Wednesday, July 18, 2012

White Sheath Dress With a Twist

I HAVE TOO MANY CLOTHES IN MY CLOSET! That's what I have come to realize recently when I found this perfect white dress with these beautiful flowers printed on the side. It's a very old dress from Petite  Sophisticate, before they were shut down. I haven't worn it for years not because I don't like it any more, but because I have too many clothes in my closet. This dress was buried! So I made a commitment to myself to enjoy my closet more, and focus less on acquiring. (Not that I have that much time these days to acquire.) 

A positive note for today is that I went to court first time in my entire life today to fight for my speeding ticket. I was scared to death, but it was all worth it. I was found not responsible and didn't pay a dime. If you are interested in the process of fighting speeding ticket, do let me know. I have a lot to say about this topic. I learned a lot by going through this process.  
Outfit Details
Petite Sophisticate dress (old)
Adrienne Vittadini Yancy Platform sandals (from TJMaxx $40, love! Buy here)
Belt from an H&M blazer
Chanel m/l flap
Ring from TJMaxx

18 comments:

  1. what a cute dress! ahh I have a few pieces from PS that was handed down to me and I wish they were still around! That is fantastic about you fighting your speeding ticket...good job Vicky:)

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  2. yay congrats on fighting your ticket! Your outfit is so cute! Love your matching shoes & belt.
    I think we all have that problem at one point where we have too many things in our closet. I think I need to remind myself of what I already own and what I need to sell or donate.

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  3. Cute, Vicky! I like the shoes & belt. I'm a matchy girl :)

    Vicky fought the law and...Vicky won!

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    1. lol, I wish it was that glorious. The cop didn't show, so the case was dismissed automatically. :)

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  4. Hi Vicky, cute dress! I love the belt. Do you know where I can get a similar bow belt like that (without buying the H&M blazer)? Thanks a lot!

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    1. Thank you. I found some cute ones online. They are not the same, but just as cute. Hope you find your perfect bow belt. :)
      http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=5390916&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208711&parent_categoryId=208582&pageSize=20&refinements=category~[210053|208711]&noOfRefinements=1&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-tuv1nhXbil9XIgeU5mAIGQ&cmpid=aff_ls_tsus&_$ja=tsid:21416|prd:J84DHJLQkR4
      http://www.zappos.com/big-buddha-stretch-bow-belt-black?utm_source=shopstyle
      http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/belts/PRDOVR~73542/99102647624/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~15~~20+17+4294966888~15~~~~~~~/73542.jsp?srcCode=AFFI00001&siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-wQKYhorujfp15Wxgyr9qVg

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  5. CUTE DRESS!!!! I agree that those of us with too many clothes should focus on what we have. I am going to start doing that ASAP! :)

    And congrats on fighting the law. ;)

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  6. That dress is great for summer! I feel the same way, Vicky...trying to "love my closet more" :) I just don't feel like going shopping lately.

    Oh man...speeding tickets make my heart race. A couple years back I was pulled over for speeding...for the first time ever. For some reason, I did not have my insurance in my car, so I had a $1,000+ ticket. I had to bring my insurance on my court visit, but I was too frustrated to wait to see a judge about the speeding part (it was a work day, I just wanted to go home! Plus, I truly was speeding, so I felt that it was not worth my time to contest it) so I paid the entire speeding ticket...my repression has caused me to forget, but I know it was over $100. How did you get out of yours?!

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    1. The ticket doesn't bother me that much. It's the long term effect the ticket would cause that made me decide to fight it. In Mass, your moving violation would be in your insurance record for 6 years. Depending no your driving record and the car you are insuring the 6 year insurance increase can be between $700-$2000. Now that's the one that get you, not the $100-$200 fine. My speeding ticket was $250. It would have cost me around $700-$1000 over the next 6 years if I was found responsible (I have a good record). I went to the magistrate and was told that I was found responsible for $100 (knocked off $150). Usually people will take it (I did 9 years ago, which cost me $700 more on insurance.) I didn't. I asked to appeal. For the appeal, you are in a court room with a bunch of other people and you have to face the judge and the police who pulled you over, which is quite intimidating. I wrote up a defense speech, thinking that there was no way I would be able to remember what I wanted to say under tremendous stress. I went there prepared, but the cop didn't show. So I was let off with all amount removed.

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  7. I MEMORIZED WHERE THEY PUT THE SPEED CAMERA AROUND TOWN.. NO WAY I'M PAYING!
    LOVE THIS OUTFIT AND OF COURSE THE M/L :)

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    1. lol, the camera near the traffic light is a killer, and they have pictures to prove you run the red light. There's not much you can do to prove your innocence. :)

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  8. i'd love to hear what happened. i've actually never been pulled over for speeding. i usually dont see cops that early and during pm commute there's too much traffic. i think if i did get pulled over i would pull out my hospital id and say it was an emergency. how unethical, lol.
    and you lose things in your closet? i wanna see what else you pull out!

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    1. oh wow, do you know if that'll work?
      I was driving to work one morning. At the very end of the highway, there's a sudden drop of speed (from 65 mph to 45 mph without warning). Cop lidar'ed me right at the sign and gave me a ticket of going 70 at 45 zone. He was stationed 1000 feet from the sign. I did my engineering research and thinking, and wrote up a report saying that it was impossible and unsafe for me to slow down that quickly and that the state is required to put a "reduce speed" sign when the speed drop is over 15 mph. I never got to use the argument because the cop didn't show.

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  9. Such a pretty print! I love rediscovering old pieces from my closet. : ) Congrats on winning the ticket case! I've heard a lot of instances where the cop doesn't show up, so the more that happens, the better I guess :P

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  10. Love this dress Vicky! Apologies for thinking this belt was from F21 via Instagram a while back. I was going through my backlog of unread posts via Bloglovin and the title of this post caught my eye.

    I also have too many clothes and think it's time to cut back on acquiring new ones (I really have been shopping like it's my second job) so I can wear the ones I do have. I have new things I haven't touched from months back. I also need to get rid of things I no longer care to wear. My friend came over and left with 4 bags of stuff (clothes and shoes) that I didn't want anymore (yay for more closet space). lol

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