Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good Advice

I'm back from my offsite meeting which, despite the immense hassle getting to, was both productive and enjoyable. Not only that, but the weather in Santa Cruz was spectacular, and I had a lovely suite overlooking the ocean. Today it was back to the usual routine, which also means back to the outfits...

A couple of months ago I asked my readers for some advice on whether to remove the attached belt on this dress. The unanimous response was yes, cut it off, so I did. Actually, I didn't do it; I was too afraid to go anywhere near this dress with a sharp object, so I took it to my local dry cleaner/alterations shop and had them do it for me. It was a couple of bucks well spent; I much prefer the dress with a solid color to break up the pattern at the waist. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback; your advice was good indeed!

Dress: Diane von Furstenberg
Jacket: Old Navy
Shoes: Joy Chen

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

Welcome back, sweetpea! I love this dress ~ brown and blue are one of my fav combos. Good thinking with taking the dress to professionals - it would be so sad if something happened to the gorgeous DVF.

D'Rae said...

Glad to hear you are back. I waited to mail the scarf to you since I saw that you were out of town. I didn't want anything to happen to it while you were gone. I will pop it in the mail today!

WendyB said...

Oh yes, much better.

Sal said...

Definitely the right choice. And what a fab belt it is!

Work With What You've Got said...

I never saw it the old way (new reader) but I LOVE it the new way. It is adorable with that belt.

dottie said...

Oh this looks just Fabulous, exactly the right mix of autumn colours. Our clear blue sky days and browning leaves are totally reflected in your ensemble. You are so IT!

Emily Kennedy said...

Huzzah! You did it! You could wear this dress about a thousand ways now! Imagine it with a gold belt! Or mustard! Oh man oh man!