Speaking of Rebecca Taylor & dresses...

I am so in love with this dress, so in love with this dress, so in love with this dress!!! 

Do I need another dress? Do I need another sleeveless dress? 

I am so in love with this dress!!! 

I want to invent 6 occasions to wear some new dresses. 

This dress would be perfect on me. This dress is ur-dress for my body type. 


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  • Marilyn replied 5 years ago

    Wow!  And look at the back!  Swoon.  I shall not enable. ;)
    On a positive note, it's too long for me so no temptation.....just wishing I was taller. ***sigh***

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    SO gorgeous, and would look charming on you, Suz. Have a 'do at your house - just  so that you can wear this dress. That's the type of thing I've done over the holidays. 

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Angie, I am very seriously considering it. 

    Psst...this dress would look even more smashing on you!! 

    Marilyn, I think the length would work (for me at least...) -- it would be longer than on the model, for sure, but probably on the knee...(she said, in wistful hope...). 

    I think it is pretty new in the store...I'm going to keep my eye on it for a while as I try to cook up some occasions for actually wearing it. ;)

  • Meredith replied 5 years ago

    Charming was the word that jumped to my mind too. Will look forward to reading if you take the plunge.

  • Beth replied 5 years ago

    Well, the holiday season will be coming...I say it's time to start planning a party!

  • carter replied 5 years ago

    Here's the sleeveless thing again. Here, this would be a year-round cocktail dress. We would just freeze our legs off for the 60 seconds from car to party in Januray and February. What is your season for this type dress? Only asking out of curiosity. I have a totally different CPW tolerance for the "special" items. The "yes, I dress up pretty well" factor carries quite a bit of value for me. You love it. You need it.

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    Suz, wear either one to brunch.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, chic, understated. Which color would you choose?

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Suz, that dress would look amazing on you.  Its very chic!  I am doing my best to enable you here ok??  I would wear this out to lunch, dinner, church, dress it up with heels, down with flats.  Pop a cropped denim jacket over it.  I could go on.   I think you might need this:)

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Ha ha, you are all great enablers - - thank you!!  ;) 

    Deborah, you're right that it has dress up/ dress down potential. 

    I think the purply blue colour would be really flattering on me, but the black might be more versatile. Oh, to try it on in person!! 

    Carter, the season for wearing a dress like this up here depends a bit on several factors: how warm a person runs (or how cold); how warm the venues run (or cold, with AC); and type of event (indoor/ outdoor). Not to mention the variable weather. 

    I'm not completely sure about the fabric's weight, so it's a bit hard to judge -- thickness of fabric would make a big difference. If it's thin and floaty, this is definite summer only material here. If it is a bit more substantial, then it could work spring (with topper), summer, fall (with topper). 

    Some people might wear it in winter to cocktail type parties. With a coat, obviously. And hose. 

    I'm not sure if I would do that. I would definitely wear it to go dancing, though. Ask me how often I go dancing....    ;)

  • Sveta replied 5 years ago

    The blue dress woud be perfect for you. The black - who needs versatility when we are talking party dress  -blue all the way! 
    You need to start taking dancing, Suz! Then you will have occasions to wear this dress many times in the year - and this dress is PERFECT for dancing! It is amazing how dancing created so many going out occasions and excuses to add more floaty dresses and actually wearing them!
    If only it was 3-4" longer I would be considering it too...
    Let's talk Mr.Suz into this - he should talk to my hubby for the inspiration :-)

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Ha, Sveta, Valery would need to have quite a few talks with Mark to get him dancing, I fear. He just snorted when I talked longingly of your lessons. Maybe I need to find a gay boyfriend just for dancing? 

    Wouldn't this dress be perfect for dancing? 

  • Staysfit replied 5 years ago

    I eyed that dress but it's too short for me! Yikes 37". It's gorgeous though, and I would wear that dress to work, not just a special occasion.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Go get that dance partner, Suz. 

    YES, it's a dress that would work on my body type too. But the length is better on YOU, sweet Suz. Plus, I just bought the most impractical wardrobe item of them all, which believe it or not, I will be wearing for an event today.  

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    I believe in true love. Being practical 90% of the time allows you to consider nothing but love the other 10%. The gospel according to Peri.

  • celia replied 5 years ago

    Another enabler here. The blue color would be perfect on you.
    Maybe this dress is the push you need to try new things :)

  • Maneera replied 5 years ago

    Another enabler here. Plus, this dress is so versatile! You can really wear it ANYWHERE....lunch, date night, dinner with friends, even shopping!

    But I get it....the fabric might be too lightweight to be practical. Why not order it and find out? Atleast you'll have it out of your system.

    Btw - I have a beloved black dressy dress that I usually wear no more than once a year. But I don't complain ----- the one time I do wear it, I feel like a million bucks and my heart sings!!!! I have this deal with myself- I pick one thing a year that's probably impractical but I call it 'My Birthday Dress'. I wear it for my bday if nothing else! And who knows, you could use this dress a lot when you travel next to someplace warm. If not, it can be bday dress!

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Yup, you need a gay boyfriend for sure.

    Okay, for a little more enabling. I haven't seen you gush about an item like this one before. I actually wondered if your YLF account had been hacked. It just didn't sound like you.

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    What Sharan said. You need to try it. I love the blue.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Love it - and can absolutely see you in it.  I vote blue too:)

  • replied 5 years ago

    Did you check Holt's though?  I bet you can get it there .

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Lisa, great idea. At least maybe I could try it on. Of course Holt's doesn't have a lot on the website. But worth checking. Thanks! 

    Maneera, I love the idea of a birthday dress. Unfortunately, my birthday is in January. I would freeze in this number then...unless I also wore a cozy stole...heh heh heh heh....or I could celebrate my birthday in June instead. What the heck. 

    Sharan, you are intuitive. I suspect that grief is making me act a bit out of character. I'm very sleep deprived, have just had flu for the past week on top of everything else, and am not feeling entirely like myself. 

  • Marilyn replied 5 years ago

    Suz......If you like I can take a peek at Nordstrom next weekend and see if it's there......see what it's like, check the CDN price, etc.  I'm due for a trip to Rideau.  The selection for each designer is fairly small but you never know.

    I vote for the purple as well.  It would be gorgeous on you.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Marilyn, that would be brilliant -- thank you!! Holt's doesn't have it on their web site (then again, their web site is awful). 

    Lisa, this is why I am such an online shopper and even willing to pay US prices. It's hopeless to live outside a major metropolitan area. And to be a hard to find size. Even if I did find the dress in the store in TO, the chance that it would be available in my own size is almost nil. 

  • Marilyn replied 5 years ago

    It's a good excuse to browse the designer section, Suz.  :)  Will let you know what I find.....

  • UmmLila replied 5 years ago

    I would like the blue/ purple best for you. It's a color and shape I also love ... But the high neckline wouldn't work for me.

    Sveta is fortunate to have a dancing husband. Back in the day, mine pretended to like dancing till I got rid of the handsome German boy I used to go clubbing with around the time I met him, but then reverted to his true non-dancing colors afterward.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Aw, Suz. Hope you're feeling more like yourself as time goes by. And begone, nasty flu!

    And I saw a very similar dress by Rebecca Taylor in person, and the fabric seemed quite substantial. Plus the description says it's lined.

    Actually, it was this dress I saw. It sure didn't seem like ponte knit, though. More like a weighty gabardine. Oh, now I see on the Rebecca Taylor website, "your" dress is listed as being ponte knit, too. So same fabric, most likely.

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    The blue would be lovely on you.

  • Maneera replied 5 years ago

    I really think you need to give in, Suz. If you're craving this dress THIS MUCH, it'd be a sin to not try it.

    As far as birthdays go, I'm sure your bday can be in August this year! :D

    Ok I have to confess.....I announced it was my bday the day iPhone 6 was launched in India last year. And my darling of a husband indulged me too!!!! It was hilarious that he came home from work with the new phone as well as a bday cake and bouquet! For my fake bday! I laughed my head off...but have decided I'll announce my bday Atleast one extra time every year...just when I need an excuse for an impractical splurge :D Try It!

  • replied 5 years ago

    You're a hard to find size?  I thought the fashion world was all about people your size!  :) 

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Lovely! What about to book readings?mwould it work for that?

  • replied 5 years ago

    It's on Holt's website for $325 Cdn.  If it's the same one - I didn't realize it was ponte ...

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Where did you find it on the Holt's website, Lisa? Maybe I don't know how to use that site!

    As for ponte, yeah, that gives me pause with the sleeveless. But I wonder what they mean.

     And all that stuff about fashion being for small size people? Yeah, maybe if you are a model and get to try the samples. Otherwise, it's a myth. If you are a 4 or a 6, maybe it's easy. But for me, the rule is buy online, and BBQ (buy buy quick), or forget it. I just lost my size in the Vince crewneck sweater by waiting a fraction too long. It's okay -- that's a game I was willing to pay at the price -- but if you wear a small size you don't have the luxury of waiting for sales as a rule. Or they don't carry it at all. At my Bay, there is almost nothing in my size, ever. 

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    I just  have issues with its being sleeveless because of when and where to wear it.  You can wear a jacket over it, but then that covers up the beautiful high neckline and shoulder line, which would look great on you.  So it's not blue or black, it's do you have a warm (or active, e.g. dancing) venue for it? Blast air conditioning and all that. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Suz - I googled Rebecca Taylor Holts - and it brought me to this:http://www.rebeccataylor.com/y.....oltrenfrew

    which I now realize is her shop-within-a-shop at the Yorkdale location. Regardless - shipping would be a lot cheaper - likely free.  

  • Marilyn replied 5 years ago

    Unfortunately that link is for a US page.  I think Holts is coming up on a store locator page.  When you change to CDN dollars it's $417 plus $34 shipping plus duty.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Yup. That's correct, Marilyn. I'm not buying it now; just stalking. :)

  • tulle replied 5 years ago

    You could grab the blue one soon, and wait for the black to go on sale.  (Yes, I think you need both!) This could be an idea for a whole new thread, you know:  In Defense of the Impractical Dressy Item . . .  Not too long ago I bought a Catherine Malandrino jacket---beautifully cut, and completely covered with tiny white sequins.  It fits perfectly, and glitters discreetly, like snow.  But almost immediately the guilty panic set in:  Where would I wear it, and with what? What was I thinking?  Answer:  Who cares?  And I was THINKING that I will look great in this jacket--somewhere, sometime. Meanwhile, it makes me smile every time I open the closet door.

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