Tuesday, August 25, 2009

a new dress for the end of summer

matta nemi dress from calypso, $69 from $195.

one of my favorite shades of coral. it'll arrive just in time for labor day barbecues and will layer well with a cardigan and jeans later on.

UPDATE.
so apparently the buttons go down the back of the dress, but when i tried it on, it didn't seem to matter which way. so i'm going to take the label off and wear the buttons in front. also, the fabric is pretty thin and somewhat sheer. i need to have it taken in on the sides (a small would have fit better), and also shortened. it goes just past the knees, and i'd rather have it 3-4 inches above the knees so that it looks better with jeans and leggings. overall, though, it's a pretty dress with lots of nice details. the fabric and color do not disappoint.

12 comments:

If Jane said...

gorgeous!! really.

Marti said...

its cute AND a great price! I hope you bought this Erica!

leanne said...

perfect!

miss sophie said...

i'd be interested in your review of the matta dress - i've heard bits here and there of their line, but have never been to their boutique in nyc. lovely shade of coral!

Stephanie said...

I love the color, and it looks deliciously light and airy.

erica said...

i did indeed buy it. hopefully it'll arrive in the next few days.

i find that matta often runs large in their sizing, but haven't tried this particular dress on. i have a silk quilted skirt by them that is small in the waist, so it's hard to say. the fabric that they use is gorgeous, though.

Moya said...

I love it--I want to see how you style it into fall. What a great color.

jenny gordy said...

you're going to look so pretty in that.

Erica said...

Erica, I want to say thank you. I just received a beautiful lyell tank top from laws of general economy -- and met a lovely person, Wythe (http://bit.ly/Igva5).

Thanks...

simplesong said...

oh i love it!

Daffernia said...

Prefect summer time dress!! I like the color of this dress!!

Kristin Joy said...

Thats a beautiful dress and nice price tag. I found a similar designed dress at Nordstrom.