Tuesday, January 5, 2010

it's here, it's here!

My Rodarte for Target dress ("the Dress") arrived in the mail this morning, all the way from California. I was so excited when I saw it in the mailbox, I may have actually squealed a little. It is such a beautiful dress, these photos really don't do it justice (the gorgeous blush/nude shade doesn't really translate so well on digital film).

I took the Dress on a nice little outing to have lunch with my good friend W (and baby Z). I was concerned I might look overdressed, but paired with black opaques and a pair of nude flats I think the Dress did quite nicely for a lunch date with a girlfriend. I imagine pairing it with killer black patent heels for a more dressy look.



I think I could probably have afforded to go down a size, and bought the XS instead of the S, but I thought it best to err on the side of caution, especially as I had never tried any of this line of clothing on. Buying online can be so difficult! I think it fits fairly well and looks okay, albeit quite loose in the bodice - I might have it taken in if it annoys me too much. Otherwise, it's just perfect! (EDIT: I have just realised that the reason the bodice looks so loose is because of my atrocious posture in these photos! I went and stood in front of the mirror and stood up tall and straight and it looked MUCH better. Problem solved!)



The tulle over-skirt is so light and delicate and gorgeous - I will have to make sure to keep well away from the cats when I am wearing this!











The Dress makes me feel like a ballerina...



 Rodarte for Target dress
 Tony Bianco flats
 Bow headband from Diva

11 comments:

  1. Cate it looks so stunning on you :) I wish I could get my hands on the blue version.

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  2. This looks so good Cate! I really wanted this but every dress in my size on eBay is going for crazy prices!

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  3. i love your hair so much
    :)xo

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  4. Oohhh the dress looks gorgeous on you! So jealous, I'm pining after this dress so bad...

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  5. So, SO lovely, you look so graceful!

    I have to admit, I nabbed this on eBay too - but I think it makes you look absolutely sylph-like!

    x

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  6. love the dress, you look like a princess/angel!
    x

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  7. You look so sweet and I love the bow headband with the rest of the look.

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  8. What a beautiful dress! It would be so perfect to wear to a wedding. Love it!

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  9. Wow, that dress is beautiful, you look ethereal :)

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  10. I know I'm very late, but LOVE your dress! You look gorgeous in it! ;)
    xx

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