I love getting a new dress. There is just something about dresses. They make me want to be all girly and drink martinis. I was drawn to this dress's print - it's a nice geometric print, but not too regular (I do like a bit of chaos). It sort of reminds me of 70s patchwork - very trendy with the cool kids, I hear.
It's made of that really heavy, bouncy jersey material, so the skirt has lovely swing to it. It was in the "regular" section at the thrift boutique, as opposed to the "boutique" section of the thrift boutique, which means that it fell in the "all dresses - $9" section instead of being individually priced. Score! And it was made in the US. Cool.
I wore a half-slip under this for warmth - despite the cooler weather, I am stubbornly resisting tights and nylons. I'm not sure why. I love coloured/patterned tights and I know once I get into them again, I'll be off and running.
Anyway, I think one of the reasons the dress was in the regular, cheapy section is that it looks like a teeny tiny dress when it's on a hanger, because it's so heavy. The sizing is also wonky, this being a large. Me, not large. Dress, also not large.
Those are my brown boots that I have had for so long (over 5 years) I can't remember what brand they are, and the insoles are stuck to the inside so I can't peel them out without ruining them. Oh, they're Roberto Vianni. Here's the very first time I wore them on the blog, back in April 2008. I still have that jean jacket, but nothing else.
I love all the colours in this dress: turquoise, tan, brown, green, cream and yellow.
I wore a yellow cami to pop off the yellow and fully intended to wear the above yellow cuff. However, as I staggered around like a zombie getting ready for work this morning, I totally missed seeing it on the shelf and left it at home. *sigh*
Dress (O'Lala, thrifted), cami (InWear), boots (Roberto Vianni), bangle (thrifted).