Here are March’s acquisitions: more black, Kristina? Of course! It’s easy to wear, hides food spills, and I look chic with minimal effort. Sold.
After a harrowed weekend wondering where my package went (and subsequently realizing that the Fedex guy stuffed it above my door on a ledge between the patio roof and the wall) I finally got my Ines de la Fressange wrap dress (see from earlier this month.) I am too impatient to share it so pardon the wrinkles; it is an amazing dress and I won’t lie, I might have pranced around the house in glee for a half-hour. Or so.
I’m generally a Medium in most Uniqlo items; I just went with the bust measurements provided on the sizing chart. The fabric is 100% rayon and it says it’s machine washable cold, gentle cycle, line dry, cool iron. I just washed it last night and there doesn’t seem to be any shrinkage, but only time will tell once I start putting wear on it.
The shoes are a pair of booties I’ve been drooling over for the last few months. They are from the same line as my shoes from November 2013. Try the Ecco Sculptured line if you want something comfortable and long-wearing. These heels (3′) are the highest I’ve ever worn for a whole day straight–my calves are sore but my feet are relatively ok; no pinching or heel pain. Luckily my work is pretty sedentary–I think I’d tire easily if I had to be on my feet in these the whole day, but for the majority of the time I stay seated so it hasn’t been an issue. They’re lovely leather shoes and I look forward to years of outfits with them.
Let me just get back to the dress. It is amazing, from the little I’ve seen. There’s two slits at the sides so you can wrap the dress on you however you like (there’s only really one way, either right flap on top or left.) The ties are long enough to double up on, but I just did one cross over and tied a simple bow on my left side. The rayon is soft and doesn’t seem staticky. My only gripe is with the 3/4 sleeves which I promptly rolled up past my elbow. I might get the sleeves shortened just because a 3/4 sleeve length makes me look stubby.
I really wanted to shoot this dress in another location, but it’s got me too excited to share with all of you. I’m waiting until it gets warm again so I can test-drive this very outfit for work or play. As it is, it’s good to have some time to get the sleeves done so I don’t keep re-rolling them throughout the day.
As long as the rayon doesn’t shrink, I think it’s a great basic black dress. What do you think of the length–should I have it raised a tiny bit to hit right at or an inch or two above the knee?