Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Rory from Varnish Vixen!I used to really like this outfit, until one of my classmates told me I looked like a first grade teacher or a "Stepford Wife" when wearing it. He didn’t mean either to be a compliment, and as a result I’ve become anxious about wearing this dress (ahhh New York, so full of kind hearted souls!).
A year has passed since my classmate gave me his unsolicited opinion, so I figured it was about time I gave this dress some love. When I pulled it out of my closet today, I realized no sane first grade teacher would ever wear this to work. First off, the dress is strapless. Would anyone in their right mind wear a strapless dress while running around after a bunch of six and seven year olds? I’ve seen a teacher wardrobe malfunction (my freshman English teacher’s slip fell down while she was lecturing) and it isn’t the kind of event I would encourage via a strapless dress!
I’m wearing Essie Splash of Grenadine with this outfit because I feel like it compliments the colors in the dress without being too matchy-matchy (although I'm clearly taking the flower theme way too far!). Splash of Grenadine is part of Essie’s 2010 Resort Collection and has that lovely jelly-crème finish that I love!
I love Rory's style, her fashion-shoot-editoral way of blogging is addicting and pleasing to the eyes! She is a doll and so freaking awesome, I wish we were neighbors! Love you girl, thanks for the post!