I bought this dress to attend a Halloween wedding, but we didn’t get to go. A broken plane one day and a snowstorm in western Kansas (the location of the wedding) the following day made it impossible. But I had chosen this dress, because I knew I would get a lot of use out of it. It skirts the line between casual and dressy. Depending on how I style it could pass for either. I was going for casual on this day.
Strolling in Lake Las Vegas
On this particular occasion, my husband and I were on our way to dinner at our local Mexican food restaurant. Our condo sits in the heart of a faux Italian village at the edge of a man made lake in the community of Lake Las Vegas.
We have 6 restaurants, a small but well-stocked grocery store, and a wine bar within a short walking distance. Given that these days we can get everything delivered, I’d never have to leave the village if I didn’t choose to.
The village even has its own casino, but it’s been closed for years. Lake Las Vegas was a fairly new development when the 2008 recession hit. The village was hit hard, and while it’s making strides still hasn’t fully recovered. For us, the depressed prices were a help; we bought our condo at the third of the price it was at its highest. As for the casino, last we heard, it was purchased by a Chinese company, but the state of Nevada refused to give them a gaming license.
So this lovely dress is from Rosegal. (It also comes in burgundy & black.) I love the empire waist. When you are a bit fluffy like I am, it draws attention away from your tummy. The fabric is a soft polyester that resists wrinkling and is easy to care for. I styled it with black leggings and black Skechers purchased from Amazon a few years ago. When it gets cold the Skechers will be replaced by boots. (The shoes in my closet are either boots or sandals.)
Shop This Outfit
Rosegal: Turquoise & Black Flowered Dress
Amazon: Conceited Premium Ultra Soft Leggings in 25 Colors – High Waisted – Women’s Reg and Plus Size – Full & Capri Length
Amazon: Skechers Women’s Reggae-Rasta Flip-slop Sandals Flop
While this is a good start, to completely style this dress, I need to make some jewelry, and perhaps crochet a shawl.