Pink Peonies.

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Pink Collar Dress: c/o OASAP.
Floral Mary Janes, Hair Bow: Forever21.
Vintage Basket Purse: Thrifted.
Lipstick in Lime Crime's Great Planet Pink.

Hi all!

Yikes. I've had this dress for a few months now and have been stumped on how to wear it...it's just, er, a little bit different than the photos on the site when I chose it. That's the gamble you play though with online shopping and inconsistent wholesale sites. Blogging gets awkward and kind of uncomfortable sometimes when you do accept a sponsorship and get the item, but it's not what you expected or you don't like it at all. What do you do? Send it back? Never wear it? Fight through and try and mask the pieces and parts of it you don't like to make it presentable? In a way, none of them really feels like the right answer. On one hand, I want to be fair to the company who sends me the item and properly show off the garment...on the other hand, I never want to be dishonest or misleading with you all about the quality or appeal of a piece.

So, I try and find a middle ground I guess between giving each company the respect of still wearing the garment even if I don't care for it (they did graciously give it to me after all!), but still being honest in my opinion of whether it meets my expectations. I suppose that's the best you can do sometimes, right?

This dress isn't that bad per say; it has all the elements I usually love. One thing was the color that got me. It was very baby pink in the photos and it turned out to be a very pepto bismal pink in person; something I threw up once as a child and am not fond of now, ha. It was also just too big in all the wrong places and the details I saw as cute online just seemed to become caricatures of a real life doll dress when I saw it in person.

I don't mind how I styled it up and wore it, it just wouldn't ever be the first choice for something in my closet. I think Kate wore it wonderfully--proof that it's not a bad dress! It just isn't right for me.

If any of you do fancy of it, I'd love to just give it to you. It would be a shame for it to sit in my closet. Just email at laurenpfieffer[at]yahoo.com if you're interested! It's a size XL or probably a 10/12 :)

*EDIT: Someone has claimed the dress!*
Hope you all had a good weekend! x

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the $50 ASOS giveaway here
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9 lovely little notes:

Alexandra Marie said...

Pink! My Spring color obsession! Love this look, Lauren <3 Alex

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RC Rabbit said...

The dress is lovely but I just don't think it would suit me either. I would probably put it on my mannequin and stare dreamily at it. :)

Jenna Condon said...

LOVE those heels :) Perfect for summer

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Jenna Condon said...

LOVE those heels :) Perfect for summer

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Hannah Barta said...

I love the cute cutouts on the dress :) Too bad you didn't care for it.

charmant

Tineke said...

perfectly combined, such a pretty dress

Kezzie said...

I am so glad you wrote that!!!! I get tired of the gushing post I see over something- that's great if the person loves the item but it is just nice to read something different. That said, you still phrased it positively. It looks cute on you but if it is not you, them that's wardrobe space! X

Jeannee Waseck said...

Actually I think you did very well with how you styled it, as well as being conscious of the rules and trying not to hurt anyone's feelings AT THE SAME TIME! respecting your own!!! As sweet as it looks on you, when I hit your link and realized it was the same sweet dress I had seen on Kate - I said, 'yeah, that's more a Kate dress, than a Lauren - I get it now!'

ellie balangue said...

loving your dress and your hair so much!

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