I scoured through the website and ended up picking the dress most unlike anything I currently own. It's red. (I don't wear red.) It's silk. (What IS silk, exactly?)
Anyway, a few days later, it arrived. After spending hours figuring out how to de-wrinkle silk (Solution: you DON'T. Leave it to the dry cleaners), I finally tried the frock on. My goal was to come up with a really awesome self-portrait of me in this thing, but EH. Turns out I'm not a photographer! Here's the best I could do:
And after photoshopping my arms for six hours, I went back to the site, only to realize that I'm wearing the damn dress wrong. For crying out LOUD.
(Well the fact that it still looks good when an idiot puts it on must be a testament to the garment, no? Because, it's not even a complicated dress! AT ALL!) Anyway, I went BACK to the bathroom to try it on again:
Shabby Apple website. While you're there, be sure to browse the rest of their dresses! I like to think of them as a more understated Mod Cloth. They've got independent designers and the craftsmanship is pretty stellar, as far as I can tell.
Thanks Shabby Apple! (My husband also thanks you. Ahem.)