Instead of a weekly roundup, just two fab finds this week. The hosiery is pricey but worth it. The dress is quite reasonably priced, but looks designer and even better in person. 

Spanx Luxe Leg Pantyhose

I can’t rave enough about these pantyhose, especially since I was skeptical about their comfort and don’t enjoy Spanx in general. A great sales assistant who I’ve been working with for years suggested them to me, so I gave them a go. She said that they will feel too small when you’re trying to get them on, but to persevere and not size up. She was right. Once on, they fit perfectly, creating a smooth silhouette under my dresses. I find the compression very comfortable, and toasty warm. I’ve laundered the same pair multiple times so they’re quite robust.

Poppy Power Scuba Crepe Sheath with Balloon Sleeves

I was blown away by the fit, fabric and finish of this dress. The fabric is thick and weighty, and glides over the body without any cling. The balloon sleeves are beautifully architectural. The neckline can work on most body types because it’s not too wide. The length is magically elegant, and the softness of the fabric is very comfortable. The pattern is bold yet soothing, especially if you like poppies. The fabric does not crease. It might run one size small. We’re going to an evening wedding in a couple of weeks, and this is a strong contender for the Winter event, although I might need to have it altered a little. Also available at Amazon if you can’t find your size.