It’s no secret that I love denim dresses.
I coveted this Marni dress at first sight several years ago, but could not possibly justify its cost — more than my wedding dress* — under any rationale.
When it appeared on The RealReal this spring at a fraction of the price, however, I couldn’t justify not buying it.
Well . . . for the sake of argument, I will posit that I could have restrained myself on either of these alternate grounds:
1. I have no need for another denim dress.
2. It’s too small for me.
It’s a size 2 and just a half inch too small.
There is a potential fix. I could have Fatima take the skirt up at the waist. This would create a little ease through the hips and natural waist. But it would also require removing the zipper.
For now, we will just wear the dress snugly.
Come closer and visit the neckline and brooch.
Some might think this puckering is ruching!
It could be ruching.
This luscious red coral is so smart against a dark denim. At the center is a miniature piece of mosaic work.
Before the end of the summer, I think I need a theme week: Denim Unleashed, in which I wear a denim dress or skirt every day and see if anyone notices.
Years and years ago, when I was in my first post-college job, sharing an apartment with my best friend (and college roommate), we would periodically announce theme weeks.** My favorite was Maturity Week.
Dress: Marni; Brooch: Rebecca Collins; Shoes: Skechers; Bag: Coach
* For perspective, however, my wedding dress was not that costly. I got it from JCrew.
**We would announce the themes — which generally centered around organizing papers and paperwork (which we seemed to have an abundance of, even then), exercise, dieting, and saving (or not spending) — but we never really implemented them. Since we are both turning 50 this year, I think it’s time for another Maturity Week.