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16 March 2012 @ 10:14 pm
[clothes] my brain has been devoured  
You guys, I think all those hours I spent looking at dresses for the two weddings coming up (impatienke is having her social wedding, and I'm a bridesmaid, and then her best friend is also getting married, and I'm a guest) have finally devoured my brain, because I went looking for one dress and ended up finding -- well, I will provide you with a list.

Keep in mind, I don't wear dresses generally (though I do have a cotton wrap dress that I wear as a coverup when going to the pool and I live in a couple jean skirts on the weekends when the weather is nice), and I can't wear them to work without wearing heavy, heavy tights, which I don't own. (Tattoo on my calf.)

But oh, god, I want to wear these dresses to work.

Crimson frill trim poplin
Rosette trim dress (in blue, black, and green, I like all three)
tabbed surplice neckline crepe dress
Be a sweetheart (in both the green and the blue)
Ruffle front surplice (What even is surplice?)
Bow tied neck cotton poplin
Pleat waist chambray dress
Mural blooms dress (the dress I was actually looking for -- you can see how long it took me to find it)
Wildflowers in bloom
Embellished florals surplice

What even is this? WHAT EVEN IS SURPLICE? (Wikipedia would have me know it is the liturgical vestment of the Western Christian Church. o.O That is not what I expected.)

Later I will tell you about the musical wanderings of my mind tonight, but right now I must go decide if I should buy dresses.

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a2zmoma2zmom on March 17th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
These dresses are gorgeous. I could easily see myself wearing them.
"That Anne Girl": Pussyfootabenn on March 17th, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
This is from Wikipedia:

surplice neckline

these are similar to how a bathrobe's neckline is formed by one side of the garment overlapping the other. For a dress, the lower layer is usually sewn to the top layer just under the bust.

It's in the entry for "Neckline". Not where one would first think of looking. :-)

There are some very lovely dresses there. I hope that you love whatever you end up getting!
the needless antagonistnygoldfish54 on March 17th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
OMG! that last dress is beautiful! like it's disgustingly pretty. I can't look at it anymore, I might be sick, it's so wonderfully gorgeous.

(my suggestion is, of course, get THAT one, lol)
"That Anne Girl": Pussyfootabenn on March 17th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, that IS a good choice. It's crepe, too, so it will move beautifully and feel good against your skin.

If you want to cover your upper arms you can wear a black or a blue shrug with it; it should be easy to find one in the right color this year. Lane Bryant has a nice lightweight shrug with elbow length sleeves in lots of colors.
Nothing to see here, move along.: ready set girliebuhfly on March 17th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Once you start the dress thing, it can grow. I want all of those, omg.
Krisimpatienke on March 19th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Those are all gorgeous. I think you may have started a trend. I'm getting ready to go search the site and make a wishlist. </p>

All of those dresses would be so cute on you! I vote you buy some heavy tights for work and get with the dress wearing! Alternatively, you could maybe find (or have made) a pair of well fitting riding boots or fencing style boots you could wear to cover the tat.