Way back in the peak of summer I fell in love with The Solana Swing Dress from Anthropologie. I reviewed it here. But I vowed to wait for a good sale price. I very much wanted both colors it came in: grey and pink. I liked the pleats. I liked the swing shape. I knew it was a dress that I could carry into all seasons.
It finally went down to less than $30 during a recent sale. And so I scooped up both colors, and happily awaited their arrival. I even took pictures in one of them while I was extremely sick (still am. I don’t know what to do about this illness) so I could show the dress while it is still available. This dress escorted me to the doctor’s. It is a keeper. Here is the deal, though…
In the reviews, two separate people stated getting any sort of water upon the dress resulted in a permanent loss of the beautiful pleats. I am terrified of even brushing up against the sink in this or going near Ollie, the drool monster. I will try dry cleaning, but I also worry they will want to iron it or steam iron it. Therefore, it may never, ever, ever get washed. That’s not too gross, right?
I ordered both dresses in a size medium, but the pink dress is noticeably longer.
I decided to pair the grey dress with a white long sleeve shirt and wear it more as a jumper with tights.
We took the dogs for a drive and I decided to pose with Murphy.
I initially wore my hair in a new ponytail style, but it was too windy to keep it.
Murphy was being kind of crazy, so I switched to Ollie.
But Murphy looked sad, so I decided to take them both for a walk.
This did not really help, because what they really wanted was my husband. They adore him the best. That is because he adores them the best. Funny how that works.
They finally got what they wanted. My husband is aghast that I took his picture. He doesn’t need to know I then posted it on the internet, too. Let’s just keep that between us. And, yes, I love a bearded man.
And I love a good scarf. I purchased this scarf from Anthropolgie many years ago. It has always been my favorite.
Do you “do” pleats? Do you wear long sleeves under your sleeveless dresses in the winter? What should I do about cleaning the dress? Any suggestions?