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When The Universe Tells You Not To Buy A $445 Dress

April 4th, 2012 by Selise

And here’s what I wore to the wedding.

Initially I found this gorgeous Fleur Wood dress… for $445. Yeah. But after a series of rather, persuasive, messages from the bride (bless ya Em!) I thought, “What the hell, I’ll try it on. If it’s terrible, then, great. At least I know. And if it’s awesome? Well, then I’ll have an awesome dress”.

Thing is though, when I went back to try it on the next week it was gone. And I don’t just mean, my size. Or even that design. Nope, entire label. Gone. (I was in Myer and that whole section of the department was replaced with something else). “Well”, I thought to myself, “it’s probably just as well. $445 is a lot to drop on a dress.” And I went about my merry way.

A couple of days later I decided to check out ModCloth, found this guy, fell head over heels in love and bought it in an instant (I can’t wait to pair it with docs, torn tights and a flanno. Nothing but class as far as the eye can see round here).

And wouldn’t you know, I was in Myer the very next week… and yep, the whole label was back. Dress and all. I swear it’s like the universe conspired to keep me from buying that dress so I’d find this green guy. Either that or it was sale time and they needed the real estate for clearance racks. Guess that’s the thing with a higher (sartorial) power. You never know for sure…

Headscarf: Thrifted
Dress: ModCloth
Belt: ModCloth
Rings: Urban Outfitters & From The Man
Shoes: Macy*s


21 Responses

  1. Maren says:

    Love the dress! It's so cute! And I agree it will look great with docs!

  2. D says:

    That dress is fantastic! I love that shade of green πŸ™‚

  3. Courtney*Cakes says:

    The dress is killer.
    It looks amazing on you.

  4. Jenna Hughes says:

    cute bow detailing on the neckline


  5. Claire says:


  6. awhite says:

    The fashion universe working in your favor! πŸ™‚


  7. his little Lady says:

    oh modcloth, gets me every time. love the dress!!! it was just meant to be πŸ™‚
    xo TJ

  8. Diana(Dina) says:

    Love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  9. Megha Varshini says:

    oh yes.. if u love something buy it.. happened to me loads of time.

  10. Megan says:

    Love this dress! Perfect color with your hair (and by your hair I mean our hair).

    $400 is too much to spend on a dress, I'm glad you found this gem instead!!

  11. The Suburb Experiment says:

    Obviously it was meant to be! That green looks so good on you.


  12. Sandra Leiva says:

    Cute dress! <3

  13. Cathy says:

    Love the little bow on the dress! (:

    Check out my blog & follow? (:

  14. Ebony says:

    Yeah! I love it. The dress and the story. Awesome when little things happen and you know you're on the right track, or later you can look back and thank the universe for guiding you.
    And that last photo. Pretty much sums you up. Girl power.

  15. Maria says:

    I love when the universe does that. I've managed to save lots of money that way!

    Maria @ Orchard Bloom

  16. The Midwest Muse says:

    This dress is so flattering on you and I'm in love with the color. I cannot wait to see it all punk'd up. It's definitely the right kind of dress. And yes, the world was definitely telling you not to get that dress! That's how I feel about clothes, if it disappears or I don't purchase it, I feel like it was meant to be!

  17. Alexandra says:

    That green dress is perfection, so happy fate brought you two together! Stunning look love!

    Alexandra xo


  18. hautepinkpretty says:

    Love this dress! I'm sure the other one was gorgeous but holy batman almostfivehundreddollars! lol!!

  19. Flow Disruption says:

    Hey! Sorry I haven't commented in a bit. :/ This dress looks like it was made for you! I love when stuff like that happens – like yeah, it's probably nothin', but it makes for an awesome story – and who knows? πŸ˜‰

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