Tuesday, October 23, 2012

School Marm

This dress is about a month and a half old, though I haven't gotten around to wearing it until now because we kept getting random warm spells just when I was wanting to wear it, and then I kept putting off ironing it. Finally the temperature dipped down a bit and I decided I just didn't care that it was a little bit wrinkled. All the stars were aligned.

I love the mix of fabrics in this dress, and that big wide collar is such a great detail. I think I might hem it about an inch or two though, because something about the cut combined with the length just felt a little... school marm, perhaps? I guess it might also have been the lace-up booties and opaque black tights that I chose to pair it with.

Which reminds me, I desperately need to restock my patterned tights, as many of my favorites are starting to get worn or develop holes. I feel like an interesting pair of patterned tights might have kicked up the sophistication factor in this outfit. Just in case, I'm still going to hem the dress.

Dress: eShakti
Bag: Foley + Corinna
Shoes: Tsubo


Helen said...

Hi Audi!
I am a big fan of your blog!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful sense of style and your wit!
I agree, the dress you are wearing would look nicer if it were shortened.

tea said...

Ooh! I want to see a close-up of those shoes.

Sheila said...

I think you're right - it's a little long on you, considering how tall you are.

However, I love the style! Does the belt come off? I'd be tempted to put a solid coloured belt with this.

Ivana said...

Great outfit ! i like your style :)
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Kasmira said...

Definitely not school marm! But I'd be inclined to hem it, too. I like my knees exposed.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

What a great dress! I've had a terrible experience with eShakti that I wish could be fixed with a little hemming!