Pearls and lace...yes please!

July 11, 2010

I am loving A-Wear right now. I used to avoid their store because even though their clothes are beautiful, they only stock sizes 8-16 and are a little on the pricey side compared to Forever 21 and Primark. You do get what you pay for though, I bought my first pair of black leggings there six years ago and they are still in great shape.
Until recently the biggest size they stocked was a size 16 however they are now making certain items in size 18! While I do wish everything would be carried in that size, it's still a step forward.
I picked up this dress on sale. It was the last one in the store and just happened to be in my size. It had been marked down from €50 to €40 and I got an extra 10% off with a student card. Pretty good deal!

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Dress: Awear *** Blazer: Savida *** Necklace: Forever 21 *** Bracelets: ASOS & Forever 21 *** Shoes: ASOS

My pictures really don't show just how great the dress looks! I thought it would be a good idea to pull back the curtains and let some extra light in for my photographs..wrong!
I would have preferred to pair the dress with grey suede heels and a grey cropped blazer, but I don't own a grey blazer and my only pair of grey heels aren't wearable any more (drunken nights in a very wet city!)
I definitely need to invest in more "basic" pieces for my closet, especially more colored blazers and cardigans. I am lusting over a beautiful blazer on ASOS that is the perfect shade of nude but at £65 it's a little out of my budget right now!
I don't think the black looks completely awful but this dress probably won't make another appearance until I find a more suitable blazer/jacket!

xo

51 comments:

  1. Thank you Rachel! I hate wearing my bangs back but I decided to attempt a Lauren Conrad style side-braid. xo

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  2. That dress is ridiculously pretty! Just perfect :)
    & you look lovely, of course..!

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  3. This is so pretty! I love the shoes too, you reaally have the most fantastic legs! :D

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  4. Awwww LOVE it!!! That dress is adorable!!

    CoutureNinja.blogspot.com

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  5. the hair look wonderful on you!! i have missed you and your outfit post!! that dress is beautiful on you..i am going to come and live where you are because you always find the most wonderful dresses. xoxo

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  6. (i think i sent you a message but now i dont see it...so i will do it again.)
    you hair looks wonderful!!! i have missed you and your wonderful outfit posts! i love that dress it look beautiful on you! i am so going to move where you are because you always find the most beauitful dresses. xoxo

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  7. I'm investing in basics right now - neutral cotton cardis, simple heels, well-cut blazers and classic jeans. They make creating outfits so much easier!

    Love the dress. You have fab legs! x

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  8. You look so damn gorgeous and the dress is sooooo lovely!!
    However,i can't take my eyes away from your shoes,i am lusting over them,quite badly.I have a weakness for shoes,mostly heels,even if i am almost forbidden to wear them.
    <3

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  9. gorgeous dress, and the shoes are so sexy! you look stunning ^^

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  10. I LOVE this dress with the Blazer, and those shoes are fabulous! The detailing on the dress is wonderful, I love the lace, buttons, ruffles, etc, all put together!

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  11. what a pretty dress. you look amazing in it.

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  12. Love the dress and the blazer over it!! And those shoes are fabulous!!!!
    You look great!

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  13. gorgeous, gorgeous outfit! seriously. love it all. i should really check out awear - i've never purchased as wasn't sure about quality and the price is a little high as you said.

    sofia x

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  14. Gorgeous dress and shoes! I also love grey blazers! x

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  15. I love your outfit, it is very elegant and your necklace is so sweet. Also, I love your blog name; it consists of three of my favourite things to wear x

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  16. That dress is so pretty! I've never bought anything from A-Wear but I'll have to put their website back on my bookmarks I think! Also love the necklace :)

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  17. Gorgeous as always :) love the shoes.

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  18. I am loving that dress, the pearls, and those shoes are so dope. You have found a new reader.

    www.stylishcurves.blogspot.com

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  19. I love the scalloped edges on the dress, too cute!

    I really need to work on building up my wardrobes basics too!

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  20. You always look adorable and wear the most amazing shoes!

    I love this lacy little number.

    I really want to move to the UK and shop my heart out it seems like there are so many amazing stores!

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  21. love love love your blog!!!!

    love your style and btw you look cute in the pics!...makes me want to step my game up!

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  22. I love this outfit! The lace details on the dress are so lovely. :)

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  23. You look so beautiful! Loved the dress, it's romantic and so cute! :)

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  24. the black looks great! and the dress and blazer are to die for!

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  25. Gorgeous dress, love the necklace and shoes you paired it with! You look lovely, i just wish your pictures were a tiny bit bigger.

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  26. Love the dress! Its so vintagey awesome. Love your killer heels too.

    BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. Oh I think it looks lovely. What a stunning dress - the detailing is just beautiful.

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  28. Beautiful! I love it!!!
    http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

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  29. Your outfits are beautiful and inspiring! I just lurked and creeped over all of your posts! I am very glad I came across your blog. I love those leggings with the lace so cute!

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  30. Wonderful shoes!
    xo
    katorra
    www.ondahanger.com

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  31. Gorgeous! This look is so girlie-chic. I only wish they had A-wear in the US!

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  32. i love your necklace. but i decided to leave a comment because my room back home in singapore is like, the exact same colour as your wall. i felt somewhat nostalgic. :) wish i could fly back!

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  33. shoes and jacket _ perfect

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  34. i think the dress looks amazng! hehe got pearks ruffles and lace! it is beautful and your shoes too
    x

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  35. The dress is gorgeous, I love the lace details and the scalloped hem. The heels are amazing too, you have the best taste in shoes!

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  36. How utterly beautiful you look in that dress and I have to agree with all the other bloggers, you have stupendously gorgeous legs!

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  37. I just discovered your blog and became an imediate folower! You are such a pretty girl and your style is amazing! This dress in particular looks so pretty and those shoes are to die for.

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  38. gorgeous and so are the shoes!

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  39. STUNNING! You are such a bombshell!!!
    Kisses!
    oxoxox
    Beckerman Girls

    www.beckermanbiteplate.com

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  40. You look great, very sophisticated & girly! ;)

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  41. You look SO GORGEOUS here. Love the dress, love the shoes, love the photos!

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  42. love love love. die die die.
    ps- i NEED a pink wall!!

    xoxo
    jessica kane

    www.curvyconfident30something.com

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  43. I absolutely love this dress and the shoes and the pearls! Everything is so classic and chic! I just wish I could walk in heels and I would be okay. Lol

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  44. Let me tell you something... this dress along with the blazer and pumps are beautiful. You look amazing!

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  45. Cute blazer!!!
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