Saturday, November 15, 2014

OMG! Streetcar!

LOL. I'm not trying to be cryptic with my blog title of the day.


Those Trashy Diva lovers out there probably knew what I was talking about right away!

Trashy Diva's Streetcar dresses are probably my favorite among all of Trashy Diva's dresses. Last year they released this design in plaid prints. While I knew I loved this dress with its high big neck bow right away I was super hesitant on ordering this dress because I wasn't sure if it would be a flattering look on me since I am short with a larger bust size. A combination which doesn't usually work out with high necklines with lots of fluff. I took a chance when I ordered the brown and purple plaid Streetcar last year and was rewarded 10x over when I found it is one of my favorite dresses in my whole closet. I should have gone ahead and ordered the black and white plaid... something I regret to this day! :( In any case, let's move on.... What I am so excited about is that I found the Streetcar released earlier this year in Cherries print in my size! While it may not sound like a big deal to the non Trashy Diva obsessed out there... those that are Trashy Diva obsessed will probably understand my elation!

I don't know what it was this year but it seemed like all of Trashy Diva's dresses released this year tended to sell out quicker than usual. And thus the idea of buy it or lose it became a moto among us. Not good for the shopaholics like me but even worse for those that completely dwell on the dresses that got away for which I am also a member.

When Trashy Diva released their Cherries print this year and I saw that they had a Streetcar dress among this group I knew I loved it right away. But I was torn because I also loved the 40's Flutter Cherries dress and while I had at least one Streetcar dress I didn't have any 40's Flutter dresses. Maybe a decisive decision would have been more easily made if I lived in New Orleans and was able to go to the Trashy Diva store to try on both dresses at the same time... though probably not as they are both incredibly beautiful dresses! In any case, I ultimately decided to get the 40's Flutter dress (you can see the review here)... first because I love flutter on my dresses! Second, because I don't have any 40's Flutter dresses yet. And third because I had a pretty hefty store credit to use at Cats Like Us and they were selling the 40's Flutter dress at an already awesome price! And while I was resound to live with my not having the Streetcar dress in Cherries because after all, you can't have everything you want, I did kind of keep a side glance out for it.

Then one day, size 10 and size 12, two sizes I could usually fit in, mysteriously popped up on TD's website. I kept a watch on them thinking maybe next payday I'll get it, thinking that if one sells I could always go for the other size. I checked it everyday to make sure at least one of the two sizes was there. Then, just as mysteriously, both sized disappeared at the same time! I had an idea that one lady must have bought both to see which size would fit best since I know there are lots of people that do that. And I was thinking one of these sizes would probably come back one day once she gets her dresses, tries them on, and sends the extra size back... but it doesn't mean that my heart didn't drop when I saw both sizes gone from their website yet again. I decided to email Enz's in NY to see if they had any in my size. I know they had these dresses but I also know these dresses have been going so quickly. I didn't really think they would have any in my size since it's such a sought after dress. Thus, I was completely surprised when they wrote back saying they had one in a size 10. How could I let this beauty pass me up again!


Dress Review:

What can you say about the Trashy Diva Cherries print Streetcar dress! It is more lovely on than I'd ever imagine! The Streetcar dress is a 1950's style dress with a high neckline, which can be worn three different ways for three different looks. The neckline has a high Mandarin collar that opens in the front. It can be worn completely open with the collar folded down to form a v-neckline. It could be worn with the collar up and buttoned closed with a hook and eye closure at the top of the collar. This creates a kind of key hole neckline. Or, it could be worn buttoned up with the detachable neck bow tied. The back of the collar has an inconspicuous scarf loop to pull the detachable neck bow through to keep it in place. Aside from the versatile wearing of this dress, this sleeveless dress also features a side zip, a full skirt with pockets, a fully self-lined bodice, and comes with either a red patent belt or a self fabric cherries belt (depending on where you ordered it from).


Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print- Front View



Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print- Front View


Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print with Red Belt Variation- Front View

Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print with Red Belt Variation- Front View
Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print- Side View

Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print- Back View


Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print Without Bow Collar Variation- Front View


Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print Collar Open Variation- Front View




Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print- Close Up

Trashy Diva Streetcar dress in Cherries Print- Close Up



Just a note for those TD lovers who love this dress, bought it, and found it came with the red belt instead of the self fabric belt: (Enz's and many other online retailers were selling this dress with a red belt rather than the self fabric belt) I emailed TD and was able to purchase a self fabric cherry belt directly from them. They might still have some available for those who are looking. While I love the red belt with this, it's nice to also have the self-fabric belt option. :)

Also, for reference my measurements are 39-31-39, 5'3"and I got this in my usual Trashy Diva size 10.



10 comments:

  1. Wow, this dress looks so great on you!! I don't have any Streetcar dresses yet, but hopefully one day I will. That's so great you were finally able to track one down in your size. I hate that- when it's sooo hard to find something that you really want! Since I only recently discovered Trashy Diva, there are a couple of older styles that I really want, but they are nearly impossible to find!

    ~Bristol

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    1. Thanks Bristol! And so true about some styles being sooooo hard to track down. I was super lucky and finally tracked down a green Sweetie dress which has been on my wishlist for the last two years! :D One day I'm really hoping to be able to track down a white and plaid plaid Streetcar. After I get this one I figured I would be able to stop looking for old TD because that one is the most wished of all wished for dresses on my list <3

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  2. Yes, yes, yes to this dress!! It looks super on you - the bow neckline is particularly adorable. Can see this getting you through cooler months too with a cardigan, the high neck makes that feasible.

    I am honestly in AWE of your dress collection! P x

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    1. Thanks Porcelina! Pussy bows are my absolute favorite!!! I love these Trashy Diva Streetcar dresses! <3

      And I love your pussy bow here by the way! ;)
      http://porcelinasworld.blogspot.com/2013/01/outfit-post-pussy-bow-blouse-party.html

      <3 <3 <3

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  3. Your dresses are so impressive, what a beautiful print.

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    1. Thank you Imogen. I just love dresses so much! hehe. <3

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  4. wow such a gorgeous dress...love!!

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  5. It's gorgeous on you! Love the Streetcar dress! Still regretting not getting it in the Red/Black plaid.... I so hope there will be a new one coming soon cause as much as I love this style, I'm not a cherry person! :P This print looks great on you though! <3

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    1. Thanks Lukia! Yes, that red/black plaid is my biggest TD regret! I just found a green Sweetie dress which was also super high on my wishlist so I still have hope to find the red and black Streetcar in my size one day. Thank you for the kind words :)

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