About twice a week, I have the energy and motivation to put on “real” clothes. Other than that, I’m hanging out in casual things. Because of this, what I’m buying clothing-wise has changed quite a bit. I’m not buying much at all, but if I do buy something it falls under the “cozy” category.
With an exception: This linen dress. If you remember, last year, I bought a white linen dress from Theory (thanks for the tip that the dress is significantly marked down on Nordstrom Rack!). It’s definitely an investment, but I think Theory does such a great job with fit and quality that it’s 100% worth investing in if you can (and want to, of course). Especially as I get older, I feel like I have a better sense of what I want to invest in… and what I want to wear wardrobe-wise. While I do love a good print, especially for vacations, I think I feel my absolute best when I’m wearing a solid, well-tailored dress. After I bought the white dress, I started to keep my eye out for a black version to add into the rotation. I spotted this one– it’s 30% off right now 💃🏻–and decided to give it a try. I LOVE IT.
I’ve already worn it twice in my backyard just pretending like I’m vacationing.
Please excuse my VERY pale legs. I’m not even sure what’s happening but they seem to be getting paler by the day. The pink/purple tint is from my veins. Trying very hard to stay sun safe and embrace my natural skin, however it may look. But my legs right now… ugh.
The dress fits true to size. The buttons are functional, which usually would pose a problem for me in the bust. HOWEVER, they put in tiny snaps between the buttons to prevent gaping. Hallelujah. There’s also a good bit of stretch around the neckline so it molds to your shape perfectly. The straps are also adjustable and removable. (Note: my dress came with the straps on backwards so the adjustors were in the front, I thought it was the strangest thing. Luckily I realized I could easily flip them!)
This is a 10/10 for me!