Ghospell Scribble Tiered Maxi Shirt Dress
or a few years, I only shopped at The Real Real and Zara. I was trying my best to stop giving in to fast-fashion but damnit if Zara didn't still lure me in from time to time. Thanks to a few quality mishaps with F/W 19' pieces purchased from Zara, I had to cut ties with the brand. I had actually gotten pretty skilled at picking pieces that would last for a few years but as of late, the overall quality had really started to diminish.
So, I set out to find new brands. I can only spend so much money at The Real Real - my closet is literally decorated in 3.1 Philip Lim and Rag & Bone. After a while though, it's easy to feel the pressure of wanting some variety. Not to mention, I wanted new clothes! Not items previously worn with questionable stains. Granted, The Real Real gives me my designer fix when I'm in need of something fancy and I'll always and forever shop with them. But I really wanted to step outside my comfort zone and try some brands that I hadn't worn before.
I started to browse the feeds of influencers with style similar to mine for some brand discovery. Fortunately, @afashionnerd was a winner. I found so many brands through her feed that I ended up going on a dress shopping binge. Lucky me, that binge included Sister Jane's sister company Ghospell. I've purchased a ton from Sister Jane as well but I'll save that for another day.
For now, meet the Scribble Tiered Maxi Shirt Dress.
I had actually first saw this dress on Instagram - thanks to the lovely algorithm (yay!). You truly never really know what you're gonna get from some of the brands promoted on Instagram. I've been burned in the past (literally during the quarantine I purchased a dress that should've never left the factory floor). So I'm always skeptical about purchasing from brands I've never purchased from before. It's a chance you gotta take though when e-commerce is the only option during a quarantine. As for this dress from Ghospell - it's a keeper.
I've found myself wearing this dress sometimes 3 times in a week. It's far too incredibly comfy! I love the way it flows behind me as I walk. This dress is lightweight and I love the fact that I can just throw it on and feel dressed. So far, I've paired it with burgundy satin mules as well as black leather mules. I've even thought about pairing with orange mules. Essentially, I've been treating the nude base and black contrast as a neutral.
Because it is a maxi-dress, there's a lot of fabric to navigate around. Have I found myself stepping on the dress and almost falling? Yes. Have I looked down while sitting at the computer only to realize the bottom of the dress is gently laid across the floor? Yes. But, what can you do? Since owning this dress, I've tried to make life easier for myself by slighting raising the tiers as I walk down steps. I've also bunched the tiers as I sit down so as to avoid sweeping the floor with the dress. Despite these drawbacks, I still recommend the dress.
I can tell you one thing all the excessive fabric is good for - twirling!