Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Who Knew

I came very, very close to ending the Fashion Challenge this morning. I could not decide on anything to wear, and I actually miss wearing some of the outfits that have already been used up in the challenge. I even went so far as to get dressed in one of those "used up" dresses... but I felt guilty and changed. I'm determined to try to see this thing through!

Today's dress is one I have actually never worn before. I purchased it last year at H&M, promptly stuck it in my closet -- and forgot about it. (That's easy to do when you have closets like mine, where the clothes are so tightly packed in that you can barely find anything!) I first shopped at H&M in Europe in 2008, and then later a store opened up at Atlantic Station in Atlanta. The prices are great, but I do have one issue with the brand: in the U.S., you can't shop online!

I don't love this dress because it looks a little young for me. Maybe when I purchased it I forgot I was in my 30s! But it's comfortable, cute and screams SPRING, and since today is March 1st, I thought it was a good choice. I know Spring hasn't "officially" started yet, but the great weather we've been having lately makes me think it's already here. I even wore sandals today. I hardly ever get to wear these Moschino Cheap & Chic Sandals in pink, so I wanted to break them out for today's pink dress. I could not find the exact sandals online since they are a few seasons old, but here is a similar pair from the brand. I also love these sandals.

Looking at myself in an all-pink ensemble makes me realize this shade of pink really does not do much for my complexion. I will probably end up giving it to my sister, Gail, who is blond and fabulous and could make this color work.

The silhouette of the dress is actually pretty flattering, accentuating a tiny waist and hitting at the knee at just the right place. The fluttering cap sleeves also slim the arms, while the v-neckline draws the eye to the bosom. I also like how this dress flows-- very easy and effortlessly. Maybe I like it more than I thought!