So you all have seen the Pleated Blouson Dress in action already when I wrote about my experience wearing it on my birthday weekend (also known as the weekend when derecho Dina hit the east coast). I only gave the dress a passing review, with one photo, as I was beyond tired from all the festivity and craziness of the unplanned sojourn from electricity...
I have worn the dress twice now (ooto--outfits of the "occasions"), the first time being when I wore it for the birthday/Baptism (which was mentioned in that post I linked to in the paragraph above), and the second time for a wedding of some close family friends (the groom was a boy I used to nanny for--agh--I AM SO OLD).
Dress: J. Crew Pleated Blouson, Size 6 (fit for my waist, hips/bust free-ish).
Shoes: Via Spiga Mystique, Size 9.5. These are seriously sexy shoes. I don't own a lot of sexy shoes. I bought them on a whim when I saw them at DSW for a ridiculously good price (one of the clearance items plus 40% off).
Bag: J. Crew Candy Stripe Jute Clutch.
Earrings: J. Crew.
I went with no belt this time as I felt like the dress could do well on its own. I was right. I far prefer this styling to my original styling.
Those Shoes (that link has the song and some silly dragon avatar--huh?).
Onto photos from the occasions that the dress was worn to:
|It was Angus's baptism, the one day where he will ever wear a bonnet. We loved this photo. Every time he smiles now he sticks out his tongue. :P|
|He was only awake for a few brief moments during the actual Baptism, when the water hit his head. He didn't even scream or cry. He kind of just looked up, looked about a bit, and went back to sleep. That's my boy.|
|Taken right after the actual baptizing.|
|Mr. Dina is not Catholic, but the Father still blessed him. :)|
The polyvore of my preferred styling for this dress is above.
Alrighty, then, we'll talk soon. Hope you all have a great night, and maybe I'll see you over at Facebook. :)