Wish listin' on such a summer's day ....

Due to a decided lack of blogging inspiration, I 'm going to share some dresses on my summer lust list. I've recently started to get into dresses because they are so easy. No worrying over coordinating tops and bottoms, just pull one item of clothing and you're done. It's amazing how reaching a particular age can have a liberating effect on one's clothing choices. When I was younger I was so self-conscious- either I was too fat, too short, too shy for a lot of trendy stuff. My mom had to stuff me into leggings the last time they were in style and I actually had the legs to pull them off. I whined the entire day that I had to wear them and never touched them again. Now I have pairs in a wide range of colors and dont worry over much if they suit me or not. The mantra now is to wear what pleases me. Alright, enough of the gyaan, let's look at some pretty clothes.
This dress represents love at first sight. It's the Native American/ Ikat style fabric which has my heart beating pitter-pat. Plus, the silhouette really works well with my figure. The cons- strapless and cotton which no doubt will fade spectacularly. The fading bit is what's keeping me from actually buying it RIGHT AWAY.

As you can see I have an all-abiding love for shirt-dresses. If I had to pick just one it would be the middle dress with my favorite dots, stripes and the vivid lime-green sash. I love everything about it, the contrasting colors, the shape, the length. And so perfect for summer! Just looking at it makes me feel cool and elegant. I'm in love with the other two because of their prints - frogs on the first and a bicycle on the third. So quirky and adorable!! Can a girl have too many shirt-dresses??

And finally the summeriest of them all. I've been in love with this dress ever since I spotted it in a catalog. And it has pockets too, whee!! But, the shapelessness leads me to think it'll look like a gunny sack, albeit a cool one, on me. Decisions, decisions!!

On an unrelated note I just finished reading 'A Conspiracy of Kings', the fourth in Megan Whalen Turner's 'The Queen's Thief' series, reviewed here. What a fabulous book this one is! It's the story of Sophos, the heir of the king of Sounis, referred to as Useless the Younger in the first book. Sophos is kidnapped in the middle of the second book. Sophos is so sweet, unsophisticated and unsure of himself, all the things which Gen isnt. While I was disappointed that it didnt have enough of Gen, Sophos's story is a true coming of age and a very nice entry to the series. As a bonus, the publisher's have the first few chapters of 'The Thief' available for reading for a short period of time. Browse it here. For the record, 'The King of Attolia' is still my favorite in the series :)


bouncingbubble said...

The middle one DOES look cool!

As for bks, wanted to ask you, hv u read the Agatha Raisin series? I just read one of them, and its okayish.

avdi said...

Get the yellow one. If it is loose around the waist, you can add a white sash. I love yellow.

Btw, wanted to ask you if you had read Jonathan Stroud? He has a trilogy that sound yummy. I could not find the first one in the library, so I left it, vowing to look later.

couchpapaya said...

Bubbles - No I havnt! Thanks for the recco, I see it's a nice long series, my favorite kinds. I have heard of the other character the author writes Hamish Macbeth and have been wanting topick up that series for a long time so I'll pick this too!! Thanks again!! :)

Avdi - It's actually not yellow IRL, but a very limey-green type of fabric, it just photographs funnily. Love your idea but my body type doesnt do very well with belting unless it's very thin belts. Anyway, I am so tempted, if I find the perfect skinny belt I just might pick this one :) I just finished a major shopping spree back home so these are for consideration next month or so. We'll see if summer lasts that long or if I find some others on my radar. I have not read the Stroud trilogy but have heard good things about it and it's on my TBR. Nishita on my blog roll has written about it here

WhatsInAName said...

Hiya :)
Lovely dresses there. My girls will go crazy if I show them your post. They are into dresses spree too, though I prefer them in jeans. They can't be ladylike for nuts ;)
Go girl, buy them all I say!

Anonymous said...

I love the shirt dresses the best, specifically the first and the third... :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

I like the center one and the yellow one... although i think it would look funny on a me, so i'd much rather have the gf wear it...

PS: This is one of the times where knowing the skin tone of the blogger would help in writing a more informed comment.. so when are u posting a pic of u in that dress again...?

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