I highly recommend this dress, and can't wait to wear it without layers in the spring. It feels a little bit Alice in Wonderland to me. The skirt is lined, and you might not be able to tell at first glance, but the Merlot-colored sash is pleated cotton lace. I found it runs a little smaller in the bust/shoulders compared to the other Mata Traders dresses and I needed to size up for this one.
Any déjà vu? This dress has the same print as the Sylvia blouse I remixed earlier.
Also, my hair is its natural color (or there abouts)! I'm so excited. For awhile I thought I could never get back to my natural color, and I couldn't - on my own. It was definitely a job for the professionals, and fortunately, the colorists at the local salon were amazing. It was also not as expensive as I thought it would be. Changing the color of my hair was fun for awhile, but I'm loving my original hair and the idea of letting it grow without constantly fussing with it or touching it up.
It's a great dress to wear with cardigans.
We had quite a cold snap recently, so I discovered that you can bundle up in this dress very nicely.
Many thanks to Mata Traders for the chance to do this challenge, and (hopefully) show off fair trade fashion in a new light. #FairTuesday is over, but Mata Traders is currently offering free domestic shipping on orders over $50 and $10 off international shipping. You can see how other bloggers remixed Mata Fall '13 here, and - more specifically - see how the creative Marisa Noelle of Shades of Monet remixed the Meet Me in the Meadow dress in pink here.
One last thing that is a matter of extreme importance (ha ha): where to put our stockings? We've started decorating for the Holidays and my wonderful mother-in-law gave us some adorable appliquéd stockings that belonged to her in the 70s. We don't have a fireplace or mantle, so my question is, where would you/have you put up stockings when there is no chimney around? I'd love to hear suggestions! :-)