[outfit: elizabeth suzann harper tunic, old elizabeth suzann twill clyde pants, *SAS suntimer sandals, *Dagne Dover midi tote]
I spent this weekend attending and presenting at a psychiatry conference here in New York. On Saturday, I was just an attendee and decided to wear something casual and wore this linen tunic with these clyde pants from ES.
The pockets came in handy for all the random things you accumulate at a conference. There are so many institutions and companies present that want to promote their stuff or hire you. You can easily rack up a lot of “swag”/freebies in the process, but other than one tube of free chapstick and a couple pamphlets, I was able to avoid accumulating a ton of stuff.
In other news, the blue slate dress arrived, and sadly it did not work out. My fears were justified about the drape not being the same for my body type, as you can see here.
The way it drapes is awkward on me and I feel sort of like the statue of liberty in this. Plus, the threads were loose where the dress knots up at the waist. It was already falling apart right out of the bag. I returned it immediately. Need Supply includes a return sticker in the package, so the return was quick and easy. Here’s the same dress on the model for comparison.
Of the other two dresses, I liked the red column dress a little more, but it is now sold out. And I don’t know how I feel about the black one anymore.
After the conference was over on Saturday, I headed over to the Microsoft store in Manhattan to pick up the laptop. The whole process was quick and easy. Customer service was great.
The Surface laptop is better designed than the Macbooks in my opinion in almost every way; they have better sound, and a taller screen size. The Surface keyboard isn’t as good as the Thinkpad keyboard which is unrivaled in its key travel depth, but in every other way, the Surface is better. If you’re in the market for a laptop, I’d suggest going for the Surface. Now when I open my laptop, the computer’s facial recognition scans my face and signs in lightning fast. It’s pretty cool.
There was an Eileen Fisher store 1 block away from the Microsoft store, so I decided to go in to try on some dresses. There were only 2 formal dresses in the entire store. I really loved this dress here.
But the pricetag (around $400) was too steep for something I wouldn’t be wearing often. Trying it on was helpful though because now I can use the sizing info to help me look for a similar dress online secondhand. I tried on this belted dress too. The belt felt a bit awkward and it looked a bit too frumpy for my taste.
Unfortunately there were no winners here. The dress hunt continues…