This dress has been sitting in my closet for a while due to the unbelievable plunge in the neckline. I didn’t want to wear a tank because I wanted a clean line. I went to American Apparel to look for a body suit or something and found this boob tube. Worthless on it’s own (as far as I can tell) and not something I would normally feel a need for, it is a perfect summer substitute for a cami. It covers without adding bulk and it stays in place really well.
The dress is made of some sort of man made fabric that may or may not be comfortable when it gets really warm. It’s very silky and soft and has a lot of bounce.
I know a lot of people fear the empire waist, but personally I am a fan. It makes me feel skinny and well proportioned (by which I mean it makes my boobs look big, and I like for my boobs to look big because I grew up so flat chested and frankly, I am still excited just to HAVE my big-girl boobs). And the length on this one is perfect!
Have you noticed the adorable bag yet?
Nathan got it for me at a thrift store, and it really brings home Sal’s post about thrifting current trends.
The shape, color and style of this bag are all trendy right now. I’ve seen a similar bag in Target. And yet this one is vintage Stuart Weitzman, real leather and not fake, and the little gold detail is actual metal mesh, not just cheap fabric ribbon. It's current, classic, well made, and Nathan paid less for it than I would have paid for the cheap version at Target. It is so nice and cute that I admit that when he gave it to me yesterday I built this outfit around it.
These shoes came to me via the Urban Outfitters website. I watched them from the original price point of over $100 until they came down to $30, and then I snatched them up. The heels are solid wood, the footbed is padded leather and the straps are super soft leather. They have aged very gracefully and actually look nicer now than when I bought them!
To top it off, they are comfortable and they make my feet look tiny.
Red bra tube, American Apparel
Earrings, Target, modified by me
Bag, Stuart Weitzman vintage and thrifted