Splendid striped t-shirt dress | size medium, on sale now at Piperlime, similar version on sale at Splendid
Melissa sandals | mine are a few years old, new version at Shopbop
3.1 Phillip Lim large Ryder Satchel | small version at Azalea for 25% off with code GRECHEN25, quilted version at Nordstrom
See, I do know how to dress in more “flattering” shapes 😉 This dress is killer, I only wish it was black & gray stripes instead of navy, and lighter blue. Details…It’s still great, and forget what they say about horizontal stripes on curvy girls, these CAMOUFLAGE all the puffy bits that I usually use spanx to hide; the stripes and the built in slip underneath help to make everything just a bit more smooth.
I do think I dried it once to shrink it in length just a little, but I could be wrong about that actually, I don’t think I’ve even washed it yet, since I’ve only worn it once since I got it late last year. Nevermind. Anyway, it is a great length for me – it never drags on the floor and is perfect for flat sandals (I can’t wear heels with a maxi dress/skirt…I just can’t – looks weird to me).
If you saw my instagram post yesterday, you’ll see that I get 50% off my next purchase at Splendid because I’ve “earned” all my stripes; i.e. made 5 purchases. I made a few of these over the holidays when I brought in books to donate and saved 50% off each purchase, but I also won a $100 gift card by participating in an Instagram contest my boutique in Austin was holding, so that helped me make my last couple of purchases. Now…what do I use the 50% off on??
The last time I went in the store to try new things, I really fell in love with the t-shirt dress in black, and this draped maxi dress, so I’ll probably get one of those. The draped dress is similar to my Acne dress though, (but a little better honestly), and I don’t have a short, casual (not ruched) t-shirt dress yet, so I’ll probably end up with that. (they are having a pretty good sale on a lot of things that are great for spring…)
Or I’ll just save it until fall…haha!! that’s one thing I can’t do – if I have store credit, or a significant coupon, I MUST USE IT RIGHT AWAY or I think it will disappear or something. Which it won’t of course, but my mind is always telling me I need something RIGHT NOW. Or else I’ll never have a chance to get it again. Oy…but that’s a topic for another day!!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!!!