Dress, Lida Baday (thrifted); belt, Anthropologie; cardigan, Theory; shoes, Manolo Blahnik (via eBay); bag, MbMJ
Dress, Lida Baday (thrifted); belt, Anthropologie; cardigan, Theory; shoes, Manolo Blahnik (via eBay); bag, MbMJ

Nope, I’m not going anywhere just yet … but I am saying good-bye to this dress. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision, made part way through the day on which I wore this outfit, but I’m pretty confident about it. There is nothing wrong with the dress; I simply don’t feel “wow” in it, and so I wear it mostly out of guilt. It’s a nice dress, and it deserves to be worn with joy. Consider this my Kondo-approved “thanks for all the memories” tribute before the dress goes off to meet its (new) destiny. (Coincidentally, for those of you who have been asking, tomorrow’s post is *all* about the current state of my closet.)

accessory close-up
accessory close-up
fanc-ay!
fanc-ay!

I had initially planned to wear the dress with my greige blazer, only to realize that the result was … a whole lotta beige. Instead of reverting to my usual default — black — I chose to go the opposite way, and pulled this old cream cardigan from the back of the closet. I think the draping of the cardigan worked nicely with the draping of the dress. I added one of my fave waist cinchers to add some visual interest and definition, since the cardigan is fairly voluminous. Last but not least, I went with burgundy accessories rather than black so as not to “weigh” down the outfit too much. The result is, well, as you see it. Not a bad way to bid adieu.

au revoir, dress!
au revoir, dress!

6 Comments on So Long, And Thanks For All The Memories

    • it’s not you, it’s probably just the way the colour shows up on the screen. I try to adjust stuff like exposure and temperature to get the colours as close to real life as possible, but some colours are just more difficult than others. Sigh.

  1. I am so surprised you are giving up this dress. It’s so nice and fits you perfectly, but I guess you don’t feel that way! Personal opinion, the bunching of the sleeves seems to take away from the crisp-ness of the outfit. But I love the colour combo.

  2. Are you going to be selling the dress? And if so, can I buy it? I love plaid, pockets and wool, so it’s ticking all the right boxes!

    • I was going to drop it off at my local consignment store, but I am happy to sell it if you are interested. Feel free to email me at bluecollarredlipstick(at)gmail.com 🙂

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