Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gotta Love Dresses With Pockets

These past few days I've been dealing with so much anxiety and stress, all brought about by the very crafty thoughts of yours truly. So yeah, I've been "sauteing myself in my own oil" (pardon my crass translation of a widely used Filipino metaphor). Crossroads and turning points are really nerve-wracking, and the prospect of taking the "road less travelled" (mostly because it's the wrong road lol) can spin so many "what-if" scenarios in my head that I think I'm going to go bonkers. Seriously... having a Type-A personality is just sheer torture. I need to leeeegggoooo of it, but unfortunately for me, I'm stuck with it, so I must bear my own cross.

Moving on... So last week, I caved in to my impulsiveness when it comes to sale. Not my proudest moment, but it made me happy, so what? Haha... I guess a dose of retail therapy was imperative to distract my guileful thoughts into something more pleasant because I REFUSE to develop wrinkles at this point. So I blew some moola for two dresses (which I got on SALE), for a very worthy cause.

The cheaper version of anti-ageing creams

 Given that I totally fell in love with this dress, and its details, I wore it immediately after I washed it (it's my rule of thumb: wash first before wearing).

My Instant Face-Lift at a fraction of the cost

I just can't get enough of these pockets!
I love every bit of this dress. I love the colour, the length, and that I could dress it up or tone it down depending on my mood. I don't wear dresses much for work, mostly because my dresses are either too short or too dark for day wear. Ok ok I admit, most of the dresses I own are more appropriate for clubbing, for  nights out with the girls and for special events like wedding so yeah, they don't exactly fall under everyday casual. So yes, I have a valid excuse for this purchase.

Another reason that got me smiling was that last Sunday, ApriliaLove announced via twitter that I won her giveaway! Whee, I was so ecstatic! This is my first ever blog giveaway win!


I absolutely love her collection of vintage clothing. She recently opened her online vintage shop (click here) and has such a great selection of vintage pieces which I'm truly excited to spend the $75 gift voucher I won from her giveaway. So, to my dearest Aprilia, thanks love!

'Til next time, my dearies! Hope y'all have a lovely day.



38 comments:

Meagan said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway! That dress looks perfect on you! I'd be smiling too if I found such a perfectly fitting dress at such a great price!
-Meagan
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Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway! I love this dress, it is so cute, the pockets, and the belt you added are a fantastic touch! I think you are totally fine for buying 1 or 2 new items especially on sale! Love the white bag in your fashiolista profile ;)

ChiChi81 said...

@Meagan: thanks!

@BravoeRunway: Haha, I clicked the link of the bag on your OOTD and took me straight to this bag :D

Fashion By Alicia said...

I love a dress with pockets! So fabulous!!

skippysays said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! Sometimes we all need a little retail therapy :) Hope you'll be feeling better soon!
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Taj Acosta said...

Cute dress, I love dresses with pockets!! Hope you are having a great week doll -minus the stress ;) xo -Taj

the nyanzi report said...

pretty.

Ask Erena said...

You look adorable in this cue dress! That belt is a perfect match!
hugs from New York,
xx
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Empress Za Lemore said...

I think the dress looks adorable on you...and trust me I definitely understand the Type A personality issues...because that soo my drama in life also.

Don't let it get the best of you Doll...


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Za

kelly @ paper doll theory said...

how awesome that you won a giveaway! lucky girl :) and i totally get what you mean about retail therapy. some things can only be fixed with a new purchase. lovely blog by the way!

love
kelly

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SassyUptownChic said...

Wi, jump out of that frying pan of oil girl! haha I know it's hard, but try not to stress out too much. Stress wears on your health. Pray and have faith that the "path" you're on will lead you in the best direction. You're a smart girl. Sending warm thoughts and well wishes your way! Now 'the dress'! It looks AWESOME on you!!! I love the belt you added. I love the cutouts in it! I can look at the SMILE on your face and tell you LOVE it. That was a great choice! Congratulations on your giveaway WIN!!! WOOOOO Seee! Luck is on YOUR SIDE. ((HUG))
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SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

Jen said...

That is such a cute dress. And I love the belt you paired with it. Great outfit. <3

xoxo
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Sarah said...

You look gorgeous in this dress, so cute!

Dont forget to enter my $50 La Posh Style giveaway!

Stephanie Ayu said...

you look so cute! you're the single happiest blogger i've seen haha

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Kel said...

Retail therapy has always been my sure fire mood lifter. The high is so instant and provided you still like what you bought when you look at it at home, a long lasting one. You look lovely and that dress is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you spend the Aprilia dollars on!

Blackswan said...

Congrats on your winning! It's so nice to see you in your cheerful self :)

Wi, u may wanna chk out this magic antidote that I've just tried & did a review: SK-II Wrinkle Specialist Review Cheers!

Erika said...

beautiful dress :)


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Erika
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Nava Krishnan said...

congrats and I like the belt around the dress, nice pairing.

Mikimoto Angel said...

How I wish I'm also a lucky soul when it comes to giveaways like that. :-)

PAPS said...

Oh no I was not aware you gave me an award. Will give you recognition in my post. Thanks so so much. Really appreciate it.
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PAPS said...

Congratulations on your win. Also I wash everything before I wear too.
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Amanda Nguyen said...

Can you BE any cuter??!! I love everything about this dress...it's kind of...country chic! It's the perfect cut, and the buttons, pleating, and of course..the pocket just make this dress AWESOME. at one point, I was really obsessed with dresses that had pockets...I love putting my hands in the pockets when taking pictures..and oh yea, they were functional!! so nice having pockets so you can throw your cell and some money in there and not worry about carrying a purse or clutch. and way to go adding that cute belt with your dress too!! aah love it!

<3Amanda
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Danielle Barbe said...

so cute.

i'm very Type A too. i create about 20 to-do lists a day. yesterday i was walking somewhere and discovered one of the lists on a post-it stuck to my butt. that's when you know you've hit a low point. ;)

The Dolls Factory said...

great bergain you got here
Always following the great work you do on this blog
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The Cat Hag said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! :)

And you look so very sweet in this dress, I love your smile.


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Addie
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ARIO ACHDA said...

aagghhh, shopping is the best relaxation we could ever need ! anti aging cream could wait but not that cute dress or those shoes! hahaha. ur type A? me too! its kinda stressing us out sometimes, eh? >.<

thanks for ur comment on my blog!!

regards! :)

laura said...

A dress with pockets is a treat! I love them sooo very much! this one looks lovely on you!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

SECRETE INTERVIU said...

what a lovely dress. it's perfect for you! by the way thx for following! :) i've just follow you back :)

LDM said...

congrats! very cute dress! looks great with the belt.

xx from hong kong :)
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Vee said...

A dress with pockets is just SO convinient !!!!! and yours is really pretty =)

xxx Vee

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Warm congratulations, my lovely on the giveaway. I adore dresses with pockets - so practical. Enjoy the weekend.

ade kurnianingrum handika putri said...

lovely dress ♥ and congrats dear :)

Femme Virtue said...

dress with pockets is definitely a plus! congratz on winning that giveaway!

margarita ts said...

so cute dress!

the nyanzi report said...

looking cute in that last picture.

Sam said...

You look adorable...I just bought myself a belt like that

Marie said...

The dress looks lovely on you.:D

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Kaitlin Mattingly said...

Thanks for your sweet comment!
Love the blog its so sweet!

following you back.

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