February 20, 2013

Little Black Desire

It's been a long time since I've done a post because school has been absolutely hectic lately (hello first all-nighter ever). But after taking a day off with my friends, I thought that instead of coming home to hit the books again, I'd end the smashingly good day with a blog post. When with friends, what else do you do but eat and shop?  Heading over to Club Monaco, I had already fallen in love with a blazer in the window front - before I had even stepped into the store!  Club Monaco has a pretty consistent track record of making me pine after at least one piece with every visit. While my friend expressed fears of trying on expensive clothing and being unable to buy it, I have no problems trying on the most gorgeous and unattainable things.  For me, it's all about admiring a garment the way it's meant to be admired: on yourself. When I leave a store empty-handed, I don't leave with a sense of longing regret, but a sense of happiness knowing that such a garment exists. So which garment made me leave today empty-handed, but with a smile? The Club Monaco Jamee Dress.

This photo certainly does not do justice to the dress. In real life, the dress is more formfitting, and in fact, it was because I could tell on the hanger that the dress was nicely cut that I picked it up in the first place. The stiff fabric tightly hugs curves in all the right ways, and even with my childish figure, I felt like such a woman in this dress. I could see myself bringing order to the boardroom in this dress, and stunning coworkers once we hit the bar for an after-work party (hey, a girl can dream, no?). The two zippers on each side emphasize the nipped waist, and I couldn't help but admire how I finally found a dress that seemed almost made-to-measure around the waist area. 

Never before have I felt the tightness of a well-fitting dress around the waist, and even though I walked out of the store knowing that I had left behind a feeling of confidence, I walked out smiling because I got a taste of what that kind of confidence feels like, and I know that a nipped-in zipper waist is not the only way to recreate it.

Image Source: Club Monaco


  1. i loooooove this dress =)


  2. That is a gorgeous piece. Love the way they placed the zips and it looks like it would look perfect for work then straight to a night out.



  3. what else can make a wearer feel better but confidence....I agree with that....
    though all black as this dress appears, indeed the side zippers added the icing on top! Wonderful choice Angelica.

  4. The way a dress is cut can make such a huge difference ... and don't we all remember each and every outfit that we've owned that was cut in such a way that it played up our best assets and made us feel so very good. Surprisingly, those pieces are really few and far between! Thanks for stopping by Wednesday, sweets ... have a great weekend! xo ~S

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  5. The zippers rock that dress, I love it !

  6. edgy with the zips!


  7. Great insight on admiring beauty not necessarily attaining it.

    Amen sista'!

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  9. Love that unexpected detail to help freshen it up! Thanksmformstopping by :)

  10. so cute!!! love the side zippers!


  11. Interesting side zipper detail. I don't think I've seen that around before. I hope school lets up. All nighters sound awful.

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  12. Beautiful dress! Love the detailing.

  13. I also have a black desire, except it isn't so small... ;)

  14. Love the zipper details on this dress!

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  15. This LBD is great!

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