Always A Bright Side

Sunday, February 10, 2013




















Photos by Erin Valentine 
[dress (worn as tunic): Lilly White, jeans: Underground Soul (Nordstrom), boots: Gomax, jacket: Rubbish (Nordstrom), necklace: Juicy Couture, earrings: Africa] 

Believe it or not, the green item you see me wearing above used to be a dress. That's right, a dress, it was an appropriate length and everything - didn't even require tights! So what happened? I washed it. 

I know I'm not the first to experience this dreadful post-washing shrinkage, but whenever it strikes, it's both horribly disappointing and utterly maddening. What's even more frustrating is that this dress was clearly labeled "machine washable" and it's not even 100% rayon...not to mention that I never put it in the dryer either! Why my washing machine decided to turn this much loved clothing item into a Barbie doll dress is beyond me. 

But there's good news - now it's one of my favorite tunics! That's right universe, you can't bring me down! You significantly shorten one of my sundresses and bam, now I have the perfect tunic! See folks, there's always a silver lining!  

36 comments:

  1. loved u nails color , amazing ,
    great outfit sweetie ,

    N@NY
    http://nanybuz91.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love your outfit,this green looks very good on you.;)

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  3. Hurray! Glad you were able to salvage this dress! It's funny, cuz in my last post I wore a tunic that I bought thinking it was a dress. Leggings and tight make our once dresses appropriate! lol as always, you look fab!

    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

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  4. Nice blouse. You look great in grean color.

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  5. I see you're rocking the green too! This color looks so great on you darlin:))!

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  6. LOVE your top!! So cute!! :) I really like this color!

    Kisses,

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  7. I'm glad you're still able to wear the dress despite it shrinking! It looks really cute as a top :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  8. I love that you are wearing the dress as a tunic, it looks so cute on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I love the print and color of this dress and it looks great on you!

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  10. Such a pretty green! I like our combination of green and black :) I just found you - maybe follow each other on bloglovin' :)? Let me know to follow you back - greets from Japan! natari
    http://na-ta-ri.blogspot.com

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  11. il verde ti dona moltissimo!
    se ti va passa a trovarmi:http://viviconvivi.blogspot.it/

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  12. Hello dear! Nice blog :) Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!!!

    XOXO
    Arianna

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    https://www.facebook.com/AryannaStyle

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  13. Love your jewelry!
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  14. Such a cute look! The tunic is so sweet! I would have never know it was a dress if you never told me! It is really the perfect green tunic and your boots are just fabulous with the side details!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  15. cute top!!! i love the print a lot!!! <3

    Jalie,
    http://www.jaliechichi.com

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  16. love your outfit, especially your top. mind to following each other? follow me if you love

    http://newsabesabrina.blogspot.com

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  17. I love that tunic, what a wonderful colour!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  18. really nice look, I still can't over how beautiful your eyes are:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  19. if you did not say anything, i would have not thought that it was a dress. It works anyway and the color and print are pretty. You look fabulous girl and those accessories are amazing as well.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  20. I like how your nails match your outfit!

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  21. Lovely outfit! Very well color coordinated, even with your nails! You're gorgeous!!

    xoxo

    Bex

    My Blog
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  22. Gorgeous photos! Your hair is amazing!

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  23. very nice dress and matchy-matchy nails are great idea.
    I have to say I even envy your hair - they look too perfect!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  24. very nice look :)

    follow each other ?:)

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  25. gorgeous outfit, love the boots
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  26. Love the pattern of your top, so pretty!

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  27. Lovely outfit, your top is beautiful :)

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  28. loving the green, you look amazing. Oh, and you have gorgeous hair:)

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