Hello there! Well, it's officially 2019! Happy New Year. January and February are my least liked months, so I'm really wishing I could just fast forward through them. We're still getting rain here, as we have been constantly since June. I don't know how we're not flooding everywhere. Also, because of all the doom and gloom, and shorter sunlight hours, almost all of my outfit pictures are going to have crappy lighting, unfortunately.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Tatyana dress that arrived yesterday. I snagged it for half off during their recent sale. I had liked it since I first saw it in come out in the early fall. I ordered a size up from my normal Tatyana size, because of the buttons on the front; I didn't want any gaping. Well, turns out I should've ordered TWO sizes up, because this is super tight on my chest; I wasn't even sure if I'd get it to button, and I can only wear a certain bra with it. So, that's a bit annoying, but other than that, I really like the dress. Luckily, in spite of how dang tight it is, there's no button gaping!
It has a nice full skirt, but I am wearing a petticoat here, to add even more volume. Since the dress was final sale, I can't exchange it for the next size up.
In the pictures below I'm also featuring my new to me vintage Enid Collins purse that arrived yesterday, too. I bought both items with Christmas money, and still have Christmas money left over (I've also used it for some other things, ike antiquing last Sunday, and buying another Enid Collins purse). I've developed quite the interest in/love of Enid Collins bags, if you hadn't noticed. I don't love all of her many designs, but I do love quite a few of them, mostly her colorful floral ones. I do also love some of her sea life ones, and have two with a fish print.
The one drawback to her bags is that because they are fiftyish years old, the straps on the bags can have a lot of wear, and sometimes need replacing. I was using one one day, and both straps broke, so I had to carry it in my arms, ha, until I got home. So, getting the straps replaced is an additional cost to the bag. I paid $25 for each purse I had straps replaced on (only two so far, but I may need more done in the near future). The purse I'm wearing here has a lot of wear on the straps, but I'm hoping it'll hold out for a little while.
Oh, and I was so excited to try on the dress when it came, that I didn't steam it first. As you can see, there's plenty of wrinkles on the skirt part of the dress, but I have since steamed it, ha.
Dress: Tatyana Boutique
Brooch, earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Purse: Instagram seller
Heels: BAIT Footwear
~Bye bye for now!