Weekly Capsule 28.1 & SIA: The Hundred DressesPosted: July 13, 2015
For this week’s SIA, hosted by Jen and inspired by Eleanor Estes’ “The Hundred Dresses” as well as Louis Slobodkin’s lovely illustrations, I picked this simple chambray dress. In the book, Wanda (the girl who claims to own a hundred dresses) is described as such: “She always wore a faded blue dress that didn’t hang right. It was clean, but it looked as though it had never been ironed properly“, so I thought it would be perfect. I finished off the outfit with the loafers and the house necklace to add to the “schoolgirl” feel.
Alas, the very thing that makes this dress perfect for this SIA challenge also means that I have to rethink its place in my closet. I bought it last year, but now it already felt too young and too twee for me. I’m going to put it away for now and see if I can layer with more grown-up pieces in the fall… if not, my niece is going to have one more dress waiting for her 🙂
Don’t forget to check Jen’s blog for other outfits inspired by this book!
Dress: Mango, Necklace: my sister’s, Loafers: Footglove