Sunday, September 1, 2013

Overcome with light

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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.

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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.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  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.

    Xoxo
    Bethany
    Style Hippie

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  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.

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

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  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

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

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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

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  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.

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  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!
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  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

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  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 :)

    -Rose

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  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
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  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!
    xJennaD

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  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
    http://backtofive.blogspot.com

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  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

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  21. I love everything about this dress! <3

    -C.C.

    http://rosecolored-telescope-eyes.blogspot.com/

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  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!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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