Thursday, January 21, 2010

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT LIST

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Oh, what a day.  By 9am, I was ready for a redo, which would've had me sleep in just a bit longer.  First, I went on a run that turned into Nausea Fest 2010.  And, of course, I didn't have my phone with me and spent about a half hour walking 10 feet, then rolling into a ball for a minute, then another 10 feet, then a ball for a minute - until I finally got home.  I do it to myself a few times a year and will eventually learn my lesson.

Then, I went to plug in my laptop to realize that the 3rd prong of the plug was still in the outlet from last night.  Oh, joy.  Luckily, I got it out without electrocuting myself and my computer is still under warranty, so Dell is replacing my power cord.  The best thing about a crappy morning is that it leaves lots and lots of room for improvement.

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And since things started off so dumpy, it only seemed fitting that Iggy was taking a giant dump in the background of half of my photos.  Don't worry - I'll spare you the photographic evidence, since it was butt to camera and all.  Thanks, buddy...

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On the bright side, do you like my new dress?  After the Weardrobe Conference, Gilt Groupe gave us a very generous credit at their super sale site, which includes Gilt Fuse.  Gilt Fuse is much more my style - you know, cheaper and all.  So, when I saw this dress, I fell in love with the shape and print.  But alas, when I tried to add it to my cart, it was sold out.  Sad face.  However, when we met with the Gilt girls, they suggested to always use the "wait list" button if you can't get an item.  That way, if one becomes available, it's yours!

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Well, folks, it worked!  A few days ago, I got an email saying that my wait listed dress was now available.  So, I scooped it up, and still have a little more credit to spare.  If you're not a Gilt Group member, click here to register or use the link in my sidebar.

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The fabric is such a cool print and I love that it's springy while still appropriate for winter wear.  And paired under my gray moto jacket?  Exactly what I wanted!

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Dress: Twinkle by Wenlan, Gilt Fuse credit - Jacket: Target, 7.50 - Belt: vintage, mom's closet - Flats: JCP, $8


41 comments:

  1. LOVE this dress on you! Sorry about your crappy morning, but you're right the day can only get better (or so we hope) from there! You look so gorgeous =)

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  2. What a lovely dress! Your belt and motorcycle jacket add the perfect touch.

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  3. That is one beauuuuuutiful dress! Love the print and the A-line style to emphasis your teeny tiny waist. The feminine print contrasted with the tough jacket is fabulous!

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  4. Wow! That is a lovely dress. And the shape looks good on you! Love the print and the colors!!

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  5. I love patterned dresses that don't need too much accesorising.
    I love this dress - the colours, the print & the way you paired it with a bright yellow belt & moto jacket. Only you Kyla. You lookwonderful :)

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  6. Fantastic dress! I'm glad you were able to snag it!

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  7. The weather was so beautiful today--this dress seems perfect for weather that's still kind of cold but finally, finally sunny (for a day, at least). Nice nod to spring without looking too flimsy, and the jacket is great.

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  8. That dress is great! I love it with the grey.

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  9. I'm sorry your day was so rough, but that dress is super cute! Maybe that kind of makes up for it??

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  10. What a fantastic dress.

    At first glance I thought the print was unicorns, rainbows & clouds.

    Yay eyesight!

    P.S It's still gorgeous minus the unicorns.

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  11. Dude! What was in the air today?! I swear, my day was just like that, except sub stupid insurance companies, and overdrawn fees, and 50 emails to get a single meeting scheduled for nausea, plugs, and dog poop.

    Jesus I can't wait until Mercury comes all the way out of retrograde.

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  12. Cool, one of my friends works at Twinkle... it is a lovely dress! Too bad about the crappy start to the day, you seem to have ended it on a very stylish note!

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  13. Sorry your run sucked!! I hate when the nausea thing happens! :( On the upside though, I love the new dress! You look great in this outfit!

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  14. Aw, I hope your day got better. I adore this outfit, especially that stunning dress. So fun and springy!

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  15. Oh wow, that is a great dress!
    Loove it on you!

    I liked what you said about a crappy morning leaving room for improvement. Definitely remember that little nugget next time :]

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  16. THIS IS AN ELEGANT LOOK, THE DRESS LOOKS VERY ARTISTIC, AND IT GOES VERY WELL WITH THE LEATHER JACKET

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  17. Aw, sorry about your crappy day!
    But you dress is adorable!! :D It's so bright and happy!

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  18. That dress is definitely worth the wait, it's gorgeous!

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  19. That dress is absolutely gorgeous, and it does look very good with the grey jacket.

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  20. I'm not sure why, but you look especially radiant today. And that dress! Wow, it's so not something I would give a second glance to but it is really amazing! And you look great in it.

    You totally shoulda shared the Iggy photos. Cringe-fest. >.<

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  21. That dress is wonderful. The belt is so perfect that I just assumed it was part of the dress.

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  22. I've just discovered your blog and I love it! You've a great style!

    If you want, check out my blog and leave a comment! Thanks!

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  23. This dress is perfection! absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. What a great print, so transitional into Spring , right? Hope your day ended a little better than it started!

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  25. Sorry you had such a blah start to the day.

    On the bright side, that dress is gorgeous,and I absolutely love your yellow obi belt.

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  26. Ahh that dress is positively beatiful. I love the colors and the print. It was definitely worth waiting for!

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  27. this is definitely one of my favorite outfits of yours! Sorry to hear your morning was crummy (so funny about your dog though!), feel better!

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  28. So sorry you had a bad morning! At least you look GREAT, right?? ;)

    I love the dress! I'm so glad you got it. It looks amazing on you! And I love the yellow belt you paired it with. And the gray moto jacket!


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  29. Aw, that sucks about the crappy morning! But you look just absolutely beautiful in that darling dress... I especially like how you've layered over it your gray moto jacket... a little edginess added to the whole look.

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    Best of luck! ;)

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    x Valentine

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  31. You have a great blog!
    Best of luck! ;)

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    x Valentine

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  32. you look gorgeous! that dress looks great on you!

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  33. I agree with your title. Lovely print on your skirt! The yellow belt is fabulous too. Great outfit!

    ♡,
    Jessica

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  34. I'm in LOVE with your dress! I hope your day went well after your crappy morning! It happens to the best of us.

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  35. Cute dress! You look great.

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  36. oohhh, it was a great choice. :-)

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  37. This is a super flattering look on you. I love the combination of the jacket and the dress. Great shapes!

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  38. I'm such a sucker for a cute print on a dress. Love how you styled it here -- the yellow obi (dare I say the obi is a signature of yours?) adds the perfect touch of color to the outfit!

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  39. Sorry your day got off to a really rough start :( But at least you look amazing! The print and shape of that dress are amazing and I LOVE the yellow belt! The motorcycle jacket was the perfect final touch.

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  40. Beautiful floaty feminine with hardcore feminine. I really like the mix! You look great!

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