Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating.
I want to create classics.
So after thinking about it a great deal, I went ahead and bought myself a Little Black Dress from the Uniform Project. I talked about the Uniform Project and the LBD pretty extensively in this post so to recap:
- the dress is made of organic cotton & silk;
- the designs are created in limited runs so that as little is wasted as possible;
- it features a removable collar & is fully button-down so you can wear it backwards or forwards;
- the idea being, the dress is a blank canvas encouraging you to wear it creatively and often, reducing your need for a billion items in your wardrobe.
My plan is to wear the dress 3-4 days a week, replacing my current day-to-day WAHM uniform of sweatpants and hoodie, as part of my overall resolution for the year: “More Martha, less Roseanne.”
I agonized over which size to buy, as I’m measuring a little big in the waist and thighs these days. (If only I have the same problem in the boobage area.)
The one I went with fits fine and I have enough room to be comfortable, but DUDE. It is SHORT. I know that the reason for this is so that it can be worn as a tunic or shirt but OH MY GOD. My instinct is to say something along the lines of “I’m not 16 anymore” but frankly, I don’t think I wore skirts this short when I was 16.
What this dress NEEDS is an extra attachable HEM.
So, for the sake of illustrating the dress in its pure form, and so that anyone who is considering the purchase can see just how short it is, and because I have no plans to leave the house today, I’m wearing the LBD without embellishment (other than legwarmers that my friend Amy knitted for me, because it’s still February, yo, my legs be cold) for its inaugural outing.
Buttoned down the front because I haven’t figured out how to button the back myself.
Yuck. This photo makes me realize that
- I need to go to the gym more,
- my hair wants cutting,
- I need to work on my J C Penney poses;
- when I’m sucking on my braces you can totally see it. Note to self: cut that the hell out.
Well, that’s out of the way, now I can have some fun with it 🙂