I got this dress at the end of the James Perse sale while they were offering free 2-day shipping. Yes, I’m that person. I’m a sucker for free super-fast shipping, and this dress had already sold out at Shopbop (now it’s back in limited sizes), so I thought I’d better just get it to try. And I had a bit more birthday money burning a hold in my pocket. You know how it goes.
It didn’t hurt that I saw this and immediately thought I could live in it. Of course, that’s how I feel about all James Perse, dresses specifically. I also DO end up living in them, for many years, so they’re typically good investments for me; I wear the hell out of my JP dresses. And the moment I put it on, I jumped up and down in excitement. Ask my sister, she was there…
This hoodie dress is pretty amazing, but sadly not as versatile as it could be, given the fabrication. It’s basically a medium-weight microfleece (if you have the Yosemite cowl neck top that I got during the sale, it’s similar, but more stretchy), which is warm for cooler, but not cold weather, and too hot for anything above 75 degrees. I wore it yesterday when it was in the mid-60’s and sunny and it was the perfect thing. It’ll work for fall/spring and sometimes winter days here in Texas and in the south, also maybe in California, but it’s definitely a one or two season dress in other parts of the country.
Since it has quite a long slit up the back it’s not ideal for very cold weather, unless you layer with tights, and a cashmere cardigan, or parka. It’s possible, I guess, but I just prefer the look super-casual with sneakers and some skin showing. And weirdly, I feel so TALL when I wear this dress. I don’t know why, but I saw myself passing the mirror in Anthropologie yesterday and was like, WHOA.
I LOVE IT so much; it’s like wearing a cozy blanket that’s actually flattering and that you can leave the house in. And it’s so me.
Happy Friday!! How was your first week of 2016?