the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Something Pretty

Something Pretty

If you are looking for a pretty dress for Valentine’s Day, I’ve done some online searching on your behalf.

As I did so, I was reminded of Iris Apfel’s exasperation about shopping as a-woman-of-a-certain-age.

The whole fashion business is wacky because this age group of women between 65 and 80 control so much money, they have all this expendable income. You go shopping and there is nothing to buy. You’re not supposed to buy widow’s weeds when you get older and you don’t want to look like a silly young chippy. It’s difficult.

~ Iris Apfel, Wisdom of a Fashion Icon, Page Six

 Vogue Portugal August 2018, Photography: Luis Monteiro
Vogue Portugal, August 2018, Photography: Luis Monteiro

I kept encountering one of her main complaints—a lack of sleeves.

I used to say, if I had the time I would open a shop on Madison Avenue called Sleeves.

~ Iris Apfel, Wisdom of a Fashion Icon, Page Six

Vogue Portugal, August 2018, Photography: Luis Monteiro
Vogue Portugal, August 2018, Photography: Luis Monteiro

Indeed. It’s February. It’s winter. Why are most of the dresses sleeveless?

However, I persevered and found a very pretty dress for you. It’s the Triple Ruffle-Sleeve Dress by DKNY (Donna Karan New York). It not only has sleeves, the sleeves are the focal design element.

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This is the kind of versatile dress that you could wear for many occasions, in all seasons. Perfect for a summer wedding, or dinner out. The dress is beautiful, flattering for many figure types, affordable, and gets fantastic reviews.

Available in a the palest pink shade called Powder, a hue suited for celebrating the upcoming day-of-wine-and-roses on February 14, or if that colour is not for you, it also comes in a stellar Blue Slate.

I have two DKNY dresses and really love them. In my experience, this is an excellent quality brand so I have no hesitation in recommending this dress.

Make some memories this Valentine’s Day, but do it in a dress.

There’s just nothing nicer.

SHOP: DKNY Scuba Crepe Sheath Dress: Hudson’s Bay (Powder only); Macy’s (Powder & Blue Slate); In Red, Macy’s ; In Black, Macy’s

Page Six: Wisdom of A Fashion Icon

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