Polka Dancing

The first 70+ degree day in New York City called for the right to bare legs!  The sun was out, the usual frowns of commuters were turned upside down and nobody was sporting tights today.  I couldn’t wait any longer to throw on my latest closet pick from Gwynnie Bee.

My love for the service started in the summer of 2013 when I came across a Facebook ad while I was in the middle of moving into my first apartment.  For those of you who haven’t heard the buzz about GB, it is a clothing rental service for women sizes 10-32 (*as of January 2018 Gwynnie Bee now offers a size inclusive range of 0-32).  You pay a monthly fee, select a plan (ex. 3 garments out at a time) and fill your virtual closet (a la Cher Horowitz) with dresses, tops, skirts, pants and outerwear and by the end of the week you have a package full of beautiful pieces to wear.  Try em, buy em, and return em in exchange for even more possibilities!  Swing dresses have been having a moment.  Let’s all take a moment for swing dresses.  I used to be scared of them because I feared the lack of shape would make me look heavier but after learning the right sizes to buy and how to style them I LOVE swing dresses.

This polka dot number is from Karen Kane, and runs slightly big but since I had it I figured I would give it a spin around the office.  There are so many style opportunities for this dress but I decided to go subtle with a vintage statement necklace, wayfarer Elizabeth and James shades from Ditto (oh yeah, I rented my sunglasses too!), red flats from DSW (aka the motherland) and a simple black Coach purse.

Comment below what silhouettes you would fill your dream closet with!

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  • This is my *very* favorite dress. I love a swing dress ALWAYS, but this Karen Kane number in the slinky swingy fabric and the classic but fun polka dot print is MWAH! And you look DARLING in it! I just came across your blog today on my Instagram feed, can’t wait to read a bunch of back posts!

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