I’ve worn this dress before here. It’s from our local Factory Connection store. I loved the floral print and the yoke design, and the dress is different from any other I have in my wardrobe. It’s a really nice lightweight cotton, which is great for hot summer days (Although the dress is a little on the short side – one of those if you sit down the skirt isn’t long enough for you to be sitting on it situations :P).
Though the neck tag was cut up the remove the original seller since this store is a factory outlet store, a look at the inner side tag reveals that the dress may be from Forever 21 Japan. While the dress is nice enough it doesn’t feel the most well made, and their were a few little modifications I had to make. The first issue was that the fabric just under the arms bowed out quite a bit, but this was easily fixable by making dartlike folds with some quick handstitching, as seen in the pictures below. The dress had a zipper up one side, and at some point (not sure if it was my fault or shoddy stitching in that area, or a combination of both) developed a small split in the seam just beside the zipper and under the start of the tie. I had to fix it up rather quickly, so it’s just mended using a basting stitch for now. I plan on going back and using my sewing machine on all this quick fixes at some point.
I wore this outfit last Friday for lunch with a couple of my aunts, my mom, and my cousin. We had a really lovely time. It’s always nice to get together with them; my aunts and mom are kind of hilarious together, and my cousin and I are always prepared to laugh until we cry at least once.
Hope you are having a beautiful day, wherever you are!
Dress: Factory Connection
Shoes: Dr. Scholl’s
Ring: unknown; I got it from a vendor in Costa Rica several years ago
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”
– Habakkuk 3:17-19
(Saying this like a prayer, lately)