Today's outfit features an item that I've had since January 2011 and have never worn.here with a purple skirt. Teal is such a versatile colour!
I previously wore it in March 2011 (with dark orange, and blue tights), in May 2011 (over top of my denim dress), in July 2011 (aw, look how small Vizzini is, sitting there with Inigo), Aug 2011 (here, 2nd outfit, with my fun orange/turquoise sandals from a couple of capsules ago), in September 2011 (2nd outfit, with my wonderful snowflake skirt), in December 2011 (with a dress that's in this month's capsule; gee, I wonder if I'll wear them together?) in January 2012 (here, in a green/orange mix).
The cardigan is not the new-to-me never-worn item, though. This dress is.
2nd outfit) I had in August's capsule, and this blue dress (2nd outfit) from March's capsule. They were a "buy 2 get 1 free" deal, and all were priced around $24.95.
Here's a shot of just the dress so you can get a better idea of what I'm working with.
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Unfortunately, the slip it came with is really a piece of crap. It's acetate (*shudder*) and is horrible quality. It's like BR spent all the money on making this lovely dress and then said, "Ah, screw it, just throw in this junky slip and the customer will think she's getting a deal." Having an acetate slip also means that the dress is labeled "Dry Clean Only." Well, duh, of course it is - you can't wash acetate! However, you CAN wash silk, and I can pop this dress right into the wash.
I wore it with the slip (due to the "ooh, look at me" nature of wrap dresses), but it felt horrid all day (sticky and sweaty). It also revealed way too much cleavage, so I had to wear the cardi buttoned right up. I chucked the slip as soon as I got home. I will wear my own underlayers with this!
The shoes are by Pink Studio - I've had them for a few years. I like the teal piping all along the leather. I bought these at She She Shoes (one of my favourite local stores for unique footwear), for around $40 a couple of years ago. Goodness knows when I last wore them - I can't search on Pink or Studio on my blog as I get too many pages...and I have other stuff to do tonight, man!
Cardigan (Kersh), dress (Banana Republic, thrifted), shoes (Pink Studio), belt (Club Monaco), jewelry (vintage 50s, Renoir, Grandma J's).
One of the things I have to do tonight is go watch the opening night of the NFL! Yee haw! I am a huge football fan. Last night, we had our fantasy draft, so we had to drag all our chairs into the living room for all the guys to sit on.
Vizzini was not sure what to make of all this:
|Why is this chair here?|