If you are a regular reader, you know I’m a dress girl. And when it comes to dresses, Michelle Smith is one of my favorite designers. Her Milly dresses always seem to fit like they were made for me. Which is odd, because I look nothing like the models on the Milly website. I’m a bit more vertically challenged and allow myself more than one cupcake a year. But I digress…
This particular Milly dress came from ThredUp, an online purveyor of secondhand clothing. The dress arrived looking like it was straight off the department store rack. I’m not sure the prior owner ever wore it. In general, dresses are perfect for the secondhand market because so often they are only worn once, maybe twice, by the original owner.
These photos were taken in the lobby of the Washington Court hotel, where I stayed during my recent trip to Washington D.C. for the Parkinson’s Policy Forum (I’ll be sharing more details about the trip in a later post). There are limitless locations for outdoor photo shoots in D.C., but I loved this funky wood wall in the hotel as soon as I saw it and just had to include it in a post.
The second floor of the hotel featured an impressive display of wall art, some of which is captured in this last photo.
Special thanks to ThredUp for offering me a credit to use toward the purchase of this fabulous dress. Visit ThredUp to learn more about their easy approach to buying and selling high-end secondhand clothing, handbags and accessories. They even offer maternity and kids clothing, and, of course, shoes!