I took this mini-dress home after my visit to the Takapuna pop up shop and was so excited that I had to wear it the very next day. I really didn’t notice that the dress was super short when I bought it, so on went the opaque black tights. After trying on a few jackets I remembered that mini-dresses look best worn either with something very short and cropped, or something almost as long as the dress. This short-sleeved rain coat has been worn many times on the blog. It has a high, gathered waist in the front and although it’s black, the details and shiny fabric make one of the most unusual pieces in my wardrobe. The dark color complimented the big, abstract, floral print on the dark gray dress. The outfit was completed by a bunch of big plastic bracelets, an off white scarf and turquoise beaded cluster earrings.
As you can see there’s more than a new dress going on at The Style Confessions. The sidebar has been updated, there’s a new title and the whole layout has been refreshed. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Those of you who read my blog often might remember the post on The Quest for the “Perfect” Purse. After digging through sales bins for months I finally found this excellent quality, versatile, black leather tote at Nordstrom. The detailing on the front makes it just unusual enough to keep me from getting bored, and amazingly there is no huge, tacky logo staring me in the face. The purse features a number of practical details like the surprisingly useful handle in the middle. It easily holds all my essentials and works with almost everything in my wardrobe. I couldn’t be happier about it.
- Dress – Papillon, purchased at the Takapuna pop-up shop
- Jacket – Ali Re, purchased at Barney’s
- Bangles – Purchased at the Takapuna pop-up shop
- Earrings – Anthropologie
- Purse – Nordstrom
- Tights – Target
- Boots – Lou, purchased at Loehmann’s
How do you wear a mini dress?