Okay, so first off, if I look like a flight attendant in this dress, you can tell me. I feel a bit like I'm wearing a very chic uniform:) If only it weren't 97% cotton life would be perfect! (I apologize for not taking pictures before the workday began...the wrinkles are a bit unsightly.) I've been really inspired lately by some of my fellow bloggers with styles very different from my own. MJ did a great post on working with Celine-esque clean lines today and after seeing that, I decided to try out a shirt dress that I just thrifted yesterday. My outfit isn't nearly as chic as hers, but I was pretty happy with how it all turned out.
Dress: The Limited via Savers
Vintage Purse: Church Sale
Earrings: Church Sale
Its funny that I found this dress now because I was just reading about shirt dresses in Sample: 100 Fashion Designers - 010 Curators a few days ago. The article featured examples of women from different decades wearing versions of the simple staple. My favorite was of Ali McGraw from the 70's wearing one with a turtleneck underneath. After reading the article, I found myself mentally scanning my closet to see if I had anything similar in it to re-create the look and coming up empty until my visit to Savers yesterday. The thing that I love most about this dress, besides the color and shape, are the French cuffs at the sleeves. One detail gives the garment a sophisticated feel.
Besides the shirt-dress, I also came away from Savers 50% off sale with three bags of goodies including other dresses, scarves, a sweater...and four coats! I've been on a mean coat streak lately and have been finding them with the shapes, colors and details that I've been thinking about for quite some time. The last two are from a co-worker. I feel a bit like a hoarder, but couldn't pass up the silhouettes that I've been dreaming about all winter. Has anyone else ever had that happen with one type of garment?
I hope everyone's week is going well so far!