I was super excited to receive a very special package last week - my new Red Velvet dress! This is a handmade creation from Elsie of A Beautiful Mess. It's her second dress collection and I've been drooling over the previews all summer. Plus, she offered a couple of the pieces from her fall dress line in extended sizes - so I was happy to take the plunge! It was definitely a splurge but I love the idea of supporting independant designers and having such a unique design. Elsie even had the fabric screenprinted for the dress - love the cute spools! Funny note - I wore the dress to my local fabric store and one of the ladies working asked about it immediately. Seamstresses unite!
Isn't her styling adorable? Maybe i will be brave enough to wear the dress with mustard shoes and a bright yellow belt! For now I did my first styling with a skinny black belt, black tights and a black cardi. Fearless styling to come next time...
Sewing Kit Dress - Red Velvet
Black cardigan - Gap
Black skinny belt - Old Navy
Black tights - can't remember!
Black boots - Steve Madden via The Shoe Company
Have a lovely Friday and an amazing Thanksgiving long weekend (Canadian) friends! Are you planning anything fun? My mom is having a HUGE dinner on Monday and I'm bringing sweet potato casserole with a pecan crust...drool-worthy!