This was not exactly my outfit for the day, but it is now my FAVORITE DRESS EVER. (thanks to my wonderful father who is visiting for the week.) We went over to the Domain again (yes, I was just there on Saturday, but by myself ;)) and walked into Calypso, which I honestly hadn’t even realized was there. I almost didn’t try this dress on because I’ve always been “afraid” of linen, and I wasn’t sure how the dress would look on me, but I did think it would be interesting belted, so I tried it on anyway. I originally was drawn to the gray (which I will get next time Calypso has a coupon code…), but thought the navy was more impactful. I tried on the large, but ended up with the medium, because the large was just too bulky, especially belted. It’s really a “tent” dress, so it’s meant to be shapeless, but the large was just way too large, and didn’t fit right up top.
Anyway, I really love the dress, and in spite of the fact that I usually don’t like showing my upper arms, I’m comfortable with it in this dress. And it was HOT today. I am wearing a half-slip (the dress IS linen after all) and realized after my dad took this picture that I probably need to wear a tank top or cami underneath as well – or at least a more “nude” bra.
The belt is from J Crew, the shoes No.6 and the bag Alexander Wang. I just took the picture with that because it’s what I was carrying today, but I normally wouldn’t carry a black bag with navy. **gasp** call me old fashioned…
(I also went back to Madewell to exchange the striped tank top I got Saturday. A woman was walking out of the store wearing this jacket – but in a light gray – and I knew I needed to have it. I got it. Pictures later ;))