Friday, December 7, 2012

Pushed Out of my Comfort Zone by Ted

This is a dress, I'm wearing it as a dress. I say that because this feels short for the 37 year old mother of four who I am now. The fact that I'm 6 feet tall is why this is short on me. I really love this dress and I most likely will be wearing this as a tunic next time you see me in it. I love it for its A-symmetrical sleeve with the rose gold zipper and the fact it is a knit. If you can't stand clothing that sheds don't buy this dress. It leaves its mark on everything. 

This piece is from Ted Baker, I have been admiring Ted Baker for a while. I was ecstatic when the store opened in Yorkdale Mall during its latest expansion. Here's a little about Ted:

The ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’ story

Having launched as a shirt specialist of some repute in Glasgow Ted Baker quickly became the place to buy some of the very best contemporary men’s shirting around.
From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart.
As you would expect from Ted, the approach to marketing the brand remains the same as it was from day one … primarily by word of mouth and out of the ordinary marketing. What other brand would give away Paxo stuffing at Christmas, a can of chocolate bunny hotpot for Easter, or even special world-cup 2006 football cards, Roy of the Rovers style? Ted remains one of the only brands to be built into an international designer label without an advertising campaign.
As Ted chooses not to advertise, he must do everything he can to support the collections in a more consistent, different and fun manner. We hope you’ll agree our new ‘no ordinary designer website’ does this down to a tee.
  • Ted Baker is one of the fastest-growing leading lifestyle brands in the UK.
  • The collections have expanded rapidly since its beginnings as a menswear brand in Glasgow in 1987.
  • Today Ted Baker offers a wide range of collections including: Menswear, Womenswear, Global, Endurance, Accessories, Fragrance, Skinwear, Footwear, Eyewear and Watches.

My "high school" pose showing the arm detail off. Can't move that hand any higher, it would show my "slimming garment" underneath. Full disclosure on this blog.

Dress - Ted Baker
Booties - Coach (old)
Bracelet - J Crew
Watch - Michael Kors
Necklaces - Stella & Dot 


  1. Casual and so chic!!

  2. The dress looks so fabulous on you! And the black tights worn with it make it look so chic! Also, I really love your necklace.

  3. I really like it! I love Ted Baler, it's really popular here in the UK x

  4. What a great outfit, love that dress! You look so fabulous! Have a great weekend! :)


  5. I think this is a great length on you Iva, not too short at all!

  6. That's a really cool dress and I sound so uncool for saying it's cool. But you know what I mean - it looks really good and fun and youthful. I thought those necklaces looked familiar - stella and dot! You have good taste maam.

  7. Love this dress, so fun. The beauty of the knit fabric is that can easily double as a tunic. But I don't think it is too short at all. lol If I was wearing it would probably be knee length.

  8. Well, don't you look awfully smart?! Really love the sleeve detail. You look very chic indeed!

  9. The dress is very pretty on you and is perfectly styled with the black tights. I agree its a bit short, but you have the figure to pull it off. Wonderful.

  10. LOVE it! The drape is fabulous and fits you to perfection... definitely not too short at all!
    Sheree xxx

  11. I buy anything with that sleeve. Love it!

  12. Absolutely fabulous!!! You are so pretty:)

  13. Its lovely! My eldest daughter has the same problem with length as she is 5ft 10 and struggles. I love Ted Baker but so pricey haven't had anything from there for about 5 years x

  14. It's definitely not too short...I promise. It totally looks appropriate on you!
    I love Ted Baker as well...the clothes are beautiful, feminine and unique.
    You'll definitely be shopping there more often than not ;)