If I don’t look very happy in these pictures, it’s because I had just slogged through semi-shoveled sidewalks and snowbanks on the last leg of my commute–after having to take an alternate, and longer, route home, because the T (Boston’s subway system) was having an epic meltdown.
Our infrastructure is just not dealing with the snow, and it’s a huge problem. To be fair, this has been Boston’s snowiest week on record; but then again, the T falls apart when it’s hot out too, and sometimes for no weather-related reason at all. It’s really unnerving, to say the least, when the transit system you depend on keeps falling apart.
I was so not in the mood to pose for pictures, but I wanted to document this lovely dress that I picked up at my recent clothing swap. It’s a 14/16, and it’s a bit snugger than I would prefer, but you can’t really tell from the pictures.
Igigi’s sizing is weird. I tried on this same dress in an 18/20 when I did a free month of Gwynnie Bee last year, and as far as I can remember, it fit about the same. Maybe it was a little looser, but not significantly.
I have two other Igigi items: a turquoise dress in a size 12 (!), and a red floral top in a 22/24. I got the dress from the Big Thrifty years ago, and I still don’t understand how it fits. I tried the red top in an 18/20 during my GB trial, and I loved it except that it was too tight in the stomach, so I looked on eBay until I found it in a 22/24. The 22/24 fits just right in the stomach, but gaps in the neckline.
I love these little teardrop clips that came in my most recent Glitterati box. They’re both sparkly and subtle, which you can’t say about many things! I’ve seen people combining the two clips to make a heart shape, which I want to try sometime.