What I'm Wearing | A dress will always save the day!

4:45 PM

So this morning, I had an event to attend at Belk at The Summit.  It was a "Fall 2012 Fashion Tour".  I'll tell you more about that later.  Life has been crazy hectic for the last week or so, but I still wanted to make something new to wear.  So on Monday, I figured I'd prep and cut and on Tuesday, I'd just "Project Ruway" my way through the day and "Make it Work"!  FAIL!   I don't know what in the world I was thinking...  I, Erica Bunker, am NOT a speed sewer.  By 8 pm last night, it was painfully obvious that I wasn't going to finish and I was also having some fitting issues that I needed to work out.  I'll tell you about this later too.  I'm still deciding whether or not it's worth pursuing, but either way I'll do a review.  So I said, "Screw this!"  And I poured a glass of wine (or 3), closed my eyes and grabbed the first thing I touched in my closet!
So this is what I pulled out to save my day:  Vogue 1087, which is a Donna Karan dress that I made almost 3 years ago.  It's an off-white draped bodice sheath.  There is just something so classic about Donna Karan's designs.  They're so flattering and worth the time to sew.  I think I'm going wear another one that I've made soon!
  
Here is a close-up of my shoes.  Great nude slingbacks I picked up at DSW.
And I meet one of the loveliest bloggers today.  Meet Katie of Hems For Her.

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46 comments

  1. Great dress, great shoes! You never disappoint!

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  2. You know whenever I have made something last minute I have not been truly happy with it. I generally adore DK patterns and this one looks fantastic on you.

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    1. Allison, that has always been the case with me. It's best that I just randomly make things and just hang them in the closet.

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  3. I LOVE this dress! It's the epitome of chic! If I was you, I would wear this all day every day!

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  4. I truly adore your white dresses....and this one is a beautiful alternative for sure! Being a novice I could not sew under pressure...I would crack.....mmmn wine & sewing, I will have to try & then maybe some of the patterns would make sense to me!

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    1. LOL! Thanks DeniseAngela!

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  5. You look amazing!

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  6. That Vogue dress is a beauty. You look lovely in it. I'm with you about the sewing speed. I'm a slow sewer and when I speed up I'm almost always disappointed with the results. Glad you had fun!

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    1. Clarissa, I like to challenge myself. But I have to realize my limitations. And speed sewing under pressure is one of them. Thanks!

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  7. Lovely dress and great shoes, DK never disappoints.BTW love your new blog page

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  8. Looking great Erica!

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  9. You look fantastic in this dress!
    Maybe your slow sewing is what means you have a beautiful, classic dress like this waiting in your closet for the just the right moment!

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  10. Looking good as usual. First of all yes it is worth pursuing it, just have a break from it, then go back. after a break things look a lot different. Don't give up, you will have it nailed. :)

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  11. Love the dress and the shape at the top is very figure flattering. I would love to own something like that. My little sister is going to be getting a sewing machine in the next few weeks, she's 9. I have basic sewing skills but I will be looking through you're old posts for inspiration and advice. Keep up the great work!

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  12. Great choice!!! You look amazing for the event.

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  13. I LOVED this dress!I can't believe you made it three years ago- it just goes to show beautiful, classic pieces never go out of style!

    I so enjoyed my time with you yesterday! Thank you so much for being so kind and beautiful, inside and out!

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    1. Katie, I enjoyed you as well!

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  14. The details on the front of the dress are lovely, good choice and very chic.

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  15. this is an amazing dress

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  16. I came to your blog by way of Hems for Her and oh my goodness! You are a triple threat: amazing look, impeccable style, and extremely talented! I must say... I'm a bit jealous! Consider me your newest follower and keep up the great work! <3

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  17. Hi Erica. You are stunning! Xoxo Gretchen

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  18. Gorgeous white sheath! You've just about convinced me to sew a Donna Karan pattern!

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  19. Look spectacular as usual, very interested to hear your take on fall trends. Looking forward to that.

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  20. As usual Erica you look stunning in this dress, a good tip from you make a dress you love and hang it in the wardrobe for "that" occasion
    any item sewn in a hurry looks like that. Well done. Lesley

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  21. Hola Erica, me encanta todo lo que haces y ademas tienes una figura ideal de mujer,te queda todo fenomenal, saludos desde ESPAÑA...!!!

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  22. Oh wow, that is hot! Also, you are tall! And obviously awesome at sewing. Caught the link express from AllisonC's blog and I'm liking everything here so I'll see you around, keep rockin'!

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