Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mission Im-Pazzi-ble Accomplished!

UPDATED!


After two good years of “Perhaps, maybe, oh no, well . . . let’s take another look,” I finally ordered a Pazzi dress.

It was, after all, on a deep sale, and was offered in this wild, almost garish golden-bronzy color, which will, I’m telling myself, complement my future summery golden-bronzy skin, in the months to come.

It was important that the dress not be in a “pretty” color—a pink or an aqua, because I want it to be more jolie laide than a girlish look. But paired with some flats and a topknot, I suspect it will work. We’ll see.

Update: The dress arrived yesterday and I'm quite pleased. The color is much more citrus-y that in the image--more yellow, but that's fine and cheerful for summer. And the dress is above my knee, though not as short as in the photo!

13 comments:

K.Line said...

Love the title! I'll be intrigued to hear about how short this actually is. The collar is so lovely. And I really like the colour.

miss cavendish said...

I've read that the mannequin is rather tall--5'9"?--so I'll see how this dress translates . . .

K.Line said...

How tall are you?

materfamilias said...

Up to your usual punning ways, I see -- bravo!
I love this dress, altho' I can't go near that colour -- is it silk? it seems quite lustrous

miss cavendish said...

K.Line, 5'7"ish. But I aim for 5'10" in heels.

Materfamilias, This is a silk with a thickish hand. It rustles beautifully! And the wrinkles are deliberate. I roll up and crinkle my silk wrap tops.

enc said...

I believe your ideas for this dress will work superbly. It's a great color . . . jolie laide or not.

*gemmifer* said...

Congrats! I snagged one on eBay last summer and love it. It's brown and has the short sleeves instead of the cap sleeves (fall/winter version, I think). Even better, it's machine washable! Even even better, it has pockets! As for length, I'm 5'5-1/2" and it comes to just barely above my knee. Enjoy your new Pazzi-on. Get it? Passion? Nowhere near as funny as your pun. Sorry.

Karen said...

Oooh I've never heard of Pazzi. cute dress!

Mary-Laure said...

Great buy and I totally agree with you - I hate girly styles, as jolies laides girls have REAL style.

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Passementerie said...

What an absolutely gorgeous dress - I'm all about shifts & tunics at the moment (although for rather un-chic reasons related to easy access for a certain young lady) and what a brilliant colour!

clorivak said...

This dress is sooo gorgeous and cute! Hi fellow islander...I'm from PEI too! I lived 20 mins outside Charlottetown in a placed called Mermaid. Super cool blog!

miss cavendish said...

I know Mermaid well! A childhood friend lived there . . .