Saturday, May 25, 2013

Trashy Diva Annette Dress



Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

*Outfit Details*
Dress - Trashy Diva
Cardigan - Walmart
Shoes - Walmart
Hair Combs - Belle Blossoms

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran

Trashy Diva Annette Dress | Retro Gran



A while back I shared with you that I had purchased a few new outfits to wear while at the beach for the Mister's birthday.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.  I also shared our visit to the sprawling Brookgreen Gardens so I wanted to show you what I wore on that visit.  This will be a two part post because the Gardens were so huge that we made it a two day adventure.

Our first day at the gardens I decided to sport my brand new Trashy Diva Annette dress.  This is my very first purchase from Trashy Diva and I love the quality of this dress but I have a little difficulty with the fit.  I ordered according to my measurements and their size chart but it is really tight in the chest area and mushes the girls.  Its also a bit tight for me in the waist area and I really have to suck it in to zip it, but once zipped up, it gives a nice snug fit.  The other thing I found really odd is that the belt that came with the dress seems really large.  I have it cinched nearly as tight as it will go and still have room.  Odd that the dress itself I struggle to zip but the belt is too large.

But, other than fit issues, I love this dress.  It is extremely well made, not as low cut as some others, so I feel more modestly covered, and it has hidden pockets.  How awesome is that!!  The material is a nice soft cotton and it is completely lined.

The day started off a little overcast and chilly so I grabbed a simple, super soft, white cardigan that I picked up at Walmart.  It was on clearance at the time and I think I paid like $9 for it.  Also, since I knew we would be doing a ton of walking, I threw on these super comfy sandals from Walmart.  They are a dream to walk in, lots of cushion.

My hair that day was more or less wash and go.  (Pay no mind to those gray roots shining.)  The humidity always causes my hair to frizz so I knew it was pointless to take the time to set it.  And it was a vacation, who wants to spend all day or night fixing their hair?  Not me!  I pulled it back with some Belle Blossom side combs and let it do its natural thing.  Frizz.





8 comments:

  1. You look amazing! The dress is so pretty!! I have been debating about TD bc I am more into vintage than repo but the dress is tempting-it look so comfy too-I love that! I'm glad you had such a nice day!! xox

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  2. Super fun colors too! Love the combo with your hair flowers!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  3. You look great! The dress looks great on you too. I have a repro pattern with the same top that I want to make. I need to add more dress to my collection.

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  4. So, cute. Love the plaid look. I like a purple and blue combination. I'm with you on belts. Why do they need long straps?? I've run into this before.

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  5. I love this dress on you! I know you're tall and it's just so perfect in the length! Very cute! Since I'm only 5"2 it'd probably be close to my ankles. LOL!

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  6. Thanks ladies for all the sweet compliments. I do love this dress and think it will quickly become a favorite and get lots of wear.

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  7. Oh Denise, you look so, so completely fantastic! I've had this dress on my wish list for time now, and love seeing it on a fellow vintage loving lass that I know in person (online in person :)) to get a better of how it fits. Thank you for sharing that info about the fit issues you encountered. I will definitely keep that in mind I ever order from Trashy Diva.

    Wishing you a week as gorgeous as you look in this photos, my dear friend!
    ♥ Jessica

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  8. You look so fabulous!! Love the dress, the hair, everything!! I'm a huge Trashy Diva fan, and you look amazing in that dress!!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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