The majority of my my wardrobe is neutral. Black, shades of gray, white, tans, navy, olive green, and blush. But every once in a while I get a wild hair, and a colorful pattern grabs me and won’t let go.
This Spell & The Gypsy Half Moon Gown was one of those patterns. It’s not my typical style (edgy, modern, minimal), but then I have this tiny California boho girl in me that loves the ease of a fun dress. So sometimes, I let the Cali girl in me win, and I get something colorful that is generally out of character for me.
The cut of this dress is particularly flattering on me — shows the back, the neckline, collarbone, plunges in the front, cinches at the natural waist, and flows from there. Super comfortable and easy. I’m all about comfortable and easy. When I travel I love taking dresses because it’s one piece that is an entire outfit. And one that I’m excited to wear.
The fabric of this dress is lovely. It’s light yet feels substantial, it’s silky without being silk (which is not my favorite fabric to wear when it’s sweltering hot). I have no doubt that I’ll be wearing it all summer and any time I go on a beachy vacation.
This colorway of this dress is mostly sold out (as far as I can find — it sold out SUPER fast), but it also comes in blue and red, and both are gorgeous. I would say that it’s true to size, or you could even go up a size. The elastic at the natural waist is snug, so if you aren’t a fan of tight (I’m not) you may consider one size up.
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Also, if you are wondering what this adorable plant-filled shop is, it’s called Little Leaf. Amanda of Salt & Sundry moved her Logan S&S location down the street to a bigger space, and turned the old space into this adorable plant and paper shop. Don’t worry, the first Salt & Sundry is still located at Union Market. You’ve been warned — you will want to spend all your money on all the plants and paper!
Photos by Laura Metzler