Skip to main content

Gaga for...Retrospec'd!

Hey all!  I originally had a different idea for my first 'Gaga for' post of the new year but as soon as I got my ModCloth annual winter purge sale (with a coupon at that!) package I knew I had to go with Retrospec'd!  I (unknowingly) got two of their dresses-both of which prompted me to do a happy dance upon trying them on a la Dumb and Dumber style...which is how I know I'm in love with a piece of clothing!  After doing my research I learned that Retrospec'd is an Australian based clothing company and it seems hard for us in the states to locate too many stores that sell this brand (it's even hard to find one eBay!).  That said, if you live down under I'm sure it's more accessible!  You CAN order from their store directly in Australia, but it seems shipping to the states is kind of pricey (as are the dresses if you don't find them on super sale like I did).  

This outfit's details: Hair Ribbon- Actual ribbon to tie presents with, Sunglasses: Forever 21, Earrings- Old Navy, Cardigan- Target, Dress- ModCloth, Shoes-Nine West

This outfit's details: Hair Flower- Unique Vintage, Earrings- H&M, Sunglasses and Necklace- Charming Charlie, Cardigan- Old Navy, Dress- ModCloth, Shoes- G by Guess via DSW 

The Good: Um, the beautiful prints!!!!  The quality is also phenomenal!  I'm so in love with these dresses it's ridiculous!

The Bad: Kind of pricey, but given that the quality is great it's hard to protest this too much.

The Ugly: Nothing-except being in the states as it's harder to track one of these bad boys down!

Other things worth mentioning: These two dresses are actually two different sizes.  The Travelin' Twirl Dress is Sightseeing (the red one with the landscape) is the size 6 while the Rock in the Park Dress (the black dog one) is a size 8.  Both fit perfectly though!  I thought it would be worth mentioning that and my thoughts of why both fit so well.  I tend to be a size 0 or XS in (most) brands so not realizing these two dresses were the same brand I ordered the smallest they made for both.  The red one has the kind of bust the criss crosses over in a draped fashion and leaves a lot of room in case you're more well endowed, but bunches to you if you're not.  I think had I gotten the 8 in that dress it would have been too big as I don't have a lot to work with.  I say that with confidence because other dresses marked as an XS or UK8 I've tried in this cross over draped style have been too big on me.  The dog dress only came as small as an 8 but fit basically exactly like a Bernie Dexter dress does, meaning it hugs my bust perfectly.  A 6 would have been to small because there's no tricks to the bust as it's fitted so a size 6 likely would have pinched into my armpits.  I thought these facts, sizes, and thoughts would be worth sharing in case you're ever stuck on which size to pick.  If you're more well endowed the dresses the draping style may fit you fine in whatever your size may be, but the more cut ones will either fit or you may need to consider sizing up.  If you're built like me, consider my experience when picking a size!

Here's a few last photos because I took all of these pictures as the sun was setting, which gave off a different lighting every 3 minutes. With the different and more options I had more trouble than usual picking just a few pictures to share!  XOXO

Wanted to show off the whole dress without a cardigan hiding some of it but by now I was totally freezing!  You're welcome! ;-)

Follow this blog:
Instagram: @demurelaurenblair
Twitter: @LaurenBlair23

Did you just find this page and am wondering who I am?  Click here for a proper introduction!

Other Gaga for posts:


  1. Beautiful photos and dresses! Retrospec'd is such a great Australian brand, I visited their store late last year and picked up a gorgeous dress and received another for my birthday! I need that puppy dog dress ahh! Looks like one of my dogs! xx

  2. Oh wow, both those dresses are so pretty! I've never bought anything by Retrospec'd before. I should look into it!

  3. I love Retrospec'd, only wish it wasn't so expensive though! Sometimes they do have a "sale" though! So far I own one dress, with another one on layby through Miskonduct Klothing.
    Both of your dresses are beautiful!! xo

  4. My goodness, I love both of these dresses. I'm sad I missed them on the sale haha. Such beautiful prints, and you look gorgeous!

    xo, Serli


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog


Hey, all!  I'm a big baseball fan and my mom is from Chicago so I grew up hearing about the Cubs history and am pretty amped to be here at game 7!  Anyone else into this year's World Series or have a fan favorite they're rooting for?
Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick post showing my fandom!  I decided to be silly and wear my Cubs tee with a skirt (same as my zombie skirt) from Retrolicious via ModCloth with bears all over them...get it?  Hehe. I'm not into totally normal sports attire, as I exhibited HERE. Stay safe tonight if you're out watching tonight!
~Lauren-Blair Donovan In Case You Missed Recent Posts:
Halloween Style: Zombie Skirt-->Halloween Outfit: Unique Vintage Haunted Mansion Skirt-->Lovely in Lilac Collab #2-->Biking Through Brussels Dress Review-->Cherry Cherry
Instagram: @laurenblair_donovan/Twitter: @hello_blair/Lauren-Blair Donovan YouTube/Google Plus/Tumblr/Blog Lovin'/ModCloth Style Gallery/YouTube Comedy Channel

Win $100 Towards a JORD Watch!

What time is it?  THE TIME IS NOW.  Okay, now that I've gotten my favorite line from a Kids in the Hall sketch that I saw when I was 12 out of my system let's get to business!  The time is actually time to register for a watch giveaway and/or get a coupon, all thanks to JORD Watches. (Pronounced "Youd" as in like toad or road.  OR "Yoda" with no "a.")

Check out THIS LINK to try to get $100  towards a JORD watch and free sizing AND shipping.  This will go on for two weeks, so hop to it!  You can also get a $25 coupon with the code "blairosaurus" over the next two weeks too.  And if there's any menfolk out there reading, JORD has both women and mens watches.  Yay!

I'm rocking the Frankie Purple and Plum and seriously loving it.  I love how big the face is and it compliments my hair and many of my frequent signature colors that I wear.  The watches are made from wood so they're very durable and sturdy.  I thought the watches w…

Ocean Front Members Only

Is this a style post only I could bring you or what?  Not only did I mix prints (three times, as the Forever 21 shirt is gingham, the ModCloth briefcase is dinosaur printed, and my true vintage skirt is an ocean front border print!) but I'm mixing vintage with modern fashion.  It seems that many vintage-y bloggers tend to stray from any trends, which is silly to me because these bomber jackets are SO comfortable and practical for between seasons weather (and frankly, Members Only IS a vintage brand)!  I tied this whole look together with using the Members Only Satin Washed Boyfriend Jacket in burgundy with these platform heels from Amazon by Dadawen.  I feel the burgundy bookends bounce off the greens and blues nicely.

How's everyone's week been?  Thanks for allowing me to take a week off!  Not only did I have obligations at the Comedy Central Stage and the Upright Citizen's Brigade stage this week, but I was hosting one of my very best friends who came to visit me!  …