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on Wednesday, July 25, 2012





I found this dress in SaveMart several months ago. I just about died when I saw it and I’m 99% sure for several seconds I was clinically dead when I first tried it on. It’s like this dress was made for me! It came from France and it is so very perfect, at least in my eyes.

I paired it with my Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony boots (my disco boots). I want more boots like these, but in a solid colour and with a thicker, lower heel. If anyone knows some places online (which ship relatively cheaply to New Zealand), hit me up!


Off topic, but I have a short story to share - you may shed a tear, hell you may even shed two...

On an ordinary morning, of an anything but extraordinary day, I discovered strawberry Tic Tacs contain sugar. The days that followed were a whirlpool of melancholy, anger and regret. You know how you use gum to clean your teeth on-the-go? I was using Tic Tacs like that.

For months, I was gobbling Tic Tacs down religiously after meals, rubbing them on my teeth, filled with the pride that originates from knowing you have incredible personal hygiene.

Don’t blame me. They were next to the sugar-free gum in the supermarket.

Note: I do brush my teeth… twice daily in fact.

Stylist & Model: Jessica Wilson @ Nova (me)
Photographer: Aaron K

86 comments:

Annika Victoria on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM said...

That dress is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it??
shoes-wise, I think http://www.choies.com/ ship for free and they have a heck of a lot of nice shoes ;)

Emily Ulrich on July 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM said...

I must say, this is not a dress that would normally pull my attention into its gravitational orbit, but I am seriously in love with it on you! It has such character and beautiful craftsmanship, and those sleeves! Don't even get me started! The romanticism in their volume is lovely!

Leonor on July 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM said...

I love this look on you! the floral pattern is gorgeous!:) would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin?? let me know:))

Leonor
thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

Seeking Style on July 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM said...

You are stunning!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Fifth N Sixth Closet on July 25, 2012 at 5:45 PM said...

I love the dress & the way you styled it with the booties is to die for..i love it, you look amazing!
now following, hope you follow back..

Sootjeelina on July 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM said...

I love that dress! And the shoes are so pretty too

xoxo Sootjeelina

Camilla on July 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM said...

that dress is wonderful

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

check out the giveaway on my blog!

Mia Dra on July 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM said...

amazing dress :)
Maybe we could follow each other? :) let me know
http://moonlightdreams-miadra.blogspot.sk

Anna Brain on July 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM said...

Oh wow!! Sooo beautiful dress! Awesome! :)

CarmisCaprice on July 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM said...

Fab! :-)Love your blog.

Followed you through GFC
Pls follow mine too

http://carmiscaprice.blogspot.com

Marija - This is a fashion blog! on July 26, 2012 at 2:05 AM said...

You're looking gorgeous! :))
I can see you're new on Blogger so I wish you all the best with your blog ;)
Following you now :*

Pearl Westwood on July 26, 2012 at 7:33 AM said...

Stunning look, the dress is a perfect fit for you and works so well with the clog boot xx

Laura Elizabeth on July 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM said...

I can see why you love this dress so much, its perfect ^^

xo, L
http://fluffibonbon.blogspot.com/

Violet E. on July 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM said...

so lovely!

Victoria on July 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM said...

Beautiful pictures! Those shoes are amazing x

Izumi Bogen on July 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM said...

you look so great! magazine status.



xx,
Hybid Hunter

Audrey (hkittygirl) on July 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM said...

You look beautiful in that dress! It's so romantic and lovely. ^^

Anni on July 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM said...

You are freaking beautiful and completely working that dress which normally, I'd completely pass over but I kind of can't work away.

anni-dot-blogspot.com

Alyona on July 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM said...

Wow! I really love your dress! It is awesome. beautiful!;)

Kier Mellour on July 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM said...

Wow!!

altho I must mention it was hard for me to find where to comment!!

Would you like to follow each other?

With Love From Hollywood, Kier
Fashion Addict
Piperlime Giveaway!

Mona-Lena on July 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM said...

Photos are beautiful, dress is splendid and the girl (you?) is absolutely gorgeous.
I follow, I want to see more!

FashionFreak/Mihaela on July 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM said...

love this.your blog is amazing.

summer new in-mfashionfreak♥blog

Milex on July 27, 2012 at 1:44 AM said...

so lovely!

effortlesscool on July 27, 2012 at 3:40 AM said...

GORGEOUS dress! and those boots go with it flawlessly!


XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Olga Choi on July 27, 2012 at 4:45 AM said...

This is really adorable look, dear~ I love the color and the way you styled up the whole outfit~!
I found a lot of inspiring outfits and posts here in your blog~,
and I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
Just join yours~!
waiting for you in mine - hope we will be friends :)
Nice blogging~!


Olga / blogging from South Korea
http://www.myblondegal.com/
Giveway / Розыгрыш

Sharon on July 27, 2012 at 4:46 AM said...

Those boots are amazing!



http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

Marlena on July 27, 2012 at 5:47 AM said...

hahah oh nooo, damn those tic tacs. who would have thought, i'm glad you're spreading the word.

and that dress is GORGEOUS. i would have died if i saw it too. and love how it's paired with those chunky shoes- this whole look is so beautiful.

Amy Valentine on July 27, 2012 at 5:49 AM said...

you're absolutely gorgeous! I love your blog, am definitely following!

http://amyvalentinex.blogspot.co.uk/

Alona on July 27, 2012 at 6:31 AM said...

WOW. This outfit is amazing!! :) The dress looks incredible on you and it's absolutely breath-taking.
Thank you for the comment on my blog! You blog is fabulous and I'm a new follower :)
xoxox,
Alona

http://www.fashionfreshman.com/

Tamina on July 27, 2012 at 6:32 AM said...

ooooh so wonderful photos :-) soo clean and interesting

Angela on July 27, 2012 at 7:45 AM said...

Wow! La robe est tres chi! J'adooore


Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

Christine T on July 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM said...

GORGEOUS!!! When I saw this I was like- she better be a model! Perfection! NEWEST follower! AH- I look forward to more shoots! stop by mine too! follow if you like...

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Ira Kharchenko on July 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM said...

Great dress! Love the outfit:)

http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

Emily Jenny C on July 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM said...

wow lovee love loveeee this post! That dress would have been dead in a heart beat too. Love your booties as well.

Check out my blog and lets be followers!

xo
Emily Jenny

http://www.stilettobeats.com/

Stephanie Lin on July 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM said...

What a beautiful model and photography!

Tevis Swain on July 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM said...

No, I love YOUR style! this dress is beautiful!!

Sushi on July 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM said...

Gorgeous photos and you are stunning my dear! Definitely following you now :) x Sushi

Laura on July 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM said...

Incredible dress! You look lovely :)

thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

Ava Tallulah on July 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM said...

I love the dress and those BOOTS are amazing.


Ava Tallulah
Enter My UO Giveaway

Britney on July 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM said...

Oh amazing dress!! And those photographs are amazing too!!
-Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

Michelle's Style File on July 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM said...

This dress is stunning!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.com

Femke. on July 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM said...

wow, so beautiful!
the dress is amazing, and you are also so beautiful!
thanks for your comment babe, i'm gonna follow you! :D.. hope you will do the same <3

xofemke.
www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

Charlotte King on July 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM said...

I loved the tic tac story haha ! Thanks for the comment :) I’ve added you to my links list on Charlotte’s Web, I love your blog btw :)

Charlotte xx

www.charlottesweb-photography.com

Joseph Dang on July 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM said...

You are seriously hot stuff. And I found your posts really funny. Especially the tic tac one :( <3 there there

Dorien on July 27, 2012 at 9:13 PM said...

You are so beautiful. This dress looks so perfect on you, don't think many people can get away with a dress like this, but you do it effortless! I just started following you on bloglovin and facebook, really like your blog!

Ally Munda on July 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM said...

What an awful lie we've all been living about TicTacs!

At least that dress is amazing and you have it and it fits you gaw-geous.

Following you now, how can I not?

http://allyisacat.blogspot.com

Íris Björk on July 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM said...

Lovelovelove this dress and the photography is beautiful and so are you !
following
xx iris
www.iris-bjork.blogspot.com

Naina on July 28, 2012 at 4:34 AM said...

Those boots are the bomb dot com but I get what you mean with wanting a solid color - it's like having a solid hoof that elongates those legs. Looking so, so gorgeous!

SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

Preity Lama Tamang on July 28, 2012 at 7:19 AM said...

omg!! this is such a perfect dress and u look absolutely stunning!! and your pictures are so perfect and flwaless...
love the photography and tyling in it
xx

vivalablonda on July 28, 2012 at 7:43 AM said...

OMG you have a very pro blog, and you have a very very nice style, the dress is amazing! Nice job.


xx

Jen on July 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM said...

WOWZER
YOU LOOK A-MAZING.

J x

curls and bags on July 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM said...

wow!!!
Following!
http://curls-and-bags.blogspot.com

his little lady on July 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM said...

this entire outfit is oh so fabulous!!!!
xo TJ

Vicky on July 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM said...

You can pull it off wonderfully :)
And thank you!
xx

Vicky | golden mirrors

La Vie En Rose on July 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM said...

Very cute!!
Love your style!!

Maryam Maquillage on July 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM said...

stunnnninnggggggg i love your blog and style!!!

Jenna Hughes on July 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM said...

you are stunninggg! so jealous of your skin and cute dress!

http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

Maria Chloe on July 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM said...

Wow, your dress is beautiful and those shoes are beyond words and your are gorgeous! Im a new follower(:
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Madeline on July 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM said...

This dress looks so perfect and beautiful on you x

Stills on July 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM said...

Beautiful dress!

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turquoiseinlove on July 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM said...

this dress is so gorgeous! and you're an excellent model! xx

--

Jasmine
turquoiseinlove.blogspot.com

This is LN on July 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM said...

You look gorgeous ! I love your style, following your blog now ! I am a new blogger and would really appreciate if you stopped by my blog and follow back if you like it ! xx
Xx
Hélène
http://www.thisisln.com

AimeeSowa on July 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM said...

Looks great!

DREAMY on July 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM said...

Thank you for your comments :D
Y'know, you, your writing and your photographs are just... exquisite!

Hanna &amp; Christel on July 29, 2012 at 1:13 AM said...

you have an amazing style and blog! we follow you now ;)!

<3

ponyhunter on July 29, 2012 at 1:16 AM said...

I think Jeffrey Campbell do a similar pair, try Andrea Biani, or else solestruck.com

p.s. i recognize the garden studio @ kingsize :)

Men Trend on July 29, 2012 at 3:05 AM said...

Great post! Lovely pictures!

http://mentrend.blogspot.be/

Estefanía Ainoza on July 29, 2012 at 4:20 AM said...

Great pictures! I love it!!

GIAA on July 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM said...

wonderful

http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com/

MadeOfTears on July 29, 2012 at 5:11 AM said...

Great look! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other =]

Heidi-likes on July 29, 2012 at 6:42 AM said...

Thank you for your comment, you look stunning! The dress is fab and your pictures are beautiful x

http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

Tram H. on July 29, 2012 at 7:20 AM said...

nice dress!

deadly_bite on July 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM said...

That dress is BEAUTIFUL! Incredible print! *O*

Rebe Burgess on July 29, 2012 at 4:04 PM said...

That dress is so beautiful! the feeling you get from finding something so amazing at a second hand store can't be beaten! Save mart has definitely treated me well in the past. I love your look and your style is killer!

keep rocking

xx Rebe

(www.rebesrunway.com)

lusine on July 30, 2012 at 3:40 AM said...

Gorgeous!

Rachel, Cold Knees on July 30, 2012 at 4:15 AM said...

Wow you are stunning. This dress is gorgeous! Not sure I knew tic tacs contained sugar either to be honest.. xx

Yuka on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 AM said...

pretty dress, pretty girl

Marina on July 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM said...

You look amazing! Really beautiful dress!

xx
biskvittka.blogspot.com

The Braided Bandit on August 1, 2012 at 4:48 AM said...

First of all, your dress is stunning and you look beautiful, I 100% agree it looks like it was made just for you!
Secondly, that story is quite funny, but tragic! I bet you can find sugar free tic tacs! But I still don't know if I would rub them on my teeth! hhaha Hope you are having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah

Dami on August 2, 2012 at 6:58 AM said...

You look amazing. That dress, THOSE SHOES!!! DIVINE!!!

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Fashionistable on August 2, 2012 at 7:46 AM said...

Oh Jessica you are absolutely beautiful and you are right this dress is perfect on you. Xxxx

Tanii on August 2, 2012 at 10:33 PM said...

wow, this dress is absolutely stunning! Where are you from? :) I''d like to feature you on my blog, what do you think about this? :)

Sanzibell on August 3, 2012 at 8:08 AM said...

great outfit ♥

Catherine Campbell on August 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM said...

Wow... amazing dress! The pattern is beautiful.

Ellie on August 4, 2012 at 3:38 AM said...

Ok you are incredibly gorgeous. This post is fantastic. That dress is just flawless.

Obsessed with your blog.

-Ellie

Selena on August 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM said...

wowwww this dress is SO incredible.

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