Yes, I told my husband, I have worn this sweater dress once before, but not to church or anywhere with him. (Honestly, I can't remember where I wore it the first time. Book club? My friend's Tastefully Simple party? hmmm...)
Some Postman said, "well, I like it on you. It looks really nice!"
Oh my...he so rarely says anything about what I wear. I do believe he's going to see me wear this dress a LOT! :)
As it turns out, *I* like this dress a bunch, too. It is definitely a keeper!
Outfit details: Jessica Howard dress - eBay; George blazer - Walmart;
tights - probably Walmart; Clarks shoes - thrifted; pin - hmm...had it forever.
I wanted to wear a scarf with the dress because of the deeply scooped neckline. Without longer hair to cover my neck, I get cold when they turn on the ceiling fans at church. Amazingly enough, not a single one of my dozens of scarves looked right, and so I settled on the black blazer instead. Looking at the photos, I can see that the blazer is rather big on me. One of these days, I'll need to replace it, although I don't wear it often, so there's no rush.
I've learned that it's important to buy my clothing in the correct size type. You'd think that would always be Petites, considering my lack of height, but it's not. The best size type for my body varies with the type of clothing:
Dresses - Petites or Juniors
Knit shirts / tees - Regular for most brands; Petites for a few
Button-up shirts - Petites or Juniors
Jackets - Petites
Sweaters - Regular or Petites
Skirts - Petites for most brands
Pants - Petites
Jeans - Petites or short length regular
Capri pants - Petites
Shorts - Regular
Since it's almost time for a closet culling, having the above list will help me determine what to keep and what to toss. I'd better go write that down...