This dress and I have played quite a game of back and forth. I originally ordered it in green on Black Friday but, when it came, it was two sizes too big. At that point the green was all sold out on Modcloth and I was majorly bummed because I could tell it was a great dress. I was going to write it off until I found the blue version and despite blue not being my color, something about this pale, shimmery shade was too sweet and vintage to pass up. Unfortunately, the size I wanted was all sold out and I had to gamble on a dress that was three sizes smaller than the one I originally ordered. Then to complete the craziness, the day I received the dress, it was added to the 70% off sale at a much bigger discount then when I ordered it. But, luck was on my side that time because the amazing people at Modcloth price adjusted it and my velvet dress saga came to a close.
Between the collar and the 1960's vibe, this whole outfit reminds me of Suzy from Moonrise Kingdom. It's not a complete duplicate of her character but, it definitely inspired me when I was getting dressed. If you haven't seen that movie, it's a whimsical, quirky (what else could it be?) Wes Anderson movie. Seriously, get on Netflix and watch your eyes out. If you don't have Netflix...well, then you simply can't be helped.