If you’ve been following this blog for a while you probably know that I don’t like a) layering or b) sack dresses. And yet, here I am, wearing a muumuu over a long-sleeved t-shirt…
For the past couple of weeks (since I had an appendectomy), dressing up has been a bit challenging. Mainly because at the moment I can’t stand anything tight or clingy around my waist, and my abdomen is still a bit sore and swollen. So, I’ve been slobbing around in gym pants and loose tops… Not very stylish, and I hope I can get back into proper clothes soon.
But about the muumuu…
No, I didn’t buy it especially for this purpose (because, well, you can’t plan for an appendectomy, and you definitely don’t feel like shopping after one).
The thing is, I’d been eyeing this Marimekko dress all summer, wondering whether I should get it or not. It’s loose and shapeless, so not exactly the best style for an hourglass figure.
But I really like the print and the colours. And it’s really simple, cut like a kaftan or a kimono, which is exactly what I’d like to wear on a very hot day. You know, when I can’t stand any fabric touching my skin.
I know from experience that I always regret not buying something when it’s no longer available. So, I finally decided to get the dress, and bought the last one I could find. Yes, I know, it’s autumn; not exactly the smartest purchase this time of the year. But I thought that there’s always next summer..
And recently the muumuu has been the basis of my ‘dressed-up look’ (when I get tired of the more dressed-down gym pants and t-shirt combo). And because it’s autumn and it’s getting colder and rainier, I needed to wear a long-sleeved top underneath. Add the coat, and that’s about as much layering as I can stand.
However, I don’t think this will become a default look. It’s OK, but’s it’s not something I’d choose if had other options.
Still, I will no doubt wear the dress again. In summer, on a very hot day, with fabulous sandals and big sunglasses, maybe with statement earrings…
trench coat: Zara / dress: Marimekko / top: Mistral (old)
shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (old) / bag: Furla (old)
Would you wear sack dresses?
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