Perfect Fit

I must to tell you, I am having a love affair with this dress. I am so obsessed with its tiny sparkly buttons and forest green tulle slip. It is a rare moment when you try on a piece of clothing and it feels like it was made just for you. Well from the moment I saw this dress to the moment I twirled in it, our fate was definitely entwined. Such a unique piece, I was fortunate enough to get to know a little more about its history from my blogging gal pal Amanda (read her blog here), who discovered the gem when liquidating an estate of a medical genius named Zoila. 

A Colombian immigrant, who never married and never had children, Zolia went to John Hopkins and ended her career at the Stanford Research Institute. When she was not, what I would imagine was making medical breakthroughs, she was quiet the glamorous jet-setter as well. Apparently though, her preferred mode of travel transport was boats where I can envision her in her adorable ruffled bathing suit and her chic calico framed sunglasses, which Amanda showed me as well. Wardrobe soul mates? I think yes!

Wore this beautiful dress to last week's West Elm Holiday Party. I love statement pieces for the party months. Don't be afraid to wear those wardrobe wowzas during the holiday season. Its that special time of the year so go big with fluff, length and sparkle!

Dress: Vintage via Kuzak's Closet
Pumps: Asos
Clutch: Vintage via Black & Brown