Tuesday, 15 October 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Kate Spade Wrap Dress

Wow. It's been six weeks since I last wrote a blog post. That's got to be a record. Things have been crazy around here. I'm super grateful to Sara, Vick and Zaz for helping me out with guest posts and to all of you for sticking around and still joining in What I Wore Wednesday.

Since I had to fly home to Ohio unexpectedly it meant I had to shop for a dress for my German sister Nadine's wedding while I was home. Nadine was an exchange student who lived with us for a year while I was in the 7th grade and then I went and lived with her for a month right before I turned 15. We've both been back and forth visiting and I think of her as my older sister.

I didn't have tons of time to shop while I was home. Luckily I totally struck gold at Nordstrom Rack. When I was growing up in Cincinnati we didn't have a Nordstrom let alone a Nordstrom Rack but oh my gosh do they have amazing deals. For those of you in the UK Nordstrom is a higher end department store like Harvey Nicks or House of Fraser; Nordstrom Rack is their outlet store. 

I bounced from rack to rack and was pretty excited when I found a Kate Spade dress that was originally $398 reduced to $60! I don't normally wear yellow but after a sad week the dress just screamed happiness to me. When I tried it on it was a little too low cut but I bought it anyway and had the straps shortened when I was back in Glasgow.





Yellow Floral Wrap Dress-Kate Spade
Purple Shrug- HM
Gold Bangles-HM
Gold Chandelier Earrings- New Look
Nude Patent Pointed Court Shoes- New Look

In my head it didn't make sense to wear silver with a yellow dress and I don't own any gold jewellery so I grabbed some cheap and cheerful earrings and bangles to accessorize. Nothing wrong with mixing high street and designer right? If I'm honest I was super self conscious about the um deep cleavage on display so I kept my shrug buttoned up most of the time to cover it up. I finished it all off with a blue gel manicure and I was pretty happy with the look.

The wedding was gorgeous but we ended up leaving after dinner because I was feeling so crappy. We didn't know then but that was probably the start of bronchitis starting to take hold. I'm still glad we were able to go to Germany and be there for her big day. I'm glad I went for the Kate Spade dress but I honestly don't think I'll ever wear it again and will probably try and sell it.


Do you mix and match designer and high street? Do you wear dresses from special occasions more than once or do you sell them? 

Anyone want to buy a Kate Spade wrap dress? ;)





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46 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Don't you dare sell that dress, you look AMAZING.

Melaina25 said...

That dress is so lovely. I'm sorry you've been having such a rough few weeks, but hope things are going better now. Would the dress work with a boob tube or something underneath to make your feel more comfortable? However, I know what you mean about the difference between something other people like on you, and something you feel comfortable in! xxx

Melaina25 said...

Wow, you look gorgeous! I love that colour on you, and I hope that it, among many other things are giving you a bit of a lift. I think a contrast colour under the dress might make you more relaxed, although if you've got em....

Melaina25 said...

What a lovely print and that bright yellow is fantastic on you!

Melaina25 said...

what a super fun dress!

Melaina25 said...

What a fab dress! I love Kate Spade! Looks great on you!

Melaina25 said...

LOVE the dress!

Melaina25 said...

This is such a beautiful dress!! Gorgeous colors - you look fabulous!


Thank you for hosting the link up! :)


Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Melaina25 said...

Welcome back! And what a cheery dress in which to make your big return! :)
Amy @ http://www.thegiftedgabber.com

Melaina25 said...

Sorry your trip home was for such a sad reason, but glad you found a rockin' dress!

Melaina25 said...

Welcome back! What a gorgeous dress and a bummer that you are selling it. I have a Tory Burch dress that I bought last year and love but I have gained some weight so I am working to lose a few pounds so I can fit into it again.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

I LOVE that dress on you! It's perfect. What a great find!

Melaina25 said...

I love Kate Spade! And I love that dress on you the colour is amazing! Lovely to have you back x

Melaina25 said...

Aaah that dress is gorgeous (as expected with any Kate Spade garment)! You look incredible!

Bekki / inguz-fashion x

Melaina25 said...

What a gorgeous dress! Looks fab on you! Glad you're back - so sorry you've had such a bad time of late xx

Melaina25 said...

Squeeeeee I love that dress! So bright and gorgeous! :)

Melaina25 said...

You look so happy and cheerful in that gorgeous dress. Thank you for hosting the party.
Have a lovely day
Lenya

Melaina25 said...

That's a beautiful dress. You look really lovely x

Melaina25 said...

well look at you, your a complete knock out in that dress! seriously gorgeous! xx

Melaina25 said...

I mix designer and high street all the time! This girl can't afford all designer pieces :) Love that dress, saw it at my Nordstrom Rack but it didn't fit me. You look fab in it!


<3 Vicki
wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

That dress is gorgeous! And such a great deal! I would love to own a Kate Spade dress some day. The closest Nordstrom Rack to me is all the way in NYC.

Melaina25 said...

I love this!! so cute :)


Joanna


coastalcloset.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Great dress and it's great to have you back!

Melaina25 said...

That dress is such a beautiful print! Congratulations to your friend on her wedding! Sorry you weren't feeling the best.

Away From The Blue

Melaina25 said...

that dress is so cute!! welcome back :) Thanks for hosting!
~Ellen
www.everydayfancy.com

Melaina25 said...

yellow is a favorite color of mine but i never really wear it-THIS is fabulous on you. you look so cheery and what a steal!! nordstroms rack is great like that. have a beautiful day!

Melaina25 said...

Don't sell it! I love yellow on you - so cheery!

Elizabeth

elizabethnygard.com

Melaina25 said...

That dress is gorgeous, I love finding a good deal!

Jo-Anne van Eeden said...

What a beautiful pop of color in the middle of fall!

xJo
http://www.myselfexpressed.com/

Lilly said...

That dress is fabulous! Definitely a keeper!

Susan Mann said...

It's a gorgeous colour. I like it. Hope you're feeling better x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Elizabeth! I love a deal too :)

Melaina25 said...

I do think I need to try on yellow stuff more often now!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I think I will have to look out for more yellow now :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I'm sad I didn't get to stay for the dancing and everything but I'm happy I was able to go and be there.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Iva! I can't believe it has been 6 weeks!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Joanna :)

Melaina25 said...

Oh that sucks! To be fair that is probably my closest one to Glasgow too lol ;)

Melaina25 said...

I had to get it altered otherwise it would have been pornographic!

Melaina25 said...

Aww thank you Rachel xx

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Lauren x

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Lenya!

Melaina25 said...

It is super happy isn't it?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Alex; things can only go up right?

Melaina25 said...

I'd actually never seen a Kate Spade dress before, just her bags!