So while I was semi-gussied up the other day to take pictures of the coat and the new knit dress, I also put on the Anouk dress I finished over a month ago but never modeled. I know some people were interested in seeing this, and because I abhor loose ends, I'm posting it now, although there's really not much more to say about it.
Except: what's up with those wrinkles on the back at the bottom? I sat down for like two seconds to put my shoes on and this chambray wrinkled! And also: the more I look at the color combo, especially with these shoes, the more I like it.
And about the shoes:
More Fryes. These are the Gwen Woven T-Straps, which I was pretty proud of because I snagged them for something like $25 about 5 years ago at a discount shoe shop in St. Louis. (Shoe Stop, for any of you in The Loo - I'm sure you know it! And if you don't, Go. Now.) The original price would have been at least $158. I was in a huge T-strap phase at the time.
Sadly, I can't walk in them. That's a 4-inch heel which is exceedingly narrow at the base. No wonder they were $25! They sure are beautiful though.
So, the dress. Will I wear it this spring?
I don't know. It's awfully short. And not very comfortable, honestly. I really should have done the broad back adjustment I know I need but never do. And the armholes are too high for me, which is interesting, because I think I have "high armholes" - almost all my RTW sleeveless tops have armholes that go down too low. And then there's the armpit flab issue that was discussed ad nauseum. On the other hand, it makes me look more hour-glassy than I really am, so that's a bonus.
Anyway, I said I'd show it, and I did. Moving on!