I wore this to:
- work holiday party
shoes & tights/sweatshop
The great thing about this dress is how many wears I get out of it. I've worn it to weddings, holiday parties, New Year's Eve, whatevs kind of fancy cold weather events. It invariably gets me Jackie O (or Jackie Kennedy) comments and I find myself reaching for it more than I ever thought I would.
Buying stuff to like enough for it to become a staple is always tricky. The best laid plans to target good quality items that won't be dated and that I'll like to wear forever are often foiled. Sometimes it's the fit. Other times its how I feel in it. Or knowing how to wear it. For whatever reason, items I feel lucky to have in my closet are few.
So I consider this dress one of my greenest buys - it was already reused and for a dress-up dress, it gets a lot of airtime. If I didn't have this go-to in my closet, I'd have to be shopping a lot more often since fancy dress events (just like work) are one of those required dress code instances.
Shockingly, Anna Wintour also endorses reuse when she says, “I think it's always fun to have something new, but it doesn't mean that everything you already have in your closet has to be thrown out, you know? Recycle. It’s totally okay — I even recommend it.” (Although, in all seriousness, I don't make a habit of considering Wintour's thoughts all that much.)