November 14, 2010
Dress: Kensie (Sloan Boutique, Portland)
Slip Dress: Sloan Boutique, Portland
Necklace: J. Crew
Shoes: MIA (Nordstrom Rack)
I have a confession to make: I’ve actually owned this dress for more than a year (way more than a year) and only just wore it for the first time. While I usually can’t wait to wear a new purchase, it’s not that unusual for me to wait a few months before wearing something. I found many forgotten items while packing up my house in Portland and ended up packing quite a few of them.
The loose knit of this dress makes it impossible to wear without something underneath, so I paired it with a black jersey slip dress. In retrospect, I wish I had worn something brighter underneath to have a little color peaking through the dress…not sure if I actually have something that would work, but I will keep my eyes peeled when I finally finish unpacking. I haven’t worn much black since arriving in Mexico, bypassing one of my go-to colors for brighter, more beach inspired ones. Returning to black felt more formal than I remembered it being in a city, so I decided to play up that vibe with a pair of gold pointy toe flats. To finish it off I added this ribbon necklace, which is knotted with gold chains and rhinestones.
The reactions this look elicited made me laugh. Everyone thought I was sooooooo dressed up! A black dress, closed toe shoes, oh my! I really can’t imagine what they would think if they saw me in a look I would consider “dressed up”!