Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I Couldn't Think of a Witty Post Title.....


I'm kind of in love with this dress....

I spotted it on the rack at The Sentimentalist, and had to try it on - it hadn't even been priced yet.
It's made in Thailand, but from the style and label in the dress it appears it was likely made to be sold in that country, not exported to North America.

It falls into the category of outfits I call, "not very flattering to my body, but like it anyway".  It's a nice cotton, and the pattern consists of pieces of fabric that have been sewn onto the basic black dress.  It is also embellished with pieces of silver metal that look like small bells cut in half.  I imagine it's going to be a pain in the butt to wash.  Hmmmm......unflattering shape, hard to clean, yet I had to have it - must be one of those impossible to explain relationships.

Another dress made in Thailand  - this one is from Red Light Clothing Exchange in Portland.  It's a very light weight silk and the black underlayer is pretty transparent.  Unlike the other dress, I'm guessing this one was likely imported by one of those stores that sell handicrafts from Southeast Asian countries.
 
Thifted dress worn with the hand beaded neckpiece I purchased from Debra Rapoport during one of my New York visits, a duck-print scarf from The Sentimentalist on my head, and my FitFlop sandals.
 
I really tried to come up with a post title that incorporated the word "Thai" or "Thailand" but I had to give up, otherwise it would be the end of the week before this was published.  If you have any brilliant ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments.

17 comments:

  1. They are both fantastic. You look totally gorgeous in both of them. Those bells often trim Indian clothing, they're fine with a hand wash! That neck piece is so cute.
    My Thai (as in Mai Thai, the cocktail)? xxx

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  2. kind of in love with this dress?!! yes, me too!!, because it's absolutely fabulous!!.
    Both dresses are magnificent!. I'm not a huge fan of 'flattering', whatever it is, but I think you look gorgeous, and your dresses fit you nicely, they create a long line which is very elegant and cool!
    Loving your massive pendant and cute hairpiece indeed!
    besos

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  3. Both dresses are wonderful, and in your power colour combination of black and red! If I had to pick a favourite (and I know you didn't ask us to!) I think I would plump for the first one, I'm a sucker for the print and embellishment.
    Sometimes post titles come really easily, and sometimes I puzzle over them far longer than is sensible! xxx

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  4. Probably you can mostly get away with just dampening the dress - with a spray bottle full of water, and perhaps inside out - and hanging it to dry, unless it gets really filthy. For spills and so on, that really need soap, I'd only properly wash the affected area, then again slightly dampen the whole (so you don't get a watermark) and hang to dry.

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  5. Fit to be Thai'd? Thai one on? Thai-dyed?

    I like the fit on both dresses; the first one's waist detailing makes up for the lack of tailoring, and the second one is deliciously drapey. I agree with Radostin: don't wash 'em if you can help it. I only wash dresses when they get really dirty, which is seldom.

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  6. I would have been fighting you for that first dress. It's gorgeous, even though I never wear black xx

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  7. I love these dresses -nothing grabbing at one's neck or waist. Fabulous art necklace too. All I could think of was the silly routine from Caddyshack, for a title: "Tie you up with your tie, Ty?". xo

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  8. Love both those dresses on you. Appreciate the astute comments. Makes me think I should wear more dresses!

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  9. Oooh! What a find! Both of them are gorgeous! I can see why you fell for them.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. Loved your "Art and Soul" post and now I'm greeted by two ensembles that look fabulous on you. The Thai dress is quite the find, despite the fact that you feel ambivalent about adding it to your closet. And the silk dress that you found in Portland is killer. Looks like your summer is off to a very stylish start!

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  11. ahhh, I love both of those dresses too! And I would certainly wear them. I'm all for what did you call it...not figure flattering...clothes. hah! They sure are. Don't you get tired of seeing all those body-hugging-must-be-uncomfortable clothes? yeah. You've got it going, girl.

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  12. Oh yum! Both dresses are very flattering, elegant and cool-looking. Score, Shelley!

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  13. I would say that both these dresses are very flattering because they reflect your personality, especially that first one screams SHELLEY! High Thai'ed. Bold, gorgeous. It's those mysterious relationships that are always the most intriguing.

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  14. Eclectic look and both dresses fit perfectly

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  15. As Judith says, your summer will be stylish!
    I love all the little extras like scarves, necklace and shoes to continue the looks.
    Adore both of them. I agree...what is flattering? Your smile in comfortable clothes! Xo Jazzy Jack

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  16. Both dresses are great and you wear them beautifully. Love how you accessorized each, especially the footwear. You look terrific.
    J & V

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