"No, I don't want no scrubs."

simply be, red lace, dress, plus size, blogger
Dress - Simply Be/Tights, Shoes - Target/Necklace - ASOS
The title of this post comes from the indisputable fact that that's exactly what it looks like I'm saying in the above shot. And it's true, I really don't want no scrubs of any sort, in any aspect of life. I'm too old and too disgruntled to deal with people who don't have it together to some degree. But I digress...

I've said this before, but I wish more bloggers would post pictures from the side!
I think it goes without saying, but this dress is very, extremely short. It's actually more of a tunic than a dress. Since shooting this, I have found it to be better suited to some opaque leggings. I loved the styling of the dress on Simply Be's website (that's what really sold me on it!), so I kept the giant gold cross necklace and ankle boots look going here. Unoriginal, sure- but this dress pretty much demands to be worn with a giant jewel encrusted gold cross, no?

As always, I am wearing my trusty Stila liquid lipstick.

Can everything I wear have a bell sleeve from now on? Please and thank you in advance. Let's do this.
All photos ©Suzuran Photography

38 comments:

  1. hot gothy attitude-giving no-shit-taking divinity right here!

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  2. In love - with your outfit, that dress, THAT NECKLACE. Perfect, perfect.

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  3. I'm not a fan of bell sleeves, but I love this on you! Your skin looks flawless in this color.

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  4. Now I need something with bell sleeves, you have convinced me. Love iiiit!

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  5. Stunner! I love that color on you, and in general, plus you can't go wrong with lace. A perfect way to emulate Dolce & Gabbana.
    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

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  6. Well isn't that just the BEST COMPLIMENT EVER?

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  7. I LOVE this shade of red. That's why I couldn't resist this dress even though it's a million inches too short. :(

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  8. Thank you so much Lisa! I love your comparison to D&G- very astute.

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  9. Yes you do! Everyone does! Bell sleeves forever! Hahah

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  10. You are very welcome, Erin! Yes! Glad you agree. :)
    Love your blog too, very inspiring. Definitely following now.
    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

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  11. Loveeee this dress! Red and Lace! Two of my favorite things!

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  12. Thanks girl! And of course, I agree.

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  13. Aw, shucks! That's awesome to hear!

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  14. Beautiful! I've been following your blog forever and I just love it.


    I am ducking out from the shadows to ask a random question - I would love to hear your experience with buying clothes form the UK. Every time I place as ASOS order my credit card gets declined. I love Simply Be but I'm worried about the same thing. Could you advise?

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  15. I honestly didn't notice the length until you mentioned it. You could pair it will crushed velvet leggings and it would be killer.

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  16. Oh, wow! I love the sleeves, too. The color and texture of the dress also look lovely. I do agree it is a bit short--not sure how I'd feel about that. So tempting, but I'd probably chicken out and wear it as a tunic. And I don't even want to know how much that'd be converted to Canadian. O.o Way too much for a shirt. (for me, right now, anyway). Regardless, though... It looks great on you and I think you're right about keeping the style going. The boots and necklace do suit it. :)

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  17. *gasp* Your LEGS are awesome!...as is the rest of you in that dress. Love the 70's vibe the bell sleeves and lace.

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  18. Thanks so much Margot!! I love this deep red color too! <3

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  19. Aw, thank you sooo much!!

    Honestly, I would say almost all of my clothes come from the UK. Between ASOS, Simply Be, Dorothy Perkins, Evans... I don't do a whole lot of in-store shopping. To avoid problems with my credit card, I use my PayPal account for these sites. Have you tried that? I imagine they all offer PayPal as a form of payment because I'd guess a lot of people have similar issues to yours! :)

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  20. Thank you, Kathleen! I think the dress looks deceptively long on their website. Honestly, it wasn't until I got these photos back that I realized just how short it actually is!

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  21. Thank you!! They are definitely one of my better assets, hahah. I'm very, very influenced by 70s fashion, so I'm really glad that came through here.

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  22. Aw dang, thanks so much! Now you've inspired me- I must find something velvet in this shade of red.

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  23. THAT NECKLACE OMG it is beautiful and reminds me of this one Christian Lacroix sweater that was featured on the cover of Anna Wintours first edition w/ Vogue (Nov 1988) you are so adorable

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  24. this outfit is so great! where are you glasses and lipstick from?! love those also!

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  25. The glasses are from coastal.com (they're by Derek Cardigan, but they're sold out) and the lipstick is right here: http://bit.ly/18uNBbR

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  26. omg i just looked that up and omgggggggggg so beautiful

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  27. This is a good look for you.... And you've probably answered this before, but where did you get your glasses - that frame shape is amazing!

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  28. I can't wait to see what you pick!!

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  29. Coastal.com! I think they're sold out of this particular Derek Cardigan frame now though.

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  30. Ahhh, Paypal! Why didn't I think of that!? I will try it.


    One more question for you - how are all of those over seas sites with returns, in your experience?

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