I heart this dress. Love the color, love the pintuck ruffles, love the red shoes with it. It appeals to the vintage lover in me, and I like that it looks somewhat demure librarian, yet somewhat naughty secretary. All it needs is a cute little red handbag and a pair of bookish glasses to complete the look.
Don't ask me where I would wear this ensemble. Walking the kids to school? Out picking up groceries at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods? At home as I unload the dishwasher or change baby's diaper? Perhaps out on one of my thrift store jaunts? No, sadly, it would be a special occasion dress, i.e. hubby and I hired a babysitter so we can actually have a (gasp!) date night. And I'd have to ditch the glasses so as not to look too Jane Hathaway.
But I do heart that dress. I may have to thrift a dress and embellish with pintuck ruffles to achieve the look. I think I've just been inspired to do my first up-cycle project. Thrift shops, here I come!