Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby: Midsummer Night's Dream

Ack! Sorry for the lack of posting - summer is the busiest time of year for my work, and I've been hacking away pretty steady for the last month or so. Plus, a local heat wave has made me less than inclined to dress up, so I've been a bit boring lately in the fashion department. I did attend a fun meet-up the weekend before last, which I'll post about as soon as I've uploaded the pics from my camera.

But! I did need to post about the latest Alice and the Pirates print, Midsummer Night's Dream:

Le sigh! Isn't it a dream? I know a lot of people don't love the dropped-waist effect, but I think it looks rather elegant and mature, especially with the ribbon binding around the center. Sadly, it is a tiiiiiiny bit too small for me - and that's only if Baby's measurements are correct, instead of being a little too generous (as they so often are). The other JSK style would fit me nicely, but I'll be honest, I'm not loving it nearly as much:

It's a more traditional lolita silhouette, it's true, but I suspect it would look just too childish on me. That leaves me torn, especially since I'm fairly sure the skirt will be too small to fit: I do love the print so very much, especially the navy colorway, but I don't know if I love it enough to risk not having it fit after spending all that money! Although the colorful scrollwork on the fabric background is almost enough to sway me:

So pretty! It reminds me a little of Meta's Ornament print, or the Moitie logo room dress from a few years ago. I guess I only have a few days to make up my mind!