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Crochet Lace Midi Dress

When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life




When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life

When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life

When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life

When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life

When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life

When a Dress doesn't fit becomes a metaphor in life
Crochet Lace Midi Dress: c/o Chicwish ($61.97)
Bag: Cult Gaia
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Strappy Heels: Steve Madden
Scarf: Asos, also love this ($9.50)
So when I first saw this crochet lace midi dress on Chicwish, I loved it! But if I'm being honest here, I wasn't too keen on it when it arrived. When I first tried on the dress, I wasn't feeling it. It was slightly too big especially around the waist. If I had the time, I really would have gotten it altered to take in more at the waist. With that said, it made the dress feel heavy on me.

However, I still think it is a beautiful dress. I love the crochet and lace detail. Without a doubt it is gorgeous! I just prefer to cinch the waist a bit more. The good news is that the dress is breathable and it leaves more room to accessorize with it! If I thought about it a little bit more, I would have accessorized the waist with this venice belt or beaded belt or woven belt. Really, it just means I have an opportunity to create another outfit with this dress.

So I guess I wasn't at a total loss with this dress. It just didn't come as expected but I guess that's life right? Not everything goes the way you expect it. But it doesn't mean it is ruined, it is more about how you handle it. That's how I handled my cancer diagnosis and in the end it was more of blessing (I can talk about that later when I'm ready - that would be a super long post haha!). So crochet lace midi dress even if you didn't fit the way I expected I am now able to create a unique and new outfit. All I really had to do was accessorize :)

Didn't realize I was getting philosophical but I like how I made a metaphor about life with this dress. Was there ever a situation you've been in that wasn't as expected? How did you handle it?

xo RD

54 comments:

  1. It really looks great on you! It's a hard style to pull off and I think you pull it off perfectly! Love how you accessorized it, too! xo Bryn www.waketonroad.com

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  2. Such a pretty dress! Love that color on you!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  3. Such a sweet dress on such a sweetheart! Love the lace, you look amazing!

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  4. What a dream, Rach! Love this dress on you!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  5. This is so clean, modern, fresh and beautiful even if the dress is a little bit big on you. Love that color and how you added a pretty silk scarf to that wooden basket bag. So glad you connected this to your awesome journey with cancer. You are a beauty inside out Rachel!

    Welcome by tomorrow on Thursday to linkup with me, pretty lady.

    <3 Ada.

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  6. Love this dress!

    www.gloryofthesnow.com

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  7. So many times I receive dresses from online stores only to find they don't look exactly as they did in the photos! At least you're able to make some styling changes to get the look you want with this dress (and it's most definitely a beautiful dress)!
    Love how it looks on you! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you Deborah! As upsetting as it was that it didn't fit, it got me thinking creatively!

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  8. Your dress is SO pretty! I also love the scarf tied around your bag. It really helps personalize it!

    Jackie at Something About That

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  9. You ordered the bag!!! LOVE it! Gorgeous dress too, such a pretty color on you!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    1. Thank you Heidi! And Yes I did! I caved and got it. So glad I did bc I've been wearing it nonstop!

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  10. I love your metaphor about life, and this dress is so pretty! The color looks gorgeous on you! :)

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

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    1. Thank you Valerie! It was unexpected metaphor!

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  11. OMG - this lace dress is to die for! I love the crochet lace and the color!!!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. Oh wow, this is the most gorgeous dress I've seen on you! I am a sucker for crochet lace dresses!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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  13. nice look
    and love ur cute bag <3

    Regards,
    Mrs. Aa
    www.bymrsaa.com

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  14. Popping over from Thursday Moda linkup!!
    And I can totally relate to your thought about our expectations and realities. But I think looking at it from a different perspective, like you did can make our life (and our dress) work fabulously!!
    I think it looks wonderful on you!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  15. Such an amazing dress!! So elegant and chic!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TRAVELING TO LA WITH NORWEGIAN

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  16. What a lovely dress!!
    I want it!
    un bacio Marina
    http://www.sweetlavanda.it

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  17. Lovely style. The dress is pretty and the pale blue shade looks so sweet!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

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  18. Lovely look, and the pale blue shade of the dress is so sweet...

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

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  19. I think the dress is lovely on you- super femme and the color is so pretty. Plus, better to be a little big (you can always tailor it if it still bugs you after a few wears) than too small!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thank you Ashley! And yes you are right!

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  20. This dress is so pretty! Love how you styled it too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  21. omg, its the perfect dress

    @andreeacarro www.andreeacarro.com

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  22. This crchet dress is awesome gal. The color suits you well.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/06/15/work-wednesday-with-jord/

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  23. That is definitely the IT bag of the season!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  24. Rach, the color of this dress is so cute. I completely adore how it looks on you girl!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  25. This dress is stunning on you Rach! It was definitely made for you and you look gorgeous in it!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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  26. Wonderful photos <3 I love your blue dress <3

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  27. Que cosa tan mona de look, el vestido es una pasadaaaaaa. Happy weekend.

    Te dejo mi nuevo post por aquí,
    https://simplysory.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/summer-look-with-klein-palazzo/

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  28. Hi, may I know what size u ordered, and do u think the dress is true to size? I am an Asian. I am short, but I have gained inches on my waist after pregnancy. Chicwish's clothings are a hit or miss to me. They are generally too big for me. Their one piece dresses are a bit intimidating, as they look quite tight around the waist. This dress looks pretty, but for a shortie like me (5ft), I prefer the clothings fits my body, or else I will look even shorter and 'wider'. Please let me know, I would like to have a reference for my purchase decision. Thanks.

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    1. Most of the time Chicwish is true to size. However, I have noticed that their lace dresses are slightly larger. This dress for instance, was big on me and I wore a small. I definitely would wear XS next time. I hope this helps!

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