June 9, 2013

The Villain in Me Comes Out

So . . . if you hadn't heard  . . . we're going on a cruise in October. A Disney cruise. And my best friend is a little bit nuts and talked me into having a theme at every meal where we dressed like different Disney characters.

In the process of planning, I lobbied for a "Villain Night" and she gave in because she loves me like that. Over the last couple of months I have been on the search for the perfect outfit - dressy with a splash of evil. Something different, a bit edgy. Something that will be bold and look good at the same time.

When I was contacted to try out Novica - a company that partners with National Geographic to bring unique items from artisans around the world directly to your home - I had a hard time deciding what to choose. They have home decor, jewelry, clothing. I must have looked through the website for a couple of hours all told.

In the end, I found myself drawn to this piece:

This jersey vest, called "Sumatra Night," is made in Bali by Galuh Kenanga. She uses select rayon jersey for this vest that can be worn as a dress with a nice belt. It can also tie in the front or wrap around like a shawl.

I plan to wear it as a dress with a belt. No tights like the model in the picture, but maybe some tall spiky boots to complete the villain feeling.

One of the cool things is that the packages arrive as they were prepared in the foreign country that they are from. I love the way this looks, and I think it would be a great way to send a unique and special gift to someone.



There are so many more amazing items that can be found at Novica. Check it out and right now you can save $7 off your first order with the code SAVE7NOVICA.