modcloth avocado orchard dress
Those of you who follow me on Twitter got a little sneak peek at this yesterday. A while back, I was browsing ModCloth, like ya do, lusting after many a lovely frock (also like ya do), when I came across the Avocado Orchard Dress. I got weak in the knees at the mere sight of it! The cut! That belt! Those colors! But it was OUT OF STOCK! So I signed up for their handy “Alert me when this is back in stock” feature, figured it would never be back in stock, and promptly forgot about it. Then I got an email with the following subject line:
Avocado Orchard Dress – Hurry, it’s back in stock!
Oh. Ooh. HURRY I DID!
Don’t you love it? :)
I got the dress, by Heartbreaker, in a size Medium, and it fits pretty darn perfectly. The only very minor issue is that the sleeves are just a tiny bit snug, but not so much to the point of discomfort. In fact, after wearing it for a few hours, it feels totally fine. Some reviews said there was way too much room in the bust and what seemed like extra fabric in the shoulder area; but I’m not overly blessed up top, and it seems fine. As for the extra fabric, I think it just needs a little adjusting (and it may also be an issue of posture) because I don’t see that as a problem either.
I just love the pattern (even though, as a friend pointed out, it resembles the BP logo…) and the colors. And check out the belt:
So cute! I can’t wait to wear it with other things (and, in turn, pair other belts with this dress). It has a tendency to not stay tightly clasped, but no matter. Easy adjustment.
I felt like this dress required wedges, so it was between these and my white ones, but this No Boundaries pair won out for being so fun. I just thought they complemented the dress really well.
Simple faux Tiffany pendant & owl earrings from my mom. Though this isn’t the greatest shot of the latter. Let’s try again.
It was cloudy this morning, and I’m still not feeling remotely great – and the dress really could’ve used an ironing, let’s be honest – but I couldn’t wait to wear this dress & brighten up. I feel like clothes can act as a placebo of sorts. Look fabulous, feel fabulous! Dress cheerfully, feel cheerful!
Ok, so, maybe it didn’t work wonders – I had another coughing fit on the train and had to get off at Addison to buy water, and I had another one at work. But at least the sun is peeking through the clouds now and then. That’s something!
Hopefully y’all love this one as much as I do. I literally jumped for joy yesterday when it arrived. And now I’ma jump (for your love!) again!
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