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Sunday Remix

This past summer I was on the hunt for the perfect red dress and I finally snagged this one from Zara (before they had a website through a friend). Unfortunately, it was a size too large so it took some major alterations--shortening the torso, taking in the sides, adjusting the sleeve length, etc. However, with all that complete it is nearly my perfect little red dress. I've been wearing it with layers this fall and winter as well. The pictures are posted in chronological order (remember when I had hair?).

32 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm curious how many of your pieces you have tailored. I think we're about the same measurements (though I'm taller at 5'6") and it's a battle to find clothes that fit me, I always have to take inches out of the sides and waist myself, but you seem to meet success much more often. Can you write a post about tailoring and show us some pieces you had tailored?

ftashion said...

You look lovely in the red dress! Love all the different ways you style it, but I like the 2nd photo the best!

Ash :o)
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Joanna said...

I love ZARA and I wish we had a ZARA store is Seattle... The dress is adorable!
xo Joanna
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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Sarah, sorry I'm not a sewing/tailoring expert so I don't really feel showing my haphazards seams would benefit anyone! I'd just say keep experimenting with it...

partofthemain said...

We have ZARA here in Oxford and I often go in and browse just long enough to finish my cappuccino--any longer and i'm likely to succumb . . . I really love the first photograph in particular--there's something so absolutely timeless about the image and your lovely personality really comes through somehow in the clothes and the posture. Thanks for these!

Carina, MightyPing said...

That dress is so cool! I want a dress just like that and I also want your hair, the colour is amazing...is it natural if you dont mind me asking?

Daisy said...

It suits you so well !

Shannon said...

I love all the ways you styled this sweet little red dress. I have to say the last picture is my favorite. I love the layers, and I adore your short hair. You wear it so well. Happy Sunday!

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Yajaira said...

love all the looks with this dress

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Heidi said...

I love the toggle coat and polka dot tights. Great combo.

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Chloe Jacqueline said...

This was a great remix! That dress is perfect, and fits you so well! It almost looks like a different dress in all of the pictures! You had some amazing outfits!

WearAbouts said...

What a gorgeous dress! I like the first photo best :)
<3
Rory
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Yep, I think a little red dress is even more essential than a black one?

Do you miss your hair at all, or are you happy to be liberated from it?

Night at Vogue said...

Super cute look!

charley said...

There's nothing like the perfect red dress! Wardrobe staple.

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xxoo

apurpledress said...

Such a pretty dress. I love the shape and the color!

Louise said...

That's a lovely frock, and very versatile too.

Winnie said...

I love that red dress and I have it too! I am now very tempted to some some alterations and remove the details on the shoulders and shortening it after seeing how awesome it looks on you. I love how it's such a thick material too, keeps me cosy in Winter!

hannah, heart city said...

best dress 4 real

Vintage Market Place said...

omg your hair was sooooo long.
love that dress, great score
Amy

Andie Bottrell said...

I have recently acquired the perfect red dress myself and know the delight it brings! Happy for you!

Leslie {side of blue} said...

This post totally makes me want a red dress, too. I love the tan coat with the toggles, too!

Amy said...

I like how the red goes so well against the white background in the top photos, it really compliments the dress.

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The Huntress said...

gorgeous dress

Mae Lu said...

It's the perfect silhouette dress, period. Not just because it's red. The red only adds to your 60s chic glam vibe. I'm sure you don't like the term "glam" as applied to you, but you certainly rock this dress, and it was made for you, like a character in a Zooey Deschanel song.

Xs, Os and Aloha!
Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

Ps. I've missed you. Hopefully I'm back on the blogging bandwagon. Maybe...

Femke said...

Red dresses are the best! Love this one too, I think it was in the window display of our local Zara for quite some time, but unfortunately I didn't buy it...

xox, Femke On the Button

pinkpayalprincess said...

love that dress! i havent seen a zara store in the US though only when i went to visit england...where in VA is this store?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@pinkpaypalprincess, there is no Zara in VA; that's why I explain in the post I needed a friend in NYC to buy it for me. but Zara has a website now and you can order online from anywhere in the US.

George Gable said...

B-E-A-Utiful! Loaf it!

George

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Savannah Marie said...

WOW! That red dress is STUNNING! I would love to own that! Great styling.

Cheers,
Savannah
http://www.everybodysbuyingvintage.blogspot.com

Jamie Donaldson said...

That red dress really is perfect on you. This is a great example of the things tailoring can do for a piece of clothing! I love all the ways you've styled this one too. I need to find a little red dress now!

Tea Joeli said...

Great blog!
Kisses from New York:)
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xxx