I love, love, love this outfit! I wore it over the weekend to have an early-birthday lunch with family. And since I was going to stop by the Fluevog store on Melrose once again to pick up some special items (more on that in a later post), I decided that dressing up was a must. Birthday + Fluevog combinations are among the best reasons to dress up. :-)
|Dress and belt: Trollied Dolly via ModCloth | Shoes: Fluevog Liz (Kitschy Kitschy Boom Boom family)|
You might remember me wearing the dress in my December snapshots post (look for the family photo on the stairs). I definitely didn't do it justice there. The tailoring on Trollied Dolly dresses makes them totally drool-worthy, and this particular style fit me just right. I'm lucky that the waist on the dress hits me at the right place. What's amazing about it is that the cut and fabric -- which is non-stretch cotton -- act almost as shapewear. (No need to worry about tucking in my tummy because the waistband on the dress does it for me!) Super flattering! And the cap sleeves accentuate the hourglass shape. Of course I love the Peter Pan collar and button accents. And: pockets. Need I say more?
I was happy to wear the dress for the holidays, but I think it needed the Liz maryjanes to complete it. The moment I put the two together, I knew it was a match made in heaven. Even though the dress is navy and the shoes are black, the white and the pink accents (especially the white piping on both) make it seem like they were made for each other. I honestly didn't think about the dress when I bought the Liz last month. In fact, I was planning to sew a dress just for the shoes, but now it doesn't seem so high on my list of priorities.
There's nothing like a great outfit to help celebrate one's birthday month ... and this is a big one for me -- I'm turning 35! :-)