A Dilemma

February 9, 2015

white dress

I’ve always liked the ‘idea’ of owning a white dress. Everyone who wears them always looks so clean and chic, at least to me they do, and yet when I try a white dress on I’m never 100% feelin’ the way it looks on me. Mostly because when I buy white it ends up being semi see-through. I know that has a lot to do with cost i.e. cheaper dress equals cheaper material equals see-through fabric. But alas until I can fully commit to a white dress I can’t dish out the cash for the really, REALLY nice quality, not yet at least.

Anyways, I found this dress on ASOS and because of the way the fabric overlapped in the skirt portion, that and it was on sale, I decided to give it chance. When the dress arrived I tried it on only to find that the top of the dress was in fact (GASP) see-through. Because the dress was on sale, and I’m lazy, I knew it couldn’t be returned. Which is why I have styled it two ways on the blog today. I figure the more options I give myself, the less likely I am to regret this impulse purchase.

Anyone else have fashion a similar fashion dilemma?

Outfit One: top: ASOS asymmetric body conscious dress (another style here), Finders Keepers get away tartan blazer, sunnies: Ray-Ban original aviator, and shoes: Jeffrey Campbell over the knee boots (old, similar here and here)

Outfit Two: top: ASOS asymmetric body conscious dress (another style here), J.Crew oversize sweatshirt, AllSaints leather biker jacket (old, similar here), sunnies: Ray-Ban original aviator, and shoes: Jeffrey Campbell over the knee boots (old, similar here and here)

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  • Shauna February 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Such beautiful photos! And I love, LOVE the coat -xx



  • Alecz February 9, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve definitely found out something is see-through after I purchased it! It’s the worst haha. You’ve styled this dress really well though. Can’t tell at all! I love it with the blue patterned coat.


  • Amy Ann February 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Love the white dress and how versatile you made it look! What a cool wall for a background. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Sara Kate February 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Ok, first of all, your eyebrows are amazing! But I love this look. So fierce!

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Katie February 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Beautiful photos! I think we have all had that see-through clothing issue before. It really stinks when you’re excited about a purchase and it turns out the material is cheap.


  • Mel February 9, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful looks!


  • Jeannette February 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Not only I think the dress is beautiful but it fits you like a glove. I really like both ways you chose to style it and I am super obsessed with those boots you are wearing. I can relate to you about buying certain clothes and not getting what you expect especially when they can’t returned. However, I honestly think you did great buying that pretty white dress. In my opinion, it is a keeper!. You look amazing in all the pictures and you are super beautiful. Have a wonderful week! XOXO, Jeannette

  • Emily&Elizabeth February 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    LOVE both looks! Love how you styled it two completely different ways!
    xo Emily

  • Denise February 9, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Really loving both outfits so much! I love love that first look with that coat! It feels very spring and I love it. That second outfit with the black jacket is also amazing! Great look for both!


  • Ivete February 9, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve been in the same position where I’ve been forced to get creative with an item because something about it wasn’t quite right. I have to tell you that this dress look great on you. It fits your body perfectly and you did a great job styling it!


  • Shannon February 9, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    You look stunning!! Those boots are fabulous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Dressed2dNines February 9, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  • Andrea February 10, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful dress! Love how you styled it!

  • Jane February 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Such a great white dress! Love it with the biker jacket!
    xo, Jane

  • Erin Elizabeth February 10, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Fabulous dress! Love how you styled it in both looks!
    xo Erin