Yesterday, I realized (while in the shower, where all my great thoughts come to me -ha!) that I want to have a new tagline to describe how I feel as a stylist. So here it is- a stylist sharing a new perspective. A stylist who embraces imperfections instead of hiding them!!! For me, the more tailored clothes look on a body, the better. There’s lots of ways to get the tailored look, but hiding imperfections is not for me (in clothes and in life. And today’s post is the perfect first post for this tag line because this dress is VERY tailored -ha!
The other day, I breezed into Splendid in between appointments. I only had 15 minutes until I had to be at my counselor’s office for my appointment. So, you can imagine how I was dashing through the store picking out what I liked “to try on real quick,” when the sales associate said “Ma’am, everyone is really loving this dress (also here), and I think you’d like it.” I was distracted, so I just said something like,”Uh-huh, ok, thanks. Can you add it to my room?”
But half a second later, I realized what she actually said and got very excited!!!! When a sales associate says a certain item is really liked, my ears always perk up. There’s always a reason something is well liked, and sometimes it might just be the fun colors, but usually it’s the fit!! Come to think of it, I should just start asking sales associates as soon as I walk in the door what the best fitting, most well like item is in the store. That’s a great tip!
This dress can be worn alone, but that’s not really my style. I see this dress more as a base layer. The front and back panels are made of a thick stretch fabric that gives but feels secure, and the ribbed sides allow the dress to stretch. But most importantly, the size ranges from 00-16!!! That is precisely why so many people are loving this dress!
So, I started to try the other items I had in the dressing room on top, and look at what happened…
I’m in love with how this cardigan looks on top! It covers but gives me a waistline! The sweater in the first picture is a medium and the sweater in the second picture is an xs.
Then, I tried on this darling sweater….
I love this look because it looks like I’m wearing a pencil skirt and sweater. The best part? When the sweater gets too hot for me, I can take it off and put it around my shoulders or tie it around my waist.
Ok, and there’s this cute jacket…
I love this jacket, but lets just think about something you have in your closet like this- a faux fur vest, a jacket, or a bomber jacket. This is the perfect base layer to get more mileage out of all these items already in your closet!