It's not Wednesday, I know, but I thought today's outfit was worth blogging, since I rescued a dress I've had in the closet for almost 10 years, and made what I think it a really cute outfit out of it. A few weeks ago I was looking for something new to wear that didn't involve my credit card, and I came across a dress I bought I for a wedding in Hawai'i in 2003. I think it's a lovely dress. I'm not sure why I never wore it much - maybe because it's sleeveless, or because it was a maxi-dress before they were popular (again), but in any case, when I pulled it out this time, I decided to give it another shot.
It's silk, from Coldwater Creek, and although you once again can't see below my knees, it's ankle legnth with slits up either side to about the knee. Like these pants, this dress has gone through an entire cycle of fitting, being way too tight, briefly fitting again, and now being a little too big. It has a tie in the back which keeps it from looking too baggy on me, but I'll probably bring it by Nick the Tailor's anyway, now that I've decided I like it.
The shrug is from Old Navy. I picked up a white one just like this to go with something else, and I grabbed the orange one, too, without having any concrete idea of what I'd wear it with. The shoes I bought to go with a Boden floral dress from two years ago which I wear all the time but have apparently never blogged. Anyway, the orange of the shrug is much brighter than the orange-y flowers on the dress, but I really think it works anyway.
The dress is so old that I don't have a picture of it, but here's the shrug and the shoes. Shrug is from Old Navy, shoes are CL by Chinese Laundry, via Amazon:
And here's how I look wearing the dress in my office bathroom:
Also, since you hardly ever get to see them, here's my feet: