How sometimes a dress was meant to land in your wardrobe

dress: French Connection • crossbody: Kate Spade • heels: Boo • glasses: Kinto

I like to celebrate new beginnings with new dresses. When the August sunshine faded by and the September rain clouds came, I started a quest to find the perfect dress to wear on my first day at uni. Not that anyone would notice my new dress, considering the huge mass of fresh students that would be drumming inside the auditorium, but I still wanted to experience that special feeling of a back-to-school outfit. I know exactly the place to shop those kind of dresses, and fell in love with this perfect purple dress by French Connection only moments after walking into the store. The price tag made my head spin, and knowing that I was leaving for London only a few days later I decided to fulfill my quest overseas. I eventually went with the dress that I’ve introduced to you as my farming dress.

Then came boxing day. I am an avid believer of the statement “if your size is out, than it wasn’t meant to be”. It’s a psychological defense system, you could say, to not have to feel sad about a lost sale. I only realized the sales were on late in the afternoon of Boxing day, and the dress was gone. “Probably best”, I said to myself. A few days later I wanted to show the dress to a friend over Facebook and she noticed they had restocked and that my size was available. Even though it was a Holiday that day, the dress was processed the same evening and well on it’s way to Belgium the next morning. I had a small panic when I noticed they were shipping with a company I had nothing but bad experiences with, but this time everything went well (besides the part where the deliveryman was a liiiiittle scared of our Jack Russel barking behind a closed door). 

The dress might not have become the symbol of my start at uni, but it eventually became the first item of clothing I bought in the new year. So after all, it still states a new beginning.

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  • That dress is beautiful on you! 🙂 So glad that you got it, even if you didn’t get it for your first day at uni, you are sure to get a lot of wear out of it 🙂

    Away From Blue

  • waauwie mooi! dat was helemaal meant to be dat hij wonder boven wonder juist terug in stock was 😀

  • Mooi kleedje! Wat leuk dat je hem uiteindelijk toch te pakken hebt kunnen krijgen. Zo’n aankopen maken me ook altijd vrolijk 🙂

    X Sara

  • I love how that color makes your skin look. Seriously you look awesome in it!

  • WOW. That dress is gorgeous on you. It fits you perfectly, is a color that makes a statement but isn’t obnoxious and is very, well, grown up (well, you always have a classic style but still!)

  • mooi jurkje!

  • Hey! I nominated you for the Liebster award 🙂 Hope you’ll make the time to check it out!

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  • Paars staat zó goed bij je haar! Mooi jurkje
    xo

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  • This dress is so lovely on you!! The color is amazing! I always think the same thing: that if it’s not in my size it was meant to be! Makes me feel a little better somehow! 🙂
    ~Sara

    • It’s a great defense mechanism against the sad feeling after a missed sale. Works all the time, haha.

  • This looks incredible on you! When it warms up even more, wear it without those leggies. Va va voom 😉

  • Staat je zo goed Nikki! Echt made for you! 🙂 Ik heb ook een zwak voor French Connection, zulke mooie pasvormen…

    • Ja he! Ik vond het jammer dat ik maar voor één jurkje budget had. Anders waren en sowieso nog enkele mee naar huis gekomen 😉

  • Gorgeous! You look super professional / mature/ I totally know what I’m doing in it! 😀

    • I wore it to my exam. Definitely didn’t know what I was doing when I read the questions haha. But maybe I tricked my professor into believing that I did knew what I was doing?

  • birtegovarts

    Oh, staat je echt heel erg mooi. Gotta love French Connection!

  • Heel mooie jurk! 🙂

  • OOh this is your colour! Looking hot Nikki! 😉

  • kleur staat je echt heel goed.

  • Oh mooi! Jij hebt echt zo een fijn lijntje he! hihi

  • Great dress! Love the color

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  • Nicole

    Loving that dress!! The color is perfect for a fresh start in a new year. Lovely.

  • Wauw, staat je prachtig!

  • What a eads terrible myth that redheads don’t look good in purple! You look stunning. And as a redhead I recently bought myself some pink&purple things. Can’t wait to change my wardrobe a little bit.

    • I declare that myth busted too! I’ve been wearing many shades of purple for years. I love to wear this color as a redhead 🙂

  • The Adored Life

    Girl…that dress was MADE FOR YOU! It’s sexy and classic all at the same time.

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  • such a cute outfit, love your blog!

    Xo

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  • Die jurk staat je echt fenomenaal! It was definitely meant to be 😉
    Naomi, x

  • fran

    you’re so beautiful baby

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  • Nikki, that dress is so meant for you!! Such a lovely shade of deep purple with such a flattering fit on your small frame. Great choice my dear!

    Lauren

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    • Thank you! I love the sophisticated cut of the dress, and how it’s a little bit more casual because of the bright color 🙂

  • isn’t it great when you love an item of clothing and even when you pass it up initially it still finds its way into your wardrobe in the end! it’s definitely like it’s meant to be, and if you love the dress that much then it’s worth the price tag.

    little henry lee

    • Definitely. I was SO happy when I saw that it was back in stock. It was marked down to £55 from £110, but FC is a good brand and their dresses always fit perfectly so I thought it was worth the small splurge ^^ xo

  • Wauw die staat je zo goed! Dat was zeker een teken dat je hem moest hebben 😉

  • that dress looks perfect on you!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  • And it’s in the color of the year – Radiant Orchid!
    xx
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  • And it looks so great on you! I totally share that idea that if it’s not available in your size then it was not meant for you. I have experienced it the other way around, when the only size left is yours, then it was meant to be! 🙂

  • I agree about the size and not being “meant to be.” haha. I use that on myself a lot too. It helps mentally. haha.

    LOVE this dress on you. It’s absolutely stunning on you.

    xo,
    nancy

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  • lalaine hagler

    wow this dress is truly meant for you and I can see why! you look so great on it and im so glad they restocked it!

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  • I love the story of how you finally came into possession of this dress. And I also buy new clothes for symbolic occasions–and I wore the exact same outfit on my first and last day of college. I tend think about clothes a lot, I guess.

  • I am so happy this dress was meant to be! It fits you like a dream and the color is divine. Sometimes waiting for that sale really pays off!

  • Wow, this dress is beautiful on you … Fantastic choice. I love when things work out that way!!

  • This is a lovely outfit! So simple and elegant.

  • Le Chat Noir

    Dat kleedje staat je SUPER! 😉

  • beautiful look! that color is divine, great handbag!