(not so) little black dress

13 February 2015





dress - c/o Brass Clothing
glasses - ASOS
bag - c/o Lily Jade

I never thought maternity tights were a necessity until I pulled on a pair of non-maternity tights and was greeted with the loud and jarring sound of ripping material and left with a big gaping hole in said tights (may they rest in peace). These held it together for my super professional photo shoot above but I won't trust them beyond that. Yes, I'm only 21 weeks along and no, it's definitely not twins.

Thankfully, this Brass Clothing shirt dress has a nice, generous drawstring situation that has been very kind to the growing (and growing and growing) bump and while I'll probably outgrow it in five minutes ... it will be the first thing I grab when I start the odyssey that is: postpartum + nursing friendly dressing. Can I get a somber, "amen"? Thank you. 

It's fitting that today is Galentine's Day (tell me you are aware of the holiday! it's thee best!) because Brass was founded by two gals (couldn't resist) by the names of Katie and Jay who were tired of the crazy price tags on designer clothing but weren't too fond of the cheaper and poorly made alternatives either. By working directly with the manufacturers, they are able to offer designer quality and beautifully cut clothing at a much more affordable price. Read their fascinating story here!

After perusing their website I had to play favorites with the Shirt Dress but it's a very close tie for second with the gorgeous yet casual Tank Maxi and the super fun Fit and Flare (all THREE have pockets, genius!). I love their first collection so much and am genuinely looking forward to see what Katie and Jay cook up for their upcoming collections because girls' got talent.

Brass is giving a dress away (winner's choice!!) to one of you fine readers today ... ladies celebrating ladies and all of that ballet. Yay. You know the way the Rafflecopter works by now, I hope and pray.

May the winning force be with you.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

284 comments:

  1. i love the shirtdress too! so versatile!

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  2. My growing bump would love to live in one of these!!! I love the maxi.

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  3. Ooooh, I love the sweater dress!

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  4. tank maxi, get in my closet!!!

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  5. Oh, I adore the shirtdress. Such a forgiving and flattering shape and beautiful-looking fabric.

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  6. Woah, that tank maxi is gorgeous!

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  7. Love the Fit n Flare - it has POCKETS. Always makes for a winner in my book.

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  8. THE TEE MAXI has such an interesting fit. I love it!

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  9. Loving the shirt dress, so easy to wear -- gorg!

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  10. Everything looks so amazing on you! The Tank maxi and Shirt dress are awesome! Thanks so much <3

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  11. how cute is the sweater dress!!

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  12. The sweater dress would be amazing for right now, but the tee maxi would be so so versatile long-term!

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  13. I would definitely go with the shirt dress!

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  14. love, Love, LOVE the fit and flare!

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  15. I would live in the tank maxi this summer!

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  16. Oh goodness YES to the postpartum/breastfeeding-friendly dresses! How many times this year have I wished that (a) dress designers would just make everything with easy boob access, and (b) I had started shopping for nursing-friendly dresses years ago. Shirt dress for sure!

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  17. I usually go for fit and flare but the shirt dress is so cute.

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  18. The fit and flare is super cute!

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  19. Love the shirt dress as well! I am 27 weeks pregnant and can see it being very multipurpose.

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  20. The Tank Maxi (love anything gray!) and the shirt dress--I can't decide!

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  21. I really really REALLY love the shirtdress. It looks like such a versatile piece and would quickly become a staple in my wardrobe!

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  22. The tank and the Tee Maxi are super cute!

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  23. Ohmygoodness, the Fit and Flare!!!!!

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  24. the black shirt dress the black shirt dress the black shirt dress OMG

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  25. love the fit & flare for sure!

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  26. I'm 21 weeks too! Just realized we are due at exactly the same time. :) And I loved tank maxi dress you linked to!!

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  27. I love the fit and flare. The exposed zipper is my jam!

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  28. Shirt dress all the way to the bank

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  29. The fit and flare seems awesome

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  30. This would be nice for work or play :]

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  31. Totally obsessed with that shirt dress, wow

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  32. as a fellow momma anything I can nurse in is the best!

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  33. I love the draped neckline on the Tee Maxi. So pretty! (And unique!)

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  34. Fun! You are hilarious, I love your writing style and this blog. You look super cute as always. Congrats on baby numero 5! You can not go wrong with the classic Shirt Dress.

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  35. Oo, torn between the shirt dress and the tank maxi!

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  36. I love pretty much any dress with pockets (faves are the fit & flare and shirt dress)!

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  37. I need a shirt dress in my life! Almost 21 weeks and growing by the minute :)

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  38. I've been looking for the perfect black shirt dress.This could just be it! http://brassclothing.com/collections/dresses/products/the-shirt-dress

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  39. I love the Tank Maxi! I would love in that gorgeous and comfortable dress!

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  40. Their sweater dress caught my attention first, but your shirt dress would be my pick since spring IS coming. :) Fun giveaway!

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  41. The Fit and Flare, I think--hard to choose!

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  42. You've sold me on the shirt dress!

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  43. I love the Tee Maxi...great silhouette!

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  44. I just went back to work after being a SAHM for 8 years and that shirt dress would be perfect!

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  45. With a new bump close behind, I'm with you on the shirtdress!

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  46. Oh wow, so hard to pick. I think I'd have to go for the shirt dress. But maybe the fit and flare.

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  47. I'm pregnant for the first time and would love this for my ever expanding bump!!

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  48. That tank maxi is calling my name!

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  49. Love the shirt dress -- and the sweater dress! Hooray for pockets. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  50. I love the shirt dress - would work for everything

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  51. I love the shirt dress too! Will be great during pregnancy and post-baby!

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  52. The shirt dress!! The sheath dress is a close 2nd though.

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  53. I'm 33 weeks with #4 right now, so loving the idea of this dress for a little postpartum number :)

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  54. I saw the tank maxi on IG and I'm in love!!

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  55. since i have a new nursling coming soon, i'm definitely going for the Shirt Dress. but darn that Tee Maxi is snazzy!!

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  56. I would live in that tank maxi this summer!

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  57. I haven't perused the whole website, but I'm a big fan of the short dress you're sporting :)

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  58. Brass looks INCREDIBLE - what a clever and well executed concept!

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  59. I'm obsessed with the shirt dress. I really like the fit and flare but I think I would get more use out of the shirt dress.

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  60. that shirt dress looks pretty amazing; I'd love to add it to my closet!

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  61. I love them all! But the tank maxi looks super comfy!

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  62. Love the shirt dress and the fit and flare!

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  63. Def the shirt dress. Classic and beautiful!

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  64. Even thought I never win...! :) You look adorable!

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  65. I love the shirt dress as well! Hopefully it fits over my ever growing baby bump as well :)
    Happy Galentine's Day!

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  66. The shirt dress. Because nursing.

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  67. Definitely the shirt dress, but all of them are gorgeous!

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  68. The Sweater Dress is screaming out to my comfy cozy side.

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  69. Love the shirt dress and the tee maxi!

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  70. The tank maxi looks awesome sauce.

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  71. I'm thinking Tank Maxi - would work for nursing with a scarf.

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  72. The pockets are the best part! The shirt dress is great.

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  73. A t-shirt maxi dress with pockets?! Awesome.

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  74. hollllllllllllllllllllllllller at your mama. i vote BOY!

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  75. The tank maxi looks so comfy and yet fashionable. I love it!

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  76. I'd have to go with the shirt dress too...three months postpartum and I think I'm going to die of boredom when it comes to my "nursing friendly" tops!

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  77. Love ANY dress that fits a "too big too soon" baby bump!

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  78. Fit and Flare! Hoping it will cover up a (still) postpartum hips!!

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  79. I always love a good sheath, but is probably have to go for the super cute shirt dress as well since I'll be nursing for the next 6+ months or so...

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  80. The fit and flare looks super versatile.

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  81. Cute! This nursing mama would love the shirt dress!

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  82. Love that shirt dress! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  83. Holy crap theres a lot of competition... but the Black Shirt Dress will be mine!!!!! :0

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  84. Do I have to be pregnant to enter this?!?!?!? Ahhhhh!!!!

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  85. This nursing mama is loving the shirt dress!

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  86. love the tshirt dress! And you're adorable!

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  87. Ah!! I live in dresses year round. Perfect giveaway!

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  88. Ah, that tank maxi is adorable. Love the idea behind the company, too.

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  89. I have yet to find a shirt dress that works on me...fingers crossed for this one!

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  90. Love the shirt dress and the maxi !

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  91. I love them all --- but I think the fit and flare would be the best for me! So cute.

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  92. I'm pretty into the tank maxi dress. But I could also be friends with the sheath dress. Or, you know, the shirt dress. ;)

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  93. Love the shirt dress, but really how do you choose just one! They're all so cute!

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  94. Love the fit and flare, shirt dress, and tee maxi!

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  95. I'm going with the Fit and Flare - girly and flirty and fun!

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  96. I like the fit and flare the most!


    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  97. It's a tie between the shirt dress and the tank maxi! Thanks for sharing the site :)

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  98. These are beautiful! Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  99. The shirt dress or tank maxi will be perfect for this AZ summers.

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  100. The shirt dress or maxi tank would be awesome for the long Arizona summers

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  101. The shirt dress and the fit and flare are my favorite! Very cute!

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  102. I love them all, but I'll take a fit and flare!

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  103. That Tank Maxi is to die for!! Happy Galentine's Day!! :)

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  104. All of them are lovely! But given that I'm pregnant, the sheath would be the most practical (and immediately wearable) for me right now!

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  105. I'm a big dress fan so it's hard to pick just one... but the shirt dress seems easiest to nurse a baby in, so shirt dress it is!

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  106. THe tank maxi or the sheath...can't decide. :)

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  107. Torn between the tank maxi and the shirt dress... Beautiful collection! <3

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  108. Love the shirt-dress you have on!

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  109. You look amazing! The shirt dress please.

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  110. The shirt dress is such a classic piece.

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  111. The shirt dress is such a classic piece.

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  112. Also, I'm torn between the shirt dress and the Maxi--

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  113. the shirt dress and the tank maxi are must-haves!

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