Monday, February 13, 2017

The Hankie Hem

I was introduced to the "hankie hem" when I purchased today's dress. A hankie hem is basically a fancy way to talk about an uneven hemline with hanging corners. The overall effect resembles a handkerchief... thus, the name!

I will always think of my dad when I think about handkerchiefs, mostly because he almost always had one with him when I was growing up. (He and I both suffer from bad allergies.) I'm not sure when he stopped carrying one... maybe when he realized they were not exactly hygienic. Ha!

Today's dress is also special because it represents another great deal I found on

  • Retail Value: $138
  • Purchase Price on Amazon: $24.56
That's more than 80% off. Score!

Outfit of the Day Details

DressTaylor Dresses Hankie Hem Lacey Applique Fit and Flare Dress

The dress is still available on Amazon in most sizes, though it's listed at full-price again. It's just a waiting game now. You will have to strike when the price drops again (and it inevitably will).

Sandals: Manolo Blahnik Cellin Double T-Strap Patent Leather Sandals (no longer available)

I love black and white dresses because it allows you to be much more free, color wise, with your accessories. Today, though, I opted just for simple black shoes, though red sandals would have added a nice pop of color.

If you like t-strap sandals, here are some similar Manolos available at Saks.