I never realized I did this until someone pointed it out to me this weekend, but I give back-stories to all of my outfits, You know, like a crazy person does. This weekend I was both an UES wife headed to a garden party in Nine West and Calabasas Curve Queen in Mink Pink. These stories just make the dressing up process even more fun, and when someone inevitably asks what I do and I tell them -Style Blogger - I get loads of questions about my outfit. It's good to be prepared.
The story behind this gorgeous knit dress from SHOPWANTLIST? 1960s career gal (a la Mad Men) off the lunch with her fellow liberal ladies to discuss the social revolution...all over champagne and in impeccable tailoring of course.
Backstory aside, I was very impressed (even a bit shocked, I'll admit) at the wonderful quality of this dress. It is rare in this fast fashion/instant gratification world that we get products and pieces that are well constructed. This dress arrived even better than it looked on the website (how often does that happen?) It has heft! I love when clothing has a little weight to them. You know it won't break, bust, snag, or tear after a wash and a couple of wearings. The knit is a tight stitch (gives the illusion of ribbing, but closer to a seed stitch) that beautifully contrasts the open seams. Yes, the dress is see-thru. Which is awesome. You can style it however you want, dress it up for day (by going with a simple black dress underneath like I did) or night (a lacy slip...or hell, your cutest lingerie set!). Let's talk about the neckline. A mock neck like so frames the decollete beautifully AND you don't mess up you hair and red lipstick putting it on. Win win win.
Don't think from this one look, SHOPWANTLIST only carries garments with a more classic bend. This online boutique satisfies both of my sides: BOHO BABE and GLAMOUR GIRL. For ever fitted and flared dress, there's a fringe-y skirt and flutter top. Not just clothing: necklaces, earrings, and sunnies - oh my! There is an amazing sale going on right now : up to 60% off selected tops, dress, and accessories! I picked out some of my favorites from the sale (all at least 50% off) and linked directly to them for you. Click, shop, done. You're welcome!