Learning from my Peers

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Dress: Lands' End c/o Gwynnie Bee | Shoes:Oshima” c/o ECCO | Necklace: Boutique in Rehoboth Beach (similar) | Bracelets: Nordstrom (similar) | Bag: Belonged to my Mom

I received this dress in my latest Gwynnie Bee box and was surprised by it… Lands' End isn't usually known for low-cut dresses and this one needed a safety pin or two to make it work. Then I saw it on Hems for Her and my sister (also a Gwynnie Bee subscriber) informed me that I was trying it on backwards! Turned it around and suddenly it fit so much better! D'oh!

This dress is such an example of why I love Gwynnie Bee. I would have never looked twice at this dress on the Lands' End site, but I decided to try it with Gwynnie Bee (no risk!) and was pleasantly surprised! I decided to up the vintage vibe with these fun shoes from ECCO and this bag that I adore and always look for a reason to use! And lately I'm always happy for an opportunity to rock the orange lipstick!

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  1. Stella
    May 3, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    such a cute outfit!

  2. May 3, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Love this fabulous dress!! Great for spring 🙂

  3. Emily
    April 30, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I love this! Sometimes your rock chick style is quite different from mine so I find it harder to appreciate an outfit, but I really like this look, particularly the summery accessorising (though I would possibly have lost the necklace). Know I haven’t commented for a while but still a big fan of the blog 🙂

  4. Lorena Lorena
    April 30, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I would have never known this was from Land’s End – it actually has a cool vintage vibe.

  5. The Fashionable ESQ
    April 30, 2013 / 7:44 am

    Such a cute look! I love that it’s all so cohesive. The lip color is the perfect touch. You look awesome, Alyson.


    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)


  6. Happinessatmidlife
    April 29, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    Very pretty dress and I love how your coral lipstick makes the orange pops from the dress. Your shoes are so meant to be worn with this retro vibe. I think I need me some green shoes 🙂


  7. Little Red
    April 29, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    In light of your previous post, how did it feel to wear all this color?

    • April 30, 2013 / 9:51 am

      I don’t think this is a lot of color. I’m not writing off color, I just want to use it more carefully, as pops instead of Rainbow Brite. This time last year I was Rainbow Brite and that’s not me.

  8. EmilyD
    April 29, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    This dress is precious! I love it/

  9. kathy
    April 29, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    This outfit looks FABULOUS on you. And yes, Land’s End…who’da thunk??

  10. April 29, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I love the print on this dress!!

  11. Dee
    April 29, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    So spring-y! What a happy outft! you look great

  12. Sarah G
    April 29, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    You look stunning! That lipstick is perfect. Does this dress fit large or small?

  13. Georgia from AR
    April 29, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    That is absolutely stunning! Are you sure you don’t want to rethink that boycott on color? You sure can rock it. And those lips and shoes? Girlfriend, what a stunner!

    • April 30, 2013 / 9:51 am

      I never said I was boycotting color, i just said I wanted to use it more sparingly. This time last year I looked like Rainbow Brite and it’s just not me. More careful use in 2013.

  14. April 29, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    You look amazing in that dress, and those shoes are perfect.

  15. April 29, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    You can’t tell us you’re wearing it backwards, then not show us a picture of the back lol!

  16. Wendle
    April 29, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I don’t normally comment on Blogs but felt compelled to write today. I have enjoyed your blog for a good year or so now, and today your outfit is just beyond pretty. I love some of the posts you have been putting up recently, they really give some food for thought!

  17. Hayley
    April 29, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    Printed dresses are so unexpected on you but I really like it!

    • April 29, 2013 / 3:49 pm

      It’s why I love Gwynnie Bee; get tired of the print and send it back, no buyer’s remorse!

  18. crtfly
    April 29, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    You are the picture of a perfect Spring day!


  19. Eleanorjane
    April 29, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    Cute new header on the blog! It even matches your dress!

    • April 29, 2013 / 3:03 pm

      Thanks, and LOL totally by chance! I don’t know if I’ll keep it but I felt I was ready for some sort of springy change! 🙂

  20. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    April 29, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Fabulous! I am wearing a surprising Lands End dress today too. Love, love those shoes, I am going to check them out asap.

  21. April 29, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    That is such a cute dress! I would’ve never thought it was from Land’s End. And the shoes are fab!

  22. jentine
    April 29, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    I love wearing dresses backwards. i find it is an easy way to modernize vintage.
    Love the vintage vibe of this little get up hereeee….

  23. Sonia
    April 29, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    As always, I have to ask my favorite question, what shade is your fabulous lipstick? It is so pretty and goes great with your almost worn backwards dress. 🙂

  24. April 29, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    That’s Lands’ End??? I was just in a Lands’ End inlet looking for a swimsuit, and the clothes I saw were definitely not as fun and cute as that! Good call wearing it backwards. It looks really nice that way!

  25. April 29, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    The retro print of the dress is so lovely and I love how springy your outfit is. This time of year is my favorite!

  26. April 29, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    I love the print – it’s so summery! And those shoes are awesome!

  27. Suzanne Carillo
    April 29, 2013 / 11:41 am

    Ha ha that is funny about putting the dress on backwards!

    That dress is gorgeous on you and those shoes…sweet!


  28. April 29, 2013 / 11:38 am

    I love it with you green shoes! And I am actually wearing it with the V in front today, but I definitely have it safety pinned! Don’t you love the fun print?!?

    • April 29, 2013 / 12:05 pm

      It’s super cute with the V in front, but it seemed to hang a bit better on my midsection with the V in back. But I may try it turned around with a wider belt to cinch it better!

  29. SarahMikayla
    April 29, 2013 / 11:38 am

    I don’t remember this one on Gwynnie Bee! I must find it immediately!

  30. April 29, 2013 / 11:32 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I thought the dress was vintage!

    Love, love, LOVE!

  31. Maryn
    April 29, 2013 / 11:30 am

    Love the dress! I’ve been eyeing it, but am worried about how it will look at the end of the day – can you give us a debrief?

    • April 29, 2013 / 11:39 am

      I know you aren’t asking me, but I am wearing it for the second time- the fabric is great, no wrinkles at all!

    • April 29, 2013 / 12:04 pm

      Ditto what Katie wrote, it’s a poly blend, the skirt is fully lined and it doesn’t seem to wrinkle at all, and is also very light and floaty 🙂

      • Maryn
        April 30, 2013 / 12:54 pm

        You’d swayed me with the no wrinkles comments, and now they’re sold out! Bah!

  32. Morgan Rudder
    April 29, 2013 / 11:27 am

    GET OUT OF MY HEAD. I just ordered those shoes, and was kind of on the fence about keeping them after I clicked the button on them. But I love the way you’ve put them with that dress, so I can’t wait to get them now.

  33. nycgirl1986
    April 29, 2013 / 11:25 am

    I know you mentioned you’ve been a bit of a wardrobe/confidence rut these days, but I wanted to tell you that you look fabulous!! I know this is not your usual style but it looks great on you. And that gorgeous shiny hair and pretty lipstick. You are rocking this monday morning 🙂

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