As tempting as it was to go out, treat myself and splurge on something brand new to wear for Valentine’s Day (I was absolutely smitten with a heart-printed sweater from New York & Company I had spotted a few weeks ago- but they ultimately sold out of it before I had the chance to snatch it up,) I decided that this year I would return to some favorites tucked away in the back of my closet and give them a proper and long overdue reintroduction to the world.
I have plenty of red in my wardrobe. Red heels, red skirts, red blouses and a red Bodycon dress I wore to a night club during what I remember as being a fairly regrettable evening in my twenties- but I spotted this lovely, breezy red quarter-sleeved wrap dress with white and black polka-dot detailing (that sort of look like googly eyes you’d find in a craft store) that I hadn’t worn since last Summer- and knew it was perfect for the Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day festivities.
Although the material of the dress is thin, it was easy enough to layer with black, high-waisted fleece-lined leggings, my black faux-leather boots, my red wool peacoat (not pictured), a black wool beret- and a bright red umbrella since it’s been raining non-stop here over the past few days- to take this dress from “Cookout Comfort” to “Chilly Weather Chic” in no time at all.
Admittedly, the dress is a *bit* low cut in the front- but it’s nothing a white or black tank top underneath wouldn’t fix if I were wearing this to a work or professional setting- which I didn’t- so showing some skin while grabbing some food with friends didn’t phase me all too much. It’s very form flattering but comfortable at the same time. I don’t have to worry about it getting bunched up or clinging in a way that’s going to ruin the look or make me feel self-conscious.
I have a simple black and white version of this wrap dress, as well- and I’m determined to find it and wear it out and about now that I’ve had so much fun in this one. I think I have a black and white umbrella that matches it, too- which is oddly convenient and pretty perfect.