My New Favorite Outfit: Before Blogging...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Before Blogging...

I never owned a statement necklace (or knew what one was).

I never pattern mixed, nor did it occur for me to do so.

I never realized a blazer could be worn on days that you weren't interviewing for a job.

I never ventured into thrift scores and scored deals like this.

I never realized how versatile my clothes were.

I never got free stuff.

Speaking of free stuff, eShakti contacted me again about reviewing a dress and this is the one I picked. I really like the color blocking and light-weight material. I did a custom size and when it came it was really big through the chest. I ended up seaming up the shoulders myself and am much happier with the dress now. I think I'll be able to get a lot of use out of it. :)




Dress:  c/o eShakti
Necklace: Charming Charlies $1
Bag: Coach
Shoes: Fergalicious $30

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39 comments:

  1. what a fun post! i'd have to agree with you on all of those! love the dress you choose!

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  2. this necklace and dress are darling on u!

    XO Meghan

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  3. Super cute! I love the neutral palette!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  4. Isn't it funny how things change once we begin blogging?? Love your dress!

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  5. Blogging has opened my eyes to so many things too! The dress is cute on you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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  6. Blogging is awesome...thanks for the reminder :) Love that dress on you - so cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  7. What a great dress––it's such a classic. You look lovely!

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  8. Such a lovely dress <3 <3

    latest look:
    http://rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in/2013/04/princess-likeootd.html

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  9. What a wonderful blog dear !

    Hope you can come visit mine sometime :)

    xx

    www.ONTHEBRIGHTSTYLE.com

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  10. I absolutely love this dress! It is very flattering on you, Ginny! I have learned a lot from blogging as well! It has encouraged me to be more bold and confident in my personal style.

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  11. That dress IS adorable! And I agree about all your blogging notes!

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  12. before blogging I was the same lol since I just started yesterday
    I love your dress
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  13. Great post Ginny. I totally agree. I've learned a lot since i started blogging!!! Love this eshatki dress. Very pretty.

    Don't forget to enter my stella & dot giveaway and join me this thursday April 25 for my link up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  14. Love the flare of this dress!

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  15. Great "before blogging" notes ;-)
    You have made the right choice, this is a gorgeous dress and you styled it so well!

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

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  16. Same here except the free stuff part :)

    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  17. Oooh... I really LOVE this dress. I've been looking for a color-blocked dress like that for a while now. I love how you put it together!!

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  18. I feel the same way about so many things. Super cute outfit!

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  19. Isn't it amazing at how much you can be inspired by other bloggers? I am having my first Inspired My Style linkup Thursday. I would love to have you stop by and link up what has inspired you the most since you began blogging! You can find more at balancingahecticworld.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi sweety!! I've just discovered your blog and i like it very much!!
    Beautiful pictures and it is indeed an amazing post!! :)
    Tell me about my new post in the water:
    http://peaceinmyshoes.blogspot.com.es

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  21. Your can learn much from blogging. I like your outfit especially with your pretty bag!

    blue hue wonderland

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  22. Yes, I learned a lot through blogging too and the most obvious is to wear more color! You couldn't have picked a better dress, this one is spot on trend. Love the color blocking! Dropping by from the link, swing by mine when you can :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  23. I never did those things before blogging either (well I still don't get free stuff haha). I love the color blocking of this dress, and I CANNOT believe that necklace was $1!

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  24. Gosh, that list totally applies to me too! This dress is gorgeous - I haven't bought anything from eShakti but now I may have to check it out!!!

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  25. I LOVE the neutral color blocking! I recently did an outfit post with a neutral color blocked blazer that looks similar to this dress! Adorable and chic :)

    Following from the Style Elixir link up today!

    xo,
    Elissa
    sparklesandprays.com

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  26. I love that dress. The colorblocking is unexpected and gorgeous!

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  27. Love the dress; really pretty!

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  28. Such a fun dress, love the colorblocking!

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  29. Love the combination of the black and tan!

    Jess - J's Style

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  30. I totally agree! I love that I know think much more creatively out my outfits even when I know outfit photos aren't possible!

    Lauren
    AStyleDefined.com

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  31. Love the shoes!! :)

    silverwriting818.blogspot.com

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  32. That's true! Blogging had opened up my fashion perception so much! You look lovely.

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  33. I loved your post and your writing and your outfit. And what an awesome necklace for a dollar!!

    My Blog My Neonish Life
    Follow me on Bloglovin

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  34. you look stunning! :)
    It's a giveaway on blog and I'm waiting for you!
    http://lusciousstyle.blogspot.com/2013/04/stylegodis-giveaway.html

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  35. GORGEOUS FREE DRESS. It looks perfect with that purse & necklace. Love the volume on the bottom. You look so dressy & girly.

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  36. All your before blogging statements definitely applied to me too! Blogging has opened my eyes! haha...
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  37. I LOVE this dress! It looks perfect on you :)

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  38. So glad you are blogging! I love this outfit, the dress is practically made for you! It really suits you

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  39. I love eshakti! And your into is so cute! I love that you learned all those things once you started blogging. I feel like starting a blog is like going to a special college, lol! I saw that you are linking up with Lauren's Style Sessions. I'd love for you to check out my blog hop as well, if you haven't already.

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/06/anything-everything-blog-hop.html

    XOXO,
    Tori

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