Tuesday, April 26, 2011

'April Hath Put a Spirit of Youth in Everything'


My birthday was a week and a half ago, but I just went out this past weekend to celebrate (yup, you guessed it, due to horrible weather).  I always start shopping for my bday dress two months in advance, and I knew this year I wanted something long and sleek with a peekaboo element.  So when I was perusing the pages and pages of Asos clothing, this Aqua dress was a no brainer!  Beside the fact that it's impossible to get on and off without help, I LOVE IT!!  The cut out is just the right amount of sexy! 
Happy 33 me!


Took these shots at my elementary school!  The flowers and painted embellishments are new but that yellow line that we had to line up on and not utter a word is still there!  Many a time did I get detention for speaking out of turn :)  Yup, I was a talker!









What I'm Wearing:
Dress:  Aqua - Asos
           Orig.: $233.00
           Paid:  $103.00
Shoes:  Steve Madden
Bag: Alexander Wang Diego
Rings:  Adder Snakebite, YSL
Earrings: Jewel Mint

Would love to thank DizzyTea for giving me the One Lovely Blog Award! And might I add that she has one lovely blog.  Her images are fresh and whimsical and quite frankly, always puts me in the mood for high tea! And I'd also love to thank Michelle of Daily Cat Walk for giving me the Sunshine Award (how ironic that I can't seem to get SUN in NY). Thanks, Michelle, for your lovely award, and here's hoping it brings some sun!  Check out a couple of weird facts about me and the lovely ladies to whom I nominated here!


And now for some venting:

If you follow me on Twitter, you know of my ravings about these cuties, and how I couldn't find them in my size. Then, as my luck would have it, I happened to look again a couple of days later and voila! There they were in a 6.5, and they were the last pair. I just received them in the mail last night, ripped the box open, gleefully tried them on and ONE SHOE IS A SIZE SMALLER THAN THE OTHER!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO QUALITY CONTROL!!! My only hope is that the other person who's facing this dilemma is feeling as perturbed as I am and has called in the same problem...or....

...have any of you ladies had your shoes stretched?  And does it work?

Sue-Bee

Sue-Bee

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102 comments:

  1. wow !! amazing dress !
    love it ! :)

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  2. nice dress, happy belated bday

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  3. That dress is amazing, very unique.
    Also those shoes are mental, very 90's, which is usually a time period I don't appreciate but for some I really like them!
    I've never tried this before, but Michelle Phan made a youtube video, saying that if you fill plastic bags with water, put them inside the shoes, and then the shoes in the freezer, as the water turned to ice the shoes would stretch.

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  4. lovely Maxi! lovee the snake ring.. and yahh to wang :)

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  5. the COOLEST effing dress ever!! happy belated birthday sweetheart :)

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  6. Hi! This dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!! So beautiful and you look great in it!

    -Jana
    http://wolfandwillow.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love Your Blog!! <3 -- XoXo Follow me Via blogroll.. Add my BLOG [ My Face Hunter - Fashion Blog ] in your list..i will add yours!!! thanks kisses!

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  8. Awww thanks for the compliments! Lovely things to say, I'm flattered that you like my blog as well. Have a great week! xxx

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Ok, I'm with you...WTH happened to quality control?! Nothing peeves me more when you order something, wait for it, and then it's wrong!! I hope you can stretch that baby out. xo

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  10. happy birthday grrl! don't you love birthday months! it's my bday month too!

    love the dress, sooo sexy and the jewel tones look amazing on you...

    ok, don't stretch the shoes.... i don't think it works on patent. you need to return them and see if they will fix the problem, hopefully the person who also got the wrong size will be returning them! good luck with that!

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  11. love the dress and happy belated birthday!

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  12. the bold print dress look gorgeous on you and love your hair style so much!!!

    blog.misspouty.com

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  13. HOT! you look amazing in the dress...the colors are fabulous! that sucks about the shoes, that really ticks me off...seriously, how hard is it to check the sizes before sending. hope they figure something out!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  14. Sexy dress!

    I've had shoes stretched before. Honestly, it didn't work that well. They (maybe) got 1/2 a size larger.

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

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  15. This dress is fantastic. You look great in it.

    Happy birthdaaaaaaayy!

    www.denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  16. Hellz to the yes I will follow you. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I hope you had a great birthday. That dress was the hotness. Great blog!

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm sorry for say Happy Belated Birthday! You look so terrific and hot! beijossss

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  18. Thanks for commenting on my blog, happy belated birthday and...you look stunning in that dress !!! About the shoes, I own so many shoes but some of them don't fit perfectly and I can't wear them...I know how frustrating it can be ! xoxo

    http://fashionandcookies.blogspot.com

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  19. 33 wow you look way younger. The dress is definitely the right amount of sexy. Sorry to hear about your shoes. I haven't had any shoes stretch out on me, good luck.

    dearest,
    Fashion Nostalgia

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  20. Happy birthday beauty! I love the dress, is so colorful and cool! I'm happy that you liked the award, you really deserves it!

    Kisses xoxo

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  21. Wowza..that dress is stunning love the colors and the cut out too. Great photos. I hope your birthday dinner was awesome! Love those shoes too. I never had any shoes stretched...

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC
    Also please check out my video for Chanel Lipstick
    Monroe Steele Chanel Lipstick Video

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  22. i super love your dress!!!! :D happy birthday!!! :D

    xoxo, ace

    http://aceduchua.blogspot.com/

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  23. I hope you had a great birthday. Beautiful dress. You look fabulous.

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  24. oh wow this is the most amazing dress ever. its sexy, its avantagarde, it has a unique print. i'm simply in love. what a stunning piece.
    xoxo
    mina

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  25. That dress is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! It looks so fantastic on you.
    Looks like you had a great time :)
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  26. Great dress! :D

    I' m back, click and follow:
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  27. YOUR DRESS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!
    I love your whole look
    its always put together so nicely

    www.bobbieaustinscloset.blogspot.com

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  28. its a pretty dress but i dunno if i can pull it off jst cos it has so many side holes (lol). love the heels!! :)

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  29. the dress is gorgeous, so fittimg for a birthday treat. happy belated. i really like the wedges in the last pics

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  30. love ur outfit and those shoes!!!!!!
    You have such a lovely blog, ill definitely be visiting it again.

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

    x

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  31. Oohh, I love your dress! Sexy! Happy Birthday! x

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  32. love that dress it looks so stunning on you dear.

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  33. love the pattern of the dress it looks so classy.


    xoxo,
    www.theairportlook.blogspot.com

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  34. You look like a star, really awesome dress

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  35. omg what a dress???amazing!!!you look amazing!!!!

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  36. Happy belated Birthday. I love that dress of yours. It is actually right amount of sexy and peekaboo.
    I also like that finger on your lips pose of miss talkative you.
    Your rings are so cool.

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  37. great find on asos! That is such the birthday dress. I love the belly chain, and the mix up of all the fun jewelry and the large Diego bucket bag...sweet! Hope it was a good night :)
    xo Car
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  38. WOW!!!I can only say: SUPER SEXY!!!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  39. Such a sexy dress! That chain wrap is a clever touch

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  40. i love the dress , its amazing xoxo

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  41. Happy birthday! That is one sexy dress

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  42. belated happy birthday! :) and i love that dress on you! and your snake ring is LOOOVE!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com/

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  43. such an elegant dress, you look amazing in it!
    xx


    http://thecaramelpie.blogspot.com/

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  44. wow! im speechless!! this dress is amazing!! and you look stunningly gorgeous :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  45. that bag.. those shoes.. that dress.. ooweee LOVE

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  46. oh tu est superbe, et cette robe est magnifique, j'adore, et elle te vas très bien

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  47. Nice dress! I love the shoes.

    Sarah
    x

    http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

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  48. Sexyy dress..you look awesome!
    & happy belated birthday! :)) ♥

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  49. thanks for your comment..yes im following you...hope u do the same

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  50. wow,that dress i just gorgeous!

    http://laughing-in-the-purple-rain.blogspot.com/

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  51. i love,love,love,love,loveeeee your dress!

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  52. Sure thing, lets follow each other :)

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  53. Hey Sexy! I have an award in my blog waiting for you! Go check it out! beijossss

    htt://wwww.cougarvintage.blogspot.com

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  54. u look WOW WOW WOW!!!!fantastic dress,fabulous shoes,perfect look!!!!:)
    xoxoxo
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  55. OMG! this dress is sooo amazing! love this print!<3

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  56. i love your dress!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i like your shoes too:)
    x
    www.lechevrenoir.blogspot.com

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  57. the dress is impressive and wonderful but to be sure you say it's "your school" you mean you work as a teacher here ? you don't teach kids while wearing that dress right ? xD

    kisses
    hannah
    http://elegantesque.blogspot.com

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  58. you look stunning! awesome dress! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  59. what a beautiful dress - i love the peek a boo!

    also in response to your comment - yes, i did take the belt from a dress :)

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  60. Awesome shoes!!!! and your snake ring is incredible!!! nice blog!! i´m following!xx

    http://fashionindahat.blogspot.com

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  61. Perfect I love the colors in the dress! You look so pretty.

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  62. The dress is just beautiful, love how sexy it is without showing much!
    xoxo
    izzy&maria
    http://www.glamtimee.com

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  63. Love these pictures!

    <3 http://eccentricdaydream.blogspot.com/

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  64. that dress is rad! i am having a giveaway on my blog, that is perfect for spring&summer! a RAD BIKINI by a young Mexican designeer! check it out, you wont be disappointed ♥ i promise!

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  65. gorgeous
    love this post!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  66. great dress! love the pattern and that super sexy cut out. you look fab!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  67. thank you so so much for your beautiful comment doll!! made my day! following you now too <3

    xx
    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au

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  68. You're so gorgeous. I love the outfit. Amazing. The dress is perfect on you.

    Come visit me
    Karoline Kalvo

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  69. you are killing it in that dress, missy! wow, it looks fabulous on you! I love the chain you wore around your tummy too, such a fabulous touch.

    oh nooooo, I'm sorry about your shoes! that's terrible, and I hope you can have them stretched!

    and yes, I was a talker too.

    and because I love your blog I gave you an award, obviously no need to do any of the things it says to, but I wanted to let you know I am a fan :)

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  70. woooohhhh
    i totally totally love your blog...from the header to the pictures...everything...

    following you:) do follow me back alright love.

    much love

    X

    www.rainism-rohini.blogspot.com

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  71. You look amazing!

    I'll follow you as requested, would you follow me back?

    Loves,
    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.blogspot.com

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  72. CIEL!! you're just sublime in that gorgeous dress! I love the way you did your hair.. happy bday :))

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  73. OMG! It' s so nice to see my blog in your inspirations list. Thank you soooo much. You really made my day. Love you..

    www.denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  74. You look incredible! The dress is so unique and we absolutely love the rings you're wearing with it!! That's so annoying about the shoes though, hopefully you can stretch one!

    Love Georgia and Leah

    http://sugarcoatedyouth.blogspot.com/

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  75. You look great in your bday dress! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am following you from now!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  76. fierrrce dress :DDD such a daring look~~~
    xo Diana

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  77. hey amy! just wanted to let you know that i got the bracelet :) its amazing!! i love it!! thanks so much!!!! ^-^

    kastlovefashion.blogspot.com

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  78. soo fancy :) now following you :)

    www.style-fiesta.blogspot.com

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  79. Wooooowwww...this dress is very particular!!! It is very wonderful..and you are so beautiful!!! Sorry for my imperfect English,but I'm Italian!!!
    A big kiss from Italy!!!
    Miriam!!!
    Visit my blog, and if you like it, follow me!!!
    http://fashioncrazyball.blogspot.com

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  80. Hello
    Amazing Outfit :DD
    You look so nice ^^

    xoxo
    from: http://Patchwork-of-dreams.blogspot.com

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  81. happy birthday first and foremost. second, how fabulous you look in that get-up. third, shame about the shoes.

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  82. I absolutely love your dress!! What a print! love the tones and color mixed!

    xx

    Have a nice weekend :D

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  83. great dress!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  84. I love your cover pic!! and sexy dress..I am your latest follower.Hope you will visit me sometime too :)

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  85. Oh my gosh, you rock this dress. Love it. Looks great. xo

    strawberry freckleface

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  86. Happy belated birthday love!
    Cute blog :) really love the dress you're wearing too xx
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving love!
    Following you on Bloglovin xx let me know when you have too!

    http://aprilialove.com

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  87. The dress is hot...like fire!! Happy Belated Bday lady!
    www.swoonblog.com

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  88. U look stunning in this dress! really adore this print and the cut out sides!

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