Dress: Nina Kay
Backpack: Hideo Wakamatsu
It’s still pretty grim out there today, but my housemate Joss & I braved the elements this afternoon to drop in on the Rose St Artists Markets (purely for a window shop, naturally!)
It gave me another opportunity to wear this fabulous little dress which I picked up from a most unassuming shop a few weeks ago.
It stopped me cold when I spotted it in the window of Nina Kay one evening en route to dinner with The Sophisticate at Mamasita (fabulous Mexican joint, for anyone trying to find one in Melbourne by the way).
The dress is fully lined, which means it doesn’t creep up, and it’s a lovely classic and comfortable fit. The fabric is a stretch wool blend that seems to resist creasing reasonably well, and wears beautifully. There are actually pockets in the skirt which I unpicked, then immediately resewed, as the dress hangs much better without them. Also, it comes in grey, but the black – coupled with a red-and-white striped top (which is exactly how it was styled in the window) is so chic.
The staff are brilliant, and will go out of their way to make sure you’re happy, and the store goes up to a size 18. FYI, the size chart on the website seems extremely conservative. I’m wearing a 16, which should be a terrible squeeze, but actually fits perfectly.
Meanwhile do you like my backpack? For a more detailed description and better photos check out my original review!