What I Wore Sunday, June 2, 2013
- Green and cream strapless maxi dress: Soco Vintage via Groopdealz
- Silver, green, blue and yellow necklace: Beach House by Lia Sophia
- Yellow rose earrings
- Nude peep toe sling back heels: Jaclyn Smith at Kmart
- Not Pictured: Cream cardigan from Maurices, so I didn’t get cold in church
And wicked tan lines.
I knew I needed this dress when I first saw it on Soco Vintage, but I waited until one of the flash deal sites that I frequent had it for under $30.00. It is lined to the knee, which is important with white material. While this dress fits me like a dream and is extremely comfortable and flattering at the same time, I would not have paid the $54.00 as the quality doesn’t meet some of my standards. I had big bunches of strings sticking out at several seams that I had to cut off — two of which I missed until my husband pointed them out. In church. Thanks, honey. It also comes with those ridiculous threaded belt loops. Why do clothing companies put those on dresses? I have cut every single one off over the past few years. The elastic at the top of the strapless dress is poorly sewn and it constantly tries to flip itself around and twist. It’s a constant fight. And, sadly, one of my green chevron seams can be seen through the cream section, kind of ghosting itself. It probably only bothers me… but it bothers me.
All that said, it looks pretty dang good on and, despite the fact that it’s not going to last the test of time, I’m probably going to wear the heck out of it this summer. I know it’s making the beach vacation trip. It may make the BlogHer ’13 trip as well for and evening look, though I’ll decide that after I see how it travels in for our vacation. (Oh, sweet love, please hurry, vacation!)
As a side note, this dress naps well. If you know me, I don’t nap unless I’m exhausted. I didn’t even nap after my half marathon. After we got home from church today, I immediately crawled into bed — and slept for almost an hour and a half. In the dress. It didn’t wrinkle that badly. I needed a nap today. Then I threw on yucky clothes to finish working in the flower beds. Then I threw on running clothes for a six mile run.
The wicked tan lines will only continue to get worse. Even wearing 60SPF. Woo.