January 04, 2011

Standing In The Spotlight


In all my shopping years on this planet, I don't think I have ever bought anything decent in the post Christmas sales. Do I really want a ratty last season bikini, just because it's €10 cheaper? Eh, no. No, I do not! However, when I spotted this teal and gemstone collar encrusted dress in Warehouse, I just couldn't resist. This was my first purchase of the year, perhaps the dress is a symbol of how shiny, bright and sparkly 2011 will be? I hope so!

This dress makes the rest of my clothes look dull and lifeless. I love how demure, but bold it is.  So, a belated New Years resolution- buy more colour! After all, colour me beautiful is the motto this Spring/ Summer. This dress will play a special role for me on Thursday. It will be my graduation dress. Graduating in teal and sparkle, yes, I cannot wait.

So, what was your first purchase this new year? Do you like my dress, or is it a bit too bright for your taste? As always, I love to know what you think!





Dress: Spotlight by Warehouse

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70 comments:

Sue said...

My first purchase of this year was a lace shirt from H&M.
Just 10 euros!!!

happy new year dear!!!

Dahl said...

Wow this is a really pretty dress! Maybe it will symbolize 2011 being a glittery, exciting year. I usually don't go to after-Christmas sales, but you can get some great bargains. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Sarah that dress will be awesome for graduation. Can't get enough of teal - it is one of my favourite colours (except for handbags. All my life I have had this inexplicable aversion to teal and duck-egg blue handbags). I'm from South Kilkenny but Waterford is my hometown so to speak! Are you from the city or county? South East represents, what what!!!
xxx Comtesse xxx

The Dandizette said...

I love that dress! I haven't bought anything in the new year ... yet!!!

xXx

Shevah said...

Thank you for following :) I love that dress.







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Erica Wark said...

That's a great dress!! Love it when you find something fabulous AND on sale... wonderful times all around!
If you're looking for some amazing peices post xmas, try online shopping, they have WAY more choices and styles... I just bought like four things all designer over 50% off!
How amazing is that? shopbop.com, asos.com and revolveclothing.com are my top 3 fav's.

happy shopping friend - love your blog, i'm your newest follower! Hope you'll check mine out back!

xx

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Fashion Queen said...

I love it. Can't wait to see an outfit post.

xx

Purdey Singleton said...

Beautiful dress, it's a gorgeous colour xx

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Ginta said...

Great purchase! Color is amazing!
I agree there will be lots of colors in spring :) Look at Prada, Jil Sander etc.

Andrés Corella said...

haha I´m gonna let a little bit of my gamer geeky side run free and would say this dress purchase was a FLAWLESS VICTORY!!! hahaha

xx
Andy

Closet Fashionista said...

Gorgeous dress!!! :D I haven't made my first purchase of 2011, haha
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Couture Carrie said...

Exquisite dress, darling!

Great find!

I have recently been drooling over the net-a-porter.com sale but haven't bought anything (yet)!

xoxox,
CC

janettaylor said...

I love it! So beautiful!

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minnja said...

I love it! So beautiful!

LOVE
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jemina said...

Sarah Darling,
That dress is STELLAR
I LOVE the teal colour, not to mention the amazing beading work, AWESOME!!!
Can't wait to see you wearing it :)

Enjoy your day Sweetheart :)

Kisses
Jemina
xoxo

Style, She Wrote said...

Amazing! Love the color, cut, everything! Simple sensational. xo style, she wrote

Winnie said...

I'm the same with not really bagging anything truly wonderful in the Christmas sales! Apart from maybe one jacket that I've worn consistently ever since...but your dress is a real beaut! Love it!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Funny comment! Yes! I adore your dress! A fab buy!!
HAPPY NEW FASHION YEAR GIRL:)

Marie a la Mode said...

I love it and that color will look fabulous on you! Can't wait to see how you wear this dress in an outfit post!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

love the dress- great color. I just did some xmas gift card shopping today..did damage at Anthro and Banana :)

Nadine2point0 said...

Whaahw that's gorgeous. I can believe that this dress makes any other clothing in the closet jealous! Imagine if dresses could talk...she'd be the new girl that wakes up every guy in the class.

Abi said...

I'm all for vibrant colours, so I think its a good buy. Congrats on your grad hun!

style'n said...

Love it and keep it! It is such a beautiful and vibrant color. Outift post???? And a big congrats on graduating! What an accomplishment.

michelle_ said...

that teal dress is FABULOUUUSSS ! love it !

many thanks for your compliments at my blog recap post :)
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Dee O. said...

That is a beautiful dress :)

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Katie said...

Thats gorgeous!

Lee Oliveira said...

Its day 5 and you are shopping already?
Love it.. hahaha
The colour and the detail of your new dress is fabulous Sarah
LOx

Sophie Carmo said...

Only 10 euros???It is fantastic!xoxo

Nico said...

This dress is a perfect purchase to begin the year!:D

xx

Leia said...

Beautiful dress!

Leia

Anthea said...

Love the dress. It's so pretty!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

classiq said...

Love it. We all need something bright to spice up our wardrobe.

Cassidy said...

What a pretty garment! I love the flashy color and the detail :)

johanna said...

wooow

La Michelle said...

Adorable dress,
beautiful blog<3

xoxo

Jules said...

love, love, LOVE that bright blue dress! I love dressing in colour, such key in 2011!
and congrats on your graduation!
Jules x

kirstyb said...

wow that dress is amazing x

CMA said...

loving this!
im such a fan of your blog, you know ill be back!
hope you had a happy new year!
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Jess said...

OH wow - that color is stunning!! Great find.

xo
jess
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annette said...

i love when sales surprise you... hopefully this will be a sparkly year for you!

happy new year!




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Taj Acosta said...

Stunning! I love the jewels against that color! Great find! xo

ediot said...

i wish i could restrict myself more.. because i go bananas at sales.. especially at monki and weekday..they have the best sales.
hope you're having a good week dear
thanks for stopping by ;)
x

Morgan DeLapa said...

Personally, I love the dress. The color is beautiful!
My first purchase of the year was some basic tees from Forever 21.

Thank you so much for following my blog! I'm following you now too :)
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Audrey Allure said...

That is such a gorgeous dress!

Sarah said...

I bought a Man Men-esque red tartan wiggle dress - can't wait to try it out! Hope you had a great New Years Sarah!

losaway said...

WAUUU!
this dreess is perfect :D
xoxo

FashionLifeCoach said...

Cool sequines detail, but really outstanding is the color of the dress and the 40s inspired silhouette. Just fab! later, FashionLifeCoach

Henar said...

That dress is awesome, love the colors!
xx

Henar
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Barneys Lovers said...

wow!! It's beautiful!
I love the colors.
xoxo

Isabel said...

the dress is beautiful!

MsShamz said...

absolutely stunning dress hun! wow!
I'm throwing a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to participate dear :)

Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) said...

I live for after Christmas sales! ;) I'm glad you joined the fray this year...that dress is all kinds of fabulous!

Fashion Guerillas said...

I love to see that dress on you :)

Emilie said...

What a beautiful dress!

à la Modest said...

I love it---the color and the sparkle! Good find :) Hope you have a great new year!

catwalk criminal said...

looks great ♥

Christine Lilwood said...

OK, this dress is stunning!! *.* REALLY!!

Raquel said...

what a lovely dress!

Gorgeous Clara said...

I´m not a big fan of the sales either...and the worst thing is I don´t have a lot of money to spend right now anyway...

hope you have a great year ahead!

eliska.h said...

fabulous!
my first purchase included a pair of jeans and a camera lens.
does that mean my 2011 will be practical and picturesque?
haha♥

em.me.ma said...

that is a glam dress! don't worry I'm sure you'll look beautiful in it. haven't really made a purchase yett, other than grocery... haha! can't wait to though.

Bahar Karaoglan said...

For my tatse it's a bit to much, but yeah, it's very glamorous, I'm sure you will rock that dress! :) <3

E said...

Not too bright at all! It's the perfect jewel tone!

Becky said...

I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!! Teal is one of fave colours! Beautiful!!x

Danielle Du Jour said...

beautiful

Danielle

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ilsteviewonder said...

I freaking love that dress and color! ahh :)

Lalli Carvalho said...

gorgeous *-*
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Dina's Days said...

Do I like the dress? I love it!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Gorgeous dress! I am sure you rocked that stage!!

lethemeatkate said...

color is just stunning! what a wonderful buy!