2010-12-20

Debut

Just back from Dominican... nothing like going through bare legged pictures from vacation and then looking outside at snow.

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Dress? h&m
Belt? Thrifted
Clutch? Thrifted
Shoes? French Connection

Sometimes I find something on the sale rack at h&m and I wonder how it ever stuck around to go through so many markdowns. Then I remember that I am a hoarder who likes the crazy. Still, this dress is perfectly adorable and I was surprised to see so many left over, even at $20... but maybe it isn't so practical. It is a touch see-through (nothing nude underpinnings can't remedy), a smidgen short and it looks like a cupcake. But I love it. Throw a tough belt on it and this cupcake was ready for a hot night out.

This was probably my favourite outfit down south. I felt ridiculous and fabulous. Unfortunately, this dress' first public outing was very brief. Thank goodness I have a blog so it can have a proper debut. Thank goodness I have a blog so I could read all your amusing comments on the last post. Thank goodness I have a blog so I can ignore the dishes in the sink and post instead.

We had big plans for a late dinner and then meeting up with some fellow Canadians for some karaoke and perhaps some dancing. But some didn't quite make it out and we ourselves didn't make it much past dinner that night. We shall blame Enrique at the swim-up bar. Or we shall be adults and take responsibility for our own actions... Meh... let's blame Enrique.

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34 comments :

From Suns To Moons said...

This dress is amazing, I too am surprised that there were so many left on the rack. Usually at H&M I have to buy something at full price to ensure finding my size.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

holy hotness!!! i think you're probably hotter than the DR.
i find this stuff with h&m, too, which is great to feel like i have different taste than their target market--makes for great deals.

gina said...

What a great dress!

J'Anns Boutique said...

Love the dress!

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

Dylana Suarez said...

That is such a splendid dress! Love the shape!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

heidiluxe said...

incredible! especially the first shot. your blog always sticks out in my mind. it's like the wizard of oz when dorothy wakes up and everything is in color. and you didn't really realize how great color is until you see it in munchkin land.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

you look gorgeous! my legs haven't seen the light of day in at least 3 months! and thoe shoes are simply delicious!

~selina

MerciBlahBlah said...

J'adore, and I am sorry but you are WAAAAY too tan for December, and your legs are WAAAAY too long. Hmmmpfh!!!

On that note, I have to go busy myself being insanely jealous.

Merci!
Shannan

Allie said...

See I love that dress BECAUSE it resembles a cupcake!

And I love how you balanced the cupcake-ness with the tough belt. Fabulous!

Terri said...

dresses like this are soooo fun!

And now I have guilt that I'm blogging with dirty dishes in the sink!

Karla said...

Who says every purchase has to be practical??

It's such a cute dress! Most of the time when I come across a dress such as this I caress it, sigh, and walk away. I'm glad you picked it up and showed us how great it looks.

P.S. I have leg envy

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That dress is amazing - I love its little ruffles. The colour looks great on you.

Kara said...

you look gorgeous here darling! the tan and the white looks fab! hahah love your story too! blame it on the all inclusive resort for sure! hell thats what vacations are for!! ;)

xo

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

um, look at you looking all bronzed and gorgeous.

i imagine that all music in central america stems from enrique.

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

That dress is absolutly gorgeous on you!!! wow! :)

LahTeaDah said...

Love this Dress - saw it at H&M and just loved it - yet they did not have my size.

Love how you paired it with a "hard" belt and didnt stick with the frills....

XOXO
Yours Truly

read me: www.lahteadah.blogspot.com

briannelee said...

Such a cute dress!!!! Love it!!!! Jealous that you are tan :(

Elisha said...

pretty in pink :) even though pink is last on the list of colours i enjoy, this dress looks gorgeous on you! h&m rocks my world. it's similar to the dress you let me where in niagra falls one time...

xox

Lianna J said...

beautiful outfit!

Matt said...

This is a fabulous dress! I can't believe there were so many left either!! Super cute! I love shoes too! And sounds like a really fun trip! And so warm! Its not warm here... warm sounds really great right now! Anyway, great outfit! :)

theputtogethergirl said...

Great dress! I love the frills and the flirtiness of the whole look-- definitely a great dress for dancing!

I find that any time I feel really fabulous it directly correlates with how ridiculous I look. I think it's like a mathematical equation or something...

Fashion Therapist said...

Dang G you are TAN. How I would love to have your golden glow right now as I'm staring at snow falling. Urgh and swim up bar? It's brining me back to my Cancun trip where Santiago became my best friend all thanks to his deadly Bloody Mary's. Hope you had a great time.

Santina said...

Did you say "short" and "cupcake"? Ummm, yes and yes! This dress is fabulous and it shows off your tan. What's not to love?

Santina
http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

pssshh...whatever, my white bright legs match the snow so I can blend right in in case of bears...cause thats a problem...right?

Alright, now I wanna book the next flight out to Cuba...bitch.

Dress is a wee short no? how did you bend? I bet Matt liked it, because even I have inappropriate thoughts.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Wowza! Hot stuff indeed!

Rachel said...

First i hate you b/c you're more tanned than I am...second - the only way I'm coming to your New Years party is if I can wear this dress :) :)
LOVE it.
Hope your trip was amazing!! xo

Artfully Awear said...

The belt is the perfect accent! You look lovely!

Sidewalk Chic said...

Whoa, dang -- that is quite a cupcake of a dress. You look amazing, Yen!

MUA said...

It'a always Enrique's fault...ALWAYS... The cupcake looks delicious on you , I saw it at H&M and skipped it for a 5 $ sort of flapper-dress. Can I say I regret now ?

Caro xxx

Jeanna said...

What a fantastic dress! Also, I'm crazy jealous of your tan. :)

Jamie said...

This is a darling dress -- cupcake in the very best way. I hope you're able to find many ways to wear this outside of blog life! And at $20, it's a great deal indeed!

Morgan and Lua said...

Like I said...jealous of your tan. Why wasn't invited on this romantic getaway is what I want to know. I'm actually look for a dress just that color for New Years, I'll have to swing by H&M now.
Thanks for being awesome.

April said...

YES i have that dress, LOVE that dress, wear it all the time. I love the way you styled it :) and i got it on the sale rack too! :)

Ramsey said...

you look completely wonderful...like Katherine Heigl..seriously