Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A. Dong Silk - Custom Made in Vietnam


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Me being fitted for my outfits; sketches/fabric swatches of everything I had made

Dress: Custom, Inspired by this
Shoes: Brian Atwood
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here)


I hope your week is going well!  I know I'm so behind on posting any pictures from Vietnam.  I'm still trying to go through all of my pictures.  This was my first big trip with my DSLR and I went a little snap happy.  

One of the cities we visited in Vietnam was Hoi An, a small, quaint beach town with a booming tailoring industry.  I knew from the time we booked our trip that I wanted to have a few things made and got some great recommendations.  I ended up selecting A. Dong, which wasn't the cheapest place in town, but but had some of the best reviews.  However this dress ended up being the same price as the original Asos dress!

I only intended to have two pieces made, but once I started browsing their Pinterest inspiration board, with thousands of amazing pins, I knew I was in trouble.  I restrained myself from going too overboard and only ordered 2 blazers and 2 dress. 

This dress was inspired by a Asos dress that I loved, but only came in a racer back version.  I knew that the alternations I would have to do would cost more than the Asos version so I decided to make my own. I couldn't be happier with the results!  I love all the pieces and have been wearing this and one of the blazers non-stop!  I'm already trying to figure out how and when I can get back to have more pieces made!

By the way, I promise I know how to iron!  I didn't realize how wrinkled this dress was until I saw these pictures!


50 comments:

  1. This dress is gorgeous on you! I love the flirty hem and the color you chose!

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  2. This dress is stunning on you! The color is just perfect. How exciting to have your own custom dress from another country!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana

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    1. Thanks Alecia! It was such a fun process!

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  3. Love that color on you!

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  4. Yes to vibrant blue, you look fab!

    xx Cara
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  5. How fabulous and your necklaces goes perfect. Great shoes!

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  6. Wow that dress is so flattering on you! You look gorge!

    xo Kat
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  7. What a great treat to have a custom made dress! It is beautiful on you and the color is just stunning.

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  8. Girly you look amazing, that color is gorgeous and I'm so excited about your trip to Vietnam! Love anything custom made because it's so much more of a personalized experience!

    StushiGal Style
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    1. Thanks Johnnalynn! It was a great experience!

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  9. So neat that your dress is custom! Adore that color... Cobalt is my favorite!

    xo, Bekka
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    1. Thanks Bekka!! It is one of my favorite colors also!

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  10. Such a great idea, and something I've never even considered when traveling. Your dress turned out beautifully!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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    1. Thanks Megan!! I only thought of it because a friend mentioned it. I'm so glad she did though!

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  11. OH my gosh I love this!! This blue is beautiful on you! I think it is so awesome that you were able to get a custom made dress - I mean that is amazing! You look beautiful :)

    Maggie
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    1. Thanks Maggie! It was also such a good deal!

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  12. Amazing dress, the color is gorgeous!

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  13. Great dress! Love the necklace you out with it (I have it and love it as well :) ) you look great and I can't wait to see more pictures from your trip!

    Xoxo,
    Brittany Blake
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    1. Thanks Brittany!! Isn't this necklace amazing?!

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  14. I love that dress! Royal blue is sooo pretty for summer!


    xo, N
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  15. What a gorgeous trip! Sounds like you had a blast!

    xx
    Kelly
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  16. Your necklace is really awesome *_* love it

    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

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  17. Something custom made is priceless. That dress fits you like a dream. Gorgeous color, style. You look amazing!

    xoxo Ra

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  18. Oh my goodness! What a treat to have a dress custom made just for you! I am so glad you got to experience this!!! :)
    XoXoX Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  19. This dress is so gorgeous! It looks amazing with that necklace.
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

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  20. Okay, this place sounds amazing! And the dress fits you perfectly! It sounds like you had an amazing trip!

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  21. Oh wow, this is SO COOL!! I would LOVE to experience something like that. The dress looks so amazing on you and how awesome that you got to help create it. Is that not every girl's dream?! Hope you had the time of your life on your trip!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  22. Lovely! That color and shape are gorgeous! Visiting from the Summer Style link-up :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  23. How gorgeous!! That color looks beautiful on you and I love the cut! So pretty!

    <3 Shannon
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  24. Love the cobalt dress, what a fabulous color! and of course the fit is spot on :) Thanks for stopping by Musings of a Mom!

    xo,
    Christina, Esq.
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  25. What a cool experience! This dress is timeless and gorgeous on you- you picked exactlyyyyy the color I would've picked, too! :)

    -Ashley
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  26. Such a beautiful color!! And I'm seriously swooning over those Brian Atwood heels! You look lovely!

    Jessie at www.BlushandBlonde.com

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  27. This dress is beautiful on you. The colour compliments your skin tone so well! Lovely.
    xDiana

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  28. Those Brian Atwoods are the best! I have them in nude!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  29. oh wow, I've never had a dress tailor made before, but it seems so luxurious and special! I LOVE the one you whipped up- that blue color is so electric and I really like the flair on the bottom. Lovely :)

    xo marlen
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  30. Wow, the dress fits you like a glove! It looks perfect on you, and the color is just gorgeous!
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  31. That is so amazing you got custom made clothes to your own designs! I love the dress and color, you look stunning.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  32. Such a gorgeous, custom piece! It looks absolutely terrific on you, and I cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures from your trip.

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  33. Nicole, that custom dress is absolutely stunning. I love the color and fit of it. Such a great design. Looks fab on you xo

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  34. love the color. and i love custom clothes. fits so much better!

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