August 01, 2010

Two-Wheeler Shirt Dress OOTD


One of my favorite bloggers, Anjali of Golden Means and I are outfit twins today! I wore this dress last night to a friend's bday party and am sporting it again for a free outdoor Yo La Tengo concert at Hartwood Acres. And as cute as it is, I share her frustrations over this frock. WHY IS THIS NOT YET ON SALE?! And WTF is up with the sizing?! The dress is by Porridge from Anthropologie. I sized down to a 6 to fit in the bodice and waist but the sleeves left as they are with the buttons closed kind of suffocate me.


Thankfully, I had a few neutral hair bands that I fashioned to expand the sleeve holes a bit the way some of my pregnant friends have used these or something similar to extend the button closures on their non-maternity clothes. I paired the dress with a Linea Pelle belt (similar here), a vintage map print handbag, a vintage necklace, and vintage wedged shoes in the style of Worishofers. I think it will make a great concert outfit for tonight too, since it is comfy, flowy, and long enough to wear while sitting in the grass on a blanket, listening to noisy drone-y indiepop! Maybe I'll grab a cardigan in case it is chilly.

11 comments:

Full Price? NEVER! said...

I love seeing all of your outfits, but I HAD to comment today! That dress looks amazing on you! It soots you really well!

goldenmeans said...

You look lovely Jess! I love all the light tan accents you've added :) And your solution to the arm-bands is ingenious, I will have to try that soon myself. Yay for being outfit twins! (And oh, I am one of your favorite bloggers?! I am beet red right now!)

Desert Flower said...

I love this outfit! The belt and bag are perfect touches. I really like those colors with the blue of the dress.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Ah! I've worn that dress many a time already! It looks fab on you!

My issue with the sizing is the waist for sure. When I bought it, one of the sales clerks told me that she had seen almost every woman who had been in the store that day try it on. Only a handful of others aside from I had bought it, though.

Tien said...

Both you and Anjali are having me reconsider this dress. It looks wonderful on you. I love your creative alteration to the sleeves, which is what killed it for me. And oh my, what have you been doing to your hair? It's phenomenal!

gee said...

oh my..i LOVE this dress and it looks amazing on you. i wish this would go on sale..but prob not! boo. i just can not wear it though..i have the same arm problem as you..it makes me so claustrophobic. xoxo

roxy said...

Outfit twins, I love it! That dress really shows off your shape. Beautiful!! I swear it must be going on sale soon, the stores by me just restocked again. (Though I thought the same thing when they restocked 4 weeks ago so who knows.)

Cat said...

I just love this one on you! Despite the fit issues (I had mine altered), it's one of those special dresses. I'm glad it found its way to your closet.

Cat said...

I just love this one on you! Despite the fit issues (I had mine altered), it's one of those special dresses. I'm glad it found its way to your closet.

Sheena said...

I think the accessories compliment that dress really well! It looks perfect for an outdoor concert! I'm sorry about the sizing frustrations, I hate it when a dress fits fine in one area but awkwardly in another.

erin said...

looks great jess! i wish i knew you were there! i was there too!

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