Today’s ensemble is brought to you by old facebook photos – I stumbled across a picture of myself in this dress and thought “oh, man, I need to wear that again”. In the spirit of dressing for the office, however, I couldn’t find a styling option I liked . . . til I did a little fancy footwork and added the blouse and belt:
This dress (the Salty Seas dress, last season at anthropologie – but ‘The Lobster dress” to my circle of friends) is a little bit notorious in the crowd I run with – for it engendered a great debate about whether it’s Schiaperelli-esque fashion? Or just the style of Ms. Frizzle.
I, naturally, choose the former – as I’m not styling it with iguana-shaped shoes.
Nevertheless, the dress gets compliments where ever it goes (and probably an equal number of politely quiet naysayers). I love it and am flummoxed by it in equal measure (it’s one of those pieces that you can’t believe you still own, and yet you put it on and go “. . . .awww, I love this”). I’m excited to see that it layers well (versatility, you are the name of my keeper pieces.) (Lobsters? I never thought you’d lend yourself to versatility.)
And naturally – you’ve seen all the rest but the spectator pumps – which are, probably, eight years old? And were purchased from Payless. I don’t wear them often (again, not much of a heels girl), but for the twenty-odd bucks they cost me, they’ve done themselves proud.
I’m off to a commercial audition (and still debating on whether I should change for something a little more boring – I’ll take something simple in my purse and change if the moment takes me.)
Previously on the blog: