Thursday, June 11, 2009

Red Hot + Prize Winner #1



You know when there's a sign that you are really meant to have an item? Well, it happened at the clothing swap the other week.

I had this gorgeous dress from ASOS that I just never wore - I'm not sure why, the colour is awesome (and my man loves me in red) but it just never made an appearance (I shouldn't sound suprised, I have tons of clothes I haven't worn yet :S).

So at the swap I thought, meh, why not, and chucked it in the pile. Maybe someone else could use it, after all it was lovely.

Well, I watched as literally everyone tried the dress on - all looked stunning in it - but for some reason, no one would take it.

Anyway, at the end of the day I realized how much I do actually like the dress and was suddenly glad that there were no takers. I promptly placed it back into my wardrobe, and then later that evening, wore it out for some drinks, accessorizing with gold (gold and red is my favourite look...well, one of them).

It wasn't smooth sailing though...as the dress is basically backless, I had to tape it to my upper body so the arm wouldn't slide off and I'd expose my boob to the world.








Dress: ASOS; Starfish sandals: Gojane; Tassel chain belt: Forever 21; bag: Prada

That red bag is the Prada bag that was sent to me by mistake. I've emailed the woman twice now about it and no reply...she even has a seersucker Theory blazer that I bought and hasn't sent it my way yet. So until she gets back to me, I'm holding the Prada bag hostage!

Right, before I forget, the 1st winner of the prize is:

Bella - of Vintage Lollipops

Bella, CONGRATS! Please email me your shipping address along with your choice of dress!

I will announce the remaining two winners over the next two days, so please check back to see if you have won! It was SO much easier to use the random generator than to write out everyone's names on the back of my business cards lol and pick from a pile! Also, looks less suspicious at work :P

27 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Ha! So funny about how you picked your winners previously ~ I did the same thing, and today was the first time I used random.org - so much faster and easier!!

You look divine in red, darling. I am loving that dress!

And too TRUE what you said about "short" girls wearing maxis - the perfect excuse to wear some platforms or wedges and look super-tall :)

Congrats to Bella!

xoxox,
CC

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Love that dress, it looks great on you!!

AsianCajuns said...

You look gorgeous in that dress!!! And I bet that backless bit is annoying to wear but it looks beautiful!

I can't believe that Theory Jacket lady hasn't gotten back to you !

Oh and p.s. I'm sure the belt you sent us is safely in my new mailbox- but I keep forgetting to check my mail at my new place. We'll let you know ;)

DaisyChain said...

I love you in red, so glad you kept the dress.


Here's what Wiki has to say about Gok Wan (hope that helps)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gok_Wan

Alice said...

i actually had that F21 belt in my hand and was going to buy it a while back... but the line was like 20 ppl long and i decided it was not worth it to wait in that line for something under $10. i so regret it, though... :-S

i've given up on anything backless. i am 28 and i need to wear a bra at all times. it's sad but true.

Jen said...

I love the dress! It's so funny that everyone gravitated toward it but didn't take it. It was meant to be all yours!

OceanDreams said...

That red dress is HOTT! I love red and admire you to wear it... you and your man are too cute together! Wow, and taping it to your body? That is dedication and I am seriously jealous about the red prada bag. Can I just say, SCORE? Have a good day love.

Write Me Beautiful said...

I love the color of that dress. It makes me want to add more color to my wardrobe.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Awesome, lady in red!! :) You look so happy! And congrats to Bella.




x

myedit said...

Good thing I wasn't at your clothing swap because I would've snapped up that dress...:) It does look wonderful on you though!!!

~nOe~ said...

omg! your hair got so long!
loved the shoes!!!
:)

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love the back of that dress! Gorgeous!

Bella said...

You look so AMAZING... I'm not kidding, red is definitely made for you honey!

I'm so jealous about these clothing swaps, it sounds like a blast! And I can't believe I won! That's incredible... thank you, thank you, thank you!! I'll send you an e-mail in the morning babe! xxx

Glitter Scrubs said...

I love the dress and that belt! Do you buy all your forever 21 stuff online or do you go down to the states to get it?

TigerLily said...

But the dress looked great on you, i think you shouldn't swap it ^o^
you're definitely a "lady in red" co you look so beautiful in it.


xoxo,
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

The Clothes Horse said...

Ooh, that dress is so pretty! I can understand not wearing it often though--dresses that are difficult to pair with underwear and still move in tend to get thrust to the back of my wardrobe as well.

Erica said...

I love the red on you! It's beautiful. And your sandals have my favorite sea creature on them :D

Amelia said...

That dress is so gorgeous, especially the color and the neckline. I'm glad you kept it!

Anonymous said...

Red is a great colour on you.

This is totally off the subject but I know you said a while ago you were going to do a post about how you fit so many clothes in such a small apartment. I'd love to get some hints and tips off you. I often wonder where you must store everything because you've got so many gorgeous clothes and shoes.

Thanks

Shannon said...

Wow that is an absolutely gorgeous dress. Seriously stunning.

Mary said...

gorgeous red dress!

josie(bean) said...

looove the dress and shoes, glad you got to keep it and work it out! :)

Sher said...

That dress was MEANT for you and only you! For those that didn't take it their loss LOL!

issa said...

that dress looks fantastic on you!

Kristin said...

You look fabulous and I'm loving those sandals with a passion!

Quixsa said...

I think it's so funny how that happens! Just this past month I was going things in my parents old garage and found a bag that was meant for the goodwill but never made it. I've been wearing the contents of that bag ever since it seems.lol.
You look gorgeous btw! Wowzers!

Vegas Princess said...

You need to wear more red like that, you look great!

And I would consider the Prada bag a nice consolation prize for your blazer you are probably not going to get. :)