Reformation dress | Made in the US of surplus fabric
Robert Clergerie Pepo sandals | several years old, in white at Amazon, some similar styles on sale at 6pm
Admonish curved open tote bag | made in the US – mine is black/gray
I’ve been wearing stretchy cotton jersey or just t-shirts for so long, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to wear substantial, woven fabric! It’s nice though. I feel all “grown up.”
So here’s the Reformation dress I bought on sale last week (It’s from their petite collection and it’s still on sale in a few sizes/colors). I got the medium petite, which is the perfect size for me. The length is good too, actually, although I’d usually err towards something longer, but I think the mid-calf length works well with this dress, and makes it more “youthful” and modern than a longer version. The side slits though. They’re WAY high.
As I wore it out yesterday (shopping…) I caught myself stealing glances in mirrors, and all I could see was my upper thigh peeking out; cellulite and all. Aside from the short running skirts I wear to walk Dagny, NO one sees my legs much above my knees out in public. So this was a bit concerning to me. But after a few times, I said to myself, “they’re just legs.” Moving on.
I’m trying VERY hard to buy more independent designers, and eco-friendlier fabrics (doesn’t get much more eco-friendly than surplus), but I’ll admit that Reformation may be just a bit too sexy for me. Her pieces are gorgeous, and I truly admire her mission and the company’s ethics at every step of the way, but many things are just a little more revealing than I prefer on me.
Anyway, I’m pleased with this purchase, and am so glad I got the dress. It’s beautifully made, with lots of great details, and an impeccable fit. For reference, I’m not wearing a slip underneath, just a regular bra and panties, and I didn’t think it was sheer at all. In fact, I made a point to look closely while I was out in different lighting situations to see if I could see through the dress, and I couldn’t. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything though; others can often see what you cannot. But again, I am not bothered too much by sheerness.
without the belt. Don’t like it much like this, surprisingly!