Monday, October 12

weekends can be fun

And the theater dress is... the Monochromatic Corset Dress from Anthropologie! The other two dresses I had picked were sold out/looked weird, so this one went home with me! It fit like a glove and was so fun and flirty! I owe my inspiration of pairing this little frock with red tights to the lovely goldenmeans, who has posted about the dress ages ago and mentioned how stunning it would look with crimson-hued tights. And how right she was!

The only issue I had was that by the end of the night, the plastic boning started poking out through the top of the dress. It wasn't visible or anything except to me, but it made for some pokey-scratchy uncomfortable-ness. I'm thinking of sanding down the exposed part so that I won't have to worry about it in the future. Anyone else who has this dress encounter this problem?

dress:
etc:
Steve Madden pumps / BCBG Allie flats
F21 bangle
Banana Republic trench coat




I decided at the last minute to change into flats because I thought it fit the "cutesy" vibe of the dress more. That and I was running late, so I knew I'd be doing a bit of sprinting, which is something I have yet to master in heels.

19 comments:

  1. that dress is super cute!!! i'd never be able to pull off colored tights but i envy those who do :) glad you had such a fun weekend!! i hate wearing heels so i'm a flats girl 24/7 hehe

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  2. I love everything about this outfit!

    hmm, not sure about the boning issues... maybe it is defective and anthro can track down a replacement dress for you??

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  3. That outfit is great! Those tights are perfect! How fun! How weird about the boning coming through. That doesn't sound right. I'd at least place a call to CS to report that issue.

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  4. Love the dress with the tights!

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  5. You look A-mazing!!! I love that dress on you. I think you should ask Anthro to replace your dress though - one of my other blog readers mentioned the same thing happened to her dress w/the boning when she wore hers. I wonder if the dress is defective?

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  6. that is such a gorgeous dress!! AHHH...it's sexy but ladylike? I love anthro for that. The red tights are a very nice touch.

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  7. this is so pretty on you (and love the red tights!). i tried on that dress and it was not a good look on me at all!

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  8. You look so beautiful, and the red tights really make it pop. :)

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  9. absolutely adorable, as always :)!

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  10. I need to get me some RED TIGHTS! LOVE!

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  11. That dress looks stunning on you! So cute.

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  12. I love your dress!!! The bracelet is fab, the tights are fab, the coat is fab. I agree, you look beautiful!

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  13. tres tippy - I love flats too, although I sometimes try to sport heels because they make me taller, haha! Although I do the wobbly walk in them... not very flattering when I'm in motion!

    tastymoog - I'm thinking that I'll call Anthro's CS about the issue. It -is- a bit weird that the dress would do this!

    Pamela - I definitely will!

    sarah, Stephanie, sharon, Stylestance - Thanks!

    Kim - I don't know, I hope not! I'll do a mini update about it when I give Anthro a call!

    Angela - Sexy and ladylike, cutesy and flirty! Anthro is great at offering pieces that balance the two ends!

    e - Aww, I'm sorry to hear that! It's so crazy how some things look so different on different people! I've tried on plenty of things that look great on others and just looks plain goofy on me!

    Chelsea Talks Smack - They're definitely a statement maker, haha! And I found some at Target for $5, so try there!

    Patina - Aww, thanks! It was a great outfit for a great night!

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  14. That dress is just fabulous and the tights go so well with it. Glad you had a great weekend, you definitely looked beautiful!

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  15. So cute! I loove the back of the dress. And you weren't kidding, those tights are BRIGHT! Great look as usual! :)

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  16. Wow! Those red tights are just adorable! They really make the outfit. It would look cute without them, of course, but they bring in a totally different look. Love it! Glad you had a great time :)

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  17. Such a fabulous color combo. You look SO cute!

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  18. Summerilla - Thanks!

    Rosemary - They are almost BLINDINGLY bright! But I love them, even if they do remind me of Christmas!

    AppGal - Thanks! I definitely won't be rocking red tights every time I wear this dress, but it does make it fun!

    Kristin - Thanks!

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  19. I have that dress but havent used it... I will keep my eye to see if it happens to me too...

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