Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pretty Floral Dress & Peach Clutch

I have mentioned D, the guy I'm dating, in a few of my posts. I thought I'd relate a little more background into our relationship since my OOTD was for him. We met at a meetup (where people with similar interests will get together) and I had no intention of dating anyone at the time, especially after a fairly brutal breakup I had recently. But D asked for my number and I gave it to him; then he asked me to hangout and I was all for it.

I don't think either of us expected anything really to materialize, as our first 1-on-1 was not a date, but we had amazing chemistry and... we found each other mutually interesting. Fast forward several weeks, we've become rather close, and every step and progression has been so natural. Despite the difficulties, me being in residency and him having a work schedule more time-consuming than mine -- it's worked out as well as you could expect anything to work out.

For his last night in town before flying off on another business trip (this is the second time in our time together) where he'll be gone anywhere from 2-3 weeks, I decided to dress up for him in a strapless floral dress and pair it with my new PS1 pochette.

Cardigan :: Pins and Needle from Urban Outfitters
Dress ::  Forever 21
Shoes :: Ann Taylor
Bag :: Proenza Schouler

I adore how spring appropriate the floral dress is with its bright and vibrant hues of pink/red/green/yellow. Since it still gets a little chilly at night, even here in the South, I added a light lace panel cardigan. This cardigan was one of my more expensive end-of-season purchases from Urban Outfitters last year in November, but it's quickly become one of my favorite pieces. It's versatile because of the color and it's light enough to wear in the Spring/Fall down here. The best detail is the back...

Where the lace panel detail is continued! And as you have already had a post dedicated to my Proenza Schouler love, what is more perfect than a peach suede clutch to this outfit? I finally found an occasion to wear it and it certainly won't be the last!

The last item needed, of course, are the shoes...

I've heard a lot of great things about Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps and I decided to splurge on a pair with their Spring 30% off week. I find they run slightly large and the size 5 is more than generous on my feet. I usually am a size 5 in heels, but they can be a little tight as my feet aren't narrow. I find the toe box to fit very well around my toes and I don't feel scrunched at all. 

These are quite comfortable for 3 1/4" heels. I'm more of a flats kind of girl, so when I say comfortable that means comfortable despite the height. They are soft, lined with leather, and well made. I decided to go with the leather one since those tend to be forgiving than patent, but I might give the black patent a try since these work so nicely.

Have a great Easter weekend!

1 comment:

  1. The dress is adorable! I'm looking forward to hearing more about you and D, seems like you guys are off to a great start! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee