Monday, August 4, 2008

sass and bide "I'm From Ohio" Dress


Last week to my delight I had a phone call from a lovely lass at the Paddington sass and bide boutique, informing me that they had finally received the long awaited "I'm from Ohio" dress.

I have been looking forward to getting this dress for ages, since seeing it in pictures from their runway show at RAFW earlier in the year. It looks absolutely stunning on the model, as you can see in the picture below.


So as soon as she told me the dress had come in I was keen to go in store and buy it ASAP! Unfortunately there was no way I could get to the paddington boutique and since the dress was in such high demand, they couldn't hold it for me :(

Come Saturday I was almost bursting at the seams to go get my hands on the dress, but since ot takes me like an hour to get there i thought i would ring and check if they had any left in my size. Luckily, there was one left and the lovely sales chickie said she would hold it for a couple of hours for me!

I ended up getting a size 38 - which is equivalent to a size 8. My normal size in s&b is 10, but the dress does not have a lot of shape so i decided to go down a size so the dress was more fitted.

Here are some pics of me in the dress, couldn't take any really good full length ones, but here is one...


And here are some pics of the sequin detail...



A week on I am a bit undecided as to whether to keep this dress or sell it. I am yet to wear it... I love the sequin detail, but don't think the actual shape is wonderfully flattering on me, but would suit someone taller to a tee.

What do you guys think?

9 comments:

Miss Karen L said...

I think the dress looks wonderful - if the shape isn't working out for you, maybe try it belted? Or get a sash and tie around your waist? I do that to a lot of dresses to get a better silhouette!

Skye said...

I think that dress looks great on you - I love the sequins too!

LunarraStar Jewellery said...

I think its gorgeous on you :)

Hannah said...

i think it's great on you. and sequins are always awesome. if you are concerned about the shape, i think you should belt it, as karen said.

Alice said...

thanks for your comments ladies! I think I am definitely going to keep it, and i think it is just more of a summery dress.

I don't think it really suits black stockings so i will wait for the weather to warm up a bit, get a bit of colour on my skin and then rock it with a dark brown belt!

x

Parker said...

i thinks youre too attractive to notice the dress youre wearing. whoops :)

Alice said...

haha oh you... ; )

Well I still haven't worn the dress, waiting for warner weather!!

I think I'll need to get a spray tan as soon as the weather warms up, does anyone have any good spray tan recommendations for Sydney?

Anonymous said...

it looks fab on u, but if u woul like to sell, i would like to buy?

Alice said...

hi there, unfortunately i sold this dress some time ago - but I have seen them going for cheap on ebay!

Hope this helps :)