Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: cocktail dress {why?}

Maggy London dress, Macy's     

     This is probably one of the most impractical items of clothing that I own ... although  I still kick myself for not getting a lavender silk Oscar de la Renta ball gown skirt on deep discount at Off Fifth years and years ago. So, yes, of all the impractical things I could own, this really isn't too bad.
    What sucked me into getting this was the fit, print, and little details (back cutout and tulip hem). And it's cut to accommodate a regular bra, so I don't need to suffer in a strapless one. And, I scored it for an amazing price off the Macy's clearance rack. And, I might just try pulling it off for work with a camisole underneath and a light cardigan on top .... so you can see why I had to get it. ; )
     I wore this on Saturday for a belated celebration of my friend K's birthday. After we tore through two baskets of bread, followed by salad, and a hearty portion of fish alla piccata, this dress was quite a bit tighter than it started out. A good reminder that I should always take pictures before, not after, eating ...  


  1. You look lovely. That dress is gorgeous on you and I adore the print and the tulip hem.

    I have a closet full of impractical stuff, but it's all thrifted. I feel better about it that way!

  2. What a beautiful dress :) I have a skirt with a similar pattern :)


  3. Thanks, Kat! :) Would love to see how you wear your similar skirt! :)

  4. Ooh, now you have planted dangerous ideas in my head ... I'm going to have to start keeping an eye out for impractical things at the thrift store. ;)

  5. You look beautiful -- fabulous and flattering dress! And you can *totally* wear that to work with a bit of layering. :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life Style, http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

  6. Jen - thanks! Definitely going to try wearing this to work one day. :)


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