I feel good. Just breathing in the moment, and boy, it smells sweet. For one thing, I'm wearing a new outfit. In fact, these past three months have been filled with wonderful sartorial adventures, thanks to dressing up for the office. I was too lazy to take a photo of my outfit today, but use your pretty imaginations: a navy Vince tee with the front tucked loosely into a pair of blue and white floral H&M shorts, a slouchy grey crochet cardigan from Hong Kong, gold snakeskin print Elie Tahari loafers, a maroon snakeskin minibag with gold hardware, and a blue-grey metallic stone necklace. With an outfit like this, I felt decent enough to hit up Holt Renfrew for an afternoon of shopping. Here's what I tried on:
This dress was in the sales rack, and it was a size 0 - how could I not pick it up. I adore jacquard detailing, especially when done in sorbet pink, and the fabric had a quality thickness to it. The bodice fit me wonderfully, but I just didn't have the model-esque figure to pull this off. The dress landed below my knee (which actually isn't a problem once you have heels on), but the structured A-line slightly overwhelmed my petite frame.
Needle & Thread
Both my mom and dad ohh-and-ahh-ed over this dress, so I definitely had to give it a whirl. The size 2 bodice fit a bit too snugly around my arms, even though the length was once again past the knee. However, the skirt was less poofy, making the length very chic. I'm not too fond of the muddy colors, but the floral embroidery was quite pretty. My parents thought the beading made it wholly worth its $500, and I guess they're right - this is better than any typical $500 prom dress you'd find in BCBG Max Azria. Obviously I didn't buy it, but I have discovered a new dress label to ohh-and-ahh over.
I never give up the opportunity to try on a pair of shoes at Holts. I liked the artful sketch print on the toe of these Miu Miu pumps, although the stark white leather felt somewhat outdated. The pointed toe added instant glamour to my legs (despite being very painful), but there's something about the shape of these heels that make it "off". I can't pinpoint what it is, but it didn't have the polished contours that a great pair of pumps should have.
P.S.: Managed to catch Germany's winning FIFA goal on a TV in the menswear floor. It seems like all greatest looking, most stylish guys work on the Holts menswear floor...I should frequent more often.