Ripped from the Headlines

22 Jun

Ok, so this was really just ripped from the inside of the magazine. But I was excited, none-the-less.

The other evening I was at the gym reading the latest edition of Self magazine, checking out the newest suggestions for summer.

I'm so tired of Zooey Deschanel. I don't know what she has done since 500 Days of Summer other than pose for several magazine covers. Yawn.

Imagine my surprise when one of Self’s suggestions was MY dress, recommended as the perfect “city wear” dress!

I was so excited I ripped the page out from the binding.

Let’s get a closer look.

Yup. That's my dress. Those shoes are a big fat NO. Good thing the flashed blocked most of it.

You’ll recognize this dress in the logo of my blog heading, as well as from this post.

My version - brighter cardigan and belt added. A dark blue cardigan can calm down the vibrancy of the dress.

This dress has been a great spring and summer find – I’ve already worn it to a wedding and a bridal shower. I won’t lie, though, I had my concerns about the dress when I first wore it, based on this conversation:

Erin: What do you think of the dress so far? (I didn’t have a belt, cardigan, shoes or jewelry on yet)

Fiance [New name of “Boyfriend”]: I don’t know. It looks like an apron.

Erin: Think again before you go any further.

*Once outfit was complete*

Erin: Ok, now what do you think?

Fiance: You look beautiful.

Erin: Good answer.

It is a chameleon depending on how you accessorize it with cardigans, shoes and accessories. A really versatile piece for my closet. A good find, for me and Self magazine.

4 Responses to “Ripped from the Headlines”

  1. Jess June 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Who knew you could cut the top off rain boots and make them flats with an absurd amount of traction?

    • tealandtulle June 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      Right? Those shoes are so dumb. There were so many ways they could take the footwear, and they chose those? Sad times. 😦

  2. Jackie June 22, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Fiance’s answer was hilarious. You are teaching him well. 🙂

    Great find on the dress! You could probably teach Self a thing or two about style. The shoes they paired with the dress are quite hideous!

    • tealandtulle June 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      Those shoes are the worst! They look like corrective wear for kids coming off from a bout of polio.

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