Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wandering in Wonderland

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A couple of weeks ago I did something I love to but rarely do.  I went through my "fancy dress" closet.  It's in my spare bedroom along with my shoe collection, my jewelry, and a few suits that my husband convinced me to squish in.  It also holds my prized possessions: my Betsey Johnson dresses.  Most of them were bought on sale, some still have tags on them, and some were gifts from my ex boyfriend.  I wish I had more reasons/events to wear them to, but much like an old wedding dress, they just sit in my closet wrapped in their pretty pink dress bags.  Now, I don't usually post outfits that I wouldn't wear everyday, but I figured these dresses needed to see the light of day (and my blog) every once in awhile.

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Dress- Betsey Johnson
Cardigan- Anthropologie via Jessica via Flock Together
Shoes- Forever 21
Necklace- Tiffany & Co.
Headband- Etsy

I bought this dress at over 50% off when Betsey was going out of business last year.  I know this because the tags are still attached!  I love the color of it and the skirt is so full and pretty.  I thought wearing this amazingly cute bicycle cardigan that I borrowed from Jessica of Midwest Muse would be the perfect way to dress it down...  A little!  I have always dreamed of having a tea party in a pretty garden in this dress.  Maybe someday it will happen!

xoxo

Ashley


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48 comments:

  1. See, the cute cardigan makes this dress perfect for everyday wear now! I just love the frills!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  2. girl you are just so stinking cute!! and i'm big time loving that cardi. great thinking putting them together. love it. :)

    http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  3. I love those little stepping stones, so cute! This is such a lovely dress too, I love the fullness of the skirt and the colour!

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  4. That dress is amazing, you should just wear it to the grocery store. I mean, why not, right? And it is indeed perfect with this cardigan that I have been jealous of since I first spotted it on Jessica

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  5. You are looking sooooo divine & dreamy in that sweet dress Ash!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  6. I would totally have a fancy dress tea party with you! Sounds fun! Hehe :)

    Anyway, the dress is so pretty and I'm really glad you decided to show off your collection! I can't wait to see more. And I think the adorable cardi definitely dresses it down, you could totally get away with wearing this on a normal day. Love it!

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  7. I know that feeling with fancy dresses! But you look divine and so beautiful! Take more risks and use more these beautiful dresses <3

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  8. Gorgeous. Really. I'd love to see how you'd dress it up as well!

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  9. This is such a wonderland outfit! so whimsical! I love the bike cardigan too!

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  10. Oh, what a fun frilly dress! I love the green cardi paired with it too, great color choice :)

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  11. Betsey Johnson makes the cuttttest things! My friend wore a dress of hers to her bridal shower and I just loved it. This one is so pretty, too!

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  12. That dress is too pretty to just have in the closet! You have to wear this out to a nice dinner or something :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Avon Giveaway!

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  13. This dress is gorgeous, I am loving the colour on you!! The layered ruffle skirt is so dreamy and fun. You definitely need to wear your fancy dresses more often!
    xJennaD

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  14. I love this dress! I am a big fan of Betsey and I think you should wear your fancy dresses everyday. Why not? You look so cute! And I'm a big fan of overdressing haha.

    xo

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  15. I'm loving the dress its so beautiful, I love how the cardigan make it look even more girly but at the same time dress it down. This outfit remind me a lot of blair waldorf from gg jajaja. I can't believe does shoes are from forever 21 love them.

    kisses
    Romantique Obsession

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  16. Your cardigan is pretty fantastic. I think the print is just... reminds me of something vintage.

    ~Jenn
    chīsana blogger

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  17. So pretty! I loove Betsey. And I love that cardigan -- it's great how you've made this fancy dress more casual just by adding that. Reminds me of something you'd wear to a garden party!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  18. This dress is such a dreammmm!! love the way you styled it more casually with the cardigan.

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  19. Um you look SO GORGEOUS and whimsical!!! I love this. xoxoxo

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  20. wow, i love your outfit - especially the dress! you look gorgeous :) i really enjoy your blog so far. if you like mine too, do you want to follow each other? xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  21. THe ruffled skirt is so lovely. Really accents the hourglass figure in the best way! Also, maybe this is just me, but I think the cardi helps dress it down and makes it everyday-wearable.

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  22. You have the cutest dresses. It is starting to make me a little envious. That cardigan is darling too.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  23. I just love that you have a special closet for all your pretty dresses! I think you should do a blog more often with a special dress as would love to see more of them! This is one is gorgeous on you and I love the bicycle cardigan! Amazing! I liked your post on bloglovin!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  24. saw this over on the Modcloth style gallery too! Love this look so pretty and girly!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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  25. you are soo pretty!! <3

    have a nice day :*
    http://www.epitomy-of-woman.blogspot.com/

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  26. What a beautiful dress, so charming! Thanks for stopping by my blog, would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin, etc?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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  27. Amazing outfit! So lovely:)

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  28. This is a really cute outfit to go brunch in I think! Like dressed down fancy. Gosh and that bicycle cardigan I NEED in my life!!

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  29. You have the cutest dresses. I love it!!!
    xx
    Dani

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  30. such a cute dress!!! I think that you did a great job dressing it down a little with the cardigan! so lovely!
    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  31. beautiful photos! love the ivy and light backdrop. Beautiful dress and the color is amazing too!

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  32. Very pretty dress! Adorable cardi too! :)

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  33. I love the cardi !!!!!:)
    Come and visit me and maybe we can follow each other.
    Let me know.
    www.olivains.com

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  34. yes you look like wonderland :D
    pretty dress !

    verockstar.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  35. oh and another beautiful dress!

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  36. the title is absolutely perfect with this outfit:) you look lovely!
    lots and lots of love from switzerland!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  37. I swooned when I saw that cardigan haha. So perfect! I'm glad you pulled out this fancy dress--the ruffles are so pretty!

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  38. beautyfull dress! i like it!!! :D you looks really good!

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  39. You look fan-freakin-tastic in this entire outfit. I love the blues paired with the light green and that fun bike print!

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  40. You should definitely have a tea party in this dress that would be perfect! I love that you have a closet of fancy dresses! I feel like I have almost none. Haha. And I LOVE your hair straight too! I don't know if I've ever seen it straight but it looks so pretty.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  41. you look so great :)

    would you like to follow each other? <3
    www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com
    Daria

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  42. Ohh this looks very Alice in Wonderland! I love love love hte layering of this dress and it fits you so well!

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  43. This dress is so beautiful. But what Betsey isn't? I really think the cardigan made it just the right amount of casualness. I feel like all of her dresses were made for tea parties.

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  44. You guys are so lucky you get to trade with each other! I love the bicycle print cardi! And you look adorable as always! -Jess L

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  45. I just wanted to let you know that I loved this outfit so much I've included you in my Favourite fashions.

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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