It’s funny sometimes how things happen. I hadn’t bought myself a new dress in a dog’s age and then I decided to go to BlogPaws in May. I knew I would need something for the closing banquet – the only dress I had in my closet that would come close was sleeveless and there was no way I would survive in an air conditioned room in a sleeveless dress. I would freeze. I had been stalking Braintree Clothing for a while – in my dotage I find that their flirty, slightly hippy style appeals to me. I am also in love with their ethic;
I stole that from their site – I hope they don’t mind.
The company is located in London but my order came quickly with no problems.
I saw the Aphrodite Dress and was swooning. I just wasn’t sure I could carry it off.
I kept going back to it and back to it and back to it. Then it went on sale! AND I had a coupon from the Braintree Newsletter that gave me an additional 20% off – I figured it was meant to be.
And so it was.
I was very happy when it arrived. I really like the ruby color. It’s so very soft. It has enough drama to keep me happy and I know that I’ll be warm with the long sleeves. It’s not a heavy dress; the skirt is a very light organic cotton. I need a slip underneath to keep it from being indecent.
What I really love is the hemline; it’s adjustable. In a very clever way. You can either wear it as you see in the photos or you can untie it and wear it a bit longer and straight. You can see in the bottom/right photo the little ties; they go all around the bottom of the skirt. I just love the option but I also love the ruffle….
Right now I’m sporting my cowboy boots as it was quite chilly – and raining – when my hubby took these photos but I’ve got a pretty pair of sandals to wear with it when it warms up. I’ll show you them later. This will be a 3 – 4 season dress for me which is wonderful. I can put leggings under it for additional warmth and just push the sleeves up when it gets warmer. I am just thrilled with my purchase.
It’s going to be wonderful for that closing banquet at BlogPaws and also for going out with my hubby for our anniversary celebration. I wrote earlier that he surprised me with tickets for Wicked – it’s playing in Spokane. We’ll have dinner and see the show.
I’m ready for my nights on the town!
The Aphrodite dress is still on sale at Braintree – it’s £29.90 which works out at current rates to $49.71. They offer a flat rate shipping for “everywhere else.” I can’t remember what it was but it wasn’t expensive.
If you sign up for their newsletter (bottom right) you get discount coupons – which is what got me an additional 20% off! They also post discounts and contests on their Facebook page.
They didn’t pay me or give me any more of a discount for this post. I bought my dress. I am just really happy with it and with the fact that they are eco-friendly.