This dress was a total impulse buy on eBay, and while it was a great deal, I’m not sure it was a great idea. I *think* my thought process was something along the lines of “I need to refresh my work dress line-up, and I should branch out from floral prints”; all fine and good, and this dress certainly meets those criteria — it’s new (to me), and it’s got a non-floral print. I like the colours, I like the artsy geometric print … and yet, somehow, I’m not sure this dress is very “me”. [Edited to add: on further reflection, I think it’s the colours that are “off”. I like them in principle, but I’m not sure they work all that well with my wardrobe palette.]
Still, I have to make it work, right? I did my best, you guys. Luckily, I just thrifted some cognac pumps (after many years of searching) and they go well with the burnt orange/brown colour in the print. I was initially stumped for a topper; between the vibe of the dress, and its shape, most of my go-to blazers looked “off” when paired with it. Thankfully, I noticed the grey-blue of the dress matched my Tabitha wool jacket, and the two pieces didn’t seem to totally clash. I left the dress unbelted, so as not to cover that critical bit of blue. I don’t like making outfits inspired solely by necessity but when you’ve got a “closet orphan” on your hands, you often don’t have a choice. Note to self: step away from the eBay after 10:00PM. It’s Bad Decision Central.