Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On Gloomy Days ...

On gloomy days like the one we're having today in Jersey, it's easy for me to get into a funk. I guess my mood believes it needs to match the weather. To make up for that, I love going through flickr for beautiful photography or looking through forever21's website to get inspiration. When all of that fails, of course, there is nothing better than a piece of cheesecake and cuddling with my boyfriend on the couch watching television (ESPECIALLY if there is a Law & Order SVU marathon). We'll settle for the photography and online shopping for now though. =]

This was taken at a resort we stayed in while in Dominican Republic for a week. In the background you can see my boyfriend looking through the sand hoping to find nice shells. He came back with one in every size. How lovely would it be to just escape to that beach right now?? Anything to get away from this yucky rain going about ruining moods and such.

Since this is a summery picture, I decided to focus my search online on dresses. The idea I had in my head was an elegant dinner at sunset right in that little house looking thing overlooking the water. It's the cheesiest thing to think of but hey, better than thinking about the rain falling outside. I decided on 4 dresses, One from Forever21, one from UrbanOutfitters and two from Anthropologie. Figured I'd go in order of least expensive to most expensive for every type of budget. While it was a bit difficult to find dresses that weren't just intended for Fall, I think I pulled a few good ones and I'd love to hear your opinions on them.

First One From Forever21 for only $27.80

I love how simple but elegant the dress is. I even like the details on the shoulder because it reminds me of the waves in the ocean. And for under $30, I'd say it's a steal.

2nd Dress is from UrbanOutfitters

While a bit more expensive at $69, I love the rich color of the dress as it would create a beautiful contrast with the beach for dining. =]

Last, but certainly not least, the last two looks are from Anthropologie I love the timelessness of everything in Anthropologie but unfortunately, as a college student, I don't have the budget for it. A girl can always dream though right?

I could not decide between the two dresses as they were both equally beautiful so I decided to include both. The first one is priced at $258.00 but is absolutely exquisite. You can light up the room in this dress whether it's for dinner on the beach or even a New Year's party where you're sure to get a lot of attention. I love that it's still very much a cocktail dress which adds a bit of quirkiness to an otherwise elegant dress. The second dress is priced a little lower at $138.00 but offers everything Anthropologie is known to stand for: elegance, beauty, and simplicity. I love how the baby blue makes me think of a sunny blue sky and I could just picture being able to wear this dress in any season.

So what do you guys think?

- S.


Ali said...

I love that second anthro dress-- it's like a blue roman toga, but way cuter! :) I'm liking the detail on the f21 dress, too. I was looking at that same one. :D

Caroline said...

I love the Law & Order SVU marathon and looking through forever21 too :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally adore this post and the 1st dress is so sweet:)
Kisses my dear

Have a great afternoon

Ps: I’m hosting a Pistacho Press GIVEAWAY today, so please join in :)

kirstyb said...

wow that F21 is beautiful xxxx

make the world a prettier place said...

That's a great selection of dresses! Love the first one very much!

Marie xx


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