This Story May Not Have a Point

{Wearing: Lulu*s Dress, Sterling Sandals, Zara Bag, Coach Sunglasses, Barefoot Contessa Necklace}

When I was younger my family did a little bit of moving around. We spent 3 years in Victoria and 3 years in Edmonton. When we moved to Victoria I was in kindergarten so I only have a few memories of those years but one of those memories is from when we were moving into our house. My sister (who is 18 months older than I am) and I were told we could select which bedroom we wanted. Out of the two we were able to choose from, there was one that was a bit bigger and had pretty blue carpet and another that was smaller and had ugly brown carpet. The unique thing about both of these bedrooms is that they had sinks in them which wouldn't make a difference in selecting rooms other than the fact that the previous owners had left an old bar of soap by the sink of the uglier bedroom. My older sister convinced me, her gullible little sister, to take the bad bedroom because it came with an awesome bar of soap.

My mom obviously threw the soap away and all I was left with was the crappy bedroom.

The point of my story is that when you take away the statement necklace from my outfit all you are left with is this crappy dress. Wait, no. Okay I can't exactly remember why I told you this story but it had something to do with the statement necklace changing the look of the dress. Just like the bar of soap... changed the look of the bedroom... The point of the story was that my sister was mean to me when we were kids (sorry Jessica, I lost the point of my story somewhere along the line so you're going to have to take one for the team here).


  1. this story made me laugh hahah. I love that dress!!



  2. It's a beautiful dress with or without the soap, I mean necklace ; )

  3. Oh my god! That dress is amazing! Love the color!



  4. AHHH.... I'm in LOVE with your dress!!! Love the color and the pleats. You look amazing in cobalt blue!


  5. That necklace really does make the ensemble :)

  6. That colour always looks so fantastic on you - ala your gorgeous Fall coat. And the necklace is awesome!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  7. Wow Melissa. For someone so bitter about this masterminded feat of trickery, you certainly don't seem to have all the details down. The blue carpeted room had a bigger closet, and a window facing the front of the house (which was important to me at the time, don't ask). I also never described the soap as "awesome"...it was more "Look Melissa, THIS room already has soap in it!" and that was it. You were convinced. I'm pretty sure I could have said "Look, this room already comes with its own bug" and you would have gone for it. So, now, 25 years later... let's just let it go. I won, and you lost. And to make it up to you... if we ever find ourselves in another situation where we're picking closets, I will let you have the bigger one. ;)

  8. while reading this, i totally thought you were going to pick the blue carpet room because you're wearing a blue dress...then bam! the story took a total twist! you had me at bar of soap!

  9. that dress is beau-ti-ful!!


  10. The necklace complements the dress beautifully. Gorgeous summer look!

  11. What trickery! At least you ended up with the pretty blue dress, much better than the blue carpet. Love the dress on you and I am liking the lighter locks, perfect for summer! Thank you for your sweet comment!


  12. Okay, this dress is stunning on you (I already said so on Instagram but I'm saying it again). I love it, and I'm so in love with maxi dresses right now. Perfect for the beautiful sunshine we've been having in Vancouver!

    Xo Chelle

  13. Hahaha I can picture you telling this story and the bar of soap looks lovely with your dress! I'm officially adding this dress to my list of new shopping items!


  14. I gotta ask, Melissa - How goes the running? I think we need an update :)

    1. June is one of my two worst asthma months so It's admittedly slow right now. But I'm working on it! :)

  15. OMG you are SO funny and GORG!!! I'm so glad I found you! I just started a blog and would love for you to stop by :)



  16. just discovered your blog and I love it! would love to follow each other! xo


  17. Hahaha! Statement necklaces can elevate your outfit though. I would have never thought the dress was crappy. I still don't. :-)


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