So, let's talk about this masterpiece of a dress from Petit Reve Boutique -- a new online boutique based in sunny California, beloved land o' my birth! But, yes, masterpiece. It is exactly that. The fabric is weighty but soft, and this perfect blend of floral-metallic goodness, and of the upmost importance: it has a collar. In the universe of selecting dresses and assigning the importance of features, a collar is always a trump card, if you ask me. It's perfectly playful. Just the way I prefer all things worn on my body to be.
And, story. So...this might sound odd, but my favorite thing about bringing home a new dress is the conversations that occur between me and Robbie. Immediately, I jump into a long-winded reverie about what book or movie character would wear this and the millions of places/events I plan to wear it to. Tea and garden parties with future daughters? Bingo! Robbie -- darling, darling Robbie! -- on the other hand, always, so quickly, catches the vast interconnectedness of the beauty of things. Here's what I mean by that: I pulled this out and he said -- literally without skipping a beat -- It looks like Van Gogh's flower paintings you love so much.
And so now, it would seem, I have a very special memory tied to this very special dress. Oh, and it's true -- I do love Van Gogh. But not as much as I love the fella who knows it.