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Woosh. Happy Monday guys. I had one helluva week followed by one helluva weekend. In very different ways. Let me start by explaining the super awesome times that I had last week. On Wednesday I was driving to work (I work in Brooklyn, it’s weird I know), when an 18-wheeler Mack truck decided it would be a fun idea to side-swipe the front-right of my poor little Prius.

Dealing with insurance and all the paperwork was quite stressful so that night I decided to order in. Epic mistake. My favorite Turkish restaurant gave me the most over-the-top food poisoning that I’ve ever had. It wasn’t pretty, let’s just leave it at that. I spent the rest of the week feeling pretty lousy and recovering.

Things took a gigantic turn for the better this weekend with a Derby party followed by a Cinco de Mayo party hosted by Victoria where four respectable couples turned into drunken teenagers, as we had an all-night dance party to 90’s music. Best night ever? Yes.

Ok now on to the important stuff. I am so excited for today’s giveaway with Piol Dress. This company is awesome. You go to the site, put in your eye, skin, and hair color, pick a silhouette, pick fabric/colors, then choose sleeves, length, neckline, etc for your custom-made dress. I went through the process and this is what I ended up with. I love it and it fits me perfectly because I had to send in my measurements. The best part is that one of you can win a custom-made Piol Dress for yourself (worth $500-$600).

How to win? Comment on this post letting me know where you would rock this dress. A winner will randomly be chosen on Wednesday at 5pm. See below for more chances to win. Good luck!

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  1. FatFreeFashion said:

    What a hideously awful week! Who gets hit by a Mack truck?! I thought that only happened in the movies. Thank God you weren’t hurt! On a happier note, that dress is gorgeous, and I would rock it at my Dad’s surprise BBQ birthday bash I’m planning in June. Perfect!

    Lindsay,
    http://www.fatfreefashion.com

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  2. Love that dress! It would be perfect for summer vacations by the beach with sandals during the day for exploring and then with heels and a fun necklace at night for dinner.

    Caroline
    http://www.peachykeencaroline.com

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  3. Jessica said:

    This dress is gorgeous! We’re going to Belgium in July and I’d love to wear the dress sightseeing (and then on a daytrip to France!).

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  4. Ugh, what a horrible week…nothing like some margs and good company to make things better! And glad you were okay after the accident. Trucks = bad news all around. I’m looking for a couple more “perfect summer dresses” and know that this would be one of them/”the” one!

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  5. Allison Dipper said:

    This dress is amazing and so versatile! I’d wear it in Brazil when we go in a couple weeks and also to a wedding later on in the summer.

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  6. Beth said:

    Would wear it on my honeymoon!!

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  7. Alicia Clark said:

    I’d wear it to my bridal shower! Absolutely beautiful dress!

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  8. davecooley said:

    to my bridal shower! It would be perfect. *fingers crossed*

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  9. Elyse G. said:

    to my bridal shower! It would be perfect. *fingers crossed*

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  10. Shira said:

    Oh no, so sorry about your car! So glad you’re ok! I love the dress you chose, so pretty. I’d wear mine everywhere really, haha!

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  11. Sasha said:

    I would wear it to a daytime wedding this summer!

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  12. Ashley Condon Rapp said:

    I’d wear it to the Outer Banks this summer when we vacation with my family. It’s beautiful!

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  13. Such a nice look! Love that bag! I’d wear it to Sunday brunch with my girlfriends 🙂
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com
    Enter my ‘Spring Scarf Giveaway’ on the Blog –> http://bit.ly/1fI57jI

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  14. Michelle P. said:

    I’m in a wedding later this summer so something to wear to the shower would be great.

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  15. Maggie said:

    I’d wear it to one of the 7 weddings we have this summer! Such a gorgeous drape!

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  16. Alyssa said:

    This dress is so lovely on you! I like how flowy and soft it looks!

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  17. Hearing great things about Piol, and you look gorgeous in this blush beauty! I would wear my dress to my dad’s retirement party later this month.

    xo
    Sam

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  18. this dress is gorgeous on you. would love my own for strolling through central park.

    xx allie

    http://www.allietozack.com

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  19. Kim said:

    What a beautiful dress! If I win (**fingers crossed**) I’d wear it for a nice dinner with my boyfriend on our upcoming trip to Punta Cana

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  20. tinerulesforthemoderngirl said:

    I love the style you chose!

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  21. Salley Burkett Thompson said:

    Considering I’m preggers, I’d definitely love to rock a gorgeous dress for one of my showers. But I’m thinking it would probably be saved for a lovely night out with the hubs after the little munchkin gets here. : )

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  22. Courtney Wyse said:

    I would wear this out to brunch on Sunday! Perfect brunch dress!

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  23. Tressie said:

    I am a huge fan of the subtle hi-low hem you have on your dress! Would love my own to wear to my graduation from graduate school!

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  24. Allison Marble said:

    I would definitely be wearing that dress to work in the warm summer months!

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  25. I’m glad to hear you’re week ended on a high note! That yellow tote is the perfect accessory for summer! Love the concept behind this dress. I would wear mine on our annual vacay to Hilton Head this summer. It would be perfect as a day dress with sandals, a beach cover up or with cute wedges and a clutch for a date night with the hubs 🙂

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  26. Kelly said:

    Now that is a hi-low dress I can get behind! I love that it’s hemline is more subtle. I would wear it to work at the children’s hospital!

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  27. Janan Evans-Wilent said:

    Julia that is a gorgeous dress and I love it paired with the bright yellow tote. I work at an aquarium and have to travel a lot for my job. I love pieces that I can transition from daytime work to evening fun, so I’d love to wear a made for me Piol dress!

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  28. I think probably from work to a date! Or dressed down with flats at a baby/bridal shower.

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  29. Stephanie said:

    What a great site! The dress looks wonderful on you. I would wear mine to a friend’s wedding this summer – we’ve known each other since we were 2 years old, so it’s going to be a very special moment. Thanks!

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  30. Cee said:

    I’d probably wear it everywhere but, most realistically, work or a night out with my husband.

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  31. Jen said:

    I would rock this dress to a casual summer wedding. Heels and some statement jewelry would dress it up wonderfully!

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  32. Leah said:

    This dress looks like it would be comfortable for work and easily double as a night-on-the-town outfit with some added accessories! I’m all about versatility in my outfits and I’d be super happy to have this dress in my collection!

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  33. Meredith Emerson said:

    I love the color of this dress! I’m going on a ladies wine tasting weekend in Napa this month and it would be a perfect day to night option for my trip!

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  34. sarah said:

    i would love to wear this dress to the summer weddings i’m attending soon!

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  35. Amelia said:

    I am a fashion and textile student at NC State and I get so excited when I learn about companies like Piol with cool business models! I would love to rock this dress to my youngest sister’s high school graduation in June. I would pair it with gold braided wedges and a robin’s egg blue bag with gold hardware! Such a versatile and well designed dress!

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  36. What a cool concept! I would love to wear this dress sailing this summer! I would style it with embellished sandals, gold jewelry, and my favorite pair of sunnies. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  37. PRBlonde said:

    Julia – So glad you are on the mend and I absolutely love this dress idea – how innovative and for a pretty decent price as well! Thank you for sharing and hope to see you soon.

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  38. Stefers02 said:

    Love this idea! Would wear this in august on a mother/daughter trip to London where my mom and I will be celebrating two milestone birthdays…30 and 60!

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  39. Hope you are feeling better Julia! Sounds like you’ve been through a lot! I would totally wear this on a summer date night

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  40. City_Girl said:

    I’d love to wear this dress to a summer wedding– so chic!

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  41. hithaonthego said:

    You look incredible! And you know I’m a sucker for a dress, particularly a custom-made one at that.

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  42. Kimberly Kennedy said:

    I’d wear this dress to teach in, or to a bridal luncheon! So pretty!

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  43. Brittany said:

    What a gorgeous dress! I’d wear it to a Sunday afternoon date, brunch and then maybe a museum or a walk in the park!

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  44. Heena said:

    What a lovely versatile dress!!! From a summer corporate work event, to date night with the hubby, or my standing high tea date with the girls – with the rights shoes and accessories I could rock this anywhere!

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  45. bunny fleming said:

    I would wear it with my husband, anywhere, anytime.

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  46. Lauren said:

    Definitely on vacation in Florida!

    -Lauren
    http://www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  47. Meagan said:

    On my 1 year anniversary trip in London & Paris!

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  48. christine said:

    Love the dress I would love to wear it to a wedding this summer or a night out on the town with the husband!

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  49. Aimee said:

    That dress looks great on you! I can see this dress as being very versatile, and personally, I would most likely wear it to the office and to an event or two over the Summer!

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  50. Sarah Bourne Perillo said:

    I’d wear it to Newport, RI, on our early summer getaway. Beautiful!

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  51. Dommi Brooks said:

    I’d wear this dress to graduate college in next May!

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  52. Holly + Casey said:

    Oh my gosh I am sorry that sounds terrible, glad your weekend made up for it

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  53. Rebekah Clark said:

    I graduate college in a few weeks! That would make a LOVELY graduation dress. 🙂 Love your blog!

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  54. Alicia said:

    Holy moley perfect. This would make my birthday month complete!! 🙂 PLEASE PLEASE PLEAAAASSEEE!

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  55. Leslie Musser said:

    This lines of this dress are stunning. The plunging neckline is a sexy juxtaposition to the neutral hue and playful hemline. This is certainly a Sunday brunch dress 🙂

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  56. Sarah said:

    I would LOVE custom dress!! I’ve recently lost a bunch of weight and a sexy new dress would be fantastic with my sexy new body!!

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  57. MFL said:

    I love the idea of a custom dress, and would design a dress that could easily transition from office to dinner/drinks!

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  58. Valerie S said:

    Cute dress! I’d wear it for my one year wedding anniversary.

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  59. Angélique LaBonne said:

    I have been searching for the perfect dress to wear for my upcoming engagement party.. what better to make me feel beautiful then a custom dress 🙂

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  60. Rachel Kane said:

    Sorority functions!

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  61. Emily said:

    I would love to wear a custom dress to work! It would definitely give me the confidence boost I would need for a big meeting!

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  62. Adalia H. said:

    I would love to wear a custom dress to a upcoming graduation party! I think a custom dress is really fun and personal and great for the occasion.

    Xo,
    Adalia
    seabreezeandstyling.blogspot.com

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  63. This is such a versatile dress to have in your wardrobe! It would definitely make its way through the “for work” rotation but would have other great style uses for brunch, picnics and date nights. Plus, the color is great to pair with vibrant colors or neutrals! LOVE.

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  64. SUCH a cute dress — you could definitely transition this one straight from a blazer-layered workday look to a night out with some fun heels!

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  65. Dana Mannarino said:

    This dress is phenomenal, so perfect for summer!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  66. Meaghan Kenny said:

    This dress is perfect for so many summer events, but I would totally wear it to my brother’s graduation!!

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  67. stephie said:

    My students graduate next month! I’d love to look fancy for their big day!

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  68. That dress is stunning! I’d wear it to a wedding coming and, then to work, then on date night. 🙂

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  69. Hannah said:

    I’m about to move and start a new job; a custom-made dress would be the perfect first day of work outfit. Nothing makes me feel as capable and confident as a perfectly fitting dress and some power heels!

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  70. Jen said:

    What an amazing concept – and you did a great job! I’ve been trying not to buy anymore dresses these days.. but might have to make an exception here!

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  71. Dana said:

    I would wear this to work with a blazer. So chic!

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  72. Jennifer Kuhn Schade said:

    Definitely for date night!

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  73. I totally love this dress! The drape of the cross top is lovely & that hem line ~ wow!

    Where wouldn’t I wear this dress? Work ~ evening out ~ lunch with the girls!

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  74. Erin said:

    I would wear this dress to my masters graduation festivities. It’s perfect for this spring weather in NYC!

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  75. Planning for Paris said:

    My sister is getting married in June and I would love to wear this dress to the rehearsal dinner!!

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  76. jess w said:

    What a beautiful and flattering dress! I would definitely wear it to bridal showers, baby showers and rehearsal dinners this summer!

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  77. Between the showers and rehearsal dinners on my calendar this year, I have plenty of opportunities to wear one of these fabulous dresses! Loving this site!!

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  78. Kayleigh Hall said:

    Love this dress!!

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  79. Gretchen Freihofer said:

    This is the perfect dress to wear to work then a night out on the town! I would love the chance at a custom made dress! 🙂

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  80. Kristin Haus said:

    I would wear my custom Piol dress anyday! It’s always better to be over dressed than under dressed!!

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    • Hi Kristin, you are the winner randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. Congratulations!! I’ll send you an email now 🙂

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      • Kristin Haus said:

        Omg I have never been so excited! Best lunch break news ever!!!

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  81. SK said:

    I’m going to Napa soon and am in desperate need of some cute dresses for the trip! This is adorable.

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  82. Janelle said:

    Having a dress that fits perfectly on a tiny frame like mine I would rock this dress everywhere!!!

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  83. Alaina Shea said:

    I would wear it everywhere! Weddings this year, my birthday, traveling…you name it! A custom dress fits any event!

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  84. Katerina said:

    The dress looks great on you!

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  85. CelseaJenkins said:

    Wow, awesome company! I’d definitely wear this on a date night!

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  86. Erin Rothney said:

    I’d wear it to brunch or a wedding shower!

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  87. Christine said:

    This would be my go-to for a summer of bridal and baby showers!

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  88. Kelly San Miguel said:

    Love the neutral color dress with a pop of color in shoes or accessories! I would wear this to bridal showers this summer

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  89. Allison said:

    Would love to wear it to a friend’s bridal shower this summer

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  90. Jamie said:

    I got sideswiped by a school bus recently…not fun! This is a perfect wedding/baby shower dress!

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  91. Chloe Logan said:

    I’d wear it to the Sunday-morning farmers’ market!
    xoxo Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

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  92. Anna said:

    I would absolutely wear something like this to work in the summer. My office gets so hot!

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  93. Stacey B said:

    This dress is beautiful and the colour is perfect on you! I would totally wear this for a walk in the park or to a picnic!

    xoxo

    Stacey

    Five Minute Style

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  94. Melissa said:

    I love the color on you. I would wear a dress like that on date night!

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  95. patty said:

    Out for a nice summer dinner on a patio.

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  96. Margaret said:

    So beautiful! I’d love to wear this dress to my little sister’s college graduation coming up!

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  97. Mol C. Nichols said:

    Lovely color, I think I would choose the same color if I won. Your tote is also perfect for spring. I can wear this to work if I am meeting up with my sisters afterwards.

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  98. Cindy said:

    I would wear this pretty dress at my sister-in-law’s wedding next month!

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  99. April said:

    I would wear this fun little number to a summer festival.

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  100. Charlotte said:

    Church and brunch!

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