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ModCloth Collar ID Dress

All About the Outfit:  I am genuinely shocked about how much I love this dress (Collar ID dress by ModCloth)!  I was offered it back in August to wear at the ModCloth IRL: Denver event for my hosting duties.  Knowing it would be approximately 80 million degrees out and being that it had long sleeves, even breathable ones like these, I declined.  Most of the late summer and early fall items from ModCloth have been super reduced lately and I had a ton of store credit to play around with so I took a chance on this dress (I never got a chance to try it on at the pop-up store because it was so busy and remained unsure how well it would work with my figure, which was another concern I had about wearing the dress to host the ModCloth IRL event).  

When I tried this dress on I didn't even want to take it off!  It fits better than I could have hoped!  I wanted to wear it the night I got it but it was unusually balmy so I wanted to wear an outfit without sleeves, as I know I'll still have a few more weeks of wearing a long sleeved dress like this out and about.  Sizing wise, I'm wearing an XS.  I was tempted to try the XXS because there isn't a waist line seam and I didn't want it to look like a potato sack, but the XS is loose with the perfect amount of shape defining for my current 24/25 inch waist.

Style Details:  Apologies, friends.  Winter is usually when my accessorizing A game comes out to play as it's easier to wear brooches with cardigans than with spaghetti strap dresses, but I've been lazy in the jewelry etc department lately!  I blame a crazy exhaustive 2016 and a mostly busy 2017/partially more relaxing start to the year!  I'm in decompression mode and am craving simplicity, even in my outfits!  Hell, I took off ALL of my rings that I wear daily over the summer to avoid tan lines and I still haven't put them back on!  Oh well, there's a few more months before the easy and breezy days of summer come back so I'll have time to make it up to y'all.  And for now I stand by this outfit: you don't need much to make an outfit pop!  A statement dress with a simple but bold shoe can stand alone, be a show stopper, and be deceptively low maintenance!  

This week has gone by a little too quick for my liking!  I feel like I haven't had enough time to get everything done that I wanted/needed to!  It's going to be a busy couple of days, but it looks like my weekend is more open than I was anticipating and I welcome that as I've had a very sleep deprived week!!  What do you all have cooking for you weekends??
~Lauren-Blair Donovan


  1. This week flew by for me too. I'll be watching the Oscars this weekend. I never miss them! This dress was seriously made for you. Holy cow! You look breathtaking in it. I pretty much love every single thing about it. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  2. This yellow is SO pretty on you- and I love the lace!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. You look Gorgeous in this yellow lace dress! This dress fits you perfectly and the heels you paired it with go so well with the overall look. I am catching up on my blog this weekend:)

  4. Love this yellow dress!! <3

    X Merel

  5. Cute dress! I love the combination of the long sleeves, short skirt and cute peter pan collar. So cute on you Lauren!

  6. That is such a stunning dress and yellow looks amazing on you! I am not crazy about yellow as it looks weird on my very warm, yellow skin tone but on you it's really fab!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. I don't know why Bloglovin didn't deliver this post to me, but OK, here I am by myself :) Decompressing is a good thing... I am soooo in need of that right now... I looooved, LOOOVED your outfit now! I love yellow and your dress is so amazing, combined with the lovely shoes! The collar is amazing - you are gorgeous, such a great outfit! Hope you have a very amazing week, dear Lauren!

  8. I am not surprised at all... that dress is so gorgeous! I want it! :D

    And I want to those heels as well! ♥

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

  9. Holy smokes!! This dress was made for you! So stunning! Those heels are perfect with it! Love, love, love it!



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