Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Marianne: Reality Bites.

I found this Issa dress on eBay for kind of ridiculously little money, and so I did what any normal person would do, I bought it even though I couldn't really make out the color or pattern in the terrible photos. Turns out it's covered in BOWS:
 Bows! And the color scheme is brown, pink, lavender, and minty green. The brown, coupled with the pattern and halter style, has a definitely '90's feel to it. Like I should have been pairing it with stompy Doc Martens to toughen it up. Or something. P.S. I'm wearing Clinique's Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato. It's very good.

And yet? I kind of love it. This dress moves so nicely and is perfectly cut. The silk jersey is weighty and luxurious feeling. To make it office appropriate and to keep myself from freezing, I threw on a denim jacket. And a bunch of bracelets. And some very pink shoes. I don't know.

So what do you think? Do you agree that this dress is straight out of the '90's?

shoes: Aerosoles (similar color and style) (great hot pink platform sandal from Jessica Simpson)
bracelets: Target, handmade


  1. It's the Jean jacket that turns it to the 90's for me, but the dress fits you beautifully. Very, very flattering on you. It's a keeper.

  2. Well, I'm a child of the 90s, so maybe I can't judge, but I think it's kind of fun. Maybe with a different jacket, or a cardigan?