In honor of warmer temps and my love of all things nautical, I bring you a knee-length Spring Cowl Neck Dress in white with red stripes. This dress utilized a striped knit fabric from Joann's and Butterick pattern B5246 view B with the following modifications:
- Made sleeveless rather than 3/4 length sleeves
- Doubled the length of the cowl (original length did not have enough drape for me)
- Looped sash to tie in front rather than back to define the waist a little bit more
Shoes: Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel
Necklace: Long string of pearls
Looking at these photos, I think I need to add some kind of accessory that will pop because the pearls just get lost in the mostly white background. How would you add some oomph to this? Maybe a nice brooch?
When the year began, I made a resolution to curb my spending habits on clothes and only purchase items that I loved. I wanted to give an update on where I am so far:
2010 Monthly Average: $350
January 2011 Spending: $98
February 2011 Spending (so far): $112
I think I'm making pretty good progress (though I realize Feb is only halfway through) and hope to continue sticking to it. How have you been doing on your resolutions?