|J Crew snap stripe tee, Foundational pencil skirt, rust knee socks, Camper boots|
|Dots Within blouse|
How's that for a happy face? I didn't go for the similar 'Precious Particulars' blouse in the spring since I already had a tie-neck green blouse. Well, by the time I decided I needed another green silk blouse, this one had been released. The new pattern is even lovelier, and I can't wait to wear this with some snuggly cardigans this winter, and an array of pencil skirts.
|Take Action dress|
A surprise love for me was the Take Action dress. I barely looked at the green star and teal polka-dot versions when they came out last year, but the grey chain pattern on yellow silk sparked my interest. I felt that the cut wouldn't work on me, and figured there was such a shark-like frenzy when it went on sale that this was just not going to happen. Well, I found this lone size 0 before my shopping appointment and put it aside. I had a sad whirligig dress to exchange from the summer (so large in the bodice I could have used it to swaddle a baby...) so this was an easy 1:1 exchange.
|Maeve Painted Plaid dress|
While my all-time favourite colour is green, my all-time favourite pattern is hand-drawn grids and plaids. Um, so when you give me the choice of the two in one dress, well, it's not really an option then- it's a must. I love every aspect of this dress- the painted print, the splashes of yellow, the heavy fabric, the swishy-yet-subtle crinoline. I was a little afraid the cut of the bodice would be too Oktoberfest, but I think it's safe from that. The 0 was a 99% percent perfect fit for me. sigh. total lovefest.
So um, the best part about these lovelies is that I received an additional 20% off on the Take Action since there was a small rip in the seam at the neck and the tiny button was missing. And then I realized later that they accidentally gave me 20% off everything. Oops! So now my dilemma is the pink pencil skirt that went on sale today- do I try and call for a price adjustment, or will this highlight the fact that some poor girl accidentally gave me a partial discount already on some very not-damaged items?
I later picked up the aforementioned Fanfare platforms, and then found this lovely We Love Vera silk blouse I had missed out on. I love Vera!
|Pointilist Pond Blouse|