I found this amazing black dress at a Thrift Store a couple of blocks from our house. It’s my Lady Mary in Mourning/Stevie Nicks dress (if you haven’t caught up on Downton Abbey, Lady Mary along with all the Granthams, is in mourning….I won’t tell you why, but it I will tell you I cried). I love the drop waist and the lace detail along the bottom.
I had such a hard time deciding what to layer with this bad boy. Do you ever stumble upon a piece you feel so strong towards, the first time you wear it you just can’t decide what else in your closet will do it justice? You don’t want to wear anything that will over power it because you want it to shine, but you want to pair it with other parts that will be perfect supporting characters….do I sound neurotic? I think I might. With this dress, I thought about a boxy denim jacket, tried a couple of blazers and finally landed on this fly away lacy cardigan. I thought it was a little too obvious/matchy, but it looked good so I went with it. Also Jonathan was doing that lurking thing, where he’s ready to go, but doesn’t want to “pressure” me to hurry, so he doesn’t say anything…he stands at the doorway and stares blankly. I usually try to hustle a bit when he’s starts in on that. (He’s a very patient man).
What would you have paired this dress with? Can’t wait to test it’s versatility.
(Feeling a little under the weather with a cold right now, excuse the lack of enthusiasm. My eyes may or may not have been crossing when I wrote this).