Today I was out in the town for a day of shopping: I had to get a few more presents for my husband’s birthday, check out the sales to see if I could score some cute things for the girls and for myself at a good (make that great) price, and look for a cute, cold weather-alternative for our anniversary date this Friday night (13 years! Awesomeness.)
Browsing through the mishmash that are the sale racks at H&M, I came across a simple black cotton jersey tank dress, and without thinking I put it back. Then I got a sudden inspiration, and grabbed it again. The shape was nothing impressive: a simple tank dress with an elastic waist (yikes!) and side pockets. The length though, was perfect: just barely above the knee, the universally flattering length even for those of us not blessed with long, lean legs (sigh).
So I grabbed it again – grabbed a second one even, because hello? 5 francs ? – and headed to the accessory section to find a cool belt to cinch it at the waist and hide the hideous elastic. Found a cute one (with studs!!) on sale for 10 bucks! Sold.
Which is how I got a good outfit for tonight’s dinner: cute enough to wear for the celebration, but casual enough so that I didn’t feel stupid parading around in my own house, with just my family all dressed up… not to mention cooking in it
And now my head is bursting with the possibilities. This dress, which looks like nothing on the hanger and is sooo incredibly comfortable, is basically the perfect summer dress. It’s light and comfortable, and so versatile!
So on the next sunny day, I will probably wear it like this for a walk on the lake:
or like this, to go shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse:
and if it gets chilly I might add layers:
And because of the relaxed fit, you can add really cool accessories without going overboard – the casual shape keeps it all kind of down to earth.
Now tell me what you think, really: do you love it too, or have I completely lost my marbles (not to mention my sense of style) after only 7 months back in Switzerland?
Looking forward to your comments!