Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Paint Palettes Dress

Hello there! This weekend's going to be more eventful than usual. It's Bob's mom's birthday, my holiday work party, and Bob and I are planning on going to Bethlehem, PA to go their Christmas Market. Next week is my dad's birthday, and the following week is my great uncle's. So, December is even more busy for us, because of all the birthdays!
As soon as I saw this Bernie Dexter paint dress arrive on her website, I knew I had to have it! It instantly caught my eye because of how adorable and colourful it is! But, I didn't want to pay full price for it. So, I impatiently waited to see if it'd show up elsewhere, with a coupon code. When I posted a picture of it on Instagram, luckily someone commented and told me it'd be on their new website soon for a big discount! I was so excited to hear that, and bought it as soon as I went on the site. I ended up ordering another Bernie from their site the next day, too, for the same discounted price. After that, it took about two weeks to receive the dresses, as they hadn't received them themselves yet. They arrived Monday, and I couldn't wait to get home from work to try them on! I sized up from my usual Bernie size in this dress, as well as the other one I received. I knew the other one I received I would need to size up in for my bust, as I have other prints int he same style. (The Paris style.) As for this paint print dress, I sized up because of the buttons in front. I didn't want to risk gaping, or not being able to button them at all because of my chest. Well, unfortunately, this dress is very large in the waist. It does fit in the bust though, without gaping, which is good. I'll probably have my mom take it in for me at the waist. Even with a belt, I don't think this it defines my waist enough. I did switch this belt for a thicker one after taking pictures, and I thought it looked better. The Paris dress I received isn't nearly as big in the waist as this one is. I really have a love for shirt dresses, and I'm so glad I now have another! I think I'll be wearing this dress a lot. I can never have enough Bernie Dexter dresses! She's one of my very favourite designers. I have more Bernie dresses now than any other brand.


Dress: (Bernie Dexter)
Necklace, Earrings: Etsy (IncredInedible, MouseMarket)

Brooch: (Erstwilder)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!


  1. SO cute! I wonder if you put it in the dryer, it'd shrink up a little for you, too? I'm glad the buttons didn't gape - I'd rather have it fitted right in the chest and big on the waist than too tight on the waist and chest! Hate that the most!

    I hope you wear something Christmas-y to your holiday party! I have a couple coming up (one in my area Friday and one with my Seattle teammates next week). It's going to be crazy!!

  2. OMG I Love this print on you! It goes amazingly well with your rainbow brooch, necklace and earrings. It reminds me of my childhood! I recently picked up a painter's pallet dress too though it's by Emily and Fin I think (I got it from the PUG black friday sale). It hasn't arrived yet though. Such a great dress! Sorry to hear the waist fits big. I hope your mom will be able to fix it no problem! :)

  3. What a gorgeous and unique print! So colourful and fun.