OK, so no Easter Bonnet. I don’t even wear hats very much (other than wool ones you wear in the winter), but for Easter, my husband and I decided to head over to a local hotel for a delicious buffet brunch. It wasn’t a fancy place – just a regular, run-of-the-mill hotel chain about a 15 minute walk away. We didn’t want to go all out, just something fun and relaxing. I dressed up anyway and wore the Lillian dress in Garden Shade Floral (on sale for $89.99 US ($104.99 CDN)- not many sizes left) and paired it with my very walkable Barclay cap toe pumps (size 22/4.5), my lavender J.Crew cardigan and my new Coach shoulder bag.
- Dress: J.Crew Lillian dress in Garden Shade Floral, size 00
- Cardigan: J.Crew Jackie cardigan (from Summer 2011 collection), size XXS
- Shoes: Barclay cap toe pumps, size 22/4.5
- Bag: Coach Classic Leather Shoulder Purse in lime
I had wanted to buy the dress for a long time (loved the print), but because it wasn’t offered in petite sizes, I was a little hesitant. I then saw it on Phi Phi, another petite blogger, and changed my mind. The dress mostly passes the “hug test” (meaning that I can wrap my arms around myself without it tugging), but I think it could do a bit of taking in under the arms. I may consider a bit of hemming as well, but I think it’s okay to wear with heels. I also like how it isn’t too dressy – appropriate for a casual brunch, the office, or even a nicer dinner. I’m not sure that I’d wear it to a wedding reception unless it was earlier in the day (though you can convince me otherwise).
What do you think of this dress?