It's been another rainy, dreary week here, and I've found myself wondering how our pal Sweet Tea in Seattle stands so MUCH rainy weather. STIS, you're my hero, girl. Enough already here. Bring me some autumn sunshine!
I thought I had a bit of autumn sunshine earlier this week when my Shimmer Paisley Lawn Dress arrived safe and sound. What a beauty this dress is IRL! The fabric is so light, floaty and soft, and the print is the most gorgeous paisley mix of muted fall-like colors. It looks fantastic with a cardi -- especially one of the delicate chiffon-trimmed ones like last year's Tartines -- and all of the colors in the glazed pecan-honey glaze-burnished olive family work. Ditto for any skinny belt that you might want to play with.
I got the 8, and it was perfect thru the bust so I know the 6 would have been too tight there. Unfortunately, pretty much everywhere else it fit me poorly. I'm simply too short to wear it -- at least to wear it in a size that accommodates the meno-boobs. :-) The bodice was too long (making the beautiful neckline droop), the shirred waist hit me above my waistline at a weird "nothing" place, and the full skirt (even as I imagined it hemmed shorter) just did nothing at all for my short little legs. Oh well. This wasn't a big surprise to me since I know my body type, but a gal can hope, ya know.
I actually let the dress hang in my closet for a whole day and then tried it on again. Nothing miraculous happened overnight -- shockeroo -- and it still looked frumpy and dumpy. Not at all like it looked (which was: fan-freakin'-tastic) on Dina or on RatsonParade. And check out ROP's lovely Polyvore set.
So glaydies, who'd like to give this truly fabulous and sold-out piece a home? I will sell it for exactly what I paid plus your choice of shipping. I paid FP ($150) plus $12 sales tax (interesting -- it came from a store in South Florida) and free shipping, so my total was $162. You pick the shipper and I'll send it anyway you like. I've got a PayPal account so paying will be real simple.
If you're interested, give me a shout.