Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

The hubs and I had dinner with my blogging bestie Racquel in NYC which called for Avon’s Scarlett Velvet Dress adorned with the Iconic Pearly Wreath Pin clipped to the side (thanks for the idea, mom)!

This dress is so up my alley – the color, the cut, the style…it’s all me! Except my mom gets all the credit for placement of the wreath pin – genius!

Good bits: The dress is well made and classy. It screams sophistication and oozes luxury. The shade isn’t quite a jewel tone, but very near it, so it would work with just about every skin tone. Do you usually stay away from wearing greens? This may very well change your mind.

Not do good bits: I was disappointed that the dress was a bit too roomy on me which caused the gathers to hang weird. And I’d forgotten how much static velvet creates! I walked outside in the wind and regretted it for the next hour or so as it clung to me making static filled crackling pops.

I kicked around town on Saturday in Avon’s Iconic Lipstick in Merry Mauve (a sweet and soft baby pink shade) along with Beautiful Blue Tassel Statement Earrings that I picked up on clearance!

A little bit holiday, a little bit vintage Avon’s Josephine Ponte Dress would be a classy addition to any wardrobe!

The fabric of this dress is, well, fab! It’s thicker than a jersey fabric, but wears similarly, so it’s a bit stretchy and, because of its thicker weight, pretty forgiving. The classic A line cut works on all shapes and sizes, the arms are cut a bit wider than they have been in Avon fashions lately (thank you to the Avon fashion gods!!) and the length falls just below my knee (I’m a whopping 5’1″). The red is on the bluer side – which should help you decide whether or not it will work with your skin tone. While it’s not an ideal shade of red for my yellowish skin, the black elements definitely helped!

Had I designed this dress, I would have changed only one thing: the neckline. I’m not crazy about a v-neck with this dress. Had their been a faux button down or collar detail, I think it would have worked better but, as is, it’s the one thing that looks out of place to me. A fairly formal looking dress with an informal v-neck. ::wince::

Clearly, the hubs isn’t nit picky since he only said “Wow!” when he saw me. 😉