After seeing the Stop Staring dresses on calivintage and Vixen Vintage, I definitly jumped at the chance to try a dress myself when offered! I ended up picking this one, partly because I liked the little sleeves and neckline, but mostly because I've noticed a strange hole in my closet when it comes to black dresses. I used to have dozens (well, maybe a dozen) and then all of the sudden, the disappeared and became outnumbered. Which isn't surprising, if I think about it. I skip over the black sections when thrifting or shopping for vintage (bad, I know, but patience is not one of my best virtues) and normally am so entranced by some other neutral or color that black gets left behind. I suppose it's the Lady Mary in me.
Dress: Stop Staring, Shoes: Nine West (2007)
The dress comes with a matching black belt, which I left off here because I felt in the mood for less somehow. I suppose it's the silhouette of the dress, which is one I haven't worn much since last year's Mad Men pictures, and which is certainly not for the shy (not that it's revealing or anything like that, only that it makes the shapes I have going on from my daily croissant more shapely than in regular old outfits, it's thankfully a flattering material!).
I'm mostly looking forward to wearing it in cooler weather (where we're heading, judging by the looks of things out the window), especially with tights, but I've been sitting on it since August (in my defense, we went on vacation, I ate myself into a new dress size, got hit by a hurricane, got sick, and am now getting around to behaving like a human being again rather than some kind of bed-ridden amoeba) and realized it's high time it at least showed it's face on here! So be prepare to see it again with some foliage and trench coats!
And of course, I didn't know what to do with my hair so it's in my favorite funny little bow again, accompanied by my little ghosty lens flare.