Sunday, January 26, 2014
Cranberry Curls + DressLily
______DressLily was kind enough to send me over this cute turtle-necked dress with pretty pleats and candy button details. They're an online retailer like many of the others you have seen featured lately, and their selection was nothing shy of an online wonderland. I was super happy to confirm that this dress was not only the proper length, but also warm! Another win from the Asian retailers, cha-ching! The material is fairly thin, but the turtleneck and long sleeves make it rather a toasty frock.
______The color appeared to be more a purple color on the website; I was surprised to find this dress arrived as more of an oxblood color and without the ruffles that were promised on the dress's product page--thankfully, the dress seems to get along well my polka dot socks. However, if you were to have actually paid for the item and waited a month, it would have been an extreme bummer to receive something that differed from the product imagine.
______The weather has been undulating like a squishy jellyfish in the ocean's tides lately. I'm sure that by most of my outfit posts, you guys are all, "Dang, Ali, bare legs? You've had such nice weather!" but that's not entirely the truth. It just so happens that on the days when the outfit post feels are just right, the temperature feels are pretty darn decent, too. Why, this morning I woke up to a frosty 15 degrees. For someone who likes to ride her bike every morning, you can imagine I'm quite perturbed that I have to work out on stationary machines instead.
______But on the bright side, I can glue my sticky eyeballs to my computer screen and watch anime on Netflix. Last night, I was engrossed in the final episode of Attack on Titan. It was a gruesome and badass episode with all its animated blood and fierce, dizzying fighting techniques... alas, now I must wait for the second season to come out and be subbed in English. Wistful sigh.
______In other news, I successfully used the word "finesse" in art history the other day. Milliseconds after I sputtered it out, speaking of political finesse in terms of a skill Rubens had to gain his art patrons, my professor used the word in the exact same way to confirm my proper usage of it. I know a hefty amount of intelligent words, yet I constantly fear that I'll use them improperly in conversation. It's a weird fear, isn't it? Either way, that was a big cha-ching for my vocabulary! Gettin' smarter, maybe.
______That's the second time I'm used the phrase "cha-ching" in this post; I promise I'm not turning into a cash register. Or maybe I am since I'm rich with analogies and lame puns.
Dress: c/o DressLily
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Oxford heels: Jeffrey Campbell (similar)
Ampersand ring: c/o BornPretty
Rose earrings: Charming Charlie (similar)