I have a thing for purple. In fact, its one of my favorite colors. As I think I've already demonstrated, I also love dresses with a-line skirts that are cinched at the waist and have puffy sleeves. When I saw this dress on the rack at a thrift store, I made a bee-line for it...knowing immediately that I had to try it on. When I got there and pulled it out, it wasn't necessarily love at first sight. The neckline is very, very high and its supposed to button all the way up. Its not flattering at all when done up the way that the maker intended. But what eventually sold me on this pretty little frock was the fabric. It is so, so soft. When I'm tired, when I know its going to be a slog getting through work on a Saturday, I think of this dress. Its almost like wearing a favorite blanket or pillow, but with better shape:) So I paid the nice shopkeeper, brought it home and attempted to rework the neckline with a brooch and pin. Ever since, I've liked it. Its not my most favorite dress in the whole world, but it does have a special place in my closet for those days when I just need something a little extra: the soft comfort of a swingy, purple, pretty dress.
Does anyone else have comfort clothes?
(Please click on any of the photos if you wish to enlarge them:)
Dress: Thrifted ('80s vintage)
Shoes: I Love Comfort
And here's my wonderful husband, waiting patiently for me to stop playing with my camera. He loves purple too:)