As you know, I have been picking certain days of the week to dress up—even though I am staying home to help flatten the Coronavirus curve—to boost my confidence and feel some kind of normalcy. On days when I am not feeling very confident, I will turn to clothes to improve my mood. And being quarantined since the middle of March has really been hard on my self-esteem. I have been trying to keep busy with work while also spicing things up by adding new routines and habits to my day. But I really look forward to the days when I do my hair and get dressed.
This week, I sported this bright, warm Maria Dress from Adore Me’s new Ready to Wear line! I have really been lucking out with finding the perfect plus size mini dresses, which I usually have to hunt high and low for. I love that this dress is an actual plus size wrap dress because so many are “faux.” Why is this important? Well, with an actual wrap dress I can control how the garment looks on my curves. I can wrap and tie it tighter or looser depending on how I am feeling. Another thing I absolutely love is the ruffle hemline. It adds a feminine touch and makes me want to twirl every time I walk to the kitchen to refill my water—or grab some Hot Cheetos.
While this quarantine has been bad for my wallet, it’s been great for my wardrobe…can you tell I shop when I’m stressed? I have a couple more mini dresses that I plan to showcase on NatalieintheCity.com so stay tuned! Oh, and my cute shoes are from Anthropologie!
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 3X in the Maria Dress, which is my usual size according to Adore Me’s sizing guide (a size 18). The dress fit perfectly, but I also feel like I could have sized down to a 2X, too.