This is pretty standard fare, but it’s always pleasing when new(ish) pieces come together so nicely. This floral blouse has a fairly relaxed/casual vibe, but it can be dressed up easily with a tailored topper. And this CarlaG blazer is tailored, alright. I would love to have it in a few other colours, but I have had zero luck tracking it down on eBay. Bah!
Can we talk about my hair for a moment? It’s looking rather tragic in some of these photos, which I can partially blame on the wind … and partially not. I haven’t had a haircut in ages, and the ostensible reason was because I’m trying to grow out my hair, but the reality makes me think I need to reconsider this plan. Though I’m certainly not growing out a pixie this time, the process hasn’t been as straightforward as I had hoped. I think it’s because I had layers cut into the back, and they are growing out a tad funny. Should I stick with it? The goal was to get to a long bob (aka “lob”). Or should I just cut it short again and be done with it? Decisions, decisions.
I should not be allow to eBay after certain hours. I’m not even kidding. I mean, this dress probably isn’t the *worst* thing that could have ended up in my mailbox, but it’s also not exactly something that *needed* to end up in my mailbox. It is quite pretty, though. I’ll give my late-night-zombie self a partial pass. I adore the print, although I could have done without the ruching at the waist. Sigh.
The biggest problem I have with this dress is finding something to wear it with. You would think it would be easy. Black, after all, is always a safe bet. Somehow, none of my eleventy million blazers looks smashing with the dress; they look ok, but … meh. The dress absolutely needs a topper, by the way, because the back is completely sheer. Oh, did I forget to mention that? #latenightzombieebayingatitsfinest
I ended up picking this old Nougat cardigan because the colour is pretty and goes well with the dress, and the rest of it is … unobjectionable as far as a style pairing goes. The shoes might push the whole thing into “gamine” territory (those bows!) but, dang it, I don’t wear them often enough so they had to stay. And the bag … oh, the bag. I still love it so. I wish it was more practical, but it’s one damn fine-looking bag.