Every year, I buy new outerwear because new coats and jackets are literally my favorite things to add to my wardrobe. In the colder months, they are what I center my entire outfit around because they actually keep you warm. I have grown quite an outerwear collection over the years and each fall I say to myself "I think I'm good!" but then every year, a new coat pops up that I fall in love with so I buy it and then I can't imagine my world without it. EVERY DAMN YEAR.
One thing that my closet is really lacking are great statement tops that are great for dressing up or dressing down. I have a lot of causal tops that are great for layering but not great for going out or if I decide to take off my jacket or coat at some point. You would think this would be an easy solution for me to fix right? Just buy nicer tops! But, it turns out I'm super picky about my tops, which is probably why I never buy them because I can never find ones that I love. However, one amazing top comes through every once and awhile and this & Other Stories top is one of them.
I know, I know, I know. It's no longer the holiday season but technically it's still winter and I'm going to still wear velvet, DAMMIT! I mean, really, I was supposed to get this post out before the new year, but in all honesty, I was having way too much fun hanging out with my family, my friends, and living it up on my holiday vacation that I chose to step away from my blog posts until now.
Not all dresses are created equal, my friends. There are some dresses that are just plain BETTER than all the rest and this dress is one of them. Ganni has been on my "favorite designers" list for the past year and a half because their designs are so unique and innovative. I love that they take risks on their pieces and that's something that has kept my love for this brand very strong. This dress is no exception and I am kinda sorta REALLY obsessed with it. Every time I wear it, people stop me on the street to tell me how much they love it and ask where they can buy it for themselves.