Thursday, January 12, 2012

These Birds Don't Fly Away--Much

First let me point out that I GOT MY ASOS DRESSES haha...
Second you will notice that the very bottom picture I have a different belt and vest on. I couldn't decide how to wear this dress and am still on the fence as to whether I like either way I styled it.
I drooled over this dress on the asos site. I waited patiently for it to go on sale. It never did! so I ended up paying way more than I usually would for a dress. I became slightly carried away with the extra cash I had saved and saved to buy Christmas for the family. When I finally finished up my shopping for everyone else I had money to spare, so I splurged on myself :)

I love the print but the feel of the fabric is very synthetic. Which it should be considering it's polyester. It came shipped to me a wrinkled up mess and I spent a good hr at least ironing it very carefully. I put an old pillow case over the fabric then ironed each section.

If you intend to buy this dress I would suggest a size smaller than your usual. I ordered a US size 18 and it was falling off my shoulders of which I had to keep pulling then forward because the shoulders were to big and the elastic waist liked to creep up under my boobs. Pull,pull,pulling all day is not my idea of fun. I hope by some miracle it will shrink when I wash it . I doubt it considering it's synthetic.
So the dress runs big.
I felt I had to anchor it somehow. The vest seemed to fit the bill until I saw the last pics and changed the belt and vest real quick. Still not sure I like either but I couldn't keep yanking the dress forward and the shoulder up all day. The sleeves felt really long too so I rolled them. I am 5 10 (Mom says 5 11--Hi MOM!)  ladies so if the sleeves felt long on me?
Overall I will handle abit of irritation because I am still in LOVE with the print and the shape of the dress. Would I spend that much on it again? NO!

I feel I will get alot of use out of this dress. The colors and the simple shape I think will make it easy to pair and style different ways.

PS: Don't mind the background, I was hanging up the couch cover and dog blankets to dry after a good wash! haha


  1. Ooh, that dress is so pretty! Glad they finally arrived in the mail! Thanks for linking up at Thursdays are for Thrifters!

  2. oooh that dress is gorgeous on you! I definitely love the print on it and it looks amazing paired with those tights! I'm sorry to hear that it's too big for you. Does asos do speedy returns? I think it looks pretty fantastic though!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights