As soon as this dress was posted to eshakti, I knew it had to be mine. I usually wait for a good sale, but I just went for it on this one because I was scared it would sell out and never come back in stock (which is a valid concern, because you never know with eshakti). Well, I'm glad a jumped on it because the dress is stunning in person: such a beautiful pattern, my favorite colors, and a classic silhouette. It even came with a matching fabric belt, but I felt like the black belt helped break up the pattern a little bit. I went for my usual size, but the chest region turned out more snug than usual which results in that not so flattering button gap you see in all of the photos. I think I can solve the issue my hand stitching in some hook and eyes in between the buttons, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
Shirtdress - eshakti
Belt - super old, similar here
Shoes - Target
Glasses - Ray-Ban
This is a pretty standard work look for me... really a pretty standard every day outfit as well. If I'm hanging out at home, I'm probably in paint splattered black yoga pants and some ill-fitting shirt, but if I'm going to be seen by anyone other than my husband and kid, I usually try a bit harder to look presentable.
Presentable usually means a dress or skirt & shirt combo, which I know sounds kinda of fancy, but it really isn't. The older (and fatter) I get, the more I dislike pants, so dresses are really a comfort issue as much as a style issue. At this point, if my work gave the thumbs up to yoga pants, I'd have a new work uniform -- but that's going to happen, so I'm just going to stick with my vintage(ish) dresses.
Can I just say that I'm really looking forward to my senior years when I can be that old lady with bright orange hair who only ever wears muu-muus? It's going to be great.