Sub-Subtitle: "I really like subtitles."
You know the ideal of your perfect handbag, or shoe, or fiance - whatever the accessory - you dream about while flipping through "In Style" or your other sartorial p0rn of choice? The one you fantasize about owning one day when you win that multi-million dollar contingency case or lottery, not necessarily in that order?
I recently came into possession of my dream, designer demure daytime dress (and whatever other adjectives begin with "d") entirely by accident and via the good graces of a dear friend & reader (hi, L!) looking to resell a frock. It - the dress, I hasten to add, not the friend - is flowery. It is sleeveless. It has an a-line skirt, which is exactly the cut my certified-as-child-bearing hips appreciate. It has pockets - POCKETS! - for the concealment of mini-quiches or lip gloss. It's just so . . . Charlotte. You know what I mean.
The label, CH Carolina Herrera, isn't terribly important - though it's way up there on my Platonic wish list of designers - as much as the dress' lineage. I'm a sucker for story
|Comes w/ grosgrain violet sash at natural waist; will model once I get brave / foolish enough for this OOTD business|
And the story continues as the dress will travel with me this summer to four (! why, why all at once!) weddings & their respective rehearsals, brunches, and other Smug Married ceremonial necessities.
[Ridiculous OOTD photo redacted]
Mildly important sidebar: I don't know how you legitimate fashion bloggers have the stomach for these "Outfit of the Day" photos. There is no way to do them without feeling and/or looking insufferably (a) self-absorbed; (b) constipated; (c) like you sit around all day posing for photos [see sub (a)]. Many of you do it skillfully, and I just can't . . . I just can't go there.
Anywhoodle, to me, this is such a happier result than the way I'd envisioned eventually finding such a dress. Trolling the interwebs for a sale has nothing on a frock from a friend - a dress with a Smug Married pedigree of its own, no less. Maybe someday I'll lend it to another wedding attending friend, and so on.
If only I could find such a friend for the shoes I'll need to pair Dream Dress with . . . anyone wanting to send me these? What if I pinky swear not to post an OOTD with them?
|Photo Credit: Nordstrom|