let's talk about how i was in the fitting rooms at anthropologie for over an hour trying on the collecting dots dress to see how i could make it work. luckily for you, i had my camera phone to share all the photos :)
first things first: sizing. luckily for me, i could make the x-small work. this is two sizes smaller than the size for the essential sumer shift. so my advice? size down.
while i was in the fitting room, i also saw some ladies try on the dress without sizing down. it did not look bad... it was just blousey/breezy (as in the catalog shot). i preferred the fit of the xs. (small gave me a pooch, even when belted. but i realize some smaller bodies will probably look just fine in the breezier fit.)
so i started by adding a slip and the woven junctions belt:
then i took the slip off and started playing around with accessories, like using the belt from the mompos dress:
and then, it got wild. well, wild for me. i added a belt (the offhand belt in blue, small) and a blazer (the lolling blazer in a size 6).
loved it. (oh and it also looked cute with the blue beribboned belt and just the offhand belt, without blazer).
until next time,