Reality Check. My favorite part of this dress? No waistline. Especially nice this time of year when I have zero willpower to resist the savory meals, fun cocktails and yummy treats which just seem “right” over the holidays. Honestly, I tried to get my coated denim pants (link here, worn during non-peak holiday season) on the other day and nearly pulled a muscle.
This tunic isn’t something I would usually pick out for myself, but I’m becoming more and more of a fan of wearing dresses in the winter, mostly because I’m terribly inefficient at getting ready in the morning. I can make quick judgment calls at the office all day, but I have a complete inability to pick out a top and pants in the a.m. in the span of twenty minutes. The dress approach makes it easy, since by definition it limits the options. And since I can’t own only black dresses, I thought I would try this one when spotting it online (link below). I love that it has a lot of color and pattern but yet is relatively subtle, has interesting detailing around the neck (which also diffuses the pressure to figure out a necklace – another time saver!) and has a great shirttail hemline.