Dune shoes (search for “Harah”) (gold version), AT scarf & tote (current version)
Just a short post for today, as we’re currently up to our necks in last-minute wedding tasks! I’ve been posting snippets of our planning via Snapchat stories (FYI for those who aren’t on there yet, each story expires in just 24 hours) so find me there at username: extrapetite.
I brought this dress to Paris and wore it casually here with sandals and denim, but you can dress it up for the office with a cardigan or blazer, and flat shoes or closed-toe pumps. These photos were snapped at a charming little junction in the 7th arrondissement. It was hard for Nick to focus on taking photos, with the aroma of fresh chocolate croissants wafting from the bakery next door! I turned around for a split second to pick out some flowers, and he had already wandered off to load up on treats and baguettes.
I have been loving these Dune sandals (search for the “Harah” style in the site searchbox) and wish they made extended sizing. On their site I was excited to see US 5 as an option, but when the shoes arrived, the size on the label is actually EUR 36. Some brands say EUR 36 converts to a US 5, but I found that these fit more closely to a roomy US 5.5 or true 6. I kept these nevertheless because the feminine styles they offer felt compared to my usual US brands, and the quality is good for the price.
Please note I am wearing an underskirt with this dress, not for sheerness coverage but for fuller volume. I’m wear the same one I made for this knit dress back in this post. The natural cut of this dress is an A-line silhouette that falls a little closer to the body, poofing out less than as shown in these photos. The natural A-line silhouette is more office friendly – I like lots of fullness for a casual setting thus experimented with my DIY underskirt.
Love the eyelet details on the bottom and the upper back! For sizing reference, I’m wearing a 00 petite with no alterations. As mentioned before, the waist has about an inch of room on me, which can be easily cinched with a belt if you want to accentuate that area. Dress is 97% cotton / 3% spandex, is lined on the bottom half and has an invisible side zipper for entry.