You may have this item in your closet: you love it (thus can’t bear to part with it), but the fit/design is kind of off, or the fabric moves in a way that feels awkward to you. So you don’t wear it. Or don’t wear it as much as you would like to.
This blazer dress was that for me. It gapes (a lot) in the front and (a little) on the bottom (which is totally the intended fit, but I present myself as a square to the world), so simply adding a lace inner layer doesn’t fully address the problem.
Then, a few weeks ago, when I was reorganizing my closet for the nth time, I was holding a slip dress in my hands and realized the answer was staring me in the face. Why hadn’t I just worn the blazer dress with a slip? It’s such a simple (and intuitive, if I had any good intuitions) solution.
And so I did. And now I wear this blazer dress all the time.
(To further fortify this outfit, I wear lace bike shorts under the slip so I can run in this dress without flashing anyone. 10/10 would recommend.)
Is there a bigger lesson here? If so, I really hope it doesn’t read as: buy a thing that fits weird, and hope that something else in your closet will complete it. My takeaway is: wear a slip with dresses if you don’t want your undergarments showing.
And I don’t know why it took me so long, but last year I finally bought a second pair of the Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot (reviewed here). But maybe I should’ve waited a few more months, because Stuart Weitzman boots are being discounted left and right*.
(* Discounted probably because sales have stalled. During Tapestry’s most recent filing period (Q3 2019), SW sales were down 9% compared to the same period in 2018, with its sales in China taking the hardest hit.)
In any case, there are so many pairs of Stuart Weitzman boots on sale at Gilt. Like, almost two hundred styles. Definitely worth a browse if you are shopping for decent OTK boots.