Sunday, July 05, 2009

Goddess of light: dressing Grecian style












Theda Dress: Rachel Pally; Thongs: Diba; Jewelry: Gorjana; Belt: ASOS



Do you ever buy something only to not be so-impressed with it later? But then you change your mind once everyone else says how good you look in it? Usually this happens when shopping online, but I've had it happen when I've hastily grabbed something off the rack and then really examined it at home. Anyway, I got this Rachel Pally dress from Revolve Clothing and ordered a medium. I'm normally a dress size of small but for some reason I ordered the medium...not sure why.

Anyway, I tried it on and was really unenthusiastic about it. It was too big, it was almost mumu-esque...etc. No matter, I would sell it on Ebay or something.

Then on one very hot day, I thought this might be the perfect drapey and airy dress to wear. I kept the tags on, thinking that I could still sell it as new with tags but worn once, so as long as I didn't sweat in it or something. I paired it with these gold sandals I hadn't worn yet and a belt to give some structure and off I went.

The compliments came from left and right, from my bf's parents and from strangers. They all really liked the dress, loved the shoes. Then I posted a pic of me in the dress on Facebook and I got even more comments about it. Suddenly I went from being unimpressed to being very much so. It's funny how you see yourself when it becomes apparent you've got something people want and like!

So now, I've decided NOT to sell the dress. That would just be crazy :)

PS - I apologize if I am not visiting everyone's blogs as often as I normally does. Crazy, crazy times...on Saturday we moved more of our stuff out of the apartment and drove it - two full car loads - to our new/old/temporary town of Tsawwassen. Today we got up at nine (quell hungover from el vino at the jazz festival - more on that later this week!) and packed and cleaned non-stop until 130PM. We entered super panic mode when my tenants phoned and said they would be 2 hours early. ACK! Luckily we stalled them while we raped the shit out of my place and somehow we managed to leave them a bright and happy new apartment.

It was almost sad, as we were leaving and high-fiving each other on a job well done...but I was so tired and exhausted that I really didn't have time to be sentimental. I'll miss living downtown, and I will miss my apartment too, but like I said last post, I still own it! It will always be mine, just in case:) At any rate, I'll be adjusting to my new life here - which ain't too shabby - and that will probably trump any sad feelings.

Of course, I am sad right now....but that's because I still have this endless unpacking to do. My bf unpacked in an hour...I've got 83 pairs of shoes...can you imagine how many CLOTHES I have??? It's gonna take days. Sick, I am SICK!

Hope you had a great weekend everyone :)

23 comments:

Eyeliah SS said...

haha, that's a good searchable title too. :-) I do love that dress on you, sometimes the unexpected can be the best! So much fun last night, the swings were the best until I started to get dizzy lol. Josh is 2 cool, I added him on fb. Good luck in Tsawwassen, I will miss you in the hood. :-(

The Clothes Horse said...

Ha-ha, just shows how susceptible to compliments we are. :)
I do like the dress too. Feels Mexican to me though more than Grecian...probably just the pattern.

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love this dress! Looks great on you.

Moving is such a pain. Good luck with it all. Can't wait to see glimpses of your new place :)

kira said...

omg - good luck on the unpacking! i am in LOVE with that dress. wear it more often! maybe to the next macgruber beach night?!

Karinaxoxo said...

Cute dress. Great photos!

Happy anniversary by the way!
x

Ashleigh said...

good thing you decided to keep it bc that dress is HAWWWWWT girl ;)
xx

Glitter Scrubs said...

That's a beautiful dress! I laughed at the end of your post, because as I was reading through I was remembering your post on shoes and thought to myself: 'I wonder how many dresses she has... she should post a dress count!" lol. They are all so wonderful though. I spent 4.5 hours dress shopping at Metrotown the other day and came up with nothing (well nothing in my price range), but I'm not defeated yet! I really got to give this online shopping a go. I see you have so many great finds :)

St├ęphanie said...

Beautiful !

DaisyChain said...

seriously, you have THE best collection of dresses ever

Mary said...

lovin' the colors in that dress!

J-Diggety said...

Hot summer weather calls for easy breezy style, and you nailed it :)

Moving is one of my top 5 unfave things to do... good luck with all of that!

Kristin said...

Nothin' like a good house rapin' cleaning! And you should definitely keep that dress. It looks gorgeous on you!

elena-lu said...

having so much is a blessing! not everyone is that lucky! good luck with the unpacking! and glad to hear the dress is yours because you look so wonderful in it!

Alice said...

the colors of the dress are just GREAT on you! love it.

haha, just read about all your shoes, as well. i am such a shoe failure... i currently have the highest shoe count of my life, and it's probably 20-25 total ;-P

Odette said...

Moving is never fun or easy, but the worst is over! :) The dress is great and I am so happy for you and M on 2 years together. I'll hopefully be seeing you both in 7 weeks! :)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

no wonder that dress is fabulous...anything rachel pally touches is amazing in my book! great colors.

Couture Carrie said...

You have so many stunning clothes, and this dress is no exception ~ it has such a vibrant pattern and looks fabulous on you!

83 pairs of shoes? Nice!

xoxox,
CC

OceanDreams said...

Glad the move went well and I completely understand how long it takes to unpack everything...hope it doesn't take as long as you think it might. ;) That dress is fabulous and I can see why you got lots of compliments. Hope you had a lovely 4th of July!

myedit said...

The only good thing about moving is that you are forced to organize your clothes again. Mine are a hot mess and I just don't even want to start. Good luck unpacking! And yes, the strangers are right, the dress is great!

Erin Cathleen said...

I love when you rediscover something you almost parted with. It's so sweet to recover it and wear it again! :) This dress is beautiful; I wouldn't sell it, either! A real clotheshorse can never really part with anything. :D

Write Me Beautiful said...

I understand your mixed feelings about the dress, i'm not a huge fan, but i don't dislike it, it sort of grows on you and if paired with the right accessories would be amazing still

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love that dress on you... but I know exactly how you feel :) I will buy something and a month later totally dislike it...and another month later I will love it again.

Good luck unpacking... it might be fun to re-discover you closet again.

Melissa said...

I love the color pattern on the dress! Reminds me of the '60s