Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Claire-inspired outfit #2

Fitted cap-sleeve pencil-dress, fitted blazer over, and actual Louboutins - all Oh So Claire!  Not Claire: A bit more color than she'd go for, though maybe by season 4 given the extra color in season 3...  :) 

I've been eying these Felicity and Coco pencil dresses on the Nordstrom website for almost a year now.  When this purple one went on sale one day, I jumped on it (and sure enough, it was sold out when I looked again the next day).  I figured worst case it wouldn't work and I'd return it.  The picture online made the purple look a bit pale and light, which I was nervous about, but the color was much richer in person.  The dress is definetely tight!  And it is unlined.  But the fabric is thick, and I put my Spanx tank on underneath to add a little extra lining-like layer up top.  Overall, it turned out to be great.  The zipper bunches a little on me, with my short torso, but that's a very normal problem for me.  And of course, the below-knee-length isn't actually below-knee on me, thanks to my long legs plus short torso.  But at least it is at-the-knee, which is not bad. 

Now I'll be keeping an eye out for additional sales.  I'd love to get one of these in grey.  And when it warms up a bit, I'll wear it without the blazer!  There is really great seaming detail on the dress which doesn't show in these pics, but I'll make sure to capture it next time.

(Dress: Felicity and Coco pencil dress from Nordstroms, Blazer: Filene's basement from ages ago, Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps, from Neiman Marcus)