Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grey Shift Dress

As I mentioned in my previous post Shopping Day, I recently picked up a lovely gray shift dress. As I write about this, please bear with me, as I may accidentally forget which way I spell grey. Sometimes it's grey and sometimes it's gray. I can never remember which I prefer. Do feel free to call me out on it if I spell it greye or grae though.

While I did go through my punk phase and my goth phase (they somewhat overlapped) and my regular girl phase, right now I seem to be collecting office wear. There's something I just love about office wear like shift dresses and pencil skirts. It's sexy but serious and not at all slutty. Maybe it's sexy because it represents competence and projects power. Either way I'm a happy girl.

The new dress I got is one that I've been searching for for a while now. I really wanted a gray shift with fine woven fabric, nice and form fitting and professional. Kind of like the one Kristen Wiig wore in that one scene in The Martian, you know that one where Donald Glover has to explain gravity assist to the head of NASA for some reason. Because the head of NASA has never heard of the particular maneuver that NASA uses for every single planetary probe they ever sent out. I guess I'll forgive them since for the movie they had to explain it to the audience. The book was better. Also Kristen Wiig is a national treasure. I love her.

Plus look at that dress!
The one I found was perfect and I think it fit me like a glove. It's actually a dark grey, but I photographed it in kind of low light with a flash so it just looks black. My dark forest green dress had the same issue. But, I assure you that this dress is grey, not black. The tag in it was from Bloomingdales and I don't know how much it cost originally, probably at least a couple hundred, but I paid $30 at a high end thrift shop. It's super well made, fully lined, and finely woven. I was so happy when I found it on the rack and even happier when I tried it on!

You'll have to let me know what you think!

Now, all I need to do is get my Finesteride to work on my hairline, grow my hair out, then come out at work and I can wear grey or black shifts every single day. I like this plan. It's a long term plan though and we'll see how it goes. But in the mean time, I'll just keep shopping and sharing my finds.

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