Well, guess what I'm wearing today?
THAT'S RIGHT, I'M WEARING THAT DRESS.
souvenir dress, j.crew
I'm not wearing it exactly how I had originally planned, but you see, the navy blue cardigan is a little too dark for my taste, so it may get returned. As such, I really shouldn't be wearing it, right?
For those of you who are interested in this frock, I'm wearing it in a size 6. I've gotten puffier these past few months so I'm really supposed to be a size 8 in dresses, but the size 6 fits pretty well (just a smidgen too tight at the hips, but what else is new) so I'd say it may run a little large. On my 5'2" frame, the hem falls right above my knees. I imagine it'd look shorter on taller ladies.
The silk feels wonderful, and it's lined so there are no peek-a-boo moments to fear. My only issue with it is that the sleeves restrict arm movement. Apparently, J.Crew didn't think that the women who wore this dress need to raise their arms above shoulder level, which makes getting dressed and doing my hair a little awkward. Something to note, if you cherish being able to move normally in your clothes. I spend 8 hours of most of my days sitting in front of a computer and not raising my arms above shoulder level, so it wasn't too much of a sacrifice for me. Professional tennis players and circus acrobats may disagree, though.
Have a good weekend, and don't forget to send in your outfits for Purple Week next week!