Dress: Angelina Dress in Blue Scotty Houndstooth by Cherry Velvet (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Cardigan (thrifted) & Leggings: Torrid
Shoes: Naturalizer, thrifted
Necklace & Earring: Age Before Beauty
Bracelet: Babil & Bijou (no longer online)
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, Daniel, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64I couldn't pass up an opportunity to wear a doggy themed dress from one of my favorite brands! From a distance, it looks like houndstooth, but when you get close...actual hounds...very clever. This style, Angelina (the longer version of Brigitte), runs small...or should I say...true to size. I normally can wear a 3x in Cherry Velvet, but I would not be able to in this dress. It's 100% cotton with no stretch & my favorite...an empire waist. The fit of this retro inspired swingy dress is superb, with the darts in just the right place for me. The dress occasionally got caught up on my leggings & didn't lay right...but I would have felt too exposed to go barelegged in this dress. This was delightful to wear & made me smile. I know I've mentioned this before...but aside from LOVING the dresses Cherry Velvet makes...I adore this company even more for including such a wide range of sizes, XS-4X.
The twisted strap cut-out back is charming...good for showing off tattoos, but doesn't get in the way of wearing a typical bra.
Kate, Daniel, & I tried out Lucille on their second day of a soft opening, so there was a limited menu. They are owned by Merchant, which you've seen the girlie & I drinking cocktails at many times. I started off with Strawberry Fields Whenever, which was like an adult fruity shake...& Kate had a beer that tasted like cat urine that had been laundered, then rolled in pine needles, herbs, & lemon (she liked it). We all got our own wood-fired pizzas. I chose asparagus, ham, & artichoke with mozzarella & housemade ricotta...delicious.
They did an amazing job renovating the space...& I was particularly fond of the ghost signs they uncovered on the brick walls...the one below says...The Future Home of The Capital City Bank...& in the basement there is seating in the former bank vault. After dinner Kate & I walked over to Square Wine for wine tasting...it was incredibly windy & raining. I should mention that I wore the black cardigan on this night & the polka dot one a few days later when I wore this dress a second time...I preferred the dots.
Two Italian wine makers were touring together & we got to sample some of their wines. This man was from Marco Marengo & his wines were amazing...Kate bought 2 bottles of Barbera & 2 different kinds of Barolo...& if I'm lucky...she'll drink some of it with me.
My make-up with this ensemble included...NYX eyeliner in Deep Blue; Urban Decay eyeshadow in Freeze, Half Baked, & Creep; Korean Candy lipstick by MAC; & Conga-Line Coral nail polish by OPI. Also, note...my dog themed jewelry...
I'm linking up to Visible Monday over on Not Dead Yet Style.