Sunday, October 2, 2011

Big Black Dress

Going out for a friend's birthday, I decided a big black dress was in order. ;-) This dress is my first experience with Yours Clothing, and I'm quite impressed. I got this dress on sale, and after reading the reviews, ordered a size 22 rather than my usual "just to be safe" 24. It fits perfectly. The material is a lovely swishy chiffon with a lining. The cut of the dress is lovely, with a comfortable elastic ruching around the waist, a full skirt over the hips and a not too low or too high neckline.

Outfit Details
Dress: Yours Clothing (22)
Shoes: Payless (11)
Handbag: Gifted
Necklace: Was a brooch from my Granny
Bracelet: Thrifted
Earrings: Gifted

As beautiful as heels look on other girls, I will always be a flats person, they're just too painful for me to wear. These sandals have a lovely little sparkle to them.

I refer to these earrings as my "D-day" earrings, my friend bought them for me while hanging out with me on the day of my divorce. They're a celebration of the end of an old life and the beginning of a new one.

I've avoided having a black dress for a while, not being one for a lack of colour, but I think with the pops of red I make it work. What do you think?