You’ve heard me gush all about my magical maxi dress. I also have this (less magical) one too. I’m all set for maxi dresses for the foreseeable future, especially since I’m heading back to work soon (and saying goodbye to my casual wardrobe). So, naturally, I bought another one. All the sense, I make it.
But, but, but.
It’s a really nice cut, it’s comfortable, it’s black (easy to dress up or down), it has that nice lace detail. Oh, and it was under $30. I’m starting to look like a genius less nonsensical, yes? Only (minor) downside is that the pockets are oddly enormous, which adds some bulk right on the hip. I’m planning to have the pockets either taken off or cut smaller.
If you’re interested in chasing down this dress, make sure to size down at least one size. I’m wearing the XS, and it’s quite loose on me (I’m usually on the smaller side of Medium in dresses).
Oh, and in case you’re curious about my oh-so-bashful posing, no – I’m not taking a page from Fashun Blogger Posing 101. It was just an extra sunny day. Scout’s honour.
A closet inventory is all fine and good (and you can read about mine here), but numbers alone only get you so far. How about some visuals? I’ve started cataloging my entire closet in photos, but that project is proving to be long and laborious, and nowhere near complete. Demonstrating my priorities, once again, I did manage to finish two parts of it. Care to guess?
Yep, bags and shoes. Always with the bags and the shoes.
I’m saving the best (my assessment, I stand by it) for last, so let’s look at some shoes. In no particular order:
Missing from the picture: Stuart Weitzman blue peep toe pumps; Enzo Angiolini t-strap pumps; Enzo Angiolini gold sandals; Old Navy black flats (seen here and a million other posts); Gap Factory red sandals (ditto); Nine West black booties (seen here); Tahari black boots (seen here); Old Navy yellow wedge sandals; Bloch pink flats (seen here, can’t decide if I’m keeping); G by Guess metallic flats (seen here, ditto).
I’ve been wearing these shorts a lot, and it’s starting to show. That’s some, ahem, unfortunate bagginess developing. I’m pretty sure I haven’t lost weight (or, if I have, it’s a negligible amount), so I’m gonna guess these J. Crew shorts have a tendency to get baggy. Not cool. Not cool at all, especially considering how much I love them and want to keep wearing them. Sigh. When fupa levels start getting dangerously high, y’all are gonna tell me, right? I can count on you?
Or I can just strategically place a giant clutch over the offending area. Totes normal.
Oh, look – more shorts:
So, I know that I’m by no means a short person, but I have a height complex – which is to say, I wish I had an extra couple of inches of leg. Heck, I’d even settle for my current height, provided I had more leg and less torso to deal with. Alas. On the plus side, these shorts are definitely helping with the whole longer-leg illusion. Side note: this is what I always think of whenever that word comes up in conversation:
ALWAYS. And I always start cracking up, and I can’t tell people why, because unless they know the reference, I just sound odd and inappropriate. (I generally try to be just one of those things at any given time.)
These shorts are also pretty great because of the whole side zipper situation. Best thing ever.