There was one pocket on the front of the right side as well as some ties that made me think this was trying to be a wrap dress, but just didn't succeed.
I'm going to work it into a wrap dress that works for me without feeling robe-y. Nobody wants to feel robe-y when you're not intentionally wearing a robe. Oh, and PS...that wall just got some serious action.
This graphic print feels totally 80s, yet isn't overly bold. The rust/white/yellow/black palette is lovely and the squares are small enough...
...not to be confused with those in the Saved By the Bell opening credits.
...and then trimmed the excess fabric with my pinking shears.
Ooh, and that front sitting pocket...that had to go.
I put on my shorter dress with some heels and took it to the streets!
It fits so much better now...
...and actually feels feminine!!
I wore a pair of BCBG heels, my vintage Dooney & Bourke purse, sunnies from Forever 21, and one of my fave estate sale necklaces - an onyx charm with a gold printed scale on it. A total ode to my Libra sign.
I think I might test this out for another run wearing a thick black belt at the waist - we'll see how that turns out! In the interim, I'm loving my new look and am stoked that I don't have to keep this piece on the back of my bathroom door with the rest of my robes. Score!