Friday, April 2, 2010
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?