May 27, 2010

Closets: Dresses that I've never worn (one I will, one I'll never)

an old dress

I bought this floor-length dress over 14 years ago from Hubba Hubba in Chicago. And I've never worn it. I bought it because I fell in love with how romantic it was... and (at the time) it fit me. And I hoped I'd have some place to wear it. It has hung in my closet(s) through the years and fell victim to one leaky roof in my parents' home, since discolored at the bottom, along with being a size small (like, size 0 small), tags still attached, I will never wear this dress. But it still makes my heart happy.


a new dress

I completely forgot in the hall closet I had this ivory & black dress that I purchased a few weeks ago when we went to the farmer's market. I stopped into a boutique on the square (Ella's Bella) and found it for half-off. The photo doesn't really show off the cool pleats and flowy-ness of the dress.

I was in dire need of replacing my go-to dress of all time from Anthropologie and this one fit like a dream, has a fun belt, it hits just below the knee with black edging on the slip. I originally got it with the intent of wearing to a wine tasting event we were supposed to go to next month, but now we're not going. I'm sure I can wear it to the next evening party no matter what season. (I'll probably throw a black shawl or scarf over my shoulders in cooler months.)





See more of my closets this week:
Closets: Less is the new black
Closets: Little purses, I just can't quit you
Closets: a rare peek into my blog closet

Closets: Dresses that I've never worn (one I will, one I'll never)
Closets: The end.


24 comments:

  1. I LOVE your new dress!!! DREAMY!!!

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  2. I don't remember that dress by the birds. It and the black & ivory dress are beautiful. I'm sure you will find an event to wear it. Can't wait to see it on you.

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  3. These dresses are right-out-of-movie dresses... romantic and elegant and made for a leading lady!!

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  4. I LOVE the new dress - any chance of you telling me the label so I can scour the internet for it? I've been looking for something JUST like it.

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  5. I love both of them, but the black and cream - it's divine!! (I want one!)

    Where did you get those birds on the wall?

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  6. --Amy

    The birds on the wall were a gift a few years ago but I think are still available!

    http://www.welldressedhome.com/flock.html

    Steph

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  7. I have a dress hanging in my closet that I bought on a trip to visit my niece for the first time. I loved it and wore it once when I went out to dinner. I thought it fit a little more snug than I remembered trying it on and the next morning I found out why. I was pregnant with my third. The dress hasn't fit since and most likely never will again but I keep it. I loved wearing the dress but I love the memories more.

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  8. LOVE that ivory/black dress!

    And-- I should totally post about the dresses I've never worn!!!

    I yo yo in weight so much I convince myself I can buy things sometimes when they are on sale-- when I lived in England I lived by this AMAZING outlet and they constantly had AMAZING dressing for between 5-10 pound ($10-20), which is unheard of over there, as you have to sign away your first born to pay for a cup of coffee.

    I have 4 dresses that made it home that I've never worn that are now too small. My friends have worn them, as I love whoring out my closet, but I've never fit my big butt in them

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  9. They are both so so pretty!! I have a closet full of dress that are never worn but oh so loved. They make me happy opening it up and seeing them in there.

    I love the birds too btw!!

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  10. I like the black-and-white dress, but that first dress made me gasp.

    I understand why you keep it, even if it's never worn.

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  11. I've always admired your unique style...so this peek into your closet has been a real treat! Can I be you when I grow up?

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  12. Those are gorgeous. I'm just not a dress person. I like them and admire them on others but I have a hard time liking them on me.

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  13. Um, hello black and ivory dress. That is beautiful!

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  14. I love both of them. Can't wait to see pictures of you in the back and white one.

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  15. wow both dress looks amazing!!!! I love the first one the best!!!!! So romantic!!!

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  16. You will look stunning in that beautiful dress!!!

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  17. I feel sad for the unworn dress...it missed out on a fancy night on the town, or a romantic dinner. It's very pretty...you should make it into something!

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  18. Your post is so great! I too have beautiful dresses I have never worn...ha, ha!

    I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago and am down by 7 pounds. It's a start...

    :)

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  19. I want that second dress! Just beautiful and perfect for you Steph! But I still want it too. ;) Shopping is somewhat limited where I live. Oh well, I'll just live vicariously through you! :) I can't wait to hear where you wear it.

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  20. LOVE IT! Yes, I yelled. Probably woke up my whole family.

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  21. You have such a great sense of style - very unique, but very modern.

    I bet you'll look beautiful in that black-and-cream dress...wherever you end up wearing it.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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