Splendid ribbed tank dress | only size small left in black. $66 at Shopbop (the other version is not 100% cotton)
Inhabit NY cashmere sweater | super old!!
Vince haircalf Blair sneakers | size down 1/2 size
Alexander Wang Rockie bag | gift from Azalea, use code GRECHEN25 for 25% off yours!
So, here’s the Splendid dress I ordered last week after having a craving for a long black dress. It is FABULOUS, although stretches out a lot with wear (it’s 100% cotton). And of course, it’s too long. BUT, I wore it yesterday to determine if I really needed to hem it, and I don’t think I do. I mean, it doesn’t drag on the floor, it just barely covers the tops of my feet. Reminds me of Rick Owens’ looks, actually, which isn’t a bad thing. I did wash and dry the dress to see if it would shrink at all, and I think it did a little, but not a whole lot. Anyway, I think I’m going to stick with it this length for now, possibly hemming it sometime in the future…I don’t know. Do you like it long? or should I shorten it?
Basically, I want to wear it all the time, so I don’t want to part with it long enough to take it to the tailor 😉 Oh, and it seems like this particular dress is sold out in everything but small at Shopbop and not available anywhere else. The other version of the dress is Splendid’s cotton/modal/spandex fabrication that they use for the foldover maxi skirt, so it should be wonderful as well, and it’s available in more colors and in more places. I’m definitely going to get another color when Shopbop has another code/sale; I really love the fit.
Oh, and did you notice the red lips?? If you’re on the blog, check out the new “about Grechen” picture in the upper right sidebar for a close-up. Refinery29 contacted me a week or so ago and asked if I’d be a part of the Maybelline Color elixir launch and try out some of the glosses, and of course I said “yes, please!” They sent me three colors, including the one I’m wearing – signature scarlet – to try out, post about, and feature on social media this week during their launch event. I am also being compensated by Refinery29 for my time, but there was no requirement to post a positive review or give anything other than a 100% honest opinion.
I’ve worn these pretty much nonstop since I got them (I’m wearing Raspberry Rhapsody in my birthday picture), and overall, I’m very impressed. They’re not a lipstick or a gloss – more like a hybrid I guess, but not sticky like a gloss, or drying like a lipstick, which makes them just about perfect for me. I’m still getting used to color, so I put it on lightly and them smudge it a bit so it’s not too shiny or thick on my lips – more of a barely there color. And they feel really good on – and fade to a nice stain.
I’ll post more pictures over the next week so you can see the other colors, but I’m also going to try and pick up one or two more colors, more “subdued” for daily wear. Because as much as I have been enjoying the reds and pinks I’ve been wearing, I do like a color I don’t have to think about also…
What’s your favorite lip color? Do you wear brights? or prefer more “natural” colors?