Friday, April 2, 2010

Cherry Time

Spring has arrived in glorious fashion in New York over the last few days and today I am celebrating its arrival in one of my very favorite dresses from the wonderful Jane BonBon. Some cherry trees have sprouted, I have a rooftop party tonight and I'm wearing my cherry dress. Viva la spring!

For those of you who don't know her, Jane BonBon has an etsy store where she custom makes plus-size dresses based on your personal measurements. I have thing for cherries and I lusted after this dress for ages, before finally splurging on it as my 29th birthday dress. For a hand-made dress $89 is not bad at all. I wish I had taken a photo of the tag, under size it says "bloomie." I am dying from the love.

The one negative is that since it's cotton and custom fitted there's not much give and this morning I couldn't zip the dress myself if the straps were up. So instead I had to zip it with the straps down, cover it with my cardi and wait till I got to the office for some girlfriend assistance.

The "belt" is actually a part of the dress, not something I added. Isn't that great?

To keep myself warm I added a cropped cardi that is from Anthropologie, although it was a hand-me-down from my beloved JLR. I've added seamed fishnets from Torrid and some pointy-toed kitten heels that I got at the Fat Girl Flea a few years ago and earrings from Accessorize. I love fishnets with a back seam. I think they're retro and sexy and just utterly fabulous.

Also, you may have noticed that my hair is a lot shorter. I'm gonna write about that really soon. Warning, I have a bunch of outfit photos stockpiled so you'll see some photos where my hair is long and then short and then long again. I was going to post everything in order, but I'm wearing this dress today and wanted to share it with all of you cause it's such a glorious spring day.

Photo credit goes to the lovely Ateqah, who also helped me dress myself this morning. Whatever would I do without her?


  1. ooohh i love cherries xx <3 your dress xx

  2. Awesome dress! And I love your fishnets they look fabulous on you!

  3. This is a fabulous outfit - everything about it is PERFECT. Also, checked out the person you got it from - she has great designs and BRALESS designs (AMAZING!) that I really want now. Wish I could find fishnets like those!

    - Sarah

  4. I know isn't the braless thing AMAZING. Since my weekend goals are to never wear a bra I really should purchase more of her dresses.

  5. Don't die of shock...I LOVE this ENTIRE outfit. I like the shoes. Love the seamed fishnets. I think I need some that somehow match those new Seychelles shoes I got. Love the dress, didn't remember that it was custom. Do you have another dress with cherries, or I'm making that up? You need some fabulous sunglasses.

  6. Love the belt detail.
    I think 30 dresses/30 days should be a national event.
    In the meantime me and some friends are doing a 30/30 for the month of April. Please join if you're on facebook!

  7. Love the outfit. The dress and tights work well together. I totally want to buy one of those dresses now.

  8. I have this same dress and I ADORE it.

  9. Beautiful outfit, love the stockings! You look soooo pretty in that dress, love the bow. Fantastic legs too :)