This Lanston dress was actually on the cusp. I had it on the rack of things to get rid of, but then reconsidered. I’m still reconsidering I think; it’s a bit big on me up top, making it difficult to find the appropriate undergarment to wear with it (here, I’m wearing a strapless bra), and I don’t tend to like blousy dresses. After I played around with it a bit, I also discovered I like to wear it a little lower on my hips (not tied at the waist), which gives it a slightly different look and makes it easier to layer. So I decided to keep it.
In this adventure that is cleaning out my closet, I’ve discovered that I prefer straight, more fitted dresses, or oversized, easy dresses over dresses with a defined waist. At this point, I’ve purged most of those, and only this Lanston dress and Loup dress with a slightly less defined waist and silk paneling is left. Ideally, I only need one of those though, because they’re redundant. And I think the Loup dress is much more interesting, and worth keeping over the Lanston. But I can’t decide yet. And since I’m playing by my own rules, I don’t have to.
I’ve purged a lot, and my closet is pretty close to where I want it to be, so I don’t have to be in a hurry to get rid of more. Or add a lot more. I would like to add an oversized, long t-shirt dress this month, because that is something I wish I had.
*I’m in Atlanta this week, but will still be posting regularly. Hope you guys enjoy your Fourth of July week 🙂