Do you remember Neapolitan ice cream? One-third vanilla, one-third strawberry, one-third chocolate?* I think the chocolate generally disappears first.
This dress makes me think of Neapolitan ice cream.
It’s an old dress from a few seasons back, but you haven’t seen it before. I offer it up today in the name of science!
This dress was too long when I bought it. Generally, I don’t think at all about the cost of shortening a dress (or pants) because I am short and many of my clothes require that type of alteration.
This dress presented a challenge, however. As you can probably imagine, part of its charm is the proportion of white:pink:gold. If I had shortened it from the bottom, most of the gold would have disappeared.
There is a lesson here.
Is everyone thinking?
I asked Fatima to shorten the overall length by taking moving the seam between the pink and gold; she took a few inches from both color fields.
The dress came with this ribbon belt. It’s pale pink (not a perfect match to the dress, which I like) with a purple band sewn on top of it. The ends are finished with a butter-soft purple leather. It looks simple, is actually a sophisticated design.
The neckline closes with two gold hook-and-eye closures, adding a little more visual interest.
Come closer and take note of the double bow. I threaded the belt through the openings at the waist, but it did occur to me that one could forgo those slits and simply wrap the belt twice around the waist and tie it in a tight bow or square knot.
Finishing things off, a few accessories: a very old Coach spectator bag (purchased in 1990), a black watch band, and a milky white moonstone bracelet.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Dress: Roksanda; Shoes: Tory Burch; Bracelet: Dina Mackney; Bag: Coach
* Do Neapolitans call it Milanese ice cream? Do Italians call it Austrian ice cream?