Friday, April 27, 2012

Its Time for Dresses

I've been on the look out for dresses lately because my birthday is coming up next month.  I also have a wedding ceremony and reception to go to in August.  Also, I'm going to Las Vegas for that friend's bachelorette party in July.  In addition, my best friend's graduation party is in Victoria for a fun filled weekend in June.

Basically... I need some awesome dresses from now till the end of summer.  I plan to reuse some of my old dresses for the bachelorette party and the Victoria weekend trip.  However, I'm buying new ones for my birthday and the wedding.

ASOS is having a 10% off promo code with 'EXTRA10' till May 1, 2012.  Also, if you are a recipient of the ASOS emails, there is a 15% off promo code with 'EXTRA15' but it only works for people who have subscribed to their email apparently.  But give it a try, if not 10% off is just as good.  


Here are some dresses I purchased:


Here's my birthday dress from ASOS.  It's a cream chiffon dress with rose gold sequins on the arm cuffs.  Super cute!  Let's hope I can keep this dress clean during a night of dancing and intoxicated debauchery.  Buy this dress here




I bought this dress from Forever 21 store in the mall for $27.80 I believe.  It's a pretty neon lime green colour (it looks like too yellow in the photo).  It's drapes really well and is conservative enough for the wedding ceremony.  I plan to wear this with nude heels.  I plan to buy a pair of nude Christian Louboutin pumps when I'm in Las Vegas.  If I don't find a pair, I think my black Louboutin Simples of Iowa Zeppa would look great with neon lime green as well.  But I prefer nude for the day look.  I don't have a link to this dress because I haven't been able to find it online yet.  


This is my evening dress for the wedding reception.  The brand is Little Mistress and I bought it off ASOS.  I really love this brand because they make really beautiful party dresses.  I really  adore the colour combo of cream and navy blue.  You can buy it here.  


Okay so now I'll show you the other dresses on ASOS that I was considering for my birthday dress.  


This dress is from ASOS and the brand is Little Mistress.  I love the neckline and the bust line.  However, the only thing I hate is it's a halter dress (halter ties really strain my neck) and I feel like the colour combo of white and black isn't as interesting.  It's a gorgeous dress nonetheless.  Purchase it here.


Or I was going to buy this dress.  I love the cut at the bottom of the dress and the asymmetical cut out shoulder area.  The only hesitation was I'm going to have that problem where I'm going to be in between sizes because of the bust (UK 8 vs UK 10).  I will be stuck with a dress that fits everywhere but the boobs are too small or the complete opposite, a dress that is too big everywhere but the boobs fit.  Also this dress looks sort of constricting for dancing.  It's better for a dinner perhaps.  Purchase this dress here.


Did you think I made the right choice picking the cream wrap dress?  Or does one of these look better?  Keep in mind, my birthday involves lots of drinking and dancing.


Also, I have been shipping my ASOS purchases to Point Roberts.. not only to avoid customs and duties for dresses over $60CAD but some weird reason... I never get my orders when it's delivered to my house.  I used to get them.  But after a certain point, my item gets sent back to ASOS when I didn't even receive the delivery.  It's becoming such an annoyance.  I swear my information and address is correct.

18 comments:

  1. You made a good choice! Personally I wouldn't do long sleeves though, esp in the summer. But anyway, it's a super cute dress!

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  2. I've been doing long sleeves - dresses and blouses at the clubs lately.. and I've been okay... temperature wise. I think I get just as hot without the sleeves lol.

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  3. I love love love the navy little mistress dress! Cute pick! Also almost bought this dress today (it's on sale from 75$ to only like 15 - so close to 13 after the discount!) - it would be a super cute birthday dress for dancing/drinking debauchery, and if it doesn't work, hey it's only $13!

    http://www.asos.com/Motel/Motel-Reece-Giltter-Trim-Grid-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1837851

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    1. With $13 you really can't go wrong! Why didn't you decide to buy it for yourself?

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    2. They're out of my size (UK 8)!

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  4. Also how do you ship to pt roberts? I need to start doing that! Can anyone just get a PO box there? Is it expensive?

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    1. I ship it to the letter carrier or TSB. They are really close to each other. it cost $3USD to hold a package for 2 weeks there and it doubles as the week goes so it makes you pick it up and not ditch it there.

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    2. Thanks I'll look into that!

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    3. LOL I tried doing that with Net a Porter and they didn't ship it there. Guess they were in on our tricks. :'(

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    4. oh darn. net a porter has some really good stuff that's hard to find.

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  5. love it all!

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  6. I really like the cream dress. I think you might have issues with the fit of the white dress because it looks really structured and unforgiving so the bust area might be too small, waist too big, etc.

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    1. yeah! just looking at the stick skinny model in the dress makes me realize i doubt it fit me well lol.

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  7. It´s a very special place for fashion and trends!

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  8. hey, can you please post a picture of you in the little mistress one shoulder dress when you get it? i want to wear that to my grad ceremony but i'm not too sure how it fits. thanks and btw you're one of my favourite bloggers :)

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    1. So I got the dress but they sent me the wrong colour =( They sent me the all cream one and there's a stain on the bust area. I'm so sad. I'm sending it back. I wish it worked out but I guess it's not fate. The search for a wedding reception dress continues!

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    2. wow really? the cream one is the one i wanted :( so you're not going to exchange it for the navy one? i hope you find one in time!!

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