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Friday, April 29, 2011

Will someone please take me somewhere I can wear this?

You might remember from this post that I was trying to get my dad to start a blog so he could have a place to put his pictures. Well he did start a blog, The Attempted Photographer, and you can find it here!

Now, let's be clear before we go any further, I definitely did not wear this to school today.


I had on icky jeans and closed-toed shoes *blech* because I needed to go the lab today. I got there ready to test the permeability on these supports I made last week, but since I read directions good and stuff and I completely skipped the step where I dry them in a furnace for 24 hours, it would be impossible to accurately test the permeability.  Ah well. So I put them in the furnace and since there really wasn't too much else for me to do for the next 24 hours, I took off.

Since I had originally allotted this time for lab/school related activities, I felt I could justify sneaking in some thriftin' time.

So I went to a Goodwill I hardly ever go to, and I left with two fabulous 90's dresses and a purse made from a Navajo tapestry.  

While both dresses are pretty freaking sweet, the one pictured is absolutely perfect.  So perfect it warranted an unplanned post.


It's a soft, thick velvet that has no stretch to it whatsoever.  This dress fits because it is literally cut to the exact specifications of my torso.  It is a little shorter than I would have liked, but it doesn't ride up at all, so I can't complain.

Please disregard the horrendous mosquito bite on my back.  I would have photoshopped it out, but skills like that elude me completely.
Dress: thrifted today
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Sun Glasses: Gucci


Wow, so I have been studying nonstop, not even breaking to sleep for a couple of nights there, since Sunday. I just had a chance to catch up with Yahoo! and I am amazed at what I missed.

First of all, who knew that Princess Di's kid got married? Good for him.  I saw a few pictures, and holy shit, Kate Middleton is probably the most beautiful bride I could imagine.  I am in awe of her, seriously.

And then, of course, there is the utter devastation from tornadoes and flooding in the south.  I mean whole towns just erased from the map?  What?  The highest death toll since 1932?  How is this possible in 2011?  The images are striking.  And unsettling. These are people just like me, who, up until a couple of days ago, would wake up in the morning and wander into their closets and wonder what to wear.  Maybe some of them did the 30 for 30 challenge?  Or had their own blahg?

I found a great website Clothes4Souls that will deliver your contributions directly to the victims of these recent tornadoes.  I have bags and bags I was going to give to Goodwill, and while the Goodwill is an excellent organization that I support fully, I want to feel like I'm doing something to help the victims of these tornadoes directly.

While I have no delusions that the magnitude of what was lost can be replaced by gifts of my gently used clothing, it still makes me feel like maybe I'm helping give someone a little bit of normalcy back.

Anyway, on that somber note... have good weekends anyone who might see this.

32 comments:

  1. LOVE the back of this dress.. so sexy
    xo
    francesca
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  2. This dress fits you like a glove! How pretty! And thanks for posting that link to help tornado victims. I had tons of stuff that needs to be donated. And that would be great to donate directly to them.

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  3. This dress is AMAZING. Seriously. I wish I had the confidence to pull this off.

    And thank you, thank you for my award!!

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  4. That dress is perfect - wow!!! Also, thanks for the link to the charity site, it sounds like a really good cause.


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  5. What an amazing find. That dress is beautiful on you!

    So many things have been going on in the world! Kate looked amazing in her wedding gown and was such a beautiful bride.

    It's really sad to hear about what happened in the South. The tornadoes were just terrible and I feel so bad for them. I can't imagine how they are feeling.

    I need to start studying soon. My finals are coming up and I'm not looking forward to it. good luck studying!

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  6. Alex you look so sexy with that dress! thank you for all your support!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  7. the dress is perfect. You look totally stunning. The mosquito bite isn't obvious. I hope you could still balance your time always, good luck in studying well

    -jean

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  8. This dress is awesome. I think you should just wear it everywhere. I'm following your dad's blog! His pics are awesome. And I would like to see this Navajo bag very soon.

    The tornado destruction shocked me too. It's crazy. When I saw the stories about it, all I could think was how removed most Americans feel from natural disasters in Asia and how safe we feel until something like this happens here. Thanks for your thoughts on the situation.

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  9. WOWZA-that is absolutely stunning. I bet if you just start wearing that around, special occasions will magically crop up- how fantastic to find something just cut for you...

    I`ve been offline this week too- so much to catch up on (and I admit to just watching a bunch of wedding finery on youtube- I wish we had such a hat culture- absolutely amazing.

    I also haven`t followed the string of natural disasters that have hit this week- feel guilty to be so out of touch...

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  10. Wow! You look so hot girl!! I sympathise with all the studying... And what can I say about the people that have lost their homes and loved ones... Awfull.

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  11. great blog!


    http://www.heelsink.blogspot.com/

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  12. That dress is WOW! You look hot. And may I say you have an amazing back?! Tell Bahb to take you out to a fancy din-din!!! I need to give away stuff from my closet. I'm gonna check out your link! Thanks.

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow that dress looks really stunning on!

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  14. such a great dress. you look super chic. i've been scrolling up and down you're blog for a while now, and i gotta say.

    Lovely.

    I have a new post up, hope you'll check it out!
    kisses.

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  15. Thank you so much for ur comment :) I have to go out on the look out for cute socks hehe
    i love ur dress and how it ties up around the neck :)
    xxx

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  16. You look beautiful, I love this dress on you! In the second pic you remind me of Audrey Hepburn! Will go to your father's blg now =) xx

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  17. Lovely! The black dress is wonderful and you styled is perfectly with those shoes. swoon. Wonderful about your dad's blog as well :-)

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  18. thanks for your comment on my blog. Im actually walking along a cliff that overlooks san diego. There are houses also so it's hard to tell where I am :)
    francesca

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  19. Thanks sooo much for your message of home on my blog :) I will take it to heart and return those shoes with a renewed hope that one day we will meet again :) And preferably at a cheaper price! The dress is from Free People (Go Well Together Maxi Dress). That post was a spur of the moment too and I will def. showcase that dress again! Now, your dress! That velvet is fabulous, the back is fabulous and the fact that it doesnt ride up is even better :) Thanks so much for that link, I just went through my closet and have some things to donate so I will def look into that website!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  20. What a stunning website- sometimes I photograph my fantasy outfits because my day to days are often too boring! That's so cool that you inspired your dad to start a blog- I will check it out!

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  21. the tornadoes in the south are so devastating! its so nice to hear that you want to help them directly. let me know if you find anything, i'd love to help as well!

    btw, gorgeous dress. you look stunning. xx

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  22. this is such a hottie outfit! and I love your glasses! seems the disaster is getitng frustrating lately=(..what is happening on earth? sigh......thanks for sharing the site!

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  23. great dress!

    xoxo
    www.afashionhouseofcards.blogspot.com
    New updates online! come check them out!

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  24. That dress is gorg and fits you perfectly! And I find myself in the same predicament err now and then. I see a dress or piece of clothing and fall soooo Mod in love with it and around the time I get it home about to put it away I realise...uhm.. "Where am I really gonna wear this?"

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  25. Hello, bombshell! That dress is HOT. That is definitely a dress that you wear when you are looking for some booty.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  26. very nice outfit:)..I like your dress

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  27. This dress is amazing, and looks really good on you!!!
    xoxo
    S


    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  28. oh, loving your blog woman!!!

    as far as the studs they are made of brass.:)

    thank you!

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