When the weather warms up and the wine starts flowing, I love my maxi dresses. There’s something about that lightweight, breezy, flowy feel against your legs as the sun bears down on your shoulders that gets me dreaming of summer all year long. As someone who usually prefers wearing pants over skirts (because without a thigh gap, there’s always going to be some sort of chafing going on by the end of the day which is exacerbated by the stickiness of sweat), I’m surprised I never really considered the maxi dress alternative: the jumpsuit. Rompers, its shorter-leg cousins, are usually pretty prevalent in the California town where I live, which makes sense because we’re pretty warm thoughout most of the year, but I never could see myself in one. It’s not like I don’t wear shorty shorts or mini skirts when it’s hot enough either…I think it has to something with the fact that I have a fairly short torso as it is, and I fear rompers will only make me feel or look blocky. Jumpsuits, on the other hand, keep that elongated, svelte look (as long as the fit is right), and seem like something I would have work at some point by now. I guess I just hadn’t seen one I liked.
Distressing and Stripes
It’s been a little while since I’ve had a review or outfit post…life got a bit busy again (as it has a tendency to), especially for my hubby who’s been working mad long hours at work and unable to help with the photography portion of my posts! On top of that, I fell pretty ill with a flu and a bit of laryngitis so I think it doesn’t even need to be said that I wasn’t feeling all that glamorous enough for a shot anyway. Great timing, huh? Anyway, I’m back at work and my voice is still quite raspy, but I was able to employ a coworker to help me get some quick snaps for a Friday post! This one is kind of a preview to an upcoming denim review I have coming up for my own blog here, my third I’ve done apart from Denimology, for the 7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion High Waist Skinny in Icy Black 2, which was graciously sent to me by the brand when I inquired about another beautiful style, the Slim Illusion High Waist Skinny in Ultimate Icy Black! I still might have to scour eBay for that one…(I can’t resist, it’s just gorgeous) but I am loving this other pair! The high waist isn’t uncomfortably high (high waists have been growing on me a little bit), the stretch is comfortably amazing and true to 7FAM’s word, they have not stretched out a tad. They didn’t come cuffed but I love the extra accent that cuffing them gives them! I always like distressed denim in the summertime and these have a unique, simple slash across each knee instead of the all-around distressing we often see floating around the market. I love them all, but these I am particularly fond of right now! Stay tuned for a more in-depth official review.