Sunday, May 4, 2014

Rude and Reckless

This is my new favorite dress, but these are not my favorite photos. It was bright and it was windy. The hat isn't my favorite even though I keep trying to make it work. Shortly after these photos, I swapped the hat for a slouchy pink one & the wedges with Mary Jane's. It worked a lot better in my opinion. But you live, you learn, and you share it with the internet.

This is the second dress I scored from Swapdom. Are you familiar? It's a cool concept, but I have a few gripes with it. It's an online swapping service, but 1) it takes forever. I actually forgot about the site completely 2) Shipping is $12. I ship packages on the regular and it costs me under $5 per package. To me, that's a huge turn off. $12 could buy a few thrift store dresses or two $5 pizza's. That is serious. If you want to think realistically about your purchases, measure everything in pizza. It puts things into perspective.

But hey, the idea is great and this dress is incredible. I have gotten so many weird responses to it. My favorite from my five-year-old nephew, Weston, he said, "COOL DRESS. YOU HAVE ZOMBIE HANDS ON YOU." Yes, Weston. Zombie hands. Which is much cooler than the strange dude who said, "That's a real hands-on dress," Um, no?






Outfit Details:
Dress: Swapped via Swapdom
Belt: C/O ASOS
Shoes: Payless
Knee highs: TJ Maxx
Hat: Neff
Sunglasses: ModCloth
17 comments on "Rude and Reckless"
  1. Haha you live you learn and you share it with the internet - best! I LOVE this dress, the neck detail is so freaking cool and I think you look adorable!
    xo Hannah

    http://thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    http://thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  2. Ah love that collar! Maybe this dress was worth the two pizzas of shipping. But really putting things in perspective of pizza is always a good idea!
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh gross, more like hands OFF dude!
    Aha, this dress is really pretty awesome though, I love it :)
    Although that really is a good way to measure spendings...I'll have to implement that.
    Also, I'll probably be sending you an e-mail soon then!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  4. The dress is weird, yes, but also really rad! I also love that said "But you live, you learn, and you share it with the internet", that's basically a every bloggers catchphrase. lol

    I definitely am feelin' you on the whole Swapdom thing. It took about 5 months before I made my first swap. Luckily I somehow earned free shipping so that was nice. I want to delete my account but they really make it difficult to back out. Seems very unusual!

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  5. "Zombie Hands" so cute! Though the kids all like to play zombie at recess which results in all these kids laying around looking like corpses. I always wonder what the cars passing by think- we are doing our job and the kids are fine, I swear!

    Also- yes. I measure purchases in pizza too. It does work!

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  6. Loving your new blog look- you are so good at regularly mixing things up and you have a great design eye! This dress is super rad, what a unique neckline.

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  7. LOVE your new header, man you are so good at all this stuff! the neck of the dress really is cool and i liked the little commentary about it. kids are the best. yeah $12 for shipping... crazy. i like your pizza/thrift measurements, i'll often do that w/ thrift things too, sometimes w/ my $1 coffee refills but that gets to everything seeming pricey that's not.

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  8. Ahahaha the comments people make about clothes. I swear. I love the ones that are so incredibly obvious and I don't know what to reply.
    This really is a cool dress with the hands collar though! I agree that $12 for shipping is absolutely nuts.
    P.S. I'm loving the new header! I need a new one for my blog so badly but no inspiration is coming to me.

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  9. Ew, what a creep. And what an awesome nephew! haha great new design!

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  10. Umm 12 dollar shipping?!? That's crazy! I think this dress is fantastic though, the collar is such a conversation starter. I think the hat totally works on you too. We're always the most critical when it comes to our own outfits.

    I love the new header! I wish I had some sort of creative skills so I could plound with my blog too. But like usual, I'll live vicariously through your blog :)

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  11. Ahahah this dress is amazing and yes, the responses you got to it are hilarious! The shipping costs are insane, pretty much like on Sammydress, when you turn out to pay a 13$ dress 27 :/

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  12. That shipping is so high. "$12 could buy a few thrift store dresses or two $5 pizza's." I think the same way. hahah

    Zombie hands.. that is pretty adorable!

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  13. LOL. Sure, swapdom might be average but the dress is absolutely awesome. LOVE the zombie hands!

    Just be glad you don't live in the fashion abyss like I do. No swap groups that I know of. Clothes here are ridiculously expensive, but so is shipping anything from overseas. *sigh* I really ought to sew more of my own stuff! :D

    -Rebecca
    mn2nz.wordpress.com

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  14. This dress is amazing! Loving the belt you paired with it.
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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  15. That collar is so crazy and awesome. Do you ever catch yourself in a mirror or window by accident and forget it and be like 'Yaah, hands!' I bet I would. :)

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  16. That collar is so cool. It's real conversation starter.

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  17. Haha you're right, always measure in Pizza! Love that dress, the hands on your collar as well as your belt are simply gorgeous! :)

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