One dress, Three ways10:27 PM
Well the cold is well and truly setting in in my neck of the world, folks! Not that I mind; I'm a winter girl myself, I love cosying up with a good book and a hot drink, while the rain falls outside.
I realised just a short time ago that there was a 'hole' in my wardrobe selection for winter; that perfect black dress that I could pull on whenever, that would match with anything. So I set out searching for such a dress.
My search led me to the Trashy Diva website, perhaps not surprisingly as I spend a lot of time there perusing those gorgeous frocks and their lovely prints :) There are quite a few suitable (and gorgeous!) black wintery dresses (the Sweetie Sleeve, Joan Studs, Mansfield, Americana and the Courtney Coat), but in the end I settled on the Jenny Long Sleeve; I loved the pleating detail on the bodice and the gathers across the bust.
It arrived to me in the same order as the 1940s dress in this post. And it was everything I had hoped for!!! The cut is lovely and flattering, and the weighted knit can only be described as luxurious to wear. My only problem is that the seams split in a few areas, but that didn't bother me as I'm good friends with my trusty sewing machine, and I had them together with a stretch stitch in no time. When I let Trashy Diva know, they responded with a whole lot of kindness and professional integrity, a real testament to how great a company they are. The service is second to none, and I'll keep buying from them for a long time to come.
Here are a few pics from this week, showing just how versatile a wardrobe staple like my pretty Jenny dress can be. So versatile, in fact, I may not take it off all winter... Just kidding :P