I really like this dress from LOFT – it has that tulip shape and an exposed zipper in back, and POCKETS! It came with its own belt – elastic with gathered fabric over it and a hematite-colored buckle. However I liked it better with this belt which I have owned for a couple years – gave it more definition and was more bold of a look.
It was a bit chilly this morning, instead of covering up the dress with a standard coat, I decided to pair it with my trusty Banana Republic ponte jacket. Love ponte in how it usually matches ponte-based garments even from other brands and years!
What I don't love are these shoes. Each time I wear them I remember how much I hate them – they hurt, my pinky toe gets pinched between the footbed and the leather side. Horrible horrible shoes. I am surprised as that I usually love Franco Sarto. And these don't hurt due to heel height – that's actually comfortable. They are just shaped that my foot slides forward (even with FootPetals), my heel slips even though the shoe technically fits, it pinches in that weird space between footbed and shoe, and they just are awkward in many ways. I wish I could return them, for I think today will be the last time I wear them.
Good hair day and these pics do not do it justice. I washed and dried my hair yesterday, this morning I hit all over with a large curling iron and then used Salon Grafix dry shampoo and ended up with what I desired from dry shampoo – body, lift, shape without looking dry or strange. Big fan!