Thursday, September 30, 2010

OOTD: The Black Dress With a Twist

Good evening ladies!  I hope everyone had a great day today.  I had an incredible and inspiring day.  I will talk about this more in a separate post because it really deserves its own post. I am working on an event right now with children who are cancer survivors and they and their families have really made me see life in a new perspective. They are so strong, brave, positive and inspirational. Like I said, I will share more in another entry once the event is over, but I feel so amazing right now just from getting to know these families and feel their positive energies and spirits.

Today I wore a new dress today that I got at Palais Royal. I honestly hadn't shopped there before last week. I was at the Beauty Bar event with Napoleon Perdis and decided to check out the clothes once I had finished my interview.  I was surprised to find this cute black dress on sale for $39.99.  I also got an additional 30% off of that price so it came to $30.02.  It originally retailed for $74. It feels and fits great. I am really happy with it!

Dress- Palais Royal
Shoes- Jessica Simpson
Belt- Tory Burch
Sweater- White House Black Market
Bag- MbMJ

Have you ever shopped at a store you initially wrote off and then discovered they actually had some really cute stuff? Please comment and let me know!

xoxo,

Veronika.

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24 comments :

  1. SUPER cute dress! Yes, I will stop in a store that I "swore off", and find that the store's style evolved or they started carrying a lot different stuff. I like to give stores a second chance, but I always wait a while. Once I am disappointed with the selection of quality, it takes quite a while before I willing to stop back in the store and give it a chance. Good buy! : )

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  2. i just did a post about that! i found the cutest military inspired jacket from jcpenney. i never shop there for clothes!!

    http://pursuitofllt.blogspot.com/2010/09/wow-i-love-this-jacket.html

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  3. That is a great dress, and I like that you paired it with a brown belt.

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  4. great outfit! I'm totally one of those people that likes black & brown together or blue & black together. Anything by tory burch is fabulous in my book. well, almost anything.

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  5. ga peach- i also mix black and brown and black and navy. Rules are made to break ;)

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  6. gorgeous belt! i love mixing black with hints of brown

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  7. I love that dress! How in the world did you get your dog to pose in that photo?

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  8. carolina- lulu is a ham! he knows how to pose for pics :) he's so cute!

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  9. Lulu's stealing your spotlight! :) What a cutie!

    Cancer patients/survivors are simply amazing. Their strength and spirit are incredible, makes me appreciate life everyday I go to work.

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  10. That dress is wonderful, and it looks great with that belt!

    I recently went into the Steinmart in my new hometown after swearing it off years ago...and was VERY pleasantly surprised. Didn't buy anything, but will definitely stop by again.

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  11. I wrote off JcPenney for a long time but I recently went back because someone recommended it for professional clothes. I used to think the stuff they carried was very "old" but lately I've found tons of cute work clothes for late 20/early 30 year olds.

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  12. What an interesting dress Veronika...I love it! The belt really adds a nice touch too :)

    <3, natasha

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  13. I particularly LOVE Lulu as an accesory! He's adorable! Aren't dogs the greatest, I have two and can't imagine life without them.

    BTW LOVE LOVE LOVE the belt.

    & helping kids with cancer and opening a charity for them is one of my passions and dreams and hopefully I can start the ball rolling with that soon!

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  14. I love brown belts on so many things, esp black. Looking forward to your inspirational post :-)

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  15. I love the new dress; the belt looks great with it too!!

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  16. I really like the way you mixed black and brown together! Very chic dress! I feel like although there aren't many stores I swore to never shop at, there're many new looks I never would have given the chance, but have decided to (case in point: the romper I rocked last night!)

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  17. Cute dress, I love that belt!
    Lulu is getting so big!

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  18. love this outfit! black/tan are my fave combos to wear. it always looks chic and can be worn year round

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  19. That dress is super cute...maybe I should give Palais Royal another try. The last time I shopped there was at the re-opening of the Westheimer @ Wilcrest location after their facelift 15-ish years ago.

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  20. I actually used to completely abhor White House Black Market. My aunts and all their 50+ friends shopped there for their neat black pants and cardigans and I thought gross, no panache. Then I saw a silk hibiscus print halter through the window one day and I was hooked. Proud black book member since 2006.

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