Sunday, September 1, 2013

Overcome with light


If there's one thing fashion has taught me, it's that if you own an item (like a dress), you love it, and then you find it in another color, you MUST buy it. Why do you think I like American Apparel? Lovely skirts in 10000 colors! Dream. Anyways, I have this dress in black. It's one of my favorites. It's the perfect shape, fit, and it's so pretty. I saw it on ModCloth awhile ago, but couldn't justify the $90 price tag. I mean, I had my mother buy me the black one for Christmas from a local boutique for $30 less. Thank goodness for the Last Hurrah Sale because I snagged this dress for $23. It's actually a different brand than the one I have. Which is nice because this one is softer, roomier, and isn't as heavy.

Red is a really hard color to photograph, so please forgive us.

In case you were wondering, this is what post-school Jessica on a 90 degree day looks like. I swear my hair had defined curls at some point.


Outfit Details:
Dress: ModCloth (last hurrah sale)
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Gift
Hat: Forever 21 (LA)
Ring: Clothing Swap
Sunglasses: ModCloth
24 comments on "Overcome with light"
  1. This dress is gorgeous, I would also buy it in every color :) I think these photos are wonderful too, I have no idea what you're talking about! The heat here has been almost too much to take. I left for work at 5am yesterday and it was 80 degrees. The sun wasn't even out yet! I think we're all hoping for cooler temps, it really has an effect on our hairstyles hehe.



    Southern (California) Belle

  2. You look like You belong in a local coffee shop doing a poetry reading! This is so adorable and chic! Btdubs, you are totally channeling Ashley Benson with that hair.

    Style Hippie

  3. Haha, I have the same thing! I also have a weakness for dresses that look kind of similar to dresses that I already own and love.

  4. Great dress and hat! :) follow :)

  5. That dress is seriously gorgeous! I love the lace detail on the upper half and your adorable hat. Haha, and I know, I am a sucker for shoes. I keep buying and buying them, especially if they have a cute wedge...

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  6. Aww that's adorable!!I have this dress from Urban Outfitters that I'm obsessed with and have in both green and floral :)


  7. This color is stunning on you, darling! I love the lace bodice and sleeves.

    Xo, Hannah

  8. What a cute, cute, cute dress! Definitely worth buying in multiple colors!

  9. You look amazing :) The dress looks like it was made for you. I have no idea how you can wear it in 90 degree weather though! I can pretty much only wear sleaveless attire in the extreme heat so kudos to you for still managing to be fashionable in unfavorable weather.

  10. oh wow that dress is so freaking incredible (the collar, the lace, the colour... it's perfect!) and it looks so damn amazing on you!
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  11. it's such a cute dress i can see why you bought it twice! one of my all time favourite dresses is a long sleeves velvet skater dress with a white peter pan collar and i bought it red and black and i am SO glad i did because they're both absolutely perfect.

    little henry lee

  12. I am not one to buy dresses of the same design in different shades, but when it comes to sweaters and pants, I go for multiples. Either way, I love your dress and the way you styled it -- so simple :)


  13. Great dress on you, and the color is fabulous! I admire your patience to wait for sales! :) I'm always afraid things will sell out on ModCloth before I can snatch them up!

    xox Sammi

  14. This dress is so fantastic, love the fit and that the top bit is lace. I am all for buying amazing pieces in multiple shades!!
    I look much worse after a day in the heat!

  15. The pictures are still beautiful! I think you look really good in this red dress! :D I really like the lace details too!

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    cassandra xx

  16. "Post- school Jessica" looks amazing! I adore this dress and was SO tempted to ask to borrow it on FT but I just ordered a red lacy dress in the mail myself and wanted to wait and get that one first!
    Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

  17. THOSE SUNGLASSES are incredible especially when paired with that bowler hat. Amazing.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  18. You look amazing. That dress is so crazy-vibrant. Also, the location is incredible. What a great neutral place to shoot such bright colours.

  19. i am guilty of doing that...but i think there is nothing wrong with it...especially if it's this dress and it looks that great on you!

  20. cute! it looks great in red and you styled it nicely :)

  21. I love everything about this dress! <3


  22. Seriously, that dress is just so adorable! The color is just amazing and the lace detail is perfect! Great score on the sale, too!



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