Tomorrow I expect to be back at work, and meanwhile, I've got energy enough to post these photos I took last week in response to Duchesse' post on neutral "background" dresses . This grey wool flannel one is a favourite of mine -- got it at The Gap last fall for something like $70, and I find it satisfyingly versatile -- if only it had pockets, I'd consider it perfect. Last week, I wore it with red tights (I just needed to break out a bit!), a red belt and a red-fake-stone-blingy bracelet.
I like the simplicity of the dress and have considered looking for a pattern or getting a dressmaker to copy this one -- the gathering/ruching at the neckline and sleeve cuffs would be easy to do and provides some design interest. I've worn this with a slim turtleneck underneath and keep meaning to try it with a white shirt. Since it's a very lightweight wool, I anticipate being able to wear it 'til fairly late in the spring, altho' it will look silly, I think, without tights. It's great with boots or with Mary-Jane heels like these ones and it obviously accommodates a contrasting shot of colour -- in fact, I'm thinking it might be the perfect foil for some yellow shoes or bag, as recently seen over at Une Femme.