Friday, August 6, 2010

Marianne: Land's End Canvas Fit and Flare dress

So, a couple of weeks back I saw on Pudding and the Post-Fab Princess that the Land's End Canvas Fit-and-Flare dress was on sale for crazy cheap. And free shipping! I am powerless to free shipping, I tell you. And, you already know that I was seriously coveting this dress all summer long. So, yeah, I bought it. In a size 8, which fit splendidly, EXCEPT it was short. Short in the waist, length, even in the armpits.

I returned the dress at my local Sears and they sent the next size up to me, with free shipping. I love that! Thankfully, the size 10 was a good inch longer everywhere. However, it's loose in the bust and waist. I've decided that I can deal with that by adding a belt, it's worth it for the length. And really, for $26, it's worth holding on to. Don't you think?
I think I can wear this into fall with a cardigan and boots, too. The skirt is a nice, sturdy, yet soft twill.

I found this belt at T.J. Maxx for a steal and fretted over whether or not it fit. Thankfully, it stretched about five minutes after I put it on, and I love it. The color is wonderful.
I found the necklace last fall at a wonderful store here in Knoxville, Abode. Sadly, I was in a postpartum haze and cannot remember who makes it! I love the color and size of it. It's a real attention getter.
Because of the colorful belt and necklace, I went with black for the accessories. In the office I also wore a black cardigan.

dress: Land's End Canvas
belt: Linea Pelle
bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
shoes: Miz Mooz
sunglasses: vintage Gucci
necklace: can't remember! Argh.

Edited to add, thanks to the lovely Quirk Gallery, my necklace is made by Little Maria!


  1. Wow! Gorgeous outfit. You look excellent. Can I have your figure???

  2. That necklace is outstanding. And that dress is totally worth $26. You look great!

  3. MA, I love this length so much more than the original. Lovely!

  4. I have and love this dress! I had the same thought for fall. I love that you can dress it up easily with cardis and necklaces in all colors since it is so simple.

  5. That is a GREAT dress. I think the belt is perfect. Love the necklace too! So unique and colorful!

  6. It doesn't look loose at all! It's perfect! Love the belt, necklace, everything!

    Oh man, I am sooo weak when it comes to free shipping too. It will be the end of me.