dress, not an actual paper card sent to me from the ever lovely Michelle Smith. :)
A few months ago, I spied the Valentina Dress over at millyny.com and fell in love. I had *just* enough money to cover the dress and decided the beauty of the piped seamed sweater dress was worth it.
I eventually received it and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my trip to NYC (back in December). I brought it with me and though I only wore it for a scant few hours to dinner, it felt really great to be in something super-soft, well-tailored, and exceedingly feminine.
I haven't worn it since, but I would love to wear it again. Had we actually gone out on Valentine's Day, I would have absolutely worn it. :) (Because if you can't live your life like one big bad pun, is life really worth living???)
Maybe I will wear it this weekend? Hmmm...
J. Crew Zee Zee Tights and Boden Calf Hair Pumps from last year (Winter 2009). Here is a similar pair of pumps (albeit a peep toe and in smooth leather) from Boden that you can still get: Chic Peep Toes.
I love the bow, especially, really nice for defining a waist. The piping is a neat element and adds some cool visual interest. It had also come in a cream version with black piping, but that one sold out INSANELY fast. The black version can still be found at Neiman Marcus in a size small. MillyNYC sold out pretty early of both colors.
So a sweater dress addiction was semi-born. I had a 20% off coupon from Milly, and I knew that I could (again) *just* afford one dress from Milly. So I went with the Gondolier Stripe Sweater Dress, which is one of the more inexpensive options that is available from the line's resort/spring collection:
Lacey ballet flats and lucky me, I got them on some ridiculous super-sale or another. ;) (Original price was crazy, no matter how beautiful and all leather they may be.)
You can still find the dress, btw, at millyny...and in pink/navy at Saks Fifth Avenue.
There is more Milly to come, by the way, but not for a few weeks yet. I saved again so I could get a Milly Mini (for CW) and for me, a matching sheath dress. We will most likely wear those on Easter, but I am more than willing to give you all a sneak peek. ;)
Have a great night, you all.
P.S. If you have a Boden review, please e-mail me soon, I am planning on doing the Weekly Roundup tomorrow!