In case you haven't noticed from this dress, I am quite the fantasy buff. This dress was christianed by my colleagues. "Ooh pretty elf-dress!" they chirped - which made me love it even more.
Spotted at a Zara warehouse sale, both the dress and I were looking equally dispondent at the time. I'd trawled through rack after rack and found nothing in my size. The dress, when dangling undone from a hanger, looked shapeless and forlorn. But the colours (green! ombre!) drew me, as did the silky knit fabric and even though it was a size too large for me, I decided to take a risk, buy it, and "Make it WORK" ala Tim Gunn.
I'm so glad I did! In person, the dress is jaw-droppingly lovely and very special. The front detail makes it grecian, the colours and flowing lines make it elven, and the oversized turtleneck makes it classic.
It took me awhile to figure out that the ties were meant to be fastened in front. I also had to take it in under the collar so it would fit around the bust better.
I couldn't very well not wear an evenstar with something called an "Elf Dress" now could I? Although I have the necklace, I thought it'd be more subtle to wear just the earrings. The dress is statement enough.
And I bought NEW SHOEESS!! I shouldn't have. But I've been wanting dark brown sandals for awhile and these are made by the same manufacturer as the Stork Shoes. So they're well made, sturdy and comfy. I couldn't resist!
Dress: Zara warehouse sale (RM50)
Evenstar Earrings: eBayUK (£5)
Shoes: Cats Whiskers (RM89)