Poise and Click Dress: ModCloth
Camera novelty purse: ALDO
Boater hat: River Island (similar)
Belt: from another dress
How fun is this purse?! ALDO has serious game in the novelty purse department, and most importantly, their purses are way less expensive than some other well-known options (like Betsey Johnson or Kate Spade). I now have a few different novelty bags from ALDO (see how I styled one for Valentine's Day here), but the one I'm *really* searching for can be found only in ALDO Accessories stores... and the closest one to me is in Albany! It's a mint green rotary dial phone clutch, and if anyone who reads this happens to find one, please let me know!! I need it for my collection!
When I received this purse in the mail, I knew I kind of wanted to pair it with this camera print dress from ModCloth. Just as I'm a sucker for novelty purses, I can never say no to a novelty print, and this dress had been on my wish list for quite some time. Unfortunately, I'm not nearly as thrilled with it in person. The print is lovely, and the quality is fairly good, but sadly, the fit is really underwhelming on me. I had to add a belt to create some waist definition, but the top of the dress (especially in the bust/underarm area) has a really wonky fit to it on me. The only way I can really see it working is to layer a red sweater over it in the fall (and let the cute collar peek out) to remix it, but I wish it worked better on its own! I have a feeling it would work better on someone who is a little less-endowed in that area. I'm thinking that I will probably end up putting it up in my shop my closet store; as wonderful as the print is, I'm not sure I can justify keeping it.
Have a great Tuesday!