirt on, you know what I mean? But I am keeping it work appropriate with the fab Patrick Robinson jacket that I totally scored from eBay and which has become my new fave completer piece. Was never a fan of linen, but the distressed cuffs and military hook-and-eye closures pretty much sealed the deal for me.

Vive le vendredi!


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – F21
Jacket – Patrick Robinson for Target
Wedges – Mossimo @ Target

:: Linking ::
Style to Inspire @ Rhea Et Cetera

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12 thoughts on “OOTD :: of the real deal and saving the best for last

  1. I’m so glad you’ve decided to keep it! I think my favorite things about this dress are the fit and the pockets. Oh the pockets! My ex-boyfriend didn’t like skirts or dresses with pockets…I should have known he wasn’t the one then and there!

  2. Good call keeping that dress. It really does look great on you and the blazer totally makes it work appropriate. Pretty! I’ll be emailing you this weekend… 🙂

  3. Yay for better bra / losing weight – this dress is so cute!

  4. jenortega says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t get rid of this one. And it works so well with the jacket : )

  5. Patti says:

    Yes, keep! It’s great to re-evaluate our “Maybe” pile – I wrote about it today too. This dress is adorable and happy. xo

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