Thursday, 25 August 2011

it's no go the country cot with a pot of pink geraniums

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I don't usually buy too many clothing duplicates... that is, I don't own more than one pair of black heels (do I even own one, I wonder), no more than one denim shirt, no more than one black cardigan. I wouldn't even mention this, thinking it's completely normal, but it seems to me like a lot of people have favourite items, and buy them in multiple incarnations. I have a few items like that myself, and white dresses are one of them. I'm allowed one per year. ; ) (A pedant would say that this and this could also be construed as white dresses... but I'm not a pedant)

I saw this year's white dress a few months ago on Kater's blog, and was immediately consumed. It was the 2011 dream white dress! It had sleeves! It had lace! It was a bit Edwardian, a bit flapper, and very Emily. It was ridiculously expensive, international shipping was a joke. I plotted with my equally obsessed friend Emily to ship it to her, and she would ship it to me, but I couldn't commit.

And then... she found it in the actual store, on sale for something like a quarter of the price, and bought it for me (and correctly guessed my size)! I'm so grateful to her, over the moon happy with my dress, and really pleased to be one of an Emily-Emily-Kater triplet!

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Photos taken by Albert, in Südstadt, Bonn

dress: J. Crew, shoes: Fly London, self-made citrine necklace.

24 comments:

ana said...

Your white dress is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Lee said...

I guess I'm kind of the same with Dr. Marten boots. I get one pair for Christmas and then I don't buy any during the year =]

The dress is gorgeous and those shoes look unbelievably comfy!

x

http://theyellowboots.blogspot.com/

Galine said...

you're rather brave to buy white dresses! i always aim for darker colours as i'm always spilling something on me!

the dress is absolutely perfect, i'm a big fan of half sleeve dresses! perfect for any season :) and what a nice friend you have to do that for you!!!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I feel the same way, why would I need more that ONE denim shirt? Though, I do have chambray and denim, the difference being their weight.
Also, I love that dress. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It suits you so well. It looks breezy and like the sort of thing an intelligent and adventurous lady would wear to take long walks in a city and maybe drink some beer. Glad you got the dress!!! Hooray white dress 2011.

Ashley said...

awwww, love the story! Blog friends unite!! :)

That dress really is SO emily. I love it.

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that dress!! It sounds like it was meant to be!!! and now you have a fun story to go along with it :)
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chantilly said...

that's such a great story! what a great friend :) i've been on the hunt for a white dress as well. it looks great on you!

CessOviedo said...

Beautiful dress, details on the back are dreamy! I'm guilty of buying much of a same thing, die habits die hard!


Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Carrie said...

What a fun friend to have who sees a dress and makes the effort to make sure you get one! It's a beautiful dress and I know you are loving it. :-) I think I might be one of those people who finds something I like and buys it in every color...hmm.

Shybiker said...

That's a gorgeous dress, really special. You have good taste.

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look so good in that dress!! And what a cool story to go with it:)

Terri said...

the dress is beautiful...and what a curious way of getting it.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

That really is the perfect white dress! I love it! :)

Mackenzie said...

You look so pretty here and this dress was made for you. Obviously it was meant to be!

Meghan said...

the perfect lwd!

<3Meghan

Laura (White Winters) said...

That dress is very pretty and it sounds like you were destined to get it!

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

Cat said...

Your dress is gorgeous! I love those items in my wardrobe which are made all the more special for having been hunted down, such a good feeling when you finally have your paws on it!

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

Cat said...

Your dress is gorgeous! I love those items in my wardrobe which are made all the more special for having been hunted down, such a good feeling when you finally have your paws on it!

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Eep, I love how you styled it this go 'round! The blue and citrine look really lovely together (and against the white).

And, yes! The dress is a little bit flapper. I smiled to myself when I read that. It was my plan to mention the same thing when the dress makes its second appearance on my blog ;)

Jennyboo said...

This is quite the little white dream dress! I love the delicate detailing, the length, and the sleeves. Looking ever so lovely (and I really want that dress!)

Eleni said...

That other Emily sounds like a good friend to have!

Jul said...

You look beautiful and the dress is to die for :) plus, Emily is such a good and caring friend! You're lucky ;)

http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

islabell said...

uh!!! !IIIIiiiiii loovveveee thhhissiisisiss dress. it is perfect. How amazing she found it for quater the price. So good. I've been away from the internet for aggeees and i'm stoked to have your lovely blog to catch up on. I see you are back in Canada...you are a woman of the world!

Stef / Diversions said...

Oh, she is such a sweetie - how lovely to get the dress for you :) It's just perfect!