Remember a while back when I was all excited about getting to check out the Universal Standard pop up here in Austin? And I said that I couldn’t wait to go and get some cool pieces? And then I didn’t say anything FOR MONTHS?? Well, I’m finally sharing one of my pieces!
I purchased the Rubicon Dress in Storm because I wanted to buy it in black, but I knew I didn’t need another black dress…… and I bought a black dress that day! (More on that in a later post) It’s structured, though loose, has buttons, and has long sleeves; all of which are out of my dressing comfort zone. That’s why I had to have it! I wanted to try it out, push my style, and get creative.
The perfect opportunity to wear it presented itself as a fancy party for a dear friend’s birthday. I was a little nervous to wear something so out of the ordinary for me, but I couldn’t be happier with the look!
Birthday Party Outfit with Universal Standard Dress
The event photographer was nice enough to snap an outfit pic for me!
It’s so frustrating that you can never see my eye makeup behind my glasses, but I swear it’s there! Lipstick is Thick As Thieves from Jeffree Star (limited edition)
I didn’t realize until after the fact, but I totally forgot to take a picture without the vest on! But I did really love wearing the dress. It has pockets, which is amazing, and it doesn’t feel fussy. With dresses that are more structured, I always feel like my dress is fussy and I have to fidget with it. I didn’t feel fidgety in this dress. The sleeves are a little weird, as I am not used to rolling sleeves. But after a few tries, I got them right and then just left them. They required virtually no fidgeting!
I got a lot of compliments on the dress, and I felt really good in it. I can’t wait to wear it again, maybe all on it’s own! I’m so weird about feeling like I need some kind of security blanket/sweater when I wear new stuff. I think this dress would be great on its own……. maybe with my gray Oxfords or loafers………
If you haven’t checked out Universal Standard, I cannot recommend it enough! Their pieces are amazing and versatile, and so well made. Worth every single penny! Plus they have something called Universal Fit Liberty on a bunch of their stuff. If you go up or down a size, they’ll replace it for free. How cool is that??