Don't despair if you love this dress, though, and it pops back in your size. The code 9Y8U will get you 15% off (this is a code I am allowed to publish as per affiliate rules). I can assure you this dress and its navy sister pop back on a regular basis. (Usually just one at a time, but I have seen my size come back time to time.)
Anyhow, onto these reviews!
Martha Dress and Embellished T-Bar Point. Size 8 Regular and Size 41.
The Martha Dress is shorter than I normally order, as I usually choose to get the long size. If the navy floral ever pops back in my size in the long (or in one size up), I will be mightily tempted. Either long or regular will work, and for a more fitted "night out" silhouette, I can make the 8 regular work, and for a more conservative, "work" silhouette, I can get an 8 long or 10 long. This 8 regular is great, though, and falls just a couple inches above my knee and is fitted without being skin tight.
I was worried that the 8 would be too tight through the hips and too loose everywhere else, but because this fabric is a stretchy textured cotton fabric with a stretchy lining, it fit exactly right. (That is also how I know that a size up would work, too. The textured cotton has enough structure that even a bit loose it will be fine, too.) (So, yes, I am saying to size up if you see your size up pop back and you are in LOVE with this dress.)
The T-Bar points are wonderful in the size 41, and they are so comfortable I wish it was always sunny and dry outside so I could wear them more often. They felt like walking on marshmallows. :-) I wear a 9.5 in J. Crew, so this seems true to size to the Boden shoe size chart. The 40 would have been too small. I often wear 40 in Boden, but that would not have been a wise choice here.
The shoes are embellished throughout. The little jewels stayed on well. Very secure and well made. They aren't perfectly placed, but they don't look terrible a little askew. I bought them for the low price in the January "extra %" off and I am very pleased I took a chance on these darling shoes.
For those of you looking for another set of views of this outfit and the shoes, head on over to my Instagram of the outfit!
Martha Dress and Embellished T-Bar Point. Both of these colors are almost sold out. But popbacks! Yay!
Okay, that's all for now, all! I hope this day is treating you well. I am glad I got a chance to update the blog again!