I wore this outfit to work today, except I also had on a black cardigan and was wearing black oxfords. I changed into these sandals when I got home. Patients rarely ever comment on my clothes at work, but this sweet 90 year old lady who I was called to see today because she was delirious and kept talking about wanting to die, took notice of my outfit. When I met with her, she asked me very politely, “Excuse me but may I ask why are you wearing all black? Are you my death angel? Because if you are, please take me, I’m ready to go.” I pulled up my dress to show her that I was wearing purple colored socks and therefore could not possibly be her death angel. This made us both laugh. Later, she kept referring to me as “hey lady with the purple socks”, lol.
But anyway, this is my first and only long dress in my wardrobe and I love it. It’s the tencel stretch terry jumper dress from Eileen Fisher. I tried on the grey version on a whim. Really loved it and then decided to buy the black version for practicality. The turtleneck part looks smart. And the large cut off arm holes let’s you change things up by wearing it over various types of fitted tops. They look good with thin long sleeves and fitted tanks. I’m wearing mine with a Spanx tank top that I usually wear when I don’t want to bother with wearing a bra but still want to be held in. In this outfit, I feel like a character from the Adam’s Family.
This dress is one of those rare finds that look much better in real life and on average human bodies than on the tall super thin model. My good friend Joy (aka my dermatologist friend) recently bought the same dress or one very similar to it from EF, and I think she looks really good in it with a striped top! You can see it over at her brand spankin’ new outfit instagram account, seejoywear. I’m excited she decided to start posting her outfits because I’ve always admired her style, which always manages to be put together, modern, chic, but down to earth and relatable.
I will not follow outfit blogs/IG accounts where it looks like it took the person 10 hours to get dressed and do their hair and make up. Ugh no thanks!
In other news, I’ve been procrastinating on my research projects these past few days and watching too much TV. Is anyone else watching Queer Eye and/or the new season of Terrace House on Netflix? Jonathan from Queer Eye is really growing on me. And I love the decor in the new Terrace House.
[outfit: new eileen fisher stretch tencel terry jumper dress, PACT long leggings, *kork ease wedges, HOPP studio oxfords, purple vietnam socks]