Sorry for the unexpected blog break. I try to stay consistent, but sometimes life takes over. I absolutely had to clean my house. I mean had to. As in: set aside hours to get it holiday finished. Which is so mundane, but true. And then we went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday (recap tomorrow). It was a busy and fun weekend. I hope you had a beautiful weekend and feel refreshed for this week! I know I do!
Okay. I hope I am “busting out the pleats” and not “busting out of the pleats.” One word makes a huge difference.
Thankfully this dress is very forgiving. In fact, I have decided this shall be my dress I wear any time I want to really make a meal out of a night.
Not on Thanksgiving. Surprisingly, I never really eat a lot on Thanksgiving. I like my turkey breast. Dry. Not dry, but devoid of gravy. A smidgen of mashed potatoes. Also devoid of gravy. And one roll.
That is it.
All that I eat on the biggest eating day of the year.
I was a very picky eater as a child and on this day of traditions I have never been able to break from the food rules I set in place as a three year old. I take traditions very seriously.
Oh. And one slice of chocolate pie. Hold the whipped cream.
Maybe I am leaving out the bottle of wine.
It doesn’t count.
And my three year old self would not understand.
So, this is my eating out for a nice dinner dress. I have never been an order a salad girl. I’ll take the baked potato, steak and the dessert please. And, no you may not have a bite. I didn’t wear this dress for nothin.
The swing shape coupled with the pleats is as easy as it gets. I can see this dress looking good on a multitude of body types. You just have to embrace it for what it is.
A swing dress.
It is supposed to swing.
Away from the body.
I like the gold buttons on the back and the sleeves. It is a sweet little detail. I paired the dress with my Anthropologie Fanned Feather Necklace I purchased on Black Friday from Anthropologie during their sale (now sold out online, but similar earrings are still available).
I really like black paired with brown and the gold on the necklace matches the gold on the buttons of the dress.
I ordered my dress on Black Friday directly from the designer, Dear Creatures, for 40% off their price making it a fantastic price. Anthropologie also carries it and calls it Pleated Millie Dress. It is now sold out in black at Dear Creatures. However, I have seen it keep popping back at Anthropologie. I own it in baby blue, too, but it is just not as good. I definitely recommend the black version.
I love this dress. As I have stated, the dress is forgiving.
I am not.
I am writing this in bed next to a snoring husband who fell asleep in the middle of the zombie movie we were watching together.
In the middle.
Of. a zombie. Movie.
In the middle.
Of. the. night.
He’ll be pleating for my forgiveness in the morning.
And you know what?
I might have room left in my heart. And in this dress… to give it to him.
In exchange for pie…
And I’m only craving humble.
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