Christmas-ready classy dress for less than 30$10:00 AM
I can't believe it's almost Christmas and we're almost done with our quarterly subjects, which include (as always) tons of work deliveries and presentations for December 21st-22nd. After that, I'll be mostly at home for the coming exam period and working on some nice architecture contests we've been looking after. But, as Christmas always is, the season includes uncountable relative meetings, dinners, casual meet-ups with old friends around cups of tea and biscuits and so on. That means having a bunch of easy and quick outfit fixes for every event the holidays might come up with.
A nice idea is to take out of your closet all your mid length, mid sleeve dresses in warm tones or with subtle details and pair them with your best opaque, thick tights or leggings and medium heels. Then, get wrapped in your warmest scarf and coat and you're done to rock this Christmas! I did so in this grey, A-line dress from Lightinthebox which arrived just at the perfect time to assemble my Christmas outfits for casual events or evenings strolling through the streets of Valencia. This dress is the perfect match for the holidays, and for less than 30$, which is a real deal!
It's made of an elastic grey cotton, it ends a little bit above the knee, has a side zipper, is cut at the waist with a ribbon to adjust to your back and a lovely V-neck. It runs true to size, but I must say I was a bit scared of if I could wear it successfully or not as I ordered an XL as these kind of dresses usually run pretty small. But, if you follow the size charts at the Lightinthebox site as I did, I'm pretty sure you won't face any problem. As you can see, I succeeded at the sizing and it fits nicely.
The quality of the dress is also great. It has no lining, but I don't think there's need of it, as the grey fabric is thick enough and nothing can be shown through it. All the hems and final touches have been sewn carefully, as no thread has gone rogue in the way of wearing the dress. As said: a real deal to wear this coming Christmas season, and a dress you'll get tons of compliments with!
The whole shipping process was also very easy and quick. The dress came in about 2 weeks since I ordered it, and arrived to Valencia during one of the stormiest weeks I've ever lived. Thankfully, we've been having an exceptional warm weather for the past two or three days, which allowed me to wear the dress for a family lunch and to an event at the Architecture School without even carrying my coat with me. Not even a light blazer. Seriously. Valencian weather is the craziest thing.
I was wearing:
Carolina Herrera "Andy Seven" bag in pink