Hi, everyone! I have a spare moment here (one of very few spare moments!), so I thought since it is review day over at JCA, I would put a IRL review of the wonderfully flattering Fabiola dress here on my blog.
Last week I wrote a review for the JCAs but since my body was not *quite* ready for the dress, I decided to wait one week to see if I could fit into it better this week.
I did, but I am still not 100% ready to actually wear it in public, maybe one more week for that? That's the thing about being postpartum, the body you have literally changes day to day...and this time around my body is changing in ways it hadn't with either of my other pregnancies. I had always heard each pregnancy and recovery is different, but I am living proof of this with how remarkably different my body reacted to this pregnancy/recovery. (Which I will likely cover in a Mommy Style Monday post, no need to discuss the details here in this post.) :)
(BTW, if you are a blog friend with a review of this, would you drop the link in the comments? I have been a bit behind in keeping up with all the reviews, help a sister out.)
This dress also had the benefit of reminding me of a dress I already own, also in a leopard print, but in a much more winter friendly fabric, the silk-wool watercolor leopard dress (wore it here). Since I knew I loved that dress, I knew a "summer" version would be a good choice.
Yeah, they were right. I am still glad I went with the 8. It would likely fit me better in the size 6 at my BEST fighting weight, but honestly, sometimes it is just nice to have a super comfortable, yet still somewhat vavavavoom type dress in the closet. Even with all the surgery scars and lack of energy and some pain, I put this on today and felt pretty darn good. Really does sort of give proof to the idea that clothes indeed make the man. (Or woman, I know.) ;)
My silk wool watercolor dress has this, too. (As do many of the J. Crew dresses, in fact.) There are quite a few J. Crew dresses that I cannot wear right now, but these work, and for that, I am grateful.
Based on my current rate of weight loss (it has plateaued, which is fine), I may not get back to my normal hip measurements for a few months, and I am glad to know there are options for dress up time at my fingertips.
Hope this helped someone out there!
You all have a great night!
P.S. Boden friends, tomorrow is another review roundup, if you have a review that you think I may have missed would you mind putting the link in the comments below or e-mailing me at dinagideon AT aim DOT com.