Dup-A-Look 23

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I took a risk with Dup-A-Look 23, but didn’t really realize just how big of a risk I had taken until I got to work. I’d been wanting to wear my totally sheer high-low dress to work for quite some time, and had thought about wearing it to a Friday night wedding a few weeks ago. In my planning process, I put a cowl neck dress under it and it totally dressed the dress down enough where I thought, “hey, this could work for work”. So I figured I’d dupe this look from Style and Pepper, because, why not, right?

And that’s where it got a little risky. My cowl neck dress was fine at home, but after moving around a little bit, it rode up a little more than I was comfortable with at work. I kind of got the side-eye from a couple coworkers, who may have questioned the length, but I didn’t get talked to about it. I was pulling it down all day, and tried to avoid getting up and going anywhere as much as possible.  I won’t, however, be wearing the cowl-neck dress again without leggings from this point on.

Anyway, I wore my high-low dress, which is from In LOVE With Fashion but no longer available, with a cowl neck dress that I got ages ago at H&M.  I didn’t have white wedges, so I opted to wear my Isabel Toledo for Payless wedges with white socks instead.  I had a black cap that worked great (though I couldn’t wear it in the office), and, of course, a denim jacket (Max Studio via TJ Maxx years ago).  For accessories, I didn’t have two matching bracelets, let alone a red one, so I opted to wear a deep pink bracelet from Charming Charlies with my Raymond Weil watch.  It worked out nice.  My bag was my grandma’s, and while I had one that was similar color and shape to the one Style and Pepper used, I just didn’t feel like digging it out of a closet and switching over.  Plus this bag was better for the look anyway, I think.

Dup-A-Look 23

Generally, a moderately successful dupe.  The moment I decided to dupe this I regretted getting rid of my strappy white wedges… they would have worked better with whites socks and gotten me the same effect as in the original.  But I  never wore them because they didn’t fit my feet right, so it was silly to have kept them.  Overall, I learned a new way to wear this sheer high-low dress, and also learned that my cowl neck dress doesn’t really work for work.  So I guess in that respect, it was successful.  But I don’t think this is a look I’ll be sporting again… at least not how it’s styled here.

What do you think of this one? Was it a success?  Is it something you’d wear?

6 comments for “Dup-A-Look 23

  1. November 1, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    In the picture, actually, it’s very cute. In real life it sounds like it was a hard outfit to wear.

  2. November 1, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Thanks. Yea… it was cute, but definitely not something I can really wear “in real life”.

  3. November 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    I thinks that’s cute ! You totally pull it off !
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  5. November 9, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    Really cute look, I love the hi low dress. Hate it when you don’t realize until you leave the house how uncomfortable something is to wear!

  6. November 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    It definitely is one of those things that could be qualified as “the worst” right? Especially when it could get you in trouble at work! Yikes!

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