Spring Flowers - Hapa Time

Spring Flowers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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New dress - Queens Wardrobe, shoes - Steve Madden Dynemite, purse - Aldo, bracelet - sister, sunglasses - Vogue


I LOVE warm weather. I especially like sunlight but you wouldn't guess it with my crazy sleeping schedule!! Sometimes I go to bed at the crack of dawn, not because I can't sleep, but because I always have so much to do (I work from home too) and have a hard time stopping. And then I miss out on 8 whole hours of sunlight. Boo.

This lovely dress covered in flower print was sent to me by one of my sponsors, Queen's Wardrobe. It was actually a miscommunication, and when I received it I was incredibly worried because it seemed so shapeless. And not only that, I was sure I didn't have a belt to match! But alas, I remembered this blue belt I bought probably 5 years ago on sale at Nordstrom Rack, thinking that of course I would wear it, but no - I never did! And yet here it came it to the rescue because I realized it matched perfectly with this dress!

Has this happened to you? "They" always say to toss anything you haven't worn in a year, but I disagree. I say toss it if it doesn't fit right after too much wear, you realize the color isn't for you after all, you don't want it and totally missed the 30 day refund window, or you have absolutely no more storage space.

It's worked out for me thus far - because quite honestly, trends cycle and what if you didn't get out of the house as much as you expected? Impromptu events come up, life is full of surprises! Not tossing stuff you haven't used recently (but still see potential in) is one way to be prepared for the unknown, (or maybe just to become a pack rat. Ha.). Anyways, let me know what you think about it!

P.S Don't forget about the Tights Giveaway that ends Thursday, you can enter here!
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59 comments

  1. you dress is lovely O_O


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  2. woohoo I'm the first one to comment!! what a cool background ;)

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  3. looking at your photos is such a treat~ stunning and gogeous as usual~~~ You always rock it no matter what you where. LOVE all of the fresh bright florals. spring ready. xO

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  4. That dress is classy and fun because of the flowers. :) You look beautiful *

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  5. I love finding old surprises in my closet (stuff I haven't worn in years) and especially if it works with the current trends! I'm just as happy as buying something new, hehe :) I love the print on the dress, it's super adorable and not wallpapery. I love your glasses too! chic!

    xo Stephanie
    honey & silk blog

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  6. SPRING!! :) love the flowers. The dress looks great and the belt goes perfectly! I agree on not tossing things away. Trends do recycle. If only I had kept those baby blue capris..haha. nah they got way too old! But I did keep the baby pink ones :) I tend to keep things, but like I mentioned in my previous blog post on closet organization, I really do have to sort through those clothes and find another place for them- either charity or storage!

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  7. Such a cute outfit. Yay for spring xx

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  8. I really love this dress. The florals are perfect for spring and the colors aren't overbearing. I also agree about not getting rid of stuff just because you haven't worn it recently. I SOOO wish my mom would have kept some of her new wave stuff from the 80s. She had a pair of Ray Bans and got rid of them! IT is really hard for me to part with clothes the majority of the time.

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  9. Lovely dress!!!I love flowers =)

    Kisses!

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  10. well i think it fits you wonderful :D i'm already loving the big flower pattern trend!

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  11. You look so pretty in this cute floral dress.

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  12. How do you do to have such a wonderful hair?
    You look great!
    XoXo

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  13. lovely dress!! you are very pretty!!! I love you blog!! a big kiss muaks

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  14. Hi Jess, looking lovely as always!
    Those Madden heels are the best, mine arrived last week! Yay *

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  15. Hi Jess, looking lovely as always! :)
    Those Madden heels are the bomb! I received mine last week, Yay! *kisses

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  16. I'm in love with flowers for this spring and your dress is perfect!

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  17. gorgeous floral dress is amazing!!!

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  18. beautiful look!

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  19. U are right!!! Trends do cycle!!! Everytime u come up with new post...it really excites me..U look amazing..Great post yet again... Stay gorgeous as always. :)
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  20. i always love your style. you're an inspiration!! keep being fabulous!! xoxo

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  21. Haha oh man, I am such a pack rat. I just can't bear to let stuff go because I'm constantly thinking "What if some random event comes up and this would be the perfect thing, but I won't have it cause I got rid of it!?" Yeah, my closet is stuffed...
    Anyway, looks like one lovely miscommunication if I do say so myself. Haha, I was looking at that dress when I visited their site actually! I love the floral print on it. And good thing you kept that bold blue belt, its perfect <3
    Great cat eye sunglasses too!

    Trendy Teal

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  22. Wow the dress is so pretty! I love how you styled it! Gorgeous

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  23. Cute look! I'm totally with you! I hate throwing anything out! Especially because "I might need it one day" lol! But it totally works out wonderfully when you do! hahaha

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  24. Love the flower print !!!
    xxx
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    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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  25. that's such a pretty dress! you are gorgeous! xx

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  26. u look lovely as always n live the flower prints all over the dress....reminds us that spring is here
    btw be sure to check out my new post....love to hav ur feedback...
    love & luck
    xoxo

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  27. Absolutely adorable! ahha Not sure if that is the right word you're looking for! But I think this is so adorable and of course beautiful! I love that belt! It pulls it all together and looks wonderful with the floral print! That dress is GORGEOUS!!!! I want it! haha :)

    It's great when a miscommunication works out like this :)

    Also, I have trouble throwing things away. I keep everything unless it no longer fits, really worn out, or damaged. lol Even if I don't wear it I still keep it because I tell myself "one day I'll need it".. it sucks because it does take space! But I did recently clean up a bit :)

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  28. Dear hunny,

    first thank you for your compliment as always :)
    I am very pleased if you write me always :)

    What can I say, you're flawless in flowers :)))

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  29. OMG Jess, I love this dress! You look great!!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful dress and I love warm weather too, we can wear clothes like this one everyday (or I hope so)!!

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  31. Love the dress!

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  32. You dress is beautiful. You look amazing, how always! Kisses

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  33. Your dress is so lovely! I adore this outfit!
    xoxo

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  34. floral looks so cool.
    Anytime anywhere.
    You looking pretty.

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  35. That dress is a beauty! Love the blue belt cinching the waist!

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  36. Yep, the shape of the dress is quite uncertain, fortunately you made the best of it with the belt. Besides, I love the patterns : now I know from which flowers the bee took her nectar... ;)

    Les Cerisiers en Fleurs

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  37. Love the shoes~ =D the floral dress looks great on you too!

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  38. many a times, i find myself looking hi-lo for something that i forgot i've already thrown out :( thus now, i'm hesitant to throw out anything unless they are worn out or i really really really don't want them anymore. like u said, trends cycle. as a result, exploding wardrobe :S

    very pretty outfit & u look gorgeous as always <3

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  39. the print on that dress is soo fabulous!! and great idea adding a belt to give it more shape!

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  40. You can always pull off any outfit! ;) & I agree that a belt will add shape to any loose fitting dress or shirt.

    You're kinda like my sister LOL ...she likes to keep things that she hasn't used for yrs! She said she might need it sometime in the future but the problem is she's running out of space in her rm!

    I guess if the item is still in good condition & of value, & you have the space, of course keep it. Otherwise, I think it should be donated or something LOL... In your case, a belt doesn't take up too much space so it's all good! ;p

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  41. I LOVE YOUR DRESS *.* AMAZING!

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  42. Hi Jessica, just found your blog and I LOVE your style! Please check out my blog when you have a chance.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  43. Such a pretty dress! you look beautiful :)

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  44. that dress isnt shapeless at all! so flattering on you specially with the belt cinching it in at the waste :)
    Rory
    p.s. i'm such a hoarder...i keep ALL of my clothes because i always say, well, what if i need this later? haha i'm probably the extreme end of that spectrum! <3
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  45. Definitely a spring dress, love it!
    <33

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  46. Beautiful print! so fresh ;)

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  47. Og God you look stunning! That dress paired with those
    shoes match perfectly together :-) You look absolutely
    lovely <3

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  48. I love this!
    Great sunglasses. x

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  49. hiii
    The look was incredible ... very beautiful even
    Today I did something that was much to do
    look at all the posts from your blog
    I loved all of them are beautiful, and you can see how the photos evoluio
    increasingly they are better and more beautiful.
    Now yes I passear Can I say that your blog is incredible.
    kiss
    : D
    sabrina
    terejour.blogspot.com

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  50. love this floral dress! so cute !
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  51. love how you added the belt to add more of a silhouette- you have an amazing body, so you rock it perfectly!!! xO

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