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And so I went ahead and tried the Kate Spade dress with Garance’s print this morning but ended up buying a blouse. The dress did not fit me just right and also I found the blouse to have more versatility with my current wardrobe.
Everything about this blouse, from Peter Pan collar to the poet sleeves are ultimately French and hips friendly. The puffed sleeves add some strength to my slope shoulders and the contrasting black collar make a nice accent driving attention away from my childbearing ‘treasure’. What a charming and thoughtful design for all ’pears’ out there. Last but not least the scattered drawings make this silk blouse drooling friendly as Lucas has just turned six months (yesterday) and this is his first public appearance.
This print reminded me of my old dress with the French cafe print. I only have an old paper picture from 2005 that I snapped on my iPhone and marked up in aviary editor. (come to think of it, what we are doing today was totally unthinkable only some 7 years ago!).
I hope to fit into it once I shed all my baby weight, which means I won’t enjoy it till next Summer. What I wanted to share with you today though is the way it is cut. This curved waist line will grace a lot more body types than a straight, slightly raised line with gathers that is on the Kate Spade dress.
But that means more work for the manufacturer and therefore higher costs. I found this one at Marshals back in 2005, which should explain why they are not frequenters on the racks these days. So, once you spot a good design.. talk with your money.
Back to the matters of print. I was totally enamored with the dress until one sunny day I noticed that the print is a bit too pixie for my facial features that are - lets face it - slightly on a large side.
For a while I wanted to give it away to a girl with the heart shape face and somewhat elfin look but thanks God we never hooked up till another bright sunny day came along and I realized that I can totally wear it with my oversize sun glasses and that’s that. You probably figured it out by now that Sylvia’s skirt is a nod to my old French Cafe dress.
Garance’s print is by far more versatile and will play up a variety of facial features. It’s old school elegance and modern whimsy is like a perfect ratio of olive oil and white wine vinegar in a salad dressing at a restaurant, where you end dining every business lunch despite seeming simplicity of a salad….
I own a chiffon scarf by Christian Lacroix somewhat resembling of this print, posted earlier that’s why I jumped on this capsule collection like a jaguar. My two year old daughter Sylvia found the print quite entertaining as well.
Well, I do hope that once she turns into a young lady she will find the blouse just as charming as she does now and will proudly wear it to her dates with some nice chaps.