That's what I call this outfit in my head - crescent moon on a starlit night. Can you tell that I used to sell romance novels for a living? Anyway, after I scored this dress on sale - bizarrely, the UK stores only stocked the black version, and put it on sale after only a month - I've worn it a ton, but always with this necklace and these sandals. Anything else I've tried just seemed like too much, you know? Like, this is a dress that just needs to speak for itself and look pretty in its own right.
Now, should you find yourself owning this lovely dress, I have one piece of advice. Don't assume that just because the detachable slip doesn't have fancy beading on it, that means you can chuck it in the washing machine. That basically turned mine into a tank-top! Which is why I had to substitute mine for a slightly longer black slip... In some ways, I like the look of the longer lace peeking out at the bottom - it does give me a little extra coverage. But at the same time, it doesn't look quite right, does it?
I'm actually not that shy about showing a lot of leg if I'm more covered up on top - I think that kind of creates a nice balance, and stops me from lookin' like a hobag. But anyway, if I do manage to get hold of the white version of this dress on sale - which I've been obsessed with ever since Jenni rocket it so gorgeously on her blog - I am handwashing the top layer and the slip. Because I learn from my mistakes, yes sirree!
Victor took one look at me in this outfit, and said one word: "Goth". Hah! Personally, I think this dress is a bit more like a superhero mumu? I mean, it has that long cape bit at the back, and it basically just drapes around you and wraps you in its flowy embrace. Come colder times, I can see myself wearing this over jeans. Or more realistically, jeggings - I mean, if you're going with the whole comfy flowy theme, why fight it, right?