Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Little White Dress






Dress-DIYed (similar, similar) | Sandals-Steve Madden (similar, similar) | Hat-J Crew Factory (similar, similar) | Bag-Kate Spade (similar, similar) | Necklace-Stella and Dot (exact, similar

I've had this poor dress hanging in my closet since last summer just begging to be re-hemmed and worn. I finally got around to it earlier this summer, but didn't wear it till this weekend to Zoo a la Carte (a fundraiser for the zoo where local restaurants set up tents and serve food with entertainment, too). Wearing a white dress was a chance I took with all the alcohol, people walking around with food, and taking a small child, but sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and make sure your clothes are washable. It ended up being fine and served as a good reminder to me that clothes are meant for wearing not sitting in my closet! Do you ever avoid certain clothes out of fear for stains?

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24 comments:

  1. Wowww sweetie
    You look divine
    Amazing bag
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  2. love this! and yes, i admit i skip wearing things because of that!

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  3. Nice slip dress, love the layered necklaces.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. Love the white! It does always take a bit of courage to wear, but it looks great on you!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  5. A few years ago I spilled red wine on my white shorts and it took me awhile to start wearing white again. Love your white dress! It looks great on you!


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree Laura! Clothes are meant to be worn! I struggle with that too! I love that gorgeous necklace and your hat is fabulous - perfect as always(: Susan

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  7. such a prefect outfit. I always afraid get get stuff on my white clothes. That why Oxy clean is my best friend.

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  8. Your sandals are so cute - and the color of that bag is amazing! I'm so careful with my clothes regarding cat hair, but I usually don't worry too much about stains... Although I did have a moment of panic the other day (on my way to an interview!) when I realized that my travel coffee mug was leaking and I had on a white blouse. Luckily, no harm done!

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  9. Gorgeous dress! I have always avoided white jeans, but I finally broke down and got a pair last winter. So far so good...
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  10. you are taunting me with that purse, LOL. Great look and I adore the hat.

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  11. LOVE the bag. I am a sucker (of course) for the color. I am totally with you on wearing certain colors. I avoid white just because I am messy! But I agree - I need to wear clothes and not try to protect them too much!

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  12. I love this outfit! Love! The combo of the dress/hat/bag is perfect!

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  13. I love this look Laura! One of my favorites! I always get super paranoid when I wear white too. I'm such a klutz

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  14. i have a dress in very light drey which looks a lot like this one. I like how you've styled it with the pop of colour in the bag and the fedora.

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  15. This is such a cute look! I love the dress with the fedora and the bag is such a gorgeous pop of color!

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  16. Yeay for wearing that chic LWD. It envelops your curves and I love it styled with the hat. Also, wear red lipstick more often. Looks great on you.




    P.S. Did you see my E-Mail?


    Hope all is well. Kisses to little Claire.

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  17. Oh bummer! I think the next time something white of mine gets stained I am going to try and dye it another color. My friend did that and now has the cutest pair of mint jeans!

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  18. I love the dress on you! I hate it when things sit around in bad need of a hem. It always takes me ages to get to it.
    While I don't typically avoid white, because I love it so, there were more than a few occasions this summer when my white shorts took a beating.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  19. More than anything I avoid clothes for fear of being uncomfortable. If it's not comfy I'll rarely wear it. Especially jeans and pants!

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  20. Um, I still haven't switched from my inexpensive (but totally cute) straw purse to my birthday splurge of a Kate Spade black leather purse. Partly because I can only carry a pink straw purse in the summer, but also partly out of fear of damaging the beautiful leather.


    Your whole outfit is so cute. The hat just really makes your outfit pop.

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  21. What a cute dress! I definitely think long and hard about where my day will take me before I take the chance and wear my white pants anywhere :)

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  22. Great idea! Makes me want to take that striped maxi from a few weeks ago and do the same thing! I totally agree that clothes should be worn and not hung on a hanger. Love the look!

    Thanks for linking up this week!

    L,

    Vicky

    TheMummyChronicles.com

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  23. This is such a pretty dress, Laura! I like how casual and breezy it looks with your hat, too! Fear of stains is exactly why I haven't bought white pants/shorts (well, that and I can't find any that aren't see-through, ha!). I do agree with you, though, that clothes are for wearing!! :)

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