It’s Good To Be Back

Alexis Evie Dress

While I truly enjoyed ditching all of my fancy clothes while going through my fashion detox, I have to admit that it’s good to be back! There is something magical about dressing up, putting on a pair of sparkly heels, and getting your makeup game on. I grew up and always lived in big cities so I guess it’s just in me: I love dressing up and casual clothes never feels right for me.

I already wrote about my inability of wearing jeans and it’s not the only one item of casual clothes that just doesn’t work for me. There are also sweatpants, T-shirts and especially tanks, cowboy boots, plaid shirts… I don’t  know why but these basic for many people pieces simply do not call my name. What you’ll find in abundance in my wardrobe thought are cocktail dresses, jumpsuits, cashmere sweaters, and lots of accessories that many people find inappropriate for everyday wear. Why is that? I don’t know, maybe I just have too many blogging related events to attend! 😉

Jokes aside, it was so great finally get dressed: take out of the closet just another pretty lace dress (is there such thing as too many lace dresses, anyways?), put on my new favorite liquid lipstick (which is actually very affordable—check out my full review of the collection here), and forget to style your hair as you’ve spent too much time on your makeup. For me, getting ready is fun: there are so many ways to be creative, it makes you feel that you take care of yourself, and it definitely takes time as I always make my get ready routine longer by watching YouTube videos.

In a way, getting ready for the event is a reflection of our OCD society: you need to be diligent about all the details if you want to make an impression. Outfit, makeup, accessories, nails, hair… Make sure that you shaved your legs, applied deodorant, brushed your teeth, and sprayed some perfume on… Girl, it does take time, but it feels so good and it’s so worth it!

I’m not sure if it’s my particular fashion detox experience or my addiction to pretty clothes in general, but honest I’m so happy to be back! While occasional asceticism is important, I guess I’m way too urbanized to do consciously separate from my clothes on a regular basis. I don’t know why, but I do need fancy clothes as it makes me feel so… me!

How about you? Do you like to get dressed up or you are more likely to support the fashion detoxing movement?

OUTFIT DETAILS: Alexis Evie Dress (more cute lace dresses like that)
Ted Baker Coat (check out this huge coat selection)
ASOS Crystal Boots (all sparkly boots are here)
Marni ‘Trunk’ Shoulder Bag (love this selection of shoulder bags)

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  • Your lipstick and the whole outfit aren’t just gorgous? I love it so much. x

    Michelle Morchella

  • Nikki Arnold

    I loooooove this outfit on you!! It is so chic and the pairing of the dress and lipstick color is gorgeous!!.

  • this is outfit is just stunning! im obsessed! xx toby

  • Janel Berchielli

    That outfit is adorable. I’ve never been very fashionable myself wearing jeans and t-shirts pretty much all the time to hide behind. But lately I have found Lularoe clothing to help me step out of my comfort zone and dress up my look. I’ve actually been wearing dresses lately which is not like me at all. When you feel confident in your skin you care more about your appearance and I am all about looking good and feeling comfortable in my clothes!

  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    Oh wow! That cold shoulder body hugging lace dress is simply amazing! I love how you styled it too! You look stunning!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • nelle

    I love that dress and the deep plum color gives it kind of an edge with the lace!

  • Oh I love that first dress! Girl you and I could not be more opposite! I live in yoga pants (it is my job but still…) and love jeans. I just got cowboy boots last year and consider those ‘dressy’ lol!

  • You look great! I love dressing up! Something about dressing up that gets me excited for whatever the night has to offer.

  • Beautiful outfit! You look lovely!

    xo, mikéla /

  • Omg that dress is GORG! It’s so nice to dress up every once in a while.

    Alix |

  • What a great outfit! I love the color of your dress it goes great with your boots!

  • Debra Hawkins

    What great shoes and I love the color of the dress and that your lipstick matches!

  • momtrends

    Your boots are my favorite part of this outfit. You could have gone with a sold, but you went bold. Love!

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    That dress is incredibly beautiful but the boots are the bomb. I love the whole look and wish I could pull it off instead of my jeans and hiking boots!

  • Heather Garcia

    I completely agree! Love your outfit btw! I wear jeans for work every single day and I love to dress up on the weekends if at all possible! I too feel so much better when I wear dresses.

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    You nailed this look! And you are totally right about being diligent about the details. Its what matters…

  • Rose Sahetapy

    Beautiful dress, love the color, perfect coat and the boots are the star! I’m a city girl myself, and I love dressing up, but I also love jeans, T-shirt, cowboy boots, and basically all types of fashion style. By the way, you’re gorgeous!

  • Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

    This dress is gorgeous and your lip color is rocking! I love the whole look!

  • Debra Schroeder

    That color is gorgeous on you. Do I support the fashion detoxing movement? I live it. LOL, I’m more of a casual, low-key dresser.

  • Yeah, jeans and me don’t work either. However, you look amazing with that dress and those boots. I love those boots. The color of the dress is really pretty, too.

  • Theresa

    That dress is very captivating. It looks wonderful with your hair color and skin.

  • Jennifer Anderson Marx

    Wow, that dress is amazing. You are breathtaking in it. No wonder you want to wear it! I’d rock that dress frequently, if I were you.

  • Krystel Seijo

    Dress is beautiful. Im curious what you wear on off days? I try to barely dress up

  • Cassandra B. @PoweredbyBLING

    That dress is very beautiful. It would be great for a night at the theatre

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I am definitely a fashion detox kind of girl. I’ll stick with my sweatpants! 😉

  • I’m more of a yoga pants at home, and jeans or patterned LuLa Roe leggings in public. My youngest daughter on the other hand…totally a fashionable girl.

  • I do love to get dressed up. The whole process of choosing the perfect outfit, shoes and accessories is so much fun. I do miss it sometimes as I haven’t had the opportunity to dress up as much as I used to, but I also love throwing on jeans, a comfy top and pairing the look with the perfect pair of boots.

  • Love this dress! There is nothing that beats getting dressed up and that amazing feeling it brings with it!

  • orana velarde

    That is a very special dress. It suits you well. I am not a fancy dresser at all! It really has to be a very special occasion for me to dress up at all. I admire people who dress up on a regular basis though!

  • Courteney Noonan

    Unless last summer I wouldn’t dream of going out in jeans or yoga pants. I hate feeling underdressed even when I’m going to uni or just running to the shops. I would always wear a dress. Since I met my boyfriend he’s made me feel really confident in jeans so now jeans and Converse is like my uniform haha 🙂

  • Amber Gossett

    I love this lace dress! I am the opposite of you, I have to really talk myself into dressing up, I like to be super duper comfy and my job requires it so I often don’t have good reason to dress up!

  • I am very much the same, in fact I am usually overdressed for any occasion but not in a maximalist sense either. I adore your burgundy lace dress and welcome back xxx

  • TheNewClassy

    That outfit looks great on you. I love the dress. Purple is an awesome color. It really looks good on you too.

  • Nikki Arnold

    This outfit looks amazing on you!! I am right there with you about dressing up. I would rather wear a dress and heels than jeans and flats and I will rarely be caught in tennis shoes unless I’m working out. I just can’t do casual lol, I’m way too much of a girly girl.

  • This entire outfit is amazing! LOVE the dress, and it looks fabulous on you. I love dressing up, and would rather either be super casual or nicely dressed up – the in-between work clothes are annoying for me 😉

  • I love wearing dresses! It is my go to look almost everyday. Your dress is simply amazing, very classyand sexy all at the same time.

  • I love the color of your dress! I am not a big fan of dressing up usually, preferring my jeans or lounge pants. However, when I am going out, I do like to look good!

  • Irina Vakulchik

    You look so absolutely stunning. I love dressing up fancy as well. It’s so fun. I love your dress. Never seen one like that. I so want to order one.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    I absolutely LOVE that outfit!