This looks like a really great dress for the party season: blue velvet but with a decent length skirt.
I ordered this as a back-up dress for a special occasion that takes place today and fell in love with it the minute I put it on.
Nope, not going to buy this, unless it shows up as a sales item with a hefty discount, but is this not just one of those dresses to get years and years of wear out of?
So before I start on this lovely dress purchase (on sale now!) from & Other Stories I want to ‘bitch’ a little about shopping at brick & mortar shops these days. I ordered this dress online as with most of my stuff now, because long lines at fitting rooms and snotty staff are just too much to handle for me, not to mention the fact I get actual panick attacks when it gets really crowded in town.
I do love a good t-shirt dress: wear it with sneakers around the house and while running errands, dress it up with a cute bag and mules for a relaxed evening on a terrace somewhere in town. And this rust colour definitely makes a nice change from the black and navy varieties.
I have been on a dress hunt recently because I wanted a few more dresses for city wear, as opposed to the many floaty dresses I have that I am more comfortable with wearing during a holiday. And I actually made a few great purchases in the ‘going to be wearing these for years to come’ category plus there are a few more on their way as we speak. I have sent loads back to be honest, so while my ordering may seem out of control I actually only end up with the ones I am really confident about.
So, that lovely Massimo Dutti dress from this post unfortunately turned out to be one for the ‘total miss’ category: due to its shape it simply looked like one giant sack on me, despite the size being correct.
When a dress ticks all the boxes: cotton, adjustable waist, pockets and criss-cross straps.
There are two people to blame for this out of character purchase: Brittany Bathgate and Alexis Foreman. They both wore this exact same dress so wonderfully on their Instagram (and without the belt as well: so good!) I had no choice but to succumb and try it myself. And I must say, it is not only ‘just in’ but also a keeper.