Dress: Thistle Bohemian Border Scoop Neck Fit & Flare Dress by Melissa Masse (size 4x), gifted
Cardigan: Talbots, thrifted
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Steve Madden
Shoes: Moda Spana, thrifted
Necklace & Bracelet: Vintage (both outfits)
Earrings: etXarte (both outfits)
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64The lovely Melissa Masse sent me this dress to wear in Marcy's Size 22+ Style Lookbook last year. She actually made it just for me...how sweet is that?! I adore her fit & flare dresses...I own ~six different patterns...but that doesn't stop me from wanting more. The fit & length are perfect for me...& this color combination is particularly swoon worthy. Melissa Masse makes many of her garments up to size 3x (she did offer size 4x, but only through GB)...I cherish designers like her that offer both straight & plus sizes.
The photos with the cardigan were taken a few weeks ago when I wore this outfit to work (accessorized the same way I wore it to Chicago)...I am also including some pictures that we took just for the lookbook late last summer.
I wore this dress to work last year, but it hadn't been anywhere fun with me until last month when I wore it to Chicago to see a play with Kate.
What a difference light makes! I thought the cardigan picture light was good...but I am bathed in golden light in the summer photos (just before sunset)...
Checked into Hotel Allegro with takeout from Pierogi Heaven for lunch...then a short walk to Oriental Theatre for Hedwig & the Angry Inch! This was my birthday present from Kate since she was going to be off hiking the Appalachian Trail on my actual birthday. Hedwig is one of my favorite movies, but we've only seen it as a play done by a small theatre group in Madison...not very well.
The play was spectacular...I LOVED our Hedwig (& our seats...thank you, girlie!). I always have such a marvelous time in Chicago with Kate.
The Oriental Theatre always takes my breath away with its beauty...& the cast after the show. Free Prosecco in the lobby of our hotel...Someplace new for dinner...River Roast. It was the skewered fried fish that sold me...& delicious roasted veggies. After escorting me back to the hotel...Kate took a walk...she snapped this photo of the restaurant we just ate at all lit up for St. Patrick's Day...or perhaps it's always green?
I wanted to do completely different jewelry with this dress the second time I wore it...I don't have a favorite...I like both. Good thing I have a lot of jewelry.
My make-up with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Deep Blue, Kat von D eyeshadow in Anthem & Legend, Dragon & Heroine eyeshadow by Urban Decay, Bite Beauty lipstick in Aubergine, & Get Cherried Away nail polish from OPI.