Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brushstrokes

I'm in love with the print on today's dress: the beautiful brushstrokes plus the red and gray color combination just make my heart sing. Any time I see red and gray together, especially on a dress, I just immediately have to add that item of clothing to my closet. I've even gotten in the habit of buying shirts in this color combo for Chapin. (Believe me: he loves it.)


Outfit Details

Dress: Milly Rectangular Brushstroke Print Coco Dress in Flame

You can still buy the dress on Amazon in the red/gray or a blue/gray pattern, or the skirt version on the official Milly website. You can also rent the dress!

Wearing the print today, I realized that it reminded me of something: the painting of the three hearts that Samantha gave Richard in season four of Sex and the City. Can you tell I've watched this series a lot? I've probably seen every episode at least 20 times.


Choosing Your Size

I'll just say it: Milly sizing can be weird. In general, these dresses are not designed with women who have curves in mind. I've bought several Milly dresses over the years and usually have to size up, going for a size 6 instead of my usual size 4. In this case, I probably would have been safe in a size 4, since the dress is a little big on me. But... since it's a shift dress -- it's not supposed to be too tight -- it works.

Sandals: Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in Flame

I really debated which shoes to wear, but finally opted for these flame-colored Jimmy Choo sandals. They are a perfect match for the red/orange color in the dress. Gray or black sandals or pumps would also have worked just as well, but I adore these Jimmy Choos, and they are surprisingly comfortable. I know I say that all the time about my heels, but with Jimmy Choo, I mean it. This brand just fits my feet well, calluses and all. (I have so many calluses from running.)

Speaking of running, I'll be participating in another 5K this weekend: Lauren's Run to help raise money for CURE childhood cancer. It's a great cause, and 2017 marks my fourth year running in the race. It's something I look forward to doing with my parents as well. The forecast is predicting rain, though. Argh!

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