Ok full disclosure is that I did not design the fabrics for this dress (although I wish I had!) but sometimes a trip to Joann’s sucks me in. One minute I’m shopping for basic white thread and the next thing you know I have blacked out and left the building with 10 yards of random fabrics with no plan as to how to use them.
Luckily I have been working on mixing some of my own prints in different dresses and tops, so it was nice practice to try on something different for a change. Again…. I am happy with how this one came out! Creating all of the different angular lines in this pattern could have gone really south, but it worked well, and I think elevated all of the individual prints to a more sophisticated level.
The black and white ribbon trim is slowly turning out to be a signature of mine, as I love how it works with every color palette, every outfit, every theme. And using the ribbon to highlight the waist and a diagonal line are very slimming but interesting from all angles.
In terms of styling, sneakers were the perfect antidote to the high hemline. Although I have also worn this dress with cage heels for a sexy date night out, putting on these comfy sneakers makes a casual dress for errands and lunch with friends. Paired with a slick pony and mounds of bracelets, its the perfect Saturday afternoon look!