And I have to tell you, when I went to NYC last weekend, everybody, and I mean everybody, was in short dresses, regardless of age. And you know what? They look good. I saw one woman in a maxi and few longer midi skirts (that btw were the least flattering), but other than that, it was all about short dresses. In the summer heat they just feel right.
First up is this striped silk dress that I cannot find on the website. I am not sure if it means it is already sold out or a new item.
This dress is one of those that looks better IRL The neckline looks sloppy in the picture but I liked it a lot in person. The dress has an easy shape and can go both to work and on a date imo. I think I tried size 6 but I am not 100% sure and I don't have a picture of a tag. It is 100% silk (lined in poly) and $158.
The dress I did like a lot was this striped number.
The SA did a great job picking the accessories as she put my selections in the fitting room. If I was getting a dress I would be really tempted to get it with the belt and the necklace, they were really complementing the outfit.
This is a link to the belt:
|Braided skinny belt|
The necklace is not on a website. It looked really good with the belt, but I suppose any similar gold tone necklace would do as well. It was $58.
The dress was $98 and heavier knit, mix of rayon, nylon and spandex, unlined and I think machine washable, which is a definite plus. I was very tempted to buy it but I have enough stripes, including striped knit dress from Talbots but I was so tempted.
Maybe if there is a coupon? It is definitely on my watch list.
|Sheer shapes tee|
|Tee in Medium (skirt in Large)|
Overall, I think it is a cute little tee just way too expensive for what it is.
|Needs a cami|
***As you know I love pencil skirts, so I thought it would be nice to have one knit version for a more relaxed feel. I tried a striped drawstring mini from J.Crew, but I really hate drawstrings, as I mostly untuck my tops, and a drawstring creates a bulge in the waist area.
|skirt in Medium (with JC Tessa top)|
|Very tight in Medium|
I have to admit I was slightly horrified, but of course it is just a number. Still.
|better in Large|
rayon, 8% nylon and 2% spandex.
That's all Folks!
What do you think?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!