By Tina Davis
Yesterday we talked about the first part of my adventures.
On January 20, 2023, after returning to my hotel room, I opened up the package from Venus that my friend Samm had held for me. I had taken advantage of an after-holiday sale, where all sale items were BOGO (lower priced item free!). I had been watching several sale dresses and ended up getting 5, along with a beautiful navy skirt with gold buttons and draped chains.
I had to try everything on, so I started with the dresses that would work with my black tights and booties. This first one is navy with the floral on the other side, but it reads darker with the black. I do like the cold-shoulder look, although I have to be careful with the deep V-neck (my bra is showing).
The second dress is a periwinkle blue midi that can be ruched to almost any length. I tried to blouse it in front, not sure I succeeded completely. It also has the cold-shoulder that I like, but the difference is the high neck (more of my bra strap showing). Both of these dresses have a warm weather look, but they can also be adapted to the fall or early spring.
At this point, I took off my boots and tights because they would clash with the remaining dresses. This mint green dress is my least favorite, as I don’t think it hangs well over my (admittedly) round figure with its empire waist. But since it was one of the items I got for free, I wanted to see if it would be okay for a summer dress or cover-up. I’ll keep it for now, and this is the only picture I liked enough to share with you here.
This light sweater dress is really cute, it has a slip lining attached so that it’s not see-through, and the chains draped in front are removable. The lining can peek out from the shoulders and the hem, but I do like the look of the dress. It will be perfectly casual with sneakers and can be dressed up with wedges or sandals. All I need is a white cardigan draped around my neck and I will embody a preppy look!
The last dress is the one I was most anticipating and most dreading. For one worry, it is long with a high front slit, which is not my usual style. Secondly, it also has an empire waist, so I was concerned about how my stomach would look. But when I put it on, I was in love! It has a metallic sheen to the floral fabric and drapes my body just right. I can wear almost any color heeled sandal with it, but I am most excited to try it with my fuschia pair. Now I just need a proper evening event to wear it!
I do not have pictures of the navy skirt yet, because I didn’t have a top to wear with it packed for this trip. The skirt fits fine and also has a removable chain that drapes in front. I’ve been looking at possible white or ivory blouses and bodysuits that would coordinate well with it. After finally removing the clothes and my makeup, I tumbled into bed, exhausted but happy with the photos. I hope you like them too!