Daily Outfit: 5/26/10

Jersey dress, Tulle
Black bangle, Electric Foetus in Duluth
Onyx necklace, Puffluna
Black sandals, Dansko

I TOLD you I scored big at that Tulle sale. This dress is actually my favorite of the haul. It’s comfy, cute, and one of my all-time favorite colors. And it was $3. Also great for shoving into my bike bag – it’s practically a ready-made outfit! Far less colorful than yesterday’s ensemble, I know, but still within the black-out rules. More daring combos to come, I swear …

My necklace was actually a bit long for the available space and closes with an open hook clasp, so I used a hairband to shorten it up. You won’t often see me in a choker, but it seemed to work best much closer to my throat.

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31 Responses to “Daily Outfit: 5/26/10”

  1. Bridget

    wait…how did you use a hairband to close it? I'm confused. (or maybe it has just been a long day…)

  2. K.Line

    You crazy rule-breaker! I love the length of the dress, particularly. Long enough to be demure but short enough to be cool.

  3. ...love Maegan

    WHATTT!?!??!? 3$!??!?! …amazing! Those colors look ravishing on you!!!

  4. maralenenok

    Oh, this dress is so cute! Is it all gone? What a shame.

  5. Marie

    That is a really pretty dress. i love the color and the classic/vintagey silhouette. i just adore your Dansko sandals. They have the most comfy and cute sandals for spring/summer. thanks for sharing your incredible finds.

  6. Ashley

    Love that dress! What a steal. I almost bought a pair of those sandals on eBay but ended up going with a different brand. Do they feel nice? They look so cute on you! I'm wishing I got them now. πŸ™‚

  7. Kelly

    This dress is SO PRETTY I cannot believe you got it for $3! I've always been a little afraid of the Tulle sales, with the idea that if I pay $5 for it sight unseen, it might turn out to be a big pile of unreturnable crap.

  8. Sal

    Bridget: Hee. So, I unclasped it and wound the hairband around the two loose ends in place of a clasp. That way, I could shorten it up a bit. Does that make sense? I totally should've taken a pic.

    K.Line: Noooooo, I'm totally playing by the rules! Just lazily so far. πŸ˜‰

    maralenenok: Yep, most of the Tulle sale stuff gets snapped up quick.

    Ashley: Yes, these sandals are heavenly. I've been having trouble wearing heels this week due to a pulled muscle in my leg, and I did just as well with these today as I did with flats the rest of the week!

    Kelly: For the record, some of the Tulle stuff IS total crap. Design is their strong suit, quality is not. But for $3 – which is less than I pay for dresses I thrift – I figured it was worth the risk. I just launder carefully.

  9. Darcie

    DAMN! i am so jealous of that dress. please don't ever wear it when i see you, because i will steal it and i can't be responsible for my actions. πŸ˜‰ you're adorable!

  10. Beth Blair

    I just love your daily outfit pics – this one is especially cute!

  11. Sidewalk Chalk

    That dress is stunning, lady. And what a steal for $3. Love the modifications to the necklace too!

  12. Ecc3ntricCynic

    Amaaazing. That dress really works for your frame. ^_~ I love how you're using black accessories. Still following the rules!

  13. Kat

    That is a kick-ass dress and you are wearing the heck out of it. πŸ™‚

  14. Jenniferocious

    I have quite a few things from Tulle, and haven't had any problems with quality. Though a button fell off a shirt I loved in the wash (and of course disappeared), and I misplaced the replacement button. Fortunately the exact same shirt was in this last massive sale, so I got a whole new shirt for cheaper than it would have been to replace the buttons!

    Also, I got that exact same dress! I really love it, only thing is the neckline is a little wide for me, and my boobs don't fill out the top. I think I'm going to have my mother take a dart under each arm and that'll solve the problem, as I am no seamstress myself! Until then, it looks really lovely with a white short-sleeved cropped cardigan over it. πŸ™‚

    I got a huge haul at this sale… lots of sweaters that will be hiding in my closet until cool weather comes around again. But I'm sure they'll get a lot of wear on cool days!

  15. Christiana

    So Lovely!
    $3.00 WOW!! Colour is perfect for you.


  16. GB

    ONLY $3????? Looks like a million bucks! You've got quite an eye, lady.

  17. orchidsinbuttonholes

    That dress fits you perfectly, Sal! The colors and print are so fun and summery, too. Great idea to shorten the necklace – I love how it sits just inside the neckline (and sometimes it's little details like that that change the whole look).

  18. Charlotte

    I went to Tulle's website but I didn't see ANYTHING that was $3. You scored big with this one, Sal–what a great dress!!

  19. Laura

    I have the same issue as Jenniferocious. Either way its a great score and you look fantastic in it Sally!

  20. Future Lint

    Wow, only $3 and made of jersey – the best and most comfy fabric ever?!? Score!

  21. sarahC

    the dress is truly fabulous!

    Can I ask a personal question? What size did you get?

    I ask because the size charts for a lot of the stuff on the Tulle website are ridiculous (and very inconsistent from one item to the next). A 32" bust was an XL for one dress I liked.

    I think you said recently that you normally wear a size 8 dress, and I do too, so I figure we might be similar sized for Tulle garments.


  22. Sal

    sarahC: Of course! Tulle sizing is bjonkers, very small-running. I am a dress size 8 and this dress is a Tulle XL. I wear a 34B bra, and it's a bit loose in the bust area, but otherwise fits great. I'm not sure how accurate the charts are, but I can say for sure that I have never worn anything smaller than a L in their dresses.

  23. Kimberly

    Shut the front door – – that dress was $3?! Awesome and you look gorg!

  24. Audi

    What a great cut and fit that dress has; it balances your figure perfectly. Gotta love those crazy Tulle sales!

  25. All Women Stalker

    Only $3? Great find. Love love the color πŸ™‚

  26. Kyla

    Great post! I've always thought that disengaging from fashion & beauty for "feminist" reasons sort of defeated the purpose. Isn't the idea to own our bodies and beauty? What better way than to express it?