This morning, I nipped across the border to make a few returns and pick up my exchanged items.

First, the Halogen skirt in petite. I decided to try it instead of shortening the regular, and it is a much better fit over all.

Pic 1: Petite skirt

Pic 2: Regular skirt

Note: they are the same colour IRL. It's just that the light is different today.

In Pic 1, I am also wearing the Halogen western chambray shirt. Still on the hunt for a replacement for that BR denim shirt. The colour of this one seems better than the last chambray shirt and the details are nice. The price was very good so I am keeping for now; it will be useful to me and drapes a bit better than the BR shirt.

In Pic 3 I have on the replacement Only Mine sweater (had to replace the one that came with a hole in the sleeve.)

Pic 4 shows a VC mixed media top. Supposedly mixed media, but actually just a light knit. I wanted to try a different neckline from my usual and felt as if this V might be narrow enough to pass muster. Also, it is a high low, knit. It's a bit more fitted than I might have wished, but again, it will be useful in my work at home capsule. Colour makes me happy.

My K/R question is about the David Meister dress. I think I got the last one of these at a huge reduction. Once again, I apologize for the light - no matter what I do I can't seem to make it bright enough so I have brightened one photo in the hopes you'll be able to make out some detail.

Fit is pretty much perfect, I think. Quality is wonderful. it too conservative and corporate and old-lady?

Obviously, this would be a great dress for a funeral or any solemn sort of winter occasion. And I do not have a dress that fits that purpose -- although in a pinch I do have separates that could be put together in that way.

But can this dress be worn any other way? Could I style it to look more contemporary? How?

The price was very reasonable for the quality of the item. But if it's going to be an orphan, I could use that money another way, you know?

Would love your thoughts.

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