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Wedding Guest Attire 3

wedding guest attire lace neck dress

abs allen schwartz lace dress wedding guest

Dress:  ABS Allen Schwartz {with some fairly significant alterations by yours truly – more about that below)
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh bangles, J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Le Chateau
Shoes:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’

I came across this dress on Hautelook & instantly fell in love with the lace neckline.  Unfortunately, the rest of the dress had some major fit problems – the seams didn’t sit flat, the chest was too bid, armholes too large, and length to short {but the shoulders and hips fit perfectly – weird}.  It took some serious seam ripping and re-sewing {plus the addition of a bottom segment} to get it into a wearable state.
I normally have a rule about how much time I will put into alterations.  I won’t alter cheap pieces {if they need altering, they get left at the store}, and I will only preform minor alterations on expensive items {because if I am forking out lots of $$$, it better be almost perfect!}.  Mid-range items are a grey area.  Had I been browsing in-store, this item would have been left on the rack due to the sheer number of fixes required, but since it was final sale from Hautelook {amazing deal, but no returns}, I fortunately had no choice but to spend the time on alterations…  And I am quite happy with the result!

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Lace dress

beige ivory lace dress v neck

tory burch amalie sandals

I can’t believe summer is coming to the end…  Although part of me is itching to pull out my fall clothes (I blame this on all the back-to-school propaganda), the other part of me is sad to see summer slipping away.

Dress: Papillion
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap bracelet; J.Crew Factory; Amrita Singh bangles
Purse:  dont know the brand – bought while in Poland on 2011
Shoes:  Tory Burch ‘Amalie’ (I am selling these in gold on eBay – bought the wrong size & trying to avoid the high return shipping costs)

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