A dress she couldn't get out of

Updated on Dec 07, 2010
This is an entry to Winter Wonderland sponsored by Sears Holdings Management Corporation.
black wool vintage hat - black leather Frye boots - forest green Tulle dress
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Yesterday was a day of firsts.

First snow of the season.
First asymmetrical haircut.
First time in nearly a decade I’ve had a cellphone.
And first time I’ve been stuck in a dress.

Once I had to be sewn into a dress because the zipper split – moments before I was due to walk down the aisle at my best friend’s wedding. That was interesting.

This time I had the opposite problem. I couldn’t get the zipper down!

It’s not unusual for me to change three times before deciding on an outfit for the day. Yesterday I didn’t get that option. This was the first dress I put on and thanks to the zipper would be the last.

I had a client/vendor meeting, a ton of errands to run, and my hair appointment so there was nothing I could do but make it work.

It was quite chilly out. Tights were a must. I pretty much live in them during the winter. They’re great for layering under jeans when you live in a cold house.

Given the length of this dress – which isn’t much – more coverage was needed to keep warm, so I paired it with tall Frye boots. I have a feeling I’ll be living in these this winter too.

The accessories have all been thrifted. The beret was mostly to keep my crazy hair in check before my appointment. {These photos are pre-appointment.} Not that I need a reason to wear a hat. I wear ‘em ’cause I like ’em. Sometimes they’re actually functional. The scarf obviously was for added warmth and the muff for a touch of whimsy.

Muffs are damn near impossible to find. It took four years to get this one.

In case your wondering, I did manage to get out of the dress, but not without a fight. Mister had no more luck getting the zipper to budge. It took a lot of tugging, wriggling and finger-crossing before being able to pull it off from above. That was also interesting.

…The zipper is still stuck.

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Comments (33)

VantagePointVintage
VantagePointVintage on January 25
Cute outfit!! Love your dress and hat!
springfiry
springfiry on December 22
Love the dress!
rhemel
rhemel on December 18
Wow nice pics!
MurasakiNeko
MurasakiNeko on December 17
Gorgeous festive dress! It's a pity the zipper stuck ):
annieerch
annieerch on December 12
Lovely!
AlexBortner
AlexBortner on December 11
I'm in love with the dress. It's a great combo of cut, color, and texture.
VixieVaporous
VixieVaporous on December 11
I love that dress! I also love your choice of backdrop ^___^
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on December 10
too too cute! great color!
ChildLalLaLa
ChildLalLaLa on December 09
Lovely dress!!
lechateaudesfleurs
lechateaudesfleurs on December 09
Love the green and woods ! Pretty picture !
mare_santos
mare_santos on December 09
such a pretty dress!!!
somewhereovertherain
somewhereovertherain on December 08
cute dress
deekaywang
deekaywang on December 08
cuteee<3
buydefinition
buydefinition on December 08
Love the shape of that dress, it's so modest but super cute for winter weather.
patriss
patriss on December 08
Love the dress i like the color!!!
WallflowerVintage
WallflowerVintage on December 08
Love your post! Did you try a bar of soap on the zipper to unstick it? sometimes that works.
MidnightManiac
MidnightManiac on December 08
A couple of people have suggested that. It's a great tip, but upon further inspection it seems my zipper got caught in the lining of the dress. I'm going to have to dig at it with a seam ripper and hope I don't do too much damage.
bibiking
bibiking on December 08
lovely dress
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on December 07
that's sooo romantic and feminine!! adorable green dress and cute hat!! perfect bots and cute curly hair!
LolaNYC
LolaNYC on December 07
I love your dress! It looks great on you!
MitziBlitz
MitziBlitz on December 07
This dress is so cute! I love your photos too. To get the zipper unstuck, try rubbing the stuck part with soap and wiggling it. If that doesn't work, rub it a little bit with the writing-tip of a pencil, sometimes the graphite shavings help it move again, for some reason :P Good luck! And I can't wait to see you haircut :)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 07
lovely dress!!
cherry8888
cherry8888 on December 07
ADORABLE dress!
taylorjonas
taylorjonas on December 07
nice
JamieRose
JamieRose on December 07
Such a completely adorable corduroy dress! It's a beautiful color and pops so well against the wintery background!
JusticePirate
JusticePirate on December 07
yey!!
annawintourwannabeee
annawintourwannabeee on December 07
love the dress beautiful photo
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on December 07
adorable!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on December 07
gorgeous dress. it's a great color for you! I totally hate doing photoshoots in the snow lol so good job!
amandromeda
amandromeda on December 07
beautiful dress!
thequeenofwanderlust
thequeenofwanderlust on December 07
This dress is so beautiful It is a great color on you are well.
AlexsiaH
AlexsiaH on December 07
So cute but I do hope you wore a coat with it hehe. And know exactly what you mean about them being hard to find. Where'd you find yours?
MidnightManiac
MidnightManiac on December 07
AlexsiaH, I found mine at a local vintage store. Love that place!
ThatCleverRedhead
ThatCleverRedhead on December 07
Absolutely stunning! I love love love your outfit. Green has been my colour this semester and I absolutely love that dress. <3
ChiccaStyle
ChiccaStyle on December 07
great photo!
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