sine hollyhock dress
My friend Jess got an awesome dress on sale at Anthropologie tonight, and as we were discussing, I got inspired to try on my Anthro steal from a while back and share it here. (I’d been waiting for it to warm up a bit, too, but fergetaboudit!)
Behold! The Hollyhock Dress by Sine:
I was totally in love with this dress when I saw it on the website (it’s no longer there) – you know how I love grey, and here it was paired with super-bright pinks & a super-springy print. I just feel like cool grey + brights = ultra modern & sophisticated. Also love the corset-like look of the bodice. Plus the straps and contrasting trim detail done in the floral print (click thumbnail at right for larger) make it really unique. The poufy-ish skirt was the only thing I was wary of, but the dress is actually made of pretty stretchy fabric. This is the size 8, which is very snug up top – fits perfectly, I think – and is still a smidge poufy on the bottom, but purposely so. It’s got a bit of a tulip-y fullness in the design…
I love the exposed zipper, too. Also pardon my awkward arms/shoulders and how they’re creating a bit of overflow that is not actually there when standing normally.
The dress has pockets, too! (Man, look at me, totally brainwashed by Project Runway and the entire fashion world into getting excited over such an unusable design element.) But I totally forgot to take a picture. Sorry. Anyway, it was originally $168, and I got it for $40! It’s really well-made, too. Definitely worth the price.
These heels are Nine West:
I’ve been in search of a perfect nude pump for some time, and sadly these don’t fit the bill (or I’m just too pale for them to seem nude… ahem); but they were only $15 via a 6pm.com sale, so I’m still happy to keep them. Plus, they’re leather (so they’ll last & hold up relatively well), and I think the yellow woven trim (closer view at right) is just so cute.