Wednesday, April 11, 2012

With A Little Luck (OOTD)

A few weeks ago, I got super-lucky. Not Mega-Millions super lucky, but pretty lucky, no less. Sian, of The British Anthropologiest was hosting a giveaway sponsored by Shopbop and amazingly, I won! After several days of careful deliberation, I decided on the Madewell Stucco Stripe Songbird Dress - or the "Madewell Striped Avalon Dress" as it's called on Shopbop.

This was my first experiencing "shopping" with Shopbop, and overall, I have to say that I had no complaints at all. The only "challenge" with Shopbop is that it has so much merchandise to choose from. It's like eating at the Cheesecake Factory, whose menu practically needs multiple volumes. That being said, the check-out was easy, the delivery was quick, and the dress arrived in good condition.

Speaking of the dress, I love it. I think I've worn it at least three times since getting it. (Some of you accurately identified it in my Vince Camuto post a few days back. Also, for those of you who were asking, I got it in a size 0, which fits me very comfortably. The only thing I don't like about this dress is that it wrinkles pretty easily - hence its condition in the photos below).

And I'm not sure what I was doing in this first photo. I can only imagine it was really hot that day? (We did have some very warm weather last week.)

Belt: J. Crew (similar here and here)
Shoes: Alberto Fermani Slouched Boots (originally purchased from Nordstrom in 2010)


And here, accessorized with a scarf (thanks, Jess!). I know, sometimes I'm very lazy when it comes to changing up the styling. But hey, if it works, it works:

Scarf: Anthropologie Voluminous Scarf (similar here, here, and here; great tutorial on how to make your own at Kristina J's blog here)

Hoping you're having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

  1. I adore that dress. I was wondering what dress you were wearing! Completely wishlisting it now. I think you could do SO much with it... especially love the bright necklace with it!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia! It's really great - and you're right, super versatile, in terms of style-ability. :)

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  2. I'm so glad you cannot see my jealous face right now! OOOOOOO I'm so jealous! :) That aside, congratulations on the giveaway win! That dress could not be any cuter, and what person could be cuter than you in that dress? Love the styling with the boots and bright necklace!

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    1. Aww, I know! I actually thought of you, when I was ordering the dress. I actually felt a little guilty that I was getting it first. Thanks for your kind words!

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  3. How fun to win a giveaway! Great pick with the dress..you look great! Such a great piece to add to your closet!

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    1. Thanks! It really was such a surprise. :)

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  4. Ooh I love both options in terms of accessories and I love that the beaded scarf looks so cute on you! I knew it would. :)

    That dress is fantastic. Congratulations on winning the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Jess - and thanks again for the scarf. It's just fantastic!

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  5. Congrats on winning the giveaway!! I love the dress both ways, but I think the scarf is my favorite :) You look so adorable in the dress :)

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  6. What a great giveaway to win. You're right, Shopbop has so any options to choose from, but that also means their sale selection is always good, too!

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    1. You're right - their sale selection IS amazing. I just felt so overwhelmed by all the choices, haha.

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  7. You look amazing, Carol! How great to win a giveaway. I love this dress and your hair! So grown out. It suits you. =)
    Kristina J.

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  8. Congratulations on winning! That must have been so much fun! And I adore this styling with the boots. So wish I could pull off boots like that but they just don't work with my legs. I have followed this blog for quite some time and just love it. I started a brand new Anthro-centered blog and I hope you will check me out. :)
    http://anthropologieuniform.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Drew! And congrats on your new blog! :)

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  9. Oh I love Shopbop, but you're right, my eyes tend to spin to there is SO MUCH STUFF. Congrats on the win - that dress is fantastic on you!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! And yes, that's EXACTLY how I felt about Shopbop. Great selection but SO MUCH selection. :)

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  10. That dress is all kinds of stripey perfection on you. Love both styling options!

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  11. Congratulations on winning! The dress looks great and is so you =)

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  12. I love your blog! You are so such a stylish mother! <3

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