Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Poll Time

I consider myself lucky for a whole lot of reasons that I won't get into at the moment, save for one. Hand-me-downs. Oh, I love hand-me-downs and I'm lucky that so many of my friends like to dress me in their cast-offs. I'm even more lucky that I have friends who are my size or close enough to it that I can rock their hand-me-downs.

My friend T has recently changed clothing sizes. She has to sell most of her clothing in order to buy some new stuff that fits, but she has generously offered to give me one of her dresses, but I'm having trouble figuring out which one to take. Help me please.

Option 1

The first dress has a naughty secretary edge to it. It's from Torrid and it's a size 18. T thinks I should choose this dress because I don't have my pencil dresses, nor do I have many animal print articles of clothing.

Now with flash

It looks really good from behind. Highlights my assets dontchya think?

Option 2

The second dress is a little Dorothy Perkins number in a UK20. It's polka dots which I love and I think I may get some more use out of it, but as T points out, I have a lot of things like this already in my wardrobe.


Without flash

This dress however does not do much for me from the back. In fact I think it hurts in the back. No bootylicious tightness, in fact it's a bit bunchy up top.

Lord I am indecisive, which is why I always end up with 8 dresses every time I go to Ross. So help a girl out. Am I naughty secretary or am I sweet polka dots?

Photo credit goes to T.

24 comments:

  1. The naughty secretary dress! It looks professional, but something you could definitely wear outside the office to a variety of events. You look great in both - but the first dress makes more of a statement than the second.

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  2. I think that the second dress is a better fit for you. While you are blessed for bountiful assets in the back. It doesn't look good in that first dress. The first dress looks like it needs to be pulled down in the back. Plus no offense in anyway because I wear them too. But if you want to keep the first dress it would probably look better and give you a smoother silhouette if you wore a shaper. Perhaps if you want to pull off the secretary look it would be better to purchase two pieces (a high waisted skirt and a blouse with a nice belt) for a better fit with the look. I am also bootylicious myself which is why I don't buy the one piece version of this look because it often fits just right on top and too tight on the bottom.

    I actually also like the second dress for you because it is practical. It looks good for the office, and summer outings. Plus you can always winterize it with some stockings and a cardigan. Lastly, you just look more like yourself in the second dress than the first.

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  3. I say go for the first one. It looks fabulous on you and like you say, you do already have a lot of items similar to the second.

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  4. I'm new to your blog, but if I may voice my opinion I'd say go with the first choice. I always say if you're going to be naughty, go naughty all the way and nothing does that better than animal prints. Grrr!
    Bella
    http://gypsyroxylee.wordpress.com/

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  5. I freakin' love this blog..
    all your dresses are gorgeous!!
    I am so going shopping tomorrow =)

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  6. Even if you didn't have a bunch like the second dress, I would still say the first one because you look so freaking hot in it!

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  7. new to blog. I vote dress #1. keep on blogging, I'm enjoying!

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  8. Hmmm...even though I am loving the print and style of dress #2, i think dress #1 is a good fit for you.

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  9. I would say dress #1 - I think you look great in it! And I disagree with one of the comments, I don't think you need any shapewear to rock the dress! Of course you look great in dress #2 too...but if you can only have one I'd say go for #1!

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  10. Go for the animal print/pencil one. It is FIERCE. Especially with that red belt...

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  11. I think the first one is a size too small for you, although I love the dress I will go for second one.

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  12. Pick one and buy the other since she is selling some of ther clothing items (I love your blog)!!!!

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  13. Ohhhh my!!! I loveee them both! But I'm going to have to go with the 2nd one... just because I also think it would be more versatile!

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  14. Naughty Secretary! But to be quite honest it might just be that it's 'me'.

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  15. The second one. EW. Ruffles. Ew.

    I def like #1. I would so wear that.

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  16. Totally go for the 1st dress. LOVE the sexy secretary look. About to see if I can find that dress online right now! BTW, first time here ar your blog and I LOVE it!

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  17. You're gorgeous anyway!! Use one of them one day and the other one the following day!

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  18. the first dress is better, but if you really would love that sexy secretarey look then maybe a two-piece would be more versatile, no? looks great anyway!

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  19. Why didn't you accept one graciously and offer to buy the other. They both look lovely! x x x

    J

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  20. You all are the best, best, best! Thanks for all of the input.

    And I may end up buying the second one, but for a few complicated reasons it's a bit weird to be buying from my friend.

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  21. the 2nd one . I agree with the commenter who said you needed spanx with the first one. Normally, I am not a fan of shapewear(hello im still gonna be fat , its just gonna create an illusion) but for some things you need it. The black satin pencil skirt requires some shapewear.

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  22. Love them both.
    Will go for the first one, as you say it does highlight out your 'assets' :)

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